Thursday, December 10, 2015

Oscars 2016: Golden Globe Nominations Reactions

Hello, Bloggers! The Golden Globe nominations have arrived! While the SAGs have had me undergoing a spectrum of emotions, the I am just over the moon about. But also like the SAGs, I will delve into the film categories since I mainly cover film. Let's take a look:

Best Motion Picture- Drama:
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

HELL YES!! Mad Max AND Room make it in! Just as I was getting nervous about Room's awards run, here come the Globes to give it some momentum.

Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy:
The Big Short
The Martian

Very nice! I love how I've already seen three of the nominees, The Martian, Spy, and Trainwreck. Even if The Martian is a debatable comedy, I love seeing it include somewhere. It's also nice that Spy isn't forgotten.

Best Director:
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro Gonzalez Innaritu, The Revenant
Thomas McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian

George Miller gets in! That's amazing.

Best 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

DiCaprio and Fassbender continue to show strength. The other three showing up aren't much surprises. Not even Cranston since it is a movie about Hollywood and he's Bryan Cranston who they've honored before for his work on Breaking Bad. Also, no Johnny Depp! Yes!

Best Actress In A Motion Picture-Drama:
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Nice that Mara and Vikander's category fraud has been corrected. Also, Brie Larson continues to show strength. Now that Room has been put in Best Motion Picture-Drama, it helps Larson's case a lot since she's not the only one receiving attention for the film.

Best Actor In A Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy:
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins 
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Wow! I'm surprised to see Pacino and Ruffalo show up here. Damon wasn't a surprise and the two Big Short guys is a semi-surprise, but I didn't think Pacino and Ruffalo had a chance since their films didn't seem to be remembered.

Best Actress In A Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy:
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Yes! Melissa McCarthy, a 100% comedic performance, gets in along with Amy Schumer. The other three don't seem like full-on comedic performances, but..that's the Globes for you. At least they didn't nominate Meryl Streep again.

Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture:
Paul Dano, Love and Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Figured Stallone would get in due to star power. It's also awesome to see Paul Dano in here. But Idris Elba and Michael Shannon continue to show strength. Both of their films are still unseen by me, but that'll hopefully change in the future. Much like the SAGs yesterday, it's also interesting that Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo aren't in here.

Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture:
Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

I am over the moon about Alicia Vikander getting in here for Ex Machina. I don't know if she'll get in the actual Oscars for this performance, but it's wonderful that her work isn't forgotten.

Best Screenplay-Motion Picture:
The Big Short
The Hateful Eight
Steve Jobs

Room gets in!!!!!!!!!!

Best Animated Film:
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

I was so terrified they would include Minions for ratings, but thankfully, that is not the case.

Best Foreign Language Film:
Brand New Testament (Belgium/France/Luxembourg)
The Club (Chile)
The Fencer (Finland/Germany/Estonia)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary)

No Goodnight Mommy to be found. But that movie's a pretty tough sell, so I have my doubts as to whether it'll get any traction. Hopefully, I'm proving wrong.

Best Original Score:
The Danish Girl
The Hateful Eight
The Revenant
Steve Jobs

Best Original Song:
"Love Me Like You Do" from Fifty Shades of Grey
"See You Again" from Furious 7
"One Kind of Love" from Love and Mercy
"Writing's On The Wall" from Spectre
"Simple Song #3" from Youth

No "Flashlight" from Pitch Perfect 2, but this category still has a song from one of my favorites, Ellie Goulding with "Love Me Like You Do." So whatever.

So for the most part, I am very pleased with the list of nominations. I would love to hear what you guys think of the nominations, so please feel free to write your thoughts in the comments section. Thanks for reading!

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