Maggie Smith, Eddie Redmayne Lead the 2016 Golden Globes Nominations
The nominations for the 2016 Golden Globe Awards have been announced today, following yesterday’s Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations, with Dame Maggie Smith (Professor Minerva McGonagall) and Eddie Redmayne (Newt Scamander) scoring major acting nods.
Smith, a three-time Golden Globe winner, is nominated in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy/Musical category for The Lady in the Van, which also stars Jim Broadbent (Horace Slughorn) and Frances de la Tour (Madam Olympe Maxime). The actress previously took home Golden Globe awards for California Suite, A Room With a View, and Downton Abbey.
Redmayne picked up yet another nomination in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama category for The Danish Girl. He will be looking to repeat his success at this year’s ceremony where he took home the award for his portrayal of physicist Stephen Hawkins in The Theory of Everything. In addition to Redmayne’s nomination, his co-star in the film, Alicia Vikander, has gone one further and scored two nominations. Vikander is nominated for The Danish Girl in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama category and Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance in Ex Machina, which also starred former Potter alumnus Domhnall Gleeson (Bill Weasley).
Michael Fassbender is nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for the critically acclaimed Steve Jobs, which also stars Fantastic Beasts actress Katherine Waterston (Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein). Kate Winslet, who also stars in the film, is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Steve Jobs subsequently received nominations for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture and Best Original Score.
Leonardo DiCaprio secured a nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for The Revenant, which also stars Domhnall Gleeson. The film also received nominations for Best Director, Best Original Score, and Best Motion Picture, Drama.
Meanwhile, Saoirse Ronan, who stars in Brooklyn alongside Julie Walters (Molly Weasley), Jim Broadbent, and Domhnall Gleeson, received a nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama. Comedian Amy Schumer scored a nomination for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy/Musical for Trainwreck, which featured a cameo appearance from Daniel Radcliffe. The film is also nominated for Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical. In the Best Original Score – Motion Picture category, Alexandre Desplat, the composer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2, is nominated for his work on The Danish Girl.
Turning to the small-screen nominations, Viola Davis is nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama for How to Get Away With Murder, which also stars Alfie Enoch (Dean Thomas). Game of Thrones, which starred Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks), David Bradley (Argus Filch), and Michelle Fairley (Mrs. Granger), received a nomination for Best TV Series, Drama. Joanne Froggatt, who stars in Downton Abbey alongside Dame Maggie Smith, is nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie, while Eva Green, who stars in Penny Dreadful alongside Helen McCrory (Narcissa Malfoy) and Rory Kinnear (Barry Fairbrother in The Casual Vacancy), is nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama.
Finally, “Writing’s on the Wall,” Sam Smith’s theme for the latest Bond film, Spectre, which stars Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), is nominated for Best Original Song. A huge congratulations to all of the nominees!
The 2016 Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Ricky Gervais, will take place on January 10 in Hollywood. Whom are you rooting for? Let us know your thoughts!