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The supremely talented trio of Angela Bassett, America Ferrera and Chloë Grace Moretz took turns announcing the 2016 Golden Globe nominees this morning at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Several of the Oscar season's most buzzed-about titles were included, though their categorization is guaranteed to revive the annual debates regarding what constitutes a comedy or a drama.
Two pure comedies, Paul Feig's "Spy" and Judd Apatow's "Trainwreck," were nominated in the Best Motion Picture—Comedy category alongside three films comprised of considerably more dramatic fare: Adam McKay's exploration of the modern financial crisis, "The Big Short," David O. Russell's profile of an entrepreneur, "Joy," and Ridley Scott's sci-fi adventure, "The Martian." The category of Best Motion Picture—Drama was easier to predict, favoring such critical darlings as Todd Haynes's "Carol," George Miller's "Mad Max: Fury Road" (which many viewers would consider quite comedic), Alejandro González Iñárritu's "The Revenant" and Todd McCarthy's "Spotlight." Perhaps the biggest victor here is Lenny Abrahamson's claustrophobic thriller, "Room," which was also nominated for Best Actress (Brie Larson) and Screenplay (Emma Donoghue), boding well for its Oscar chances.
On the TV front, FOX's "Empire" and USA's "Mr. Robot" scored nominations for Best TV Series—Drama, alongside HBO's "Game of Thrones," Netflix's "Narcos" and STARZ's "Outlander." The Best TV Series—Comedy category was stretched slightly to make room for six nominees: Hulu's "Casual," Amazon's "Mozart in the Jungle," Netflix's "Orange Is the New Black," Amazon's "Transparent," and HBO's dynamic duo of "Silicon Valley" and "Veep."
Host Ricky Gervais will be presiding over the 2016 Golden Globes telecast on Sunday, January 10th. See below for the complete list of nominees.
2016 FILM NOMINEES
Motion picture, drama
"Mad Max: Fury Road"
Motion picture, comedy
"The Big Short"
Foreign language film
"The Brand New Testament" (Belgium/France/Luxembourg)
"The Club" (Chile)
"The Fencer" (Finland/Germany/Estonia)
"Son Of Saul" (Hungary)
Animated feature film
Todd Haynes, "Carol"
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, "The Revenant"
Tom Mccarthy, "Spotlight"
George Miller, "Mad Max: Fury Road"
Ridley Scott, "The Martian"
Actress in a motion picture, drama
Actress in a motion picture, comedy
Actor in a motion picture, drama
Actor in a motion picture, comedy
Actress in a supporting role in a motion picture
Actor in a supporting role in a motion picture
TV series, drama
"Game of Thrones"
TV series, comedy
"Mozart in the Jungle"
"Orange Is the New Black"
Actress in a TV series, comedy
Actress in a TV series, drama
Actor in a TV series, drama
Actor in a TV series, comedy
TV movie or miniseries
"American Horror Story: Hotel"
"Flesh and Bone"
Actress in a TV movie or limited series
Actor in a TV movie or limited series
Supporting actor in a TV series, limited series or TV movie
Supporting actress in a TV series, limited series or TV movie
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