How Will Smith earned a Golden Globe butt slap for ‘Concussion’

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‘Carol,’ ‘Big Short’ top 2016 Golden Globe nominations.

BEVERLY HILLS – Romantic drama “Carol” led the Golden Globe nominations on Thursday with five nods, including the top category for best drama, while Wall Street misdeeds movie “The Big Short” led the comedy film categories with four nominations. “Carol,” the story of a married older woman who falls in love with a young shopgirl in the 1950s, will contend for best drama opposite Pioneer-era movie “The Revenant,” psychological thriller “Room,” Catholic Church abuse probe “Spotlight” and action thriller “Mad Max: Fury Road. ” “Carol” lead stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara both landed best actress nominations, and the movie also picked up nods for director Todd Haynes and for best original score. “The Big Short,” which takes a quirky look at the housing bubble crash that led to the 2008 recession, will contend for best comedy/musical film alongside space adventure “The Martian,” Melissa McCarthy caper “Spy,” coming-of-age comedy “Trainwreck” and “Joy,” inspired by the story of the Miracle Mop creator. Wagner Moura plays Pablo Escobar in the Netflix series “Narcos,” which received a Golden Globe nomination for best television drama Thursday, Moura was also nominated for best actor in a TV drama series. (Daniel Daza) TV networks ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC together got a paltry nine Golden Globes nominations Thursday (though three more than last year), while streaming service Netflix singlehandedly scored nine nominations to lead all content creators.

(CNN) — Carol, Todd Haynes’ film about a lesbian affair in 1950s New York, led the nominations for the 73rd Annual Golden Globes on Thursday morning (December 10), earning five overall.Nowhere is the new reality of TV more evident than in the Golden Globes’ total TV nominations tally, which saw HBO end its 14-year streak of leading the TV field by a wide margin as Netflix elbowed past the premium giant.

If you skipped “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” in the fall because it sounded like a lame, conventional sitcom that would get canceled after four episodes, this would be a good time to get on board. Also making out well in the nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association: the comedy The Big Short, about the 2008 financial crisis; The Revenant, the Leonardo DiCaprio movie about a 19th-century explorer left for dead; and Steve Jobs, the Aaron Sorkin-penned drama about the Apple founder. The 2016 heat marks the first time that HBO hasn’t been No. 1 since 2000, when “The Sopranos” and “Sex and the City” first made the channel a formidable contender in the top series categories. 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. Bloom, 28, plays Rebecca Bunch, a bright, young New York lawyer who — on a whim — decides to put aside the Prozac and head to West Covina, California.

The Martian, the hit film about an astronaut stranded on Mars, picked up three nods, but they were big ones: best comedy or musical, star Matt Damon and director Ridley Scott. In the 2015 race, NBC was represented by noms for James Spader of “The Blacklist” and Amy Poehler of “Parks and Recreation.” HBO’s showing in the Globes reflects the larger field of competitors that are vying for a piece of the high-end series market. Globes voters seemed to go out of their way to recognize new entrants and lower-profile shows at a time when the biz is abuzz with the daunting volume of original series. With a killer pedigree of NYU drama school and improv training at UCB Theater, Bloom was working in obscurity on writing jobs and her YouTube channel when she landed a pilot deal last year at Showtime to make an edgy, half-hour musical comedy. But Starz, which had two nominations last year, enjoyed an uptick to six, spread across its series “Flesh & Bone,” ”Blunt Talk” and time-travel romance “Outlander,” which got three nominations, including best drama, best actress (Caitriona Balfe) and best supporting actor (Tobias Menzies).

HBO did claim more series noms than any other outlet, with a drama nod to “Game of Thrones” and comedy bids for “Veep” and “Silicon Valley.” HBO felt the pinch this year in the long-form arena. Showtime passed, and the CW redeveloped it as an hour-long show to air in a block with “Jane the Virgin.” There’s nothing else quite like “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” on TV. 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 one show was three, scored by USA’s quirky thriller “Mr.

Mark Rylance, who dazzled as spy Rudolf Abel in Bridge of Spies, earned a nomination for that film performance, as well as a nomination for his performance in the TV miniseries Wolf Hall. 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. And Room, based on Emma Donoghue’s novel about a mother and son held captive in a small space, is proving itself the little movie that could in terms of awards season. This is not to disparage my work on the show, but we’re in an age of peak TV right now and there were so many other factors besides just being proud of my performance and of the show in general.

Showtime’s “Homeland” also suffered neglect, while its splendid drama, “The Affair,” was cited only with a supporting dramatic actress nod for Maura Tierney. In all, HBO claimed three acting bids in longform — for “Nightingale’s” David Oyelowo, “Hero’s” Oscar Isaac and “Bessie’s” Queen Latifah. The title “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is meant to be a deconstruction of a stereotype, and the whole show is about deconstructing the boxes that we’re supposed to be put into.

We had everyone sing in their auditions with the understanding that if someone was perfect for a role and wasn’t really a singer that we would find a way to make it work. But Joy, which was ignored by Wednesday’s SAG Awards nominations, might find a road to bigger riches difficult. “The Danish Girl” was highlighted for its actors — both Eddie Redmayne and Vikander got Globe nominations — but the film and director didn’t get nominations. I was in the writer’s room every day for two months before we went into production and got to be there to break a lot of the stories, and on weekends and free time I’m punching up scripts and working on songs.

The nominees for best actress in a drama are Cate Blanchett (Carol), Brie Larson (Room), Rooney Mara (Carol), Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn), and Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl). Its show Casual, which included a pair of episodes directed by multiple Oscar nominee Jason Reitman (Up in the Air, Juno), earned the service its first-ever Globe nomination. According to tweets from Australian film critic Simon Miraudo, the Globes’ official Twitter account kept misidentifying presenter America Ferrera as Gina Rodriguez.

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