2017 Golden Globe film nominations: who got recognized & who got snubbed?


I’m splitting up the Golden Globe nominations for film and television. This is the film-nomination post. This year’s races actually solidified a lot earlier than people were expecting, and there are probably few “surprises” in this list, although there are some snubs. Incidentally, Meryl Streep is receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement. I bet she wins for Florence Foster Jenkins too. And Jimmy Fallon is hosting this year, so expect a lot of stupid games. Here are the nominations in the big film categories:

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
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Best Actress in a Drama
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
Isabella Hubbert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical
Annette Benning
Lily Collins
Hailee Steinfeld
Emma Stone
Meryl Streep

Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical

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

Best Actor in a Drama
Casey Affleck
Joel Edgerton
Andrew Garfield
Viggo Mortensen
Denzel Washington

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

Best Drama
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Hidden Figures
Manchester By the Sea

Best Comedy/Musical:
20th Century Women
La La Land
Florence Foster Jenkins
Sing Street

I can already tell you that Aaron Taylor Johnson’s nomination shocked the hell out of me. Out of everyone in Nocturnal Animals, Michael Shannon was the one who was being pushed for a campaign. Although Aaron did get good reviews – he apparently plays an amazing dirtbag – it’s still a shock. It’s also nice to see Simon Helberg get recognized, because some worried he would be overlooked. Y’all already know that I want Mahershala Ali to win though.

I’m surprised that Mel Gibson is being accepted back into the fold – not only did he pick up a Best Director nomination, but Andrew Garfield picked up a nomination too. No Martin Scorsese for Silence though. But yay on Tom Ford! He picked up two nominations for screenplay and director. It’s good to see love for Moonlight, and love for Loving, which I just saw this weekend and I thought Joel and Ruth totally deserve all of the awards.

My biggest chuckle? Lily Collins’ nomination for that Warren Beatty bomb. It happens every year – someone gets a nom and you’re like, “How did that happen?” How it happened this year is that no one thought the ladies of Ghostbusters were worthy, apparently.



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  1. Bex says:

    Kate Beckinsale’s snub is one that really stands out for me. Possibly my favourite female performance of the year- it’s so so difficult to pull off speedy, witty, wordy comedy the way she did- and she got passed over for Lily Collins?!

    • Dani2 says:

      That’s the real stand-out for me here – how can anyone in their right mind pick Lily Collins in that flop over Kate Beckinsale in Love & Friendship?

    • JulP says:

      Yes, she was amazing in Love & Friendship! The movie was such a delight, it’s really disappointing that she wasn’t recognized.

    • lucy2 says:

      I thought for sure she’d be in award contention this year, she was really great in that film and it was so well received.

    • Lightpurple says:

      A delightful performance in a delightful film. Or does the HFPA not realize that Jane Austen is funny?

    • jetlagged says:

      I couldn’t decide between Love & Friendship and Hell or High Water this weekend, but HHW won out in the end. Now, after all the raves here, I’m moving Love and Friendship to the top of my watch list.

    • Lurker says:

      Yeah – that film, and her performance, are DELIGHTFUL.

    • Elle R says:

      Came on to say exactly that – cannot believe Beckinsale wasn’t nominated. She played that role perfectly – too many actresses would have gone big, but she perfectly captured the subtle nuance of Lady Susan.

      That Miss Nepotism Lily Collins was nominated instead has to sting.

  2. Tess says:

    Ugh Ryan Reynolds. Guess Blake will bring her sole talent of being tacky and annoying along with him.

  3. MI6 says:

    GG nod for Tom Hiddleston in TNM!!!
    It’s not ISTL but I’ll take it
    Happy happy joy joy

    • Lightpurple says:

      And Jonah Hill got a nod. Ugh. I would switch the two.

    • jetlagged says:

      It’s bittersweet that Hiddles gets all the awards love for a performance that wasn’t exactly a challenge and his great work in ISTL gets overlooked. I don’t really think of it as a snub, it was an outside longshot at best, but I still had a small ember of hope.

  4. Marcy says:

    Some may laugh but I’m tickled pink Ryan was nominated for Deadpool that movie makes my day with laughter and he hustled hard to get it done and honor the comment back… maybe he’ll dress up I’m sure Frances is jealous lol. I can only imagine the spoofs he’d do!

    • Little Darling says:

      I’m with you! That was one of the best action films I’ve seen, and I’ve seen them all as a mom of two boys. Dead pool was hilarious and he was so great in it.

  5. Jesie says:

    Kate McKinnon was the only Ghostbusters standout (McCarthy and Wiig were phoning it in and Leslie Jones was just doing her usual SNL thing), and her role was supporting. There’s no Musical/Comedy category for supporting actors, and with the competition this year she definitely didn’t deserve a spot.

    I’m glad Tom Ford is getting some attention this time around, IMO he’s one of the most exciting new directors in a couple of decades. Mel Gibson can piss off though, he’s garbage and his film was just another gore and god masturbatory session.

    Happy Deadpool got some nods and Hailee Steinfeld and Colin Farrell too. I’m surprised Michael Keaton didn’t get a Best Actor nod over Garfield.

  6. MrsBPitt says:

    I hope Streep doesn’t win for Florence Foster Jenkins! She has enough awards!! Let someone else win, ffs!!!! I need coffee….

  7. Aiobhan Targaryen says:

    I am so happy that Moonlight is getting a lot of attention; it was so good. While I am happy that Mahershala Ali is getting nominations left and right, I feel kind of bad for Shariff Earp and the teenager who played Terrence. They were both amazing as well and deserve some recognition for their work. I would remove either Viggo, Casey (on principle be needs to be removed from everything), or Andrew.

    For some reason, Dev’s and Colin’s noms are suprising-especially Colin’s. Not that Colin did not earn it but more than I am shocked that anyone other than me and a few other people saw The Lobster. Rachel W. getting nommed would have been nice as well.

    Jonah Hill still getting nominated for anything is ridiculous.

    • Rachel says:

      I saw The Lobster as well and absolutely loved it! Very happy Colin is getting some recognition for it.
      Ditto with Jonah Hill. War Dogs was horrendous. His character was insufferable.

      • sanders says:

        I just saw the Lobster last night. What a creative idea and great execution. I thought both Colin and Rachel were excellent. I did not realize that Colin is that good of an actor. I thought he conveyed depression and resignation quite well.
        It was such a disturbing film. It embraced all the bad feels and relentlessly stayed with it throughout the whole film. Thank goodness for the dark humour!

        I loved Moonlight too. I think the character who played little is deserving of a nomination too. All of the actors who played Chiron were excellent.

      • Annetommy says:

        I thought Chris Pine and Ben Foster were both really good in Hell or High Water too.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Saw The Lobster and Love & Friendship in the same day.

      Another fun Colin Farrell film is In Bruges

      • sanders says:

        I saw Love and Friendship too. Kendrick was good. A lot of good films this year.

      • Lahdidahbaby says:

        Omg, In Bruges was terrific! I hardly know another soul who saw that.

      • mar_time says:

        Loved In Bruges!! Great fun and the setting was so beautiful! I saw La La Land last night and thought it was FANTASTIC!! We were recently in Paris so there’s one scene that got my husband and I a little “travel sick” (opposite of home sick?) I’m a huge fan of old musicals and it paid homage to that genre.

      • lightpurple says:

        Comcast On Demand has it on the list of Christmas movies this year.

    • Alyce says:

      I hated the Lobster! It had such great reviews and I absolutely couldn’t stand it. I felt very stupid and unsophisticated for not “getting it,” but, alas, I can’t even pretend to like it.

      The premise was good but the lack of real plot or character developement and the stilted dialogue killed me. It is the only movie I ever watched and then wished I could get those hours of my life back.

      • sanders says:

        I get what you are saying. I am wary of movies that privilege technique over an engaging story. I actually thought this movie did a good job of balancing the two. If the story wasn’t interesting, the stilted language would have just been an annoying gimmick. I thought it fell under the science fiction genre. The film maker created a very bleak and soulless world so it made sense the characters were speaking with flat affect. What was hard for me was watching people live in this completely joyless, mechanistic world, there were times I had to look away. It offended my hedonistic sensibilities!

        Of course what we like is subjective, no judgement from me if you didn’t like it.

    • Lahdidahbaby says:

      I agree with you that Mahershala Ali absolutely deserves the nom, Aiobhan, but like you I had hoped (and really kind of expected) that Shariff Earp and the teenage Terrance would get something.

      Moonlight was so powerful and such an important depiction of the way an innocent black child can become a hard guy in the hood and even fall into a life of crime just in order to survive. A lot of fine performances in it.

    • Lurker says:

      Yes to all this. I’m surprised Dav is nominated as a supporting? He’s the lead!

      Also, I adored Loving admittedly, so I’m biased, but Jeff Nichols should have been nominated instead of Vomit Gibson, and the film itself instead of Hacksaw Ridge.

      One is a film completely about love, and the other is a film about violence. It’s just disappointing they recognised the latter.

  8. lightpurple says:

    So happy for Simon Helberg. He really deserves nominations and recognition for what he did in that film. A bit stunned about Aaron Taylor Johnson over Michael Shannon but yes, his performance was pretty good.

    • Elle R says:

      Was happy to see that too – Helberg’s underrated, in my opinion.

      • lightpurple says:

        And he did so much with just facial expressions. He said what the audience wanted to say. As did the showgirl, I can’t remember the actress’s name.

  9. Brittney Buckley says:

    Are these posts still being edited to include the specific films or shows for every actor? Some categories have them and some don’t, but I’m not sure whether to go on a hunt for the complete list or be patient.

  10. ell says:

    honestly, this year there’s a bit of diversity which is great. on the flip side we have mel the raging racist gibson and ben affleck’s sexual predator younger brother getting nominations and winning, too. can it ever be a good year??

  11. lallyvee says:

    Yeah Jeff Bridges.

  12. Jennifer says:

    Nocturnal Animals was beautifully shot. It was also HORRENDOUS TRASHY ANTI-WOMAN NONSENSE and I am a bit disturbed at how few people are talking about that.

    • Slowsnow says:

      I haven’t watched it but please explain ? I’m a bit puzzled by the fact that people love A Single Man so much, which I find to be a contrived homage (wet dream?) to Mastroianni as a gay, aesthete fantasy. And boring.

    • Lightpurple says:

      And anti-redheads

    • Lex says:

      It was such a great film!
      Are films only allowed to be lovely sunshine rainbows? It’s a story. It was very enjoyable and rich and emotional.
      That would be like watching 12 Years a Slave and being outraged that it’s about slavery?

  13. JulP says:

    So happy about all of the nominations for Moonlight! I saw it over the weekend and it’s definitely one of the best films I’ve seen in the past few years. It was such a beautiful film visually, the score was amazing, and all of the performances were great (especially Mahershala and Naomie — it’s mind blowing to me that she filmed her entire performance in just 3 days). I’m really hoping it will beat La La Land for Best Picture/director.

    As a Michael Shannon stan, I’m disappointed he didn’t get a nomination, but Aaron Taylor-Johnson was surprisingly good and definitely deserving of his nom. I’m just glad Nocturnal Animals is getting some love. It’s by far once of the more interesting, daring films I’ve seen recently (though I have yet to see Elle …).

    As someone noted upthread, Lily Collins should be replaced by Kate Beckinsale. I’m surprised by Jonah Hill’s nom, given that War Dogs was not well-received critically. And come the fuck on with Mel Gibson getting a directing nom. Based on the reviews I read, Hacksaw Ridge is gore-porn with cringe worthy dialogue. Maren Ade should have gotten a nomination over him for Toni Erdmann.

  14. minx says:

    I can’t even look at Casey Affleck.

    • als says:

      Yeah, they recognized Casey Affleck and they snubbed the shit out of women’s rights not to be harassed at the workplace, not to be humiliated at work and basically not to be treated like pieces of shit. What an achievement!

      C’mon, guys, if you are bringing out Casey, bring Nate as well! Let’s forgive them all. Make this award season the season of the Caseys and Nates of the world. Let them have this one! And bring Brock ’20 minutes of action’ as well!

      These people are disgusting.

      • Annetommy says:

        I don’t think it’s realistic to expect off-screen sleazy stuff to be taken into account in film nominations. It doesn’t even disqualify someone from being POTUS apparently.

      • Greed Fatigue says:

        I hope you people outraged over Affleck show up to protest at the awards. Otherwise i’m going to doubt your sincerity.

      • jessia says:

        Nate Parker?
        He is a rapist! I can’t believe you want to forgive him for that!
        And Casey was accused of harassment. We don’t have any proof he did his crime whereas Nate Parker got proven a rapist!

  15. kri says:

    For some reason, I really want Colin Farrell to stroll up and wipe the smug looks off the Best Smug Actors faces.

  16. Sam says:

    So happy for Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool! Well deserved in my opinion and I’m glad the HFPA considered it. Comic book movies always get overlooked so this made me happy 🙂

    • MrsBPitt says:

      Deadpool was fun ride!! Ryan Reynolds looked like he was having a blast playing that character!

  17. A says:

    I was a bit surprised about Ryan Reynolds and Deadpool, but now that I think about it, I’m actually pleased. Also, amongst all the nominations for Hell and High Water, did Chris Pine get looked over maybe? Both Joel Edgerton and Jeff Bridges got nominated, but I guess there are only so many folks you can submit for that category.

    • jetlagged says:

      The part Pine played was more Lead Actor than supporting, and that category was pretty crowded. Not surprised he didn’t get a nom – he did a good job, but the part itself wasn’t very showy, his character was pretty subdued most of the time. Ben Foster did what he always does and chewed a lot of scenery playing the charmingly psychotic brother. I love to watch him, but that guy is nuts. Jeff Bridges didn’t earn his nomination for me until the final act of the movie, and then he knocked it out of the park.

  18. Em' says:

    Isabella Hubbert… that made me laugh!

  19. IlsaLund says:

    So it appears that it’s a done deal for Casey Affleck as best actor going forward in all the award ceremonies. What a shame that such a vile lil smug faced creep is going to be adored and rewarded. But then, America did just elect a pussy grabber for President, so what’s an academy award for best actor for a sexual harasser.

  20. Marty says:

    Mel Gibson just recently came out to publicly defend Nate Parker, which sounds about right.

  21. manta says:

    Aaron Taylor-Johnson getting a nom? I haven’t seen the film but either the HFPA made a mistake or the guy made huge progress in record time.
    Because after Savages and Anna Karenina, the only words I associate with him are abysmal blandness.

    • Lightpurple says:

      Giant leaps from Anna Karenina. It took me a few minutes to figure out it was him. Decent American accent too.

  22. Tallia says:

    All the MOONLIGHT feels. <3

  23. Happy21 says:

    I really need to get to the movies! Usually at this time of year I’ve seen all the award worthy movies and this year I have seen ZERO!

  24. gene123 says:

    I’m just here for Ruth Negga.

  25. Brit says:

    I thought chris pine was amazing in hell or high water. I remember seeing it and being like wow, he’s really a talented actor. He just had been choosing random romantic comedies or action movies that didn’t really showcase his talent. Still I’m glad hohw got a bunch of noms, it was a good movie and I was worried that the early release date may have affected its chances at getting a nomination

    • Elle R says:

      I’m disappointed Pine didn’t get nominated (doubly so since Casey Affleck was). He’s talented, and it was nice to see him in a dramatic film like Hell or High Water.

      In fact, my two favorites for actor nominations this year were both snubbed … geez, it’s good I didn’t put money on this.

  26. Greed Fatigue says:

    You snubbed the Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language category.

    Divines (France)
    Elle (France)
    Neruda (Chile)
    The Salesman (Iran, France)
    Toni Erdmanm (Germany)

    I”m tipping Toni Erdmanm.

  27. Luci Lu says:

    I can’t believe Casey Affleck was nominated, or will be nominated for any film award this year, after he was forced to settle two sexual harassment law suits for two of his female staffers on “Manchester By The Sea”, that ultimately ended his marriage.

    • Greed Fatigue says:

      I would’ve preferred the victims to go all the way with their complaints and put him to the sword. This settling business lets him off the hook somewhat.

  28. Horse Marine says:

    By Isabella Hubbert, I suppose you mean Isabelle Huppert? Both her first name and her surname are misspelled, poor lady!

  29. Greed Fatigue says:

    The New Yorker saw it differently. They rated Little Sister as the year’s best film and it didn’t even get a GG nomination.

    Best Movies of 2016

    1. “Little Sister” (Zach Clark)

    2. “Moonlight” (Barry Jenkins)

    3. “Sully” (Clint Eastwood)

    4. “Viktoria” (Maya Vitkova)

    5. “Love & Friendship” (Whit Stillman)

    6. “Men Go to Battle” (Zachary Treitz)

    7. “Wiener-Dog” (Todd Solondz)

    8. “Kate Plays Christine” (Robert Greene)

    9. “Happy Hour” (Ryusuke Hamaguchi)

    10. “Knight of Cups” (Terrence Malick)

    11. “Hail, Caesar!” (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)

    12. “Everybody Wants Some!!” (Richard Linklater)

    13. “The Love Witch” (Anna Biller)

    14. “Krisha” (Trey Edward Shults)

    15. “Pete’s Dragon” (David Lowery)

    16. “Mountains May Depart” (Jia Zhangke)

    17. “For the Plasma” (Bingham Bryant and Kyle Molzan)

    18. “13th” (Ava DuVernay)

    19. “Manchester by the Sea” (Kenneth Lonergan)

    20. “No Home Movie” (Chantal Akerman)

    21. “The Witness” (James Solomon)

    22. “Certain Women” (Kelly Reichardt)

    23. “Sunset Song” (Terence Davies)

    24. “Dog Eat Dog” (Paul Schrader)

    25. “The Treasure” (Corneliu Porumboiu)

    26. “Tower” (Keith Maitland)

    27. “Nuts!” (Penny Lane)

    28. “Mia Madre” (Nanni Moretti)

    29. “Southside with You” (Richard Tanne)

    30. “Michael Moore in TrumpLand” (Michael Moore)

    31. “The Birth of a Nation” (Nate Parker)

    32. “Right Now, Wrong Then” (Hong Sang-soo)

    33. “Embrace of the Serpent” (Ciro Guerra)

    34. “Silence” (Martin Scorsese)

    35. “Hidden Figures” (Theodore Melfi)

    Best Undistributed Film

    “Coma” (Sara Fattahi)

    “Hermia and Helena” (Matías Piñeiro)

    “Yourself and Yours” (Hong Sang-soo)

    “Univitellin” (Terence Nance)