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Golden Globes 2016 Noms: So What Did You Think Would Happen?

by Quendrith Johnson, Los Angeles Correspondent

Raise your hand if you saw Al Pacino in "Danny Collins." Raise your hand if you saw Al Pacino in "Danny Collins" and actually liked it. Okay, kidding aside, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced their nominations today at 5:15 am PST, which left a few of us critics cranky. But not without the usual clear-eyed objections to the Golden Globes' mash-up of categories. Is "Joy" a comedy? Is "The Martian" a comedy? Is "The Big Short," about the collapse of the housing market due to subprime mortgage swaps, a comedy? Well, it's good for a laugh anyway. Plus, they need four, get this four, actors to make the announcements this morning: America Ferrera, Chloe Grace Moretz, Angela Bassett, and Dennis Quaid. Quaid had a funny moment when he drew out the title of Amy Schumer's nominated film as "Traaainwreck," from the podium setup at The Beverly Hilton.

On the bright side, this organization was formed in 1943, with the first ceremony in 1947, so you know what they say about ugly buildings and old award shows... after enough years go by, they become classics. And this 2016 slate of noms is classic in the ironic sense, HFPA have once again thrown a few eyerolling choices into their hotpot here. On Sunday Jan. 10, 2016, we can see who ends up laughing or crying when the winners are revealed. Until then, here's a partially decoded list from their website, having moved a few categories into logical succession. See for yourself who ended up on the complete list, which includes their TV choices...

 

Best Motion Picture — Drama

 

CAROL

(Number 9 Films; TWC

 

MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

(Warner Bros. Pictures/Village Roadshow Pictures)

 

THE REVENANT

(Regency enterprises; Twentieth Century Fox)

 

ROOM

(Element Pictures/No Trace Camping; A24)

 

SPOTLIGHT

(Anonymous Content/Participant Media/First Look; Open Road Films)

 

Best Motion Picture — Comedy

 

THE BIG SHORT

(Paramount Pictures/Regency Enterprises; Paramount Pictures)

 

JOY

(Fox 2000 Pictures; Twentieth Century Fox)

 

THE MARTIAN

(Twentieth Century Fox; Twentieth Century Fox)

 

SPY

(Twentieth Century Fox,Twentieth Century Fox)

 

TRAINWRECK

(Universal Pictures/Apatow Productions; Universal Pictures)

 

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture — Drama

 

CATE BLANCHETT  - CAROL

 

BRIE LARSON - ROOM

 

ROONEY MARA - CAROL

 

SAOIRSE RONAN - BROOKLYN

 

ALICIA VIKANDER - THE DANISH GIRL

 

 

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture — Drama

 

BRYAN CRANSTON - TRUMBO

 

LEONARDO DICAPRIO - THE REVENANT

 

MICHAEL FASSBENDER - STEVE JOBS

 

EDDIE REDMAYNE - THE DANISH GIRL

 

WILL SMITH - CONCUSSION

 

 

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture — Musical Or Comedy

 

JENNIFER LAWRENCE - JOY

 

MELISSA MCCARTHY - SPY

 

AMY SCHUMER - TRAINWRECK

 

MAGGIE SMITH - THE LADY IN THE VAN

 

LILY TOMLIN - GRANDMA

 

 

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture — Musical Or Comedy

 

CHRISTIAN BALE - THE BIG SHORT

 

STEVE CARRELL - THE BIG SHORT

 

MATT DAMON - THE MARTIAN

 

AL PACINO - DANNY COLLINS

 

MARK RUFFALO - INFINITELY POLAR BEAR

 

 

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture

 

JANE FONDA - YOUTH

 

JENNIFER JASON LEIGH - THE HATEFUL EIGHT

 

HELEN MIRREN - TRUMBO

 

ALICIA VIKANDER - EX MACHINA

 

KATE WINSLET - STEVE JOBS

 

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture

 

PAUL DANO - LOVE & MERCY

 

IDRIS ELBA - BEASTS OF NO NATION

 

MARK RYLANCE - BRIDGE OF SPIES

 

MICHAEL SHANNON - 99 HOMES

 

SYLVESTER STALLONE - CREED

 

 

Best Director - Motion Picture

 

TODD HAYNES - CAROL

 

ALEJANDRO G. INARRITU - THE REVENANT

 

TOM MCCARTHY - SPOTLIGHT

 

GEORGE MILLER - MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

 

RIDLEY SCOTT - THE MARTIAN

 

 

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

 

EMMA DONOGHUE - ROOM

 

TOM MCCARTHY, JOSH SINGER - SPOTLIGHT

 

CHARLES RANDOLPH, ADAM MCKAY - THE BIG SHORT

 

AARON SORKIN - STEVE JOBS

 

QUENTIN TARANTINO - THE HATEFUL EIGHT

 

Stay Tuned for the 73rd Annual Golden Globes presentation from HFPA, Sunday Jan 10, 2016.

 

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