Golden Globe Nominations

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water


Manchester by the Sea


Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

20th Century Women


Florence Foster Jenkins

La La Land

Sing Street

Best Actor – Drama 

 Casey Affleck: Manchester by the Sea

Joel Edgerton: Loving

Andrew Garfield: Hacksaw Ridge

Viggo Mortensen: Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington: Fences

Best Actress – Drama

Amy Adams: Arrival

Jessica Chastain: Miss Sloane

Ruth Negga: Loving

Natalie Portman: Jackie

Isabelle Huppert: Elle

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy

Colin Farrell: The Lobster

Ryan Gosling: La La Land

Hugh Grant: Florence Foster Jenkins

Jonah Hill: War Dogs

Ryan Reynolds: Deadpool

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy 

Annette Bening: 20th Century Women

Lily Collins: Rules Don’t Apply

Hailee Steinfeld: The Edge of Seventeen

Emma Stone: La La Land

Meryl Streep: Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali: Moonlight

Jeff Bridges: Hell or High Water

Simon Helberg: Florence Foster Jenkins

Dev Patel: Lion

Aaron Taylor-Johnson: Nocturnal Animals

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Viola Davis: Fences

Naomie Harris: Moonlight

Nicole Kidman: Lion

Octavia Spencer: Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams: Manchester by the Sea

Best Director

Damien Chazelle: La La Land

Tom Ford: Nocturnal Animals

Mel Gibson: Hacksaw Ridge

Barry Jenkins: Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan: Manchester by the Sea

Best Screenplay

Damien Chazelle: La La Land

Tom Ford: Nocturnal Animals

Barry Jenkins: Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan: Manchester by the Sea

Taylor Sheridan: Hell or High Water 

Best Original Score

Nicholas Britell: Moonlight

Justin Hurwitz: La La Land

Johann Johannsson: Arrival

Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka: Lion

Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch: Hidden Figures

Best Original Song

Can’t Stop the Feeling: Trolls (Music & Lyrics by: Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Shellback)

City of Stars: La La Land (Music by: Justin Hurwitz Lyrics by: Benj Pasek, Justin Paul)

Faith: Sing (Music & Lyrics by: Ryan Tedder, Stevie Wonder, Francis Farewell Starlight)

Gold: Gold (Music & Lyrics by: Brian Burton, Stephen Gaghan, Daniel Pemberton, Iggy Pop)

How Far I’ll Go: Moana (Music & Lyrics by: Lin-Manuel Miranda)

Best Animated Feature 

Kubo and the Two Strings


My Life As a Zucchini



Best Foreign-Language Film 




The Salesman

Toni Erdmann

Thoughts???? We’re dying to know – meet you in the comments section!!

38 thoughts on “Golden Globe Nominations

    1. Sean

      It shouldn’t be up there that often. I can see Andrew Garfield’s nomination since the field is 10 between the two categories, but I wouldn’t have put it up for picture or thrown Gibson a directing bone.


    1. Courtney Small

      I would love to see Moonlight take the drama category, but I am not ruling out Manchester. It is the more traditional film of the two, though quite good in its own right, so I can easily see the HFP going with the safer of the two.

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  1. fernandorafael

    Woke up early to see the noms today. Hacksaw Ridge didn’t exactly surprise me. I think Moonlight is the one to beat in the BP-Drama category, as well. Surprises for me: Simon Helberg, Aaron Taylor-Johnson instead of Michael Shannon, Deadpool for Best Comedy (not that it doesn’t deserve it), and Octavia Spencer instead of Janelle Monae (who had been getting the most attention for Hidden Figures). Was also surprised by Lily Collins’ nomination and, of course, Jonah Hil for War Dogs. Nobody gave a shit about that one.

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    1. Jay Post author

      Oh yeah, Jonah Hill came out of nowhere. Still figuring out that one.
      Octavia Spencer probably seemed like the safer choice. Monae definitely deserves attention though.

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  2. Lara/Trace

    Ok, is this possible: Viggo Mortensen: Captain Fantastic
    I hear good things about LION – haven’t seen it. It could win lots.
    LA LA LAND – hell yeah, it will win lots.
    This is a big guess: Kenneth Lonergan: Manchester by the Sea for screenplay
    That’s as far as I can predict… haha – I might be right?



    Thanks for listing the nominees. I was surprised that Silence didn’t make the cut. I obviously haven’t seen it, but it’s Scorsese, right. Is this a bad sign for that particular flick? I also expected to see more love from the Globes for Arrival. Nice Guys was snubbed too!! However, glad to see Sing Street made the list for best comedy/musical. This list doesn’t make me too excited for Award Season movies debuting this month.


    1. Jay Post author

      Yeah, I thought there’d be more love for Arrival too. And Silence…I don’t know. The book is super heavy. The Globes like things light. Not too surprised about that, but maybe Scorsese didn’t even offer it up for their perusal. It wasn’t at any festivals. I don’t think.

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    2. Sean

      I think Arrival should have gotten a best picture nomination. Certainly over Hacksaw Ridge, and I would have put it ahead of Lion as well. Hard to argue with Hell or High Water and Moonlight, those are both great (and I’m assuming Manchester by the Sea is great as well even though I still need to see it as I mentioned above).

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      1. SLIP/THROUGH - Dan

        Hell or High Water was fantastic. I was also missing the Nice Guys love (one of my favs this year). I’m looking forward to Manchester too (and La La Land). So… is Hacksaw too preachy / thick with its message?


      1. Tom

        I hadn’t actually noticed that but you’re right. And another thing: this timing is all kinds of…Oh, what’s the word for it? Convenient? Like Parker’s problems, the whistle-blower has really decided to blow the whistle late here. But still, I am kind of disappointed by this stuff. It’s gross.


    1. Courtney Small

      Have not seen Dory yet, but I was surprised by how much I enjoyed Sing. It may not be challenging thematically as Zootopia or as breathtaking visually as Kubo, though flood scene in the film was well-done, but I cannot deny that I was thoroughly entertained by the film.


  4. John Charet

    I would love to see either Hacksaw Ridge or Hell or High Water win Best Drama. What do you think of Deadpool’s nomination for Best Musical or Comedy? 🙂 Anyway, keep up the great work as always 🙂


    1. Jay Post author

      I didn’t really like Deadpool, but I think it’s a step in the right direction. Comedy doesn’t get much respect and it’s about time the tables turn. I just don’t think I’ve seen a lot of great comedy this year.

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  5. Harlon

    For me, Manchester By The Sea was such a phenomenal movie – if there was an award for must-see, that would win hands down. A few surprises. I still find separating Musical/Comedies from Dramas a bit odd but comedies do tend to get overlooked. The SAG Awards have an award for best ensemble cast. I think it’s a great award that really captures the chemistry that can really tip a movie from good to great or good to mediocre. I could go on, but I won’t. Harlon


  6. Amy Reese

    Wow, I feel terrible. I haven’t seen any of these! If I can only see one movie, which one would you recommend, Jay? I’d prefer a drama because I’m feeling serious. Really, whatever is best. Sounds like Manchester is quite good.


    1. Jay Post author

      It’s hard to go wrong but La La Land is my favourite. Yes, it’s a musical, people do break out in song and dance, but believe me, you’ll be feeling rather serious whenyou leave the theatre.

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  7. Birgit

    I am shocked that Viggo is up since he often yes off the grid and I am always loving his work. I am not surprised about Hacksaw Ridge because it has all the elements that Hollywood loves and I am Betting it will be heavy come Oscar time.


  8. reocochran

    Hacksaw Ridge is an awesome story with horrific battle scene. I compare it to Unbroken in it needed to be shown but I literally spent half an hour with me eyes closed and my guy told me when to open them. The actor is fantastic! His wife character is special and sweet.
    I loved the review but need to leave my small town to go see some of the other fine movies.
    I saw and enjoyed, “Hell or High Water” and this reminded me of Clint Eastwood “Gran Torino” movie in the irreverent banter (nearly racist) between Jeff Bridges and his partner. I liked the movie and didn’t mind the ending. I will need to see a few more before awards season!


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