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  • by Jeff Beck

Nominations for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in "La La Land"

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:

Best Picture (Drama)

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water


Manchester by the Sea


Best Picture (Comedy/Musical)

20th Century Women


Florence Foster Jenkins

La La Land

Sing Street

Best Director

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Mel GIbson, Hacksaw Ridge

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Best Actor (Drama)

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Joel Edgerton, Loving

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actress (Drama)

Amy Adams, Arrival

Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Best Actor (Comedy/Musical)

Colin Farrell, The Lobster

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Jonah Hill, War Dogs

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Actress (Comedy/Musical)

Lily Collins, Rules Don't Apply

Annette Bening, 20th Century Women

Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins

Dev Patel, Lion

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Screenplay

Hell or High Water

La La Land

Manchester by the Sea


Nocturnal Animals

Best Original Score


Hidden Figures

La La Land



Best Original Song

"Gold," "Gold

"City of Stars," La La Land

"How Far I'll Go," "Moana

"Faith," Sing

"Can't Stop the Feeling," Trolls

Best Animated Feature

Kubo and the Two Strings


My Life as a Zucchini



Best Foreign Language Film




The Salesman

Toni Erdmann

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