‘La La Land,’ ‘People v. O.J.’ Lead Golden Globe Nods

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The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles played host to the announcement of the 2017 Golden Globe Award nominations today. Presented by Don Cheadle, Laura Dern, and Anna Kendrick, the picks of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association spanned film and television categories, one of the only major awards voting bodies to do so.

Leading the nominations was Lionsgate’s movie musical “La La Land,” which earned seven in the musical or comedy categories, recognizing Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, Damien Chazelle for both writing and directing, and best picture. On the small screen side of things, FX’s “People v. O.J.: American Crime Story” nabbed five nominations for actors Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K. Brown, John Travolta, and for best TV limited series or movie.

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As in years past, freshman TV series fared well with the HFPA, including NBC’s “This Is Us,” Netflix’s “The Crown,” FX’s “Atlanta,” and HBO’s “Westworld.” Joining the ranks of nominated actors for new 2016 series were Billy Bob Thornton for Amazon drama “Goliath,” Nick Nolte for Epix comedy “Graves,” Donald Glover for “Atlanta,” and Claire Foy and Winona Ryder for Netflix’s “The Crown” and “Stranger Things,” respectively. HBO saw new nominees in Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton for “Westworld,” Sarah Jessica Parker for “Divorce,” Issa Rae for “Insecure,” plus plenty of recognition for mini-series “The Night Of” and TV movie “All the Way.”

The announcements confirmed that among the frontrunners for this year’s top films are “La La Land,” A24’s “Moonlight” with six nods, “Manchester by the Sea” from Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios with five, and the Weinstein Company’s “Lion” and Paramount Pictures’ “Florence Foster Jenkins,” each with four. Tom Ford’s “Nocturnal Animals” from Focus Features surprised with three nominations for Ford’s directing and screenplay, plus supporting actor Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Lionsgate’s “Hacksaw Ridge” saw nominations for director Mel Gibson, actor Andrew Garfield, and best drama.

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis were nominated in the acting categories for Paramount’s “Fences,” which was shut out in other categories. The same was true for nominees Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton in Focus Features’ “Loving.” Also notably absent on the nominations list were Clint Eastwood’s “Sully,” Nate Parker’s “The Birth of a Nation,” Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” and female directors or screenwriters.

The 74th annual Golden Globes will take place Jan. 8, 2017 and be hosted by Jimmy Fallon. For a full list of nominees, see below.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
20th Century Women
Deadpool
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land
Sing Street

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Director, Motion Picture
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
La La Land
Nocturnal Animals
Moonlight
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water

Best Motion Picture, Animated
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
Sing
Zootopia

Original Score, Motion Picture
Moonlight
La La Land
Arrival
Lion
Hidden Figures

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls
“City of Stars,” La La Land
“Faith,” Sing
“Gold,” Gold
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
Divines
Elle
Neruda
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

Best TV Series, Drama
The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Keri Russell, The Americans
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Atlanta
Blackish
Mozart in the Jungle
Transparent
Veep

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Musical, or Comedy
Anthony Anderson, Blackish
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Musical, or Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish

Best TV Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of
The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for TV
Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager
Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story
John Turturro, The Night Of

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story
Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for TV
Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story
Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager
John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot
John Travolta, The People v. O.J.: American Crime Story
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for TV
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

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