Golden Globes nominations 2016: Complete list and analysis; Schumer, Stallone …

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73rd Annual Golden Globe Nominees Announced.

The 2016 Golden Globe nominations were announced early Thursday morning – perhaps too early for presenter Dennis Quaid – and almost immediately, this year’s hazy Oscar race became that much more clear. And it doesn’t look great for Black Mass, which was shut out of the major categories, with nary a best drama nomination nor a best actor nod for Johnny Depp.In the latest sign of their lack of critical love and viewer sizzle, commercial broadcasters ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC together scored a paltry nine nods (though three more than last year), while streaming service Netflix boosted its total from last year’s seven to singlehandedly claim the lead with nine nominations distributed across six series (“Narcos,” “Orange Is the New Black,” “Grace and Frankie,” “Bloodline,” “House of Cards” and “Master of None”) plus its original film, “Beast of No Nation.” With its two nominations, tiny broadcast outlet CW beat CBS’ single mention (for supporting dramatic actor Alan Cumming in “The Good Wife”) as well as NBC (which will air the Globes awardscast on Jan. 10, but was completely snubbed on Thursday by the Globes). Although most pundits were (rightfully) quick to point out the ridiculousness of who exactly makes up the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, there’s no denying how much the Academy Awards nominations echo the Globes’.

After 2015’s Globes “comedy” nominee “Birdman” went on to a Best Picture victory at the Oscars (beating the Globes’ dramatic best picture winner “Boyhood”), the studios have doubled down on their efforts to gerrymander films into the less competitive comedy categories for best picture and acting awards. Three films were nominated in four categories each: The Big Short, about the financial crisis, The Revenant, a frontier revenge story, and Steve Jobs, a biopic about the Apple Inc. co-founder.

CW’s “Jane the Virgin” leading lady Gina Rodriguez — last year’s winner — and “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” star Rachel Bloom are pitted against each other in the musical or comedy actress category. In a widespread field of nominations announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, California, “Carol” solidified its growing Oscar hopes with nods for its two stars, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and for Haynes’ direction. Also surging was Adam McKay’s starry finance farce “The Big Short,” which earned four nominations, including best picture, comedy, and nods for Steve Carell and Christian Bale. “My co-producer Robyn Wholey called me and yelled with excitement,” said McKay. “I yelled with excitement.

The nods were seen as a blatant signal that the HFPA cares more about hobnobbing with internationally friendly celebs than actually awarding projects based on their, you know, artistic merit. The publicity helps the film industry sell tickets and can turn a niche film like the critical favourite Carol into a strong earner. “It is a terrific film,” said Matt Atchity, editor-in-chief at, a website that aggregates reviews. “It is easy to see why that gets nominated, and it’s got the glam factor. It will make everyone happy.” Golden Globe nominee Bryan Cranston says he sees parallels between his film “Trumbo” and the rhetoric of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. On the drama side, the blacklist biopic “Trumbo” — which has more laughs than “The Martian” and “Joy” combined — garnered nods for Bryan Cranston (best actor) and Helen Mirren (best supporting actress), the same recognition the Screen Actors Guild gave them Wednesday.

Cranston was nominated Thursday for best actor in a drama film for his portrayal of screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted in Hollywood for refusing to answer questions about his involvement with the Communist Party. If Depp can no longer count on his friends in the HFPA to help him out when he delivers a legitimately decent performance, then all is truly lost for Captain Jack Sparrow. 2. SAG went along with the distributor’s request to split the leads of “Carol” into best actress (Cate Blanchett) and best supporting actress (Rooney Mara), but the HFPA nominated both as best actress.

Cranston sees similarities today and tells The Associated Press, “It’s reminiscent of what’s going on now about the political or the ideology of some people and the fear mongering — like Donald Trump — who jumps on something and feeds the fire and creates incendiary reaction to things, scares people and they react and that’s why poll numbers are going up.” Cranston says “We just need to calm down and go back to what is foundational to this country and that is embracing differences and realizing that that’s a strength of ours and not a weakness.” The comedian watched as one of her friends, America Ferrara read the name of her film, “Trainwreck” Thursday. The Globes showered love over the box-office winner, but no matter the category, things look good for the space tale. “Given the fact that Ridley Scott got a best director nomination (the director category combines comedies and dramas, making it a tougher race), I would hazard a guess it would have gotten the same exact nominations if it was put in drama,” says Karger. If the Oscars follow suit, the pair will likely cancel each other out, providing an opening for Brie Larson (“Room”) or possibly Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn”).

After missing out on SAG nominations a day earlier, Creed was acknowledged with a supporting actor nomination for Stallone. “He’s back in the race now,” says O’Neil. “He’s a real heavyweight contender at the Globes. Fox, shut out last year, landed four nominations thanks to two for “Empire,” plus Rob Lowe in the comedy actor category on its freshman “The Grinder” and Jamie Lee Curtis in its new horror-comedy “Scream Queens.” The most nominations for any show was three, scored by USA’s quirky thriller “Mr. Would 2012’s Salmon Fishing in the Yemen have even been a contender if there weren’t that extra slot to fill?) This year’s selection only fuels the fire at HFPA’s doorstep, with the dramatic offerings Joy and The Martian somehow classified as comedies or (unless I slept through Matt Damon’s red planet song-and-dance routine) musicals. The Globes produce two winning pictures, one for best drama and the other for best comedy or musical—sometimes the differences between the two categories are hard to discern. Along with “Carol” and “The Revenant,” they are: “Mad Max: Fury Road,” ”Room” and “Spotlight.” Streaming series from Netflix (which led television with eight nods), Amazon and Hulu dominated the TV side of the Globes, which jumped all over the dial.

I’m not going to play it cool.’ I’ve never played anything cool in my entire life.” Amazon Video also picked up five nominations, with several for its shows “Transparent” and “Mozart in the Jungle.” Actors Jeffrey Tambor of “Transparent” and Gael García Bernal earned acting nominations for their work on the series. FX’s “The Americans,” which seems to singularly suffer the role of best stealth drama (having been ignored for nearly every award in its three seasons, other than the prestigious Peabody), maintained that status by escaping Globes notice again this year. Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Christian Bale and Steve Carell feature as investors and traders who seek to profit from the greed and ignorance that surrounds the bubble. Robot,” ”Outlander,” ”Transparent,” ”American Crime” and “Wolf Hall.” In an awards season that has so far failed to produce a definite heavyweight, Tom McCarthy’s acclaimed Boston Globe drama “Spotlight” came into the Globe nominations as the Oscar favorite.

Somebody up there still likes Al Pacino: The actor’s drama Danny Collins came and went earlier this year, garnering a few lukewarm notices but not much else. While it took three top Globe nominations Thursday, including best director for McCarthy and best screenplay, its ensemble cast is failing to stand out from the pack. But there was a surprise: Vikander was nominated again, for her work in the artificial intelligence drama Ex Machina, which arrived to critical acclaim.

Another twist occurred in the best actor race: Instead of receiving an expected nomination for his work in Spotlight, Ruffalo was recognized for the little-seen Infinitely Polar Bear, in which he plays a charming bipolar father. While the nomination reveals the HFPA’s soft spot for aging icons, it also says a lot about the best-actor field this season, which is not nearly as strong as in previous years. 4. Released by 20th Century Fox and co-produced by New Regency Pictures, it is directed and co-written by Alejandro González Iñárritu, who took home last year’s best director Oscar, with two-time Oscar winning cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki. They can take a little bit of credit all the way down the line.” Most of the expected contenders came away with something to show from the Globes, including the scientific space adventure “The Martian” (including nods for star Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott), David O.

Robot”; Wagner Moura, “Narcos”; Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”; Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan.” The best actress nominees are: Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”; Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder”; Eva Green, “Penny Dreadful”; Taraji P. Welcome to the year of Alicia Vikander, again: The actress has been on a hot streak for seemingly the past three years, with magazine and newspaper profiles routinely touting her as an actress about to break.

Heading into Thursday’s announcement, Spotlight was the award pundits’ favourite to win the Oscar best picture, with 9-2 odds, according to industry website Left largely on the outside were Steven Spielberg’s Cold War thriller “Bridge of Spies,” which was only nominated for Mark Rylance’s supporting performance; the Irish immigrant drama “Brooklyn,” just nominated for Saoirse Ronan’s leading performance and whose name was mangled by nominee announcer Dennis Quaid; and “Straight Outta Compton,” the popular N.W.A biopic, which landed nothing the day after the SAG Awards gave it a best ensemble nomination.

It stars Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams as the Boston Globe journalists who exposed the complicity of the Catholic Church in the pedophile priest scandal. Both were nominated for best actress in a comedy, and their films __ “Spy” and “Trainwreck,” respectively __ will compete for best comedic film. “Chris Rock was the first person to text me. But it’s lovely company to be in.” Though younger stars like DiCaprio and Lawrence are the leading acting contenders, a number of esteemed veterans joined the nominations, too. So did Sylvester Stallone for “Creed,” giving him a nomination for the same character (Rocky Balboa) who first earned him his last Globe nomination in 1976 for “Rocky.” Along with Elba and Rylance, the supporting actor category was rounded out by Paul Dano (“Love & Mercy”) and Michael Shannon (“99 Homes”). “The most amazing thing when these things happen, because the phone just goes insane,” said Shannon. “Like it just vibrates and makes all kinds of noises.

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