The Golden Globe Award 2016 nominations list was released earlier this morning, honoring the best in television and film from the past year.

Some of the mentions were expected, like Empire, Game of Thrones, Narcos, and Orange Is the New Black in the TV categories—all of these shows have received critical praise for their cast and storylines, not to mention awards in previous years.

However, there were definitely a few surprises, like Jamie Lee Curtis in Scream Queens and Rachel Bloom in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, who were both nominated for best television actress in a comedy—they’re both new shows that just premiered late this year. Another surprising name was Lily Tomlin, who’s been nominated individually for the first time in 30 years! What’s more, 76-year-old Tomlin got two mentions, one for her role in the series Grace and Frankie and then again for her movie Grandma.


Speaking of films, the big frontrunners on the big screen were the 1950s romance Carol with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara (leading with five nominations); the star-studded drama The Big Short with Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling, and Steve Carrell (four nominations); an 1800s adventure flick called The Revenant with Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio (four nominations); and the Michael Fassbender biopic Steve Jobs (four nominations). Not surprisingly, Mad Max: Fury Road with Charlize Theron and Tom Hardy wasn’t far behind with three nods.

The Golden Globe Award 2016 nominations list is always exciting to see, because oftentimes it sets the stage for what the Oscars list of nominees will look like. Unfortunately we’ll have to wait until January 10 to see the winners—the show will be broadcasted live on NBC at 8 p.m. EST. In the meantime, here’s the full list of Golden Globe nominees for the major categories:


Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy


The Big Short
The Martian

Best Motion Picture — Animated

Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
The Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language

The Brand New Testament
The Club
The Fencer
Son of Saul

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Will Smith, Concussion
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Jane Fonda, Youth
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

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