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Golden Globes 2016: here are the nominees

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The nominees for the 73rd Annual Golden Globes have just been announced, paving the way for the first big award show of the coming year. Some of Hollywood's finest took to the Beverly Hilton Hotel this morning to make the announcement. The expected prestige films manage to come away with a handful of nominations, but there were a number of surprises.

Carol leads the way, but eyes will be on Leo

It looks like a close race on the film side, with films like Carol, The Revenant, and Spotlight leading the way for dramas, and The Big Short for comedies. Though she's facing big competition from Cate Blanchett, Alicia Vikander had a standout year, getting a nod for Best Actress for The Danish Girl and Best Supporting Actress for Ex Machina. However, eyes will almost certainly be on Best Actor, considering this is yet another year Leonardo DiCaprio is fighting hard to take home awards glory on his way to the Oscars.

As for television, megahit Empire has a real chance to take Best TV Series, facing off against Games of Thrones, Narcos, and Mr. Robot. Streaming series were really well represented this year (especially for Netflix), with nods going to Transparent, Mozart in the Jungle, Narcos, Casual, House of Cards, Grace & Frankie, Master of None, and Orange Is the New Black. It's yet another sign that quality TV is happening online, and the shift isn't showing any signs of stopping.

Snubs abound, though. Tom Hanks and Tom Hardy got no love for their performances in Bridge of Spies and The Revenant, respectively. Mad Men, which ended last year, is conspicuously absent from the Best TV Drama category — the final season of a beloved, award-winning show would normally considered a shoe-in at the Globes. Meanwhile, Game of Thrones received no Best Actor or Actress nominations.

Below are the nominees:

Best Picture — Drama

Best Picture — Musical/Comedy

Best Director

  • Todd Haynes, Carol
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant
  • Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
  • George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Screenplay:

  • Room
  • Spotlight
  • The Big Short
  • Steve Jobs
  • The Hateful Eight

Best Actress in Motion Picture — Drama

  • Cate Blanchett, Carol
  • Brie Larson, Room
  • Rooney Mara, Carol
  • Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
  • Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical/Comedy

  • Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
  • Melissa McCarthy, Spy
  • Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
  • Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van
  • Lily Tomlin, Grandma

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

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

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy Film

  • Christian Bale, The Big Short
  • Steve Carell, The Big Short
  • Matt Damon, The Martian
  • Al Pacino, Danny Collins
  • Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
  • Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
  • Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
  • Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
  • Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Original Song:

Best Animated Feature:

Best TV Series — Drama

Best TV series, Comedy

Best TV Movie/Limited Series:

Best Actress in a TV Drama

  • Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
  • Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
  • Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
  • Taraji P. Henson, Empire
  • Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy:

  • Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
  • Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

Best Actress in a Limited-Series or TV Movie

  • Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
  • Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel
  • Sarah Hay, Flesh & Bone
  • Felicity Huffman, American Crime
  • Queen Latifah, Bessie

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series/Movie/Mini-series:

  • Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
  • Joanna Froggett, Downton Abbey
  • Regina King, American Crime
  • Maura Tierney, The Affair
  • Judith Light, Transparent

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
  • Wagner Moura, Narcos
  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
  • Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Actor in TV series, Comedy

  • Aziz Ansari, Master of None
  • Rob Lowe, The Grinder
  • Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
  • Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
  • Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie

  • Idris Elba, Luther
  • Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero
  • David Oyelowo, Nightingale
  • Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall
  • Patrick Wilson, Fargo

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie:

  • Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
  • Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall
  • Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
  • Tobias Menzes, Outlander
  • Christian Slater, Mr. Robot