2015 Golden Globe Nominations

  • Publish Date: December 10, 2015
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Movie nominations

Films with Most Nominations
1 Carol 5 noms
2 The Big Short 4 noms
  The Revenant 4 noms
  Steve Jobs 4 noms

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 73nd Annual Golden Globe Awards early Thursday morning, and Todd Haynes' period melodrama Carol led all films with a total of five nominations, giving that film a new leg up in an awards-season race that had been dominated by Spotlight (another best picture nominee at the Globes) so far.

Alejandro G. Iñárritu's upcoming western The Revenant also introduced itself as a major awards-season contender with four nominations, including best picture. And fan favorite Mad Max: Fury Road also got a boost, securing yet another best picture nomination. Another big winner on the morning was Alicia Vikander, who managed to secure two film acting nominations (one supporting). Lily Tomlin, Idris Elba, and Mark Rylance were also nominated twice, splitting their honors between film and television.

As expected, the HFPA's usual loose definition of the concepts of "comedy" and "drama" were blurred even further this year by the inclusion of more dramatic titles such as The Martian and The Big Short in the "comedy or musical" best picture race. It also wouldn't be a Golden Globes nominations announcement without at least one out-of-left-field nomination. This year, Al Pacino's inclusion in the lead actor race for the little-seen Danny Collins easily falls under that heading.

The full list of film nominations is below.

Best Picture Nominations, 73rd Annual Golden Globes
Best Drama   Best Comedy or Musical
. Carol   . The Big Short
. Mad Max: Fury Road   . Joy
. The Revenant   . The Martian
. Room   . Spy
. Spotlight   . Trainwreck
Other Film Nominations, 73rd Annual Golden Globes
Todd Haynes Carol
Alejandro G. Iñárritu The Revenant
Tom McCarthy Spotlight
George Miller Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott The Martian
Lead Actor - Drama   Lead Actor - Comedy or Musical
Bryan Cranston Trumbo   Christian Bale The Big Short
Leonardo DiCaprio The Revenant   Steve Carell The Big Short
Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs   Matt Damon The Martian
Eddie Redmayne The Danish Girl   Al Pacino Danny Collins
Will Smith Concussion   Mark Ruffalo Infinitely Polar Bear
Lead Actress - Drama   Lead Actress - Comedy or Musical
Cate Blanchett Carol   Jennifer Lawrence Joy
Brie Larson Room   Melissa McCarthy Spy
Rooney Mara Carol   Amy Schumer Trainwreck
Saoirse Ronan Brooklyn   Maggie Smith The Lady in the Van
Alicia Vikander The Danish Girl   Lily Tomlin Grandma
Supporting Actor
Paul Dano Love & Mercy
Idris Elba Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone Creed
Supporting Actress
Jane Fonda Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren Trumbo
Alicia Vikander Ex Machina
Kate Winslet Steve Jobs
Charles Randolph, Adam McKay The Big Short
Quentin Tarantino The Hateful Eight
Emma Donoghue Room
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer Spotlight
Aaron Sorkin Steve Jobs
Foreign Language Film
. The Brand New Testament
. The Club
. The Fencer
. Mustang
. Son of Saul
Animated Film
. Anomalisa
. The Good Dinosaur
. Inside Out
. The Peanuts Movie
. Shaun the Sheep Movie
Original Score   Original Song
Carter Burwell Carol   "Love Me Like You Do" Fifty Shades of Grey
Alexandre Desplat The Danish Girl   "One Kind of Love" Love & Mercy
Ennio Morricone The Hateful Eight   "See You Again" Furious 7
Daniel Pemberton Steve Jobs   "Simple Song #3" Youth
Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto The Revenant   "Writing's on the Wall" Spectre

TV nominations

TV Shows with Most Nominations
1 American Crime 3 noms
  Fargo 3 noms
  Mr. Robot 3 noms
  Outlander 3 noms
  Transparent 3 noms

On the TV side, no one title dominated. Five shows, including newcomers American Crime and Mr. Robot, tied for the lead with three nominations each. Fargo, last year's overall leader with five nominations, added another three this year, though HBO series True Detective fell from four nominations last year (good for second place) to zero this year.

Netflix led all TV "networks" with eight nominations, but the honors were fairly well distributed among numerous delivery services. HBO had seven nominations, Starz a surprising six, and Amazon and FX each collected five. The top broadcast networks were ABC and Fox, with four nominations apiece.

The full list of TV nominations is below.

Best TV Series Nominations, 73rd Annual Golden Globes
Best Drama   Best Comedy or Musical
. Empire (Fox)   . Casual (Hulu)
. Game of Thrones (HBO)   . Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon)
. Mr. Robot (USA)   . Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
. Narcos (Netflix)   . Silicon Valley (HBO)
. Outlander (Starz)   . Transparent (Amazon)
    . Veep (HBO)
Other TV Nominations, 73rd Annual Golden Globes
Lead Actor - Drama   Lead Actor - Comedy or Musical
Jon Hamm Mad Men   Aziz Ansari Master of None
Rami Malek Mr. Robot   Gael Garcia Bernal Mozart in the Jungle
Wagner Moura Narcos   Rob Lowe The Grinder
Bob Odenkirk Better Call Saul   Patrick Stewart Blunt Talk
Liev Schreiber Ray Donovan   Jeffrey Tambor Transparent
Lead Actress - Drama   Lead Actress - Comedy or Musical
Caitriona Balfe Outlander   Rachel Bloom Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Viola Davis How to Get Away With Murder   Jamie Lee Curtis Scream Queens
Eva Green Penny Dreadful   Julia Louis-Dreyfus Veep
Taraji P. Henson Empire   Gina Rodriguez Jane the Virgin
Robin Wright House of Cards   Lily Tomlin Grace and Frankie
Best Miniseries or Made-for-Television Movie
. American Crime (ABC)
. American Horror Story: Hotel (FX)
. Fargo (FX)
. Flesh and Bone (Starz)
. Wolf Hall (PBS)
Actor - Miniseries or TV Movie
Idris Elba Luther
Oscar Isaac Show Me a Hero
David Oyelowo Nightingale
Mark Rylance Wolf Hall
Patrick Wilson Fargo
Actress - Miniseries or TV Movie
Kirsten Dunst Fargo
Lady Gaga American Horror Story: Hotel
Sarah Hay Flesh & Bone
Felicity Huffman American Crime
Queen Latifah Bessie
Supporting Actor
Alan Cumming The Good Wife
Damian Lewis Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelsohn Bloodline
Tobias Menzies Outlander
Christian Slater Mr. Robot
Supporting Actress
Uzo Aduba Orange Is the New Black
Joanne Froggatt Downton Abbey
Regina King American Crime
Judith Light Transparent
Maura Tierney The Affair

More to come

The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast live on NBC on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 8:00p ET, in a ceremony hosted by Ricky Gervais.

Before then, keep track of all of this year's film awards and nominations with our 2015 Film Awards Scorecard.

Comments (4)

  • DanBurrito  

    ??? No Best Leading Actor for Johnny Depp? SNUB!!!!
    P.S, what's the Martian doing in "Best Musical or comedy"? There were jokes in it but that doesn't necessarily make it a comedy!

  • jayman69  

    what a joke. The Martian. If it is not top 5 for drama, then that's that. Give another true comedy/musical a deserving nomination, not fit in a quality sci-fi drama in that category.
    now that's a joke, and is why they should not be taken seriously.

  • JackD  

    Yes, I was singing along with all the songs in The Martian and then laughed myself silly with the dialog. Great category choice

  • LamontRaymond  

    Empire for Best Drama? Over Justified or The Americans? sure.....

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