The nominations for the 74th Annual Golden Globes have just been announced with much of what we were expecting to see, but also a few surprises along the way. As fully expected, Damien Chazelle's "La La Land" made a big appearance, earning seven nominations that included Best Picture (Comedy/Musical), Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor (Comedy/Musical), and Best Actress (Comedy/Musical). Barry Jenkins' "Moonlight" was not far behind with six nods that included Best Picture (Drama), Best Director, and Best Screenplay.
Their biggest surprises this morning included a strong love for Tom Ford's "Nocturnal Animals," which nabbed nods for Best Director, Best Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actor (though strangely it was left out of its respective Best Picture category). The film has not shown up very much throughout awards season, so it was somewhat unexpected. On the flipside, it was also rather surprising to see an almost complete shutout of "Arrival," which only received nominations for Best Actress (Drama) and Best Original Score.
It was good to see that the Hollywood Foreign Press actually took the Comedy/Musical category seriously this year, throwing in several fine nominees that included a surprise appearance from the superhero flick "Deadpool." The HFPA has also shown they have a thing for Meryl Streep's latest film "Florence Foster Jenkins," throwing four nominations its way that included Best Picture (Comedy). However, as we all know by now, this category can be summed up very simply as containing "La La Land"... and all the other films that are just happy to be nominated.
Winners will be revealed at their annual ceremony on January 8th, 2017. Coming up this Wednesday morning are the Screen Actors Guild nominations, so be sure to check back to see if your favorites made the cut.
In the meantime, please see below for a list of today's nominees: