La La Land leads Golden Globe nominations

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in "La La Land", which leads the Golden Globe nominations.
Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in "La La Land", which leads the Golden Globe nominations.PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE PICTURES

LOS ANGELES (AFP) - Dreamy musical romance La La Land, set in modern-day Los Angeles, topped nominations for the Golden Globes on Monday, as Hollywood's awards seasons revs up in the march to the Oscars.

Damien Chazelle's tribute to the Golden Age of American musicals picked up seven nods, including for best musical/comedy film and for its two stars, Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.

Dramas Moonlight, Manchester By The Sea, Florence Foster Jenkins and Lion followed with six, five, four and four nominations, respectively.

The announcements will give the nominees a welcome boost going into the race for February's Oscars, with the influential Screen Actors Guild nominations to come later this week.

La La Land will face competition from 20th Century Women, Deadpool, Florence Foster Jenkins, and Sing Street in the race for best comedy or musical film.

 
 
 

Vying for best motion picture drama are Mel Gibson's war movie Hacksaw Ridge, heist thriller Hell Or High Water, family dramas Lion and Manchester By The Sea and coming-of-age story Moonlight. Experts have Chazelle's musical in the lead in several races for the Globes, which will take place on January 8 with comedian Jimmy Fallon as host.

"Normally the Globe voters like to spread the wealth among a lot of different films, but I could honestly see it winning the film award and (awards) for Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone," Chris Beachum, the managing director of the Gold Derby awards predictions website told AFP.

"It's got a very good shot at 'directing' and maybe the score or song categories - it could do really well."

Kenneth Lonergan's unflinching Manchester By The Sea, which earned Casey Affleck a nomination for best actor in a drama film, has been monopolising attention on the drama side of the Globes competition.

Another frontrunner is Barry Jenkins's Moonlight, with the director and cast members Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali all garnering nominations.

Lion, about a young man from India adopted by an Australian family who searches for his long-lost blood relatives using Google Earth, is also considered a favorite for the Oscars.

Garth Davis's drama received Globes nods for best drama motion picture, and in the supporting acting categories for Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman.

Stars took to social media to voice their shock, delight or gratitude as they woke up to the announcements, presented in the pre-dawn hours in California.

"Thank you, Golden Globes! As we speak, the entire Deadpool team is engaged in a grotesque, early morning tickle-fight," the superhero comedy's star Ryan Reynolds, who was nominated for best comedy/musical actor, joked on Twitter.

Lily Collins, nominated for her performance in Warren Beatty's Rules Don't Apply, posted a picture to Instagram of her clasping her hand to her mouth in elation.

"The moment your mom captures you being nominated for your first Golden Globe. Priceless. I still can't breathe. Beyond honored, thankful, and proud. This can't be real!" she said.

Hamilton superstar Lin-Manuel Miranda, who penned How Far I'll Go for Disney animation Moana, celebrated his best original song nomination with a tweet which said simply: "Bit of a day, bit of a day, bit of a day!" .

Notable by its absence was Nate Parker's The Birth of A  Nation, which was seen as firm awards material until news emerged over the summer of the director's acquittal over rape allegations in 1999 by a woman who ended up committing suicide.

Other surprise omissions were Denzel Washington, nominated on seven previous occasions, who looked like a good bet to earn his first directing nod for Fences, and Silence director Martin Scorsese, who won in 2012 for Hugo. Washington nevertheless earned a nomination for his acting in Fences, as did co-star Viola Davis.

Maren Ade's Toni Erdmann, a German comedy about a troubled father-daughter relationship, added a Golden Globe nomination in the foreign language category after sweeping the board at the European film awards on Saturday.

It will vie for the prize with three French films - Divines, Elle and The Salesman, a joint French-Iranian production - as well as Chile's Neruda. Among the television nominations, FX true crime anthology The People vs O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story led with five nominations.

AMC crime drama The Night Manager was close behind with four nominations, while Black-ish, The Crown, The Night Of, This Is Us and Westworld grabbed three each.

HBO comfortably led the television nominations with 14.

Although more high-profile than the SAGs, the Golden Globes are seen as less of an indicator of Oscars glory, as a relatively small group of non-US journalists - the Hollywood Foreign Press Association - chooses the winners, rather than the industry itself.


Best Motion Picture – Drama

Hell Or High Water

Lion

Manchester By The Sea

Moonlight

Hacksaw Ridge

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

20th Century Women

Deadpool

Florence Foster Jenkins

La La Land

Sing Street

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 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 – 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 Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Naomie Harris – Moonlight

Nicole Kidman – Lion

Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams – Manchester By The Sea

Viola Davis – Fences

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

Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals

Barry Jenkins – Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester By The Sea

Taylor Sheridan – Hell or High Water

Best Motion Picture - Animated

Moana

My Life As A Zucchini

Sing

Zootopia

Kubo And The Two Strings

Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language

Divines – France

Elle – France

Neruda – Chile

The Salesman – Iran, France

Toni Erdmann – Germany

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Nicholas Britell – Moonlight

Justin Hurwitz – La La Land

Johann Johannsson – Arrival

Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka – Lion

Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch – 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 Television Series - Drama

Game Of Thrones

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

The Crown

Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy

Atlanta

Black-ish

Mozart In The Jungle

Transparent

Veep

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

American Crime

The Dresser

The Night Manager

The Night Of

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Riley Keough – The Girlfriend Experience

Sarah Paulson – The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Charlotte Rampling – London Spy

Kerry Washington – Confirmation

Felicity Huffman – American Crime

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a 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 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 Schreiber – Ray Donovan

Billy Bob Thornton – Goliath

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 García Bernal – Mozart In The Jungle

Donald Glover – Atlanta

Nick Nolte – Graves

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Olivia Colman – The Night Manager

Lena Headey – 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