“La La Land” is the top nominee at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards with seven nominations. The musical romance about the love between an aspiring actress (Emma Stone) and a struggling jazz musician (Ryan Gosling) picked up a whopping seven nominations, more than any other film. Check out the complete list of Golden Globe nominations.
Fresh off of its eight Critics’ Choice Awards victories, including Best Picture, it contends at the Globes for Best Film Comedy/Musical, Best Film Comedy/Musical Actor (Gosling), Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress (Stone), Best Director (Damien Chazelle), Best Screenplay, Best Score and Best Song (“City of Stars,” but not “Audition”).
“Moonlight” is the second most recognized film, and it’s the top drama with six nominations. Telling the coming-of-age story of a Miami boy growing up gay in a poor neighborhood, it’s in the running for Best Film Drama, Best Film Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Best Film Supporting Actress (Naomie Harris), Best Director (Barry Jenkins), Best Screenplay and Best Score.
“Manchester by the Sea” is right behind with five. The intimate indie drama, about an uncle who must take care of his nephew after a family tragedy, competes for Best Film Drama, Best Film Drama Actor (Casey Affleck), Best Film Supporting Actress (Michelle Williams), Best Director (Kenneth Lonergan) and Best Screenplay. But Lucas Hedges, fresh off his Best Young Actor/Actress nom at the Critics’ Choice Awards, was snubbed for Best Film Supporting Actor.
The improbably true story “Lion,” about an adopted Australian man who discovers his long-lost birth family, tied for fourth place with impressive four noms. It made the cut for Best Film Drama, plus supporting acting nominations for Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman and a bid for Best Score.
Also based on a true story, “Florence Foster Jenkins” also picked up four nominations: Best Film Comedy/Musical, Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress (Meryl Streep), Best Film Comedy/Musical Actor (Hugh Grant) and Best Film Supporting Actor (Simon Helberg). Streep’s nomination is the 30th of her career, extending her record as the most nominated actor. This year she is also the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award.
Rounding out the Best Film Comedy/Musical category are “20th Century Women” and “Deadpool” with two nominations apiece and the Irish musical “Sing Street” with one.
And completing the lineup for Best Film Drama are “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Hell or High Water,” both with a trio of nominations. In addition to the top category, “Hacksaw Ridge” also earned bids for its lead actor Andrew Garfield and director Mel Gibson. This is Gibson’s first Globe nomination in any category since 2000 when he competed for his leading role in the comedy film “What Women Want”; the only time he has won a Globe to date was in 1995 for directing “Braveheart.”
“Hell or High Water” also earned bids for the standout supporting performance by Jeff Bridges and for its screenplay.
“Nocturnal Animals” also did better than expected, snagging three noms: Best Director (Tom Ford), Best Film Supporting Actor for Aaron Taylor-Johnson (but not Michael Shannon, who was up for a Critics’ Choice Award over the weekend) and Best Screenplay. But despite those three pivotal nominations it was left out of the Best Film Drama race.
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