LA LA LAND & MOONLIGHT LEAD THE 2017 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in ‘La La Land.’

It’s that time of year again – awards season is coming up! First up is the Golden Globes, the annual event where the best in television and film are both honored. On the morning of December 12th Don Cheadle, Laura Dern, and Anna Kendrick, announced the nominations for the 2017 ceremony which will be broadcasted on NBC on January 8th. Jimmy Fallon will host the awards this year, following in the footsteps of Ricky Gervais, Amy Poehler, and Tina Fey.

In times of tribulations, many people turn to the movies for an escape. During WWII musicals and comedies soared in popularity. Perhaps the troubling political atmosphere has something to do with the success of movie musical, La La Land, or maybe it’s just the pull of Ryan Gosling.  Either way – the film leads the pack with six Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and Best Director for Damien Chazelle. Both Emma Stone and Gosling were nominated for Best Performance in a Musical of Comedy.

Mahershala Ali and Alex Hibbert in ‘Moonlight.’

Moonlight, is a close second in nominations. It scored six nods, including Best Motion Picture in the Drama category. The film depicts three chapters in the life of a young black man as he comes to terms with his sexuality while growing up in Miami. Director, Barry Jenkins, will face off with Chazelle in the Best Director category. The competition will also include Mel Gibson for his directorial efforts in WWII true story, Hacksaw Ridge. Gibson’s nomination marks a return to Hollywood’s golden circle after he was on the outs following a 2011 battery charge and a 2006 drunk driving episode where he went on an anti-Semitic rant. On the television side, The People v. O.J. Simpson and American Crime Story came out on top with five nominations each, followed by The Night Manager with four.

The inclusion of a number of people of color in this year’s Golden Globe nominees indicates that the ceremony will not fall into the #OscarsSoWhite controversy of last year’s Academy Awards. Viola Davis, Denzel Washington, Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali, Dev Patel, Octavia Spencer, and Ruth Negga were all nominated for awards. See The Untitled Magazine’s exclusive interview with Naomie Harris here. However there may be another race related issue with the Globes. Many feel that Nate Parker and his film The Birth of a  Nation were ignored from the nominations due to the actor/director’s 1999 rape charge (of which he was acquitted).

Michelle Williams and Casey Affleck in ‘Manchester By the Sea.’

On the contrary, Casey Affleck is up for the award for Best Actor in a Drama for Manchester by The Sea, despite the fact that a female producer and director of  photographer have both accused him of lewd behavior during the production of the Joaquin Phoenix mockumentary, I’m Still Here. Magdalena Gorka, director of photography alleges that Affleck entered her bed in the middle of the night, reacted violently when she refused his advances, and proceeded to send her threatening and abusive text messages following they incident. Producer, Amanda White, claims multiple instances of harassment by Affleck,  citing that he once ordered a member of the crew to show her his penis. 

It could be argued that rape is a much more serious offense than harassment but some are saying that Affleck is coming out of these scandals unscathed due to nepotism (Ben is his older brother) and because he is white while Parker, a black man, may never be able to recover his career, despite his acquittal. We’ll see what happens next.

Check out the full list of Golden Globes nominees below and tune in on January 8th to get the results.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Lion
Manchester By the Sea
Moonlight

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

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

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 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 Motion Picture – Animated
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life As A Zucchini
Sing
Zootopia

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
Devine
Elle
Neruda
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

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

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any 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 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 Screenplay – Motion Picture
La La Land
Nocturnal Animals
Moonlight
Manchester By the Sea
Hell or High Water

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Moonlight
La La Land
Arrival
Lion
Hidden Figures

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Cant Stop The Feeling,” Trolls
“City Of Stars,” La La Land
“Faith,” Sing
“Gold,” Gold
“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

Best Television Series – Drama
The Crown
Game Of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

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

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

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Atlanta
Black-ish
Mozart In The Jungle
Transparent
Veep

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television 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, Black-ish

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

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of
The People vs. OJ

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

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

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Lena Heady, Game Of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld

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

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