Musical romance La La Land leads the way in Golden Globe nominations with seven nods

A cinema still from La La Land.
A cinema still from La La Land. PHOTO: GOLDEN VILLAGE

LOS ANGELES (AFP, REUTERS) – La La Land, Damien Chazelle’s tribute to the Golden Age of American musicals, led the Golden Globe nominations on Monday (Dec 12) with seven nods, including for best musical/comedy film and for its two star actors.

Moonlight, Manchester by the Sea and Florence Foster Jenkins followed with six, five 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.

The best motion picture drama nominees 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. 

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.

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.

On the television front, FX true crime anthology The People v, 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.

The 74th Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC live from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills on Jan 8, with talk show host Jimmy Fallon presenting.

Following is a list of key nominations: 

FILM 

BEST DRAMA 
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Lion
Manchester by the Sea
Moonlight

BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL 
20th Century Women
Deadpool
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land
Sing Street

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA 
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea 
Joel Edgerton, Loving 
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA 
Amy Adams, Arrival 
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
Isabelle Huppert, Elle 
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL 
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL 
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 
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS 
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

BEST ANIMATED FILM 
Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
Sing
Zootopia

BEST ORIGINAL SONG 
Can’t Stop the Feeling - Trolls 
City of Stars - La La Land 
Faith - Sing 
Gold - Gold 
How Far I"ll Go - Moana 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM 
Divines - France 
Elle - France 
Neruda -  Chile 
The Salesman -  Iran/France 
Toni Erdman - Germany

TELEVISION

BEST TV DRAMA SERIES 
The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

BEST TV COMEDY/MUSICAL SERIES 
Atlanta 
Black-ish
Mozart in the Jungle
Transparent
Veep 

BEST ACTOR, TV DRAMA 
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

BEST ACTRESS, TV DRAMA 
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Claire Foy, The Crown
Keri Russell, The Americans
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

BEST ACTOR, TV COMEDY 
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor 
Transparent

BEST ACTRESS, TV 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 TV MOVIE OR LIMITED SERIES 
American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of
The People v. O.J Simpson: American Crime Story