Brace yourselves for another harsh award show category and nominee breakdown, but this time for the 2016 Golden Globes.
I thought these nominations would put me at more ease than yesterday's SAG award nominations (see my breakdown of those here), and oh how I was wrong. I'm just more confused as to who's going to win what. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, I don't give a flying who about the TV categories (#sorrynotsorry), so this is solely a breakdown of the film categories. Let's do this!
Up for Best Actor in a Drama, all of the SAG nominees are here except for Johnny Depp (Black Mass) and it seems he is replaced by Will Smith (Concussion). There have yet to be any reviews based on Will Smith's work in Concussion, but critics certainly have a lot to say about Johnny Depp's performance in Black Mass. It will most definitely be interesting to see if one or both of them have a chance at an Oscar in that category.
There's a chance for those who weren't nominated for the SAG for Best Actor since there are two categories. For Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy, we have Christian Bale (The Big Short), Steve Carrell (The Big Short - I smell an intense competition coming our way), Matt Damon (The Martian - his chances of winning an award at all weren't looking the greatest since he got snubbed of a nom yesterday), Al Pacino (Danny Collins - genius actor), and Mark Ruffalo (Infinitely Polar Bear - what is this and why have I never heard of it?). I can't help but notice that Mark Ruffalo, along with his fellow cast members, were not nominated for their work in Spotlight yesterday AND today. For some reason, a huge part of me is #TeamSpotlight regardless of how many nominations they do or don't gather.
The leading ladies have been split up into two categories as well. Competing for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy are Jennifer Lawrence (Joy - we will more than likely see her embrace her clumsiness on the red carpet, stage, or both), Melissa McCarthy (Spy - she's really making a name for herself), Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Maggie Smith (The Lady in the Van - yet another film that I have never heard of), and Lily Tomlin (Grandma - am I just out of the loop?). Now don't lie, you too are rooting for Amy Schumer because she's the funniest and realest human being on the planet.
The second and final leading lady category is for Best Actress in a Drama which gives us all of the same nominees as the SAGs, with the exception of Helen Mirren (Woman in Gold) and instead of landing a spot in the supporting actress category, Rooney Mara (Carol) has been included in this category which is absolutely incredible because the film's storyline is not the norm for these kind of award shows. I'm pretty sure it'll be between Rooney and her co-star Cate Blanchett. I cannot contain my excitement!
A few more categories to go, hang in there!
As for the supporting roles, we'll start with the supporting actresses featuring the same nominees as the SAGs (very reassuring for those who's brains were going to explode *cough* me *cough*) and added in are Jane Fonda (Youth) and Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight). Lord Jesus! I can't even think of who's going to win this one.
Supporting actors are one and the same with newbies Sylvester Stallone (Creed) and Paul Dano (Love and Mercy). It would be nice to see Sylvester win this and the odds may be in his favour with all of the raving reviews coming his way. Although, I kind of wish they didn't make Creed. I feel like there isn't any creativity or originality left in Hollywood, but that's another story for another day.
And the final category (at least that I'll be discussing in this post), Best Motion Picture divided up into two based on their genre. The nominated dramas are Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road (really?), The Revenant (go Leo), Room (potential winner) and Spotlight (they can do it if they set their minds to it - paraphrased from Blues Clues). I feel that these all have a good shot except for Mad Max: Fury Road. Maybe because I'm not into the whole feminist movement? The nominated comedies/musicals are Joy, Trainwreck, The Martian, The Big Short, and Spy. #TeamTrainwreck for this one.
Well, that's all of the info I can wrap my brain around. For the complete list of nominees (TV categories are in there), click here.
What do you think of the nominees? Anyone undeserving or not given enough credit? Comment below or tweet me @MissSaverinaS!