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The 2016 Golden Globe nominations probably ignored some of your favorite shows

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Courtesy: Kempton/Flickr Ricky Gervais at the 2012 Golden Globes

Is Amy Schumer bound for Oscar glory? Was The Martian actually a musical? Why oh why won't people give Julianna Margulies the awards she deserves for The Good Wife? There were more questions than answers when the Golden Globe nominees were announced this morning. 

With the Grammy and SAG Awards already announced, awards season is in full swing (stay tuned for the Oscar nominations, which will be announced min-January). The Globes in particular are known for being more of a party than other more “serious” award shows, but the results still matter, and can end up impacting which films and actors go on to win in February.

On the TV front, several television categories with high-profile and much-praised final seasons—among them Mad Men and Parks and Recreation—didn't receive too much attention, so you can expect headlines to focus on those “snubs.” That being said, the Globes, which are selected by the Hollywood Foreign Press, have tended to recognize up-and-coming shows rather than rewarding same programs year after year. Still, The Affair, which won the award for TV drama last year, was left off this year's list entirely. Other big TV snubs included the The Americans in the TV drama category, Ellie Kemper's performance in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and Julianna Margulies in The Good Wife.

The film race looks wide open this year with no clear frontrunner—which doesn't do much to firm up who the favorites are going into the Oscar noms. Carol, The Big Short and Spotlight look to lead this race. One of the most exciting things for us at Time Out was the strong nominations for Spy and Trainwreck, two stellar, lady-led comedies. Sylvester Stallone also picked up a supporting nomination for his role in Creed, and Alicia Vikander earned two acting nominations for her roles in The Danish Girl and Ex Machina.

Angela Bassett, Chloe Grace Moretz, America Ferrera and Dennis Quaid announced the award nominations this morning—the actual ceremony will take place January 10, hosted by Ricky Gervais.

Here is the complete list of nominations:




Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant



Musical or Comedy

The Big Short


The Martian



Actor, Drama

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Will Smith, Concussion

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Actress, Drama

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Rooney Mara, Carol

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Actor, Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Steve Carell, The Big Short

Matt Damon, The Martian

Al Pacino, Danny Collins

Mark Ruffalo, Spotlight

Actress, Musical or Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Melissa McCarthy, Spy

Amy Schumer, Trainwreck

Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van

Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Supporting Actor

Paul Dano, Love & Mercy

Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Supporting Actress

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Jane Fonda, Youth

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Helen Mirren, Trumbo

Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina


Todd Haynes, Carol

Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott, The Martian




The Big Short

Steve Jobs

The Hateful Eight

Original Song

"Love Me Like You Do" 50 Shades of Grey

"One Kind of Love" Love and Mercy

"See You Again" Furious 7

"Simple Song No. 3" Youth

"Writing’s On The Wall" Spectre

Animated Feature


The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun The Sheep




Game of Thrones

Mr. Robot





Mozart in the Jungle

Silicon Valley


Orange is the New Black


Actor, Drama

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Wagner Moura, Narcos

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Actress, 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

Actor, Musical or Comedy

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk

Rob Lowe, The Grinder

Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Actress, Musical or Comedy

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex Girlfriend

Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

Supporting Actor

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Tobias Menzies, Outlander

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Supporting Actress

Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Joanna Froggett, Downton Abbey

Regina King, American Crime

Judith Light, Transparent

Maura Tierney, The Affair 

TV movie/limited series

American Crime

American Horror Story


Flesh and Bone

Wolf Hall

Actor, TV movie/limited series

Idris Elba, Luther

Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero

David Oyelowo, Nightingale

Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Patrick Wilson, Fargo

Actress, TV movie/limited series

Kirsten Dunst, Fargo

Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel

Sarah Hay, Flesh & Bone

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Queen Latifah, Bessie