'La La Land' leads the Golden Globes with 7 nominations
The 2017 Golden Globe nominations were revealed today by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Filmmaker Damien Chazelle's 'La La Land' led the pack with 7 nominations. The musical romance was nominated for best musical/comedy film, director, original screenplay, score, song, along with acting nominations for its stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Coming-of-age drama 'Moonlight' was close behind with 6 nominations.
The Golden Globes
Golden Globe Awards are the American film and TV awards bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). 1st Golden Globes were presented in Jan 1944. They began as film awards and TV awards were included in 1956. Today, Golden Globes recognize achievements in 25 categories - 14 in films and 11 in TV. 2017 Golden Globes mark the 74th edition of the awards.
Marlon Brando refused Golden Globe for 'The Godfather'
Marlon Brando refused the Golden Globe Best Actor award for 'The Godfather' in 1973 to protest the US "imperialism and racism". Similarly, he also didn't accept the Oscar that year.
Meryl Streep with most Golden Globes
Meryl Streep holds the record for most individual Golden Globes (8) and the most individual nominations (29). She has also been nominated in the Best actress in Comedy/Musical category for 2017 Golden Globes.
Films nominated under "Best Drama" and "Best Comedy/Musical"
The films nominated for "Best Motion Picture - Drama" are - Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, and Moonlight. Under "Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy" the nominees include - 20th Century Women, Deadpool, La La Land, Florence Foster Jenkins, and Sing Street. The big surprise was the nomination for 2016 sleeper hit "Deadpool" starring Ryan Reynolds.
Best Actor/Actress Awards in Drama
Best Actress, Drama nominees are - Amy Adams for "Arrival", Jessica Chastain for "Miss Sloane", Isabelle Huppert for "Elle", Ruth Negga for "Loving", Natalie Portman for "Jackie". Best Actor, Drama nominations include - Casey Affleck for "Manchester By the Sea", Joel Edgerton for "Loving", Andrew Garfield for "Hacksaw Ridge", Viggo Mortensen for "Captain Fantastic", Denzel Washington for "Fences".
Best Actor/Actress in Comedy or Musical
Best Actress, Comedy/Musical nominees: Annette Bening for "20th Century Women", Lily Collins for "Rules Don't Apply", Hailee Steinfeld for "The Edge of Seventeen", Emma Stone (La La Land), Meryl Streep for "Florence Foster Jenkins". Best Actor, Comedy/Musical nominees: Colin Farrell for "The Lobster", Ryan Gosling (La La Land), Hugh Grant for "Florence Foster Jenkins", Jonah Hill for "War Dogs", Ryan Reynolds for "Deadpool".
Best in TV
On the TV side, "People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" was the front-runner with 5 nominations, including for Best limited series category where it will compete against "American Crime", "The Dresser", "The Night Manager" and "The Night Of". In the Best TV Series, Drama category nods went to, "Westworld", "Stranger Things", "The Crown", "This is Us" and "Game of Thrones".
Presentation on 8 Jan
The Golden Globes will be presented in Los Angeles on 8 Jan 2017 at a ceremony to be hosted by Jimmy Fallon.