The Golden Globe nominations were announced Monday morning, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association lavished love on the musical La La Land, the drama Moonlight and a number of new television shows, including - no surprise here - The People v. O.J. Simpson.
The big front-runner in the movie category is La La Land, which has seven nominations, including nods for its lead actors, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, director Damien Chazelle, plus screenplay, score and song. It's a fairly sure thing for the best motion picture race in the comedy/musical category.
On the drama side, Moonlight got plenty of love with six nominations, including best motion picture, Barry Jenkins for best director, best screenplay and score. The movie follows a poor Miami native over three distinct periods of his life, and the character is played by three different actors, which made it hard to compete in the lead actor category. But the movie picked up nominations for its supporting players, Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali, the latter of whom will likely win.
The big surprise of the morning was Deadpool, the sleeper hit starring Ryan Reynolds as a snarky superhero. The movie picked up one nomination for Reynolds and another for best motion picture comedy. Martin Scorsese's latest didn't fare so well. Silence was completely shut out, although its star, Andrew Garfield, picked up a nomination for another movie, Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge.
In the television categories, the Golden Globes generally liven things up with all the new fall shows that the Emmys weren't able to nominate. Case in point: The best drama category is almost completely new shows, including HBO's complicated futuristic thriller Westworld; Netflix's '80s throwback Stranger Things and British historical epic The Crown; and NBC's tearjerker family drama This is Us, which all scored acting nods as well. Another big newcomer includes HBO's The Night Of, the eight-episode legal mystery that earned rave reviews.
Over in comedy, FX's buzzworthy new dramedy Atlanta also landed a nomination, along with a best actor nod for Donald Glover. And as expected, FX's acclaimed The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story miniseries swept the most nominations of any show with five, including acting nods for Sterling K. Brown, Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson and John Travolta.
The Golden Globes air Sunday, Jan. 8, on NBC.
The list of nominations for the 2017 Golden Globes:
Best motion picture, drama Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea, Lion, Hidden Figures, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water
Best motion picture, comedy/musical La La Land, 20th Century Women, Florence Foster Jenkins, Sing Street and Deadpool
Best actress in a motion picture, drama Natalie Portman, Jackie, Amy Adams, Arrival, Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane, Ruth Negga, Loving and Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Best actress in a motion picture, comedy/musical Emma Stone, La La Land, Annette Bening, 20th Century Women, Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins, Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen and Lily Collins, Rules Don't Apply
Best actor in a motion picture, drama Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea, Denzel Washington, Fences, Joel Edgerton, Loving, Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge and Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Best actor in a motion picture, comedy/musical Ryan Gosling, La La Land, Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins, Colin Farrell, The Lobster, Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool and Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Best director - motion picture Damien Chazelle, La La Land, Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea, Barry Jenkins, Moonlight, Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals and Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Best supporting actress in a motion picture Viola Davis, Fences, Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea, Naomie Harris, Moonlight, Nicole Kidman, Lion, Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Best supporting actor in a motion picture Mahershala Ali, Moonlight, Dev Patel, Lion, Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water, Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals
IMMEDIATE REACTION:Ali is the clear front-runner for his role as a kindly drug dealer in Moonlight. This big surprise in this category is Taylor-Johnson, who plays a menacing criminal in Nocturnal Animals. The collective wisdom was, if that movie got a nod, it would be for Michael Shannon, in the role of a detective who isn't above bending the rules a little. That also edged out the possibility of a nomination for Lucas Hedges, the young breakout star of Manchester by the Sea.
Best screenplay - motion picture Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight, La La Land, Nocturnal Animals and Hell or High Water
Best foreign language film Elle, Divines, Toni Erdmann, Neruda, The Salesman
Best animated feature film Kubo and the Two Strings, Moana, Zootopia, My Life as a Zucchini and Sing
Best original song How Far I'll Go, Moana, Can't Stop the Feeling!, Trolls, Faith, SingCity of Stars, La La Land and Gold, Gold
Best original score -- motion picture Arrival, Lion, La La Land, Moonlight" , Hidden Figures
IMMEDIATE REACTION: No huge surprises here. The musical La La Land is the front-runner for its tunes by Justin Hurwitz, who won at the Critics' Choice Awards Sunday night for best score and best song, for City of Stars. Another viable candidate is Arrival composer Johann Johannsson. This is his second Globes nomination; he won for The Theory of Everything in 2015. This is the first Globes nod for Pharrell Williams, who was nominated alongside Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch for Hidden Figures.
Best TV series, drama Game of Thrones (HBO), Stranger Things (Netflix), The Crown (Netflix), Westworld (HBO) and This Is Us (NBC)
Best actor in a TV series, drama Rami Malek, Mr. Robot (USA), Matthew Rhys, The Americans (FX), Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC), Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath (Amazon), Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
Best actress in a TV series, drama Winona Ryder, Stranger Things (Netflix) Claire Foy, The Crown (Netflix) Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld (HBO) Caitriona Balfe, Outlander (Starz) Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)
Best TV series, comedy Transparent (Amazon) Atlanta (FX) Veep (HBO) Black-ish (ABC) Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon)
IMMEDIATE REACTION: Last year's surprise winner Mozart in the Jungle (which chronicles lots of behind-the-scenes drama in the classical music world) is back again to compete against old favorites Veep and Transparent. ABC's Black-ish is keeping broadcast comedy alive, apparently, while FX's acclaimed freshman dramedy "Atlanta," about the rap scene in Atlanta, scored an expected nod. And knowing how much the Globes voters love new series, it just might win.
Best actor in a TV series, comedy Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX) Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle (Amazon) Anthony Anderson, Black-ish (ABC) Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon) Nick Nolte, Graves (Epix)
Best actress in a TV series, comedy Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Veep (HBO) Issa Rae, Insecure (HBO) Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (CW) Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin (CW) Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish (ABC) Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce (HBO)
Best TV movie or limited series The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) The Night Manager (AMC) The Night Of (HBO) The Dresser (Starz) American Crime (ABC)
Best actor in a TV movie or limited series Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) Riz Ahmed, The Night Of (HBO) John Turturro, The Night Of (HBO) Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager (AMC) Bryan Cranston, All the Way (HBO)
IMMEDIATE REACTION: This category shook out pretty much as expected. If history is any indication (at least the Emmy Awards and the Critics' Choice Awards), Courtney B. Vance will walk away with this one for his riveting portrayal of Johnnie Cochran in Ryan Murphy's re-telling of the O.J. Simpson trial. But critics really love HBO's twisty legal drama The Night Of, so Ahmed or Turturro could easily break through.
Best actress in a TV movie or limited series Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) Felicity Huffman, American Crime (ABC) Kerry Washington, Confirmation (HBO) Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience (Starz) Charlotte Rampling, London Spy (BBC America)
IMMEDIATE REACTION: Keough (Elvis' granddaughter!) is the surprise nod here, though critics like her performance as a law student/high-end escort in Starz's little-watched series. She's up against basically unbeatable competition, though, -- mainly Paulson, who is considered a lock for her riveting take on beleaguered defense attorney Marcia Clark in the O.J. Simpson trial (and won an Emmy for the role).
Best supporting actor in a series, limited series or TV movie Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager (AMC) John Lithgow, The Crown (Netflix) Christian Slater, Mr. Robot (USA)
Best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV movie Olivia Colman, The Night Manager (AMC) Chrissy Metz, This Is Us (NBC) Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO) Mandy Moore, This Is Us (NBC) Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)
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