Tim Goodman: Golden Globes Noms Aren’t Worth Getting Angry About (Just Have …

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73rd Annual Golden Globe Nominees Announced.

The Golden Globe nominations aren’t as ridiculous as they used to be — but Thursday’s nods for Matt Damon as best actor and “The Martian” as best picture in its comedy/musical categories are hilarious. Last year, Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez made Golden Globe history when she became the first CW actress to be nominated in a major category for the award.

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).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.This analysis post should come with a disclaimer: nothing the Hollywood Foreign Press Association votes on for the Golden Globes has any bearing on the Academy Awards in terms of actual voting overlap.

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. And on Thursday, the network gained momentum with a follow-up nomination for Rodriguez, who ended up winning the statuette last year, and a somewhat surprising nod for Rachel Bloom, the star of the inventive freshman series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

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. But the nomination was expected by fans of the series, including Rodriguez, who predicted this nomination back in May, months before the show, which is co-created and executive produced by Bloom, even premiered. “When I met Gina at upfronts, she said, ‘You’re going to get nominated for a Golden Globe.

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. But Hollywood is also all about perception, and Globes nominations can help shape the race and get Academy voters looking more closely at certain films or performances. 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. So even though the two are technically in competition in comedy’s best-actress category, the 28-year-old told us she couldn’t feel less at odds with her peer. “I’m actually just really excited to go out and get a steak dinner with Gina. 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.

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. I’m paying, it’s her choice where we go.” Although Bloom is busy making the musical’s 13th episode, the actress said she woke up early—that’s 5:15 A.M. 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. Even if you aren’t nominated, when is this going to happen again?’ I’m so glad I woke up and watched it.” “I paused the announcement before I think they were even done reading the title of the show and I ran into my bedroom and woke up my husband,” Bloom giddily explained. “He was dead asleep and I really startled him. 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. It’s unlikely the Academy will follow suit, but it would be the right thing to do and open up a spot for Vikander’s other acclaimed 2015 performance in Ex Machina, which landed a Globes nod. 3. 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. 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. Jordan was snubbed for his lead role in the boxing franchise from writer-director Ryan Coogler, the nod to Sylvester Stallone in the supporting actor category at least gave some recognition to the late November release. 4. 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.

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. Lady Gaga scored her first acting nod from the HFPA for her work on American Horror Story: Hotel, and will compete in the actress category (for a miniseries or TV movie) against Kirsten Dunst (for Fargo), Sarah Hay (Flesh & Bone), Felicity Huffman (American Crime) and Queen Latifah (Bessie). “I apologize to my neighbors I’m still screaming in my apt in NY!” tweeted Gaga. 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.

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. 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. Regardless, Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo haven’t been recognized for their performances in this film and it’s unclear if they will be going forward.

The HFPA corrected some of the big omissions from Thursday, including Jennifer Lawrence (Joy), Damon, Will Smith (Concussion), The Martian, and Mad Max: Fury Road.

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