The Golden Globe nominations were announced today and some of our favorite scifi/fantasy shows got nods and some, who I think deserve it, got snubbed. First I’m so excited that Mad Max: Fury Road got a nomination for Best Picture, Drama. Outlander scored several nominations including Best Actress, Drama for Caitriona Balfe, Best Supporting Actor, Drama for Tobias Menzies and Best TV Series, Drama. Game Of Thrones received a Best TV Series, Drama nomination, as did Mr. Robot.
Alicia Vikander 
is nominated twice, one for Best Actress, Drama for The Danish Girl and Best Supporting Actress, Drama for Ex-Machina (which is the one I think she’ll take home).

I’m also personally excited for comedic actors, Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari for getting their first Golden Globe nominations and also, Maura Tierney who is killing it in The Affair.

Speaking of The Affair I will now get into, what are in my opinion, some of the biggest snubs. I am a newbie to the Showtime series, The Affair, and I think it’s wonderful that Maura Tierney got a nomination but Joshua Jackson and Ruth Wilson should have been nominated, as well. The material they tackle in every episode is mind blowing. The contradictions and nuance that goes into those characters are really something special, and if you haven’t seen the show it’s told by every POV of the lead characters. So they may cover the same scene but with entirely different intentions every time.

Look, I know that the science fiction/fantasy and superhero content are generally looked over during awards season but I really wish Peter Capaldi had gotten a nomination. I know that some people perceive Doctor Who as being pop and fluff, but seriously, If you caught his one man show in the first part of the season 9 finale, Heaven Sent, I mean give him all of the awards! And JESSICA JONES! How did Jessica Jones not receive a single nomination? It’s some of the most intense and well acted/well written television out there right now. David Tennant, Krysten Ritter and Rachel Tayler, at the very least, should have been nominated, I would also throw Erin Moriarty.

There are other snubs, but here’s something funny thing that struck me and many others, was that The Martian is nominated for Best Movie, Comedy or Musical…..Now, I have not seen The Martian yet, but I was very excited to read this because it was certainly not marketed as a musical but hey, I guess Ridley Scott wanted to try something new?! I suppose that one thing to consider is that when the powers that be saw the movie they noticed that comedians Kristen Wiig and Donald Driver were in the movie and said to themselves “COMEDY GOLD!” I dunno….

Here is the complete list of nominations:


Best Picture, Drama

Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Picture, Comedy or Musical

The Big Short
The Martian

Best Director

Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro Innaritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Actor, Drama

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion

Best Actress, Drama

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Actor, Comedy

Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Actress, Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Supporting Actor

Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Supporting Actress

Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Screenplay

Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Best Original Score

Carter Burwell, Carol
Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs
Ryuichi Sakamoto & Alva Noto, The Revenant

Best Original Song

“Love Me Like You Do,” Fifty Shades of Grey
“One Kind of Love,” Love & Mercy
“See You Again,” Furious 7
“Simple Song #3,” Youth
“Writing’s On the Wall,” Spectre

Best Animated Feature Film

The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Foreign Language Film

The Brand New Testament
The Club
The Fencer
Son of Saul


Best TV Series, Drama

Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot

Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical
Mozart in the Jungle
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Best TV Miniseries or Movie

American Crime
American Horror Story: Hotel
Flesh and Bone
Wolf Hall

Best Actor, Drama

Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura, Narcos
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schrieber, Ray Donovan

Best Actress, Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor, Comedy

Aziz Ansari, Master of None
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress, Comedy

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Best Supporting Actor

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Best Supporting Actress

Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Regina King, American Crime
Judith Light, Transparent
Maura Tierney, The Affair

Best Actor, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Idris Elba, Luther
Oscar Isaac, Show Me A Hero
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
Patrick Wilson, Fargo

Best Actress, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Queen Latifah, Bessie

Ricky Gervais will host the live awards show, January 10th on NBC at 5pm/PST.

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[via VanityFair.com]

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