5 Things You Might Not Have Seen—But Should—Before the Golden Globes

5 Things You Might Not Have Seen—But Should—Before the Golden Globes

Plus, the full list of nominees.

This morning, the nominees for the 74th Golden Globe Awards were announced. The ceremony has recently been a bit...fraught. When Ricky Gervais hosted last year, he referred to Caitlyn Jenner as Bruce and joked about how much more he was paid than Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (bring them back!) when they hosted previously. Woof. This year, Jimmy Fallon will be hosting when the show airs January 8th, and we’ll absolutely be watching—and rooting for our favorites.

While almost everyone we know has seen La La Land and Stranger Things (both are great!), there are a few films and performances that made a quieter splash, but absolutely deserve awards and attention. Here are just a few things to watch (and cheer for!) this awards season.


Moonlight - Best Movie, Drama

Moonlight is one of the most powerful and beautiful films we’ve ever seen. Directed and written by Barrie Jenkins, it follows a young gay black man, Chiron, growing up in the projects around Miami. It’s breathtaking, and quietly heartbreaking.

Naomie Harris - Best Supporting Actress in a Movie, Moonlight

A large credit for that heartbreaking-ness goes to Naomie Harris, who plays Chiron’s drug-addicted mother. She’s beyond-belief incredible in this role, and totally deserves a win.


Elle - Best Foreign Film

Isabelle Huppert plays a French woman who is raped in her home, and after feeling suspicious of everyone around her, (spoiler alert) ultimately gets revenge. It’s super-empowering—albeit in a pretty dark way.


Issa Rae - Best Actress, TV Musical/Comedy

We love Insecure and Issa Rae. She might not be so under-the-radar, but we’re hoping she can win this year over longtime winner Julia Louis Dreyfuss (we love you, Julia!). Her show is funny, but also sad in a super-realistic way. She’s hilarious, but also an amazing actress.


Tom Ford - Best Director, Nocturnal Animals

Yes, the Tom Ford! His film, Nocturnal Animals, is stunning in a very Tom Ford-esque way. If for no other reason (though there are loads of other reasons), see this for the clothes.


Best Movie, Drama

Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Manchester by the Sea


Best Actress in a Movie, Drama

Amy Adams
Jessica Chastain
Isabelle Huppert
Ruth Negga
Natalie Portman


Best Picture, Comedy/Musical

20th Century Women
Florence Foster Jenkins
La La Land
Sing Street


Best TV Series, Drama

The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us


Best Actress in a Movie, Comedy/Musical

Annette Bening
Lily Collins
Hailee Steinfeld
Emma Stone
Meryl Streep


Best Director

Damien Chazelle
Tom Ford
Mel Gibson
Barry Jenkins
Kenneth Lonergan


Best Actor in a Movie, Drama

Casey Affleck
Joel Edgerton
Andrew Garfield
Viggo Mortensen
Denzel Washington


Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Rami Malek
Bob Odenkirk
Matthew Rhys
Liev Schreiber
Billy Bob Thorton


Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Caitriona Balfe
Claire Foy
Keri Russell
Winona Ryder
Evan Rachel Wood


Best Actor in a Movie, Comedy/Musical

Jonah Hill
Colin Farrell
Ryan Gosling
Hugh Grant
Ryan Reynolds


Best Supporting Actress in a Movie

Viola Davis
Naomie Harris
Nicole Kidman
Octavia Spencer
Michelle Williams


Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy/Musical

Anthony Anderson
Gael García Bernal
Donald Glover
Nick Nolte
Jeffrey Tambor


Best Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries

Riz Ahmed
Bryan Cranston
John Turturro
Courtney B. Vance
Tom Hiddleston


Best Original Screenplay

La La Land
Manchester by the Sea
Nocturnal Animals
Hell or High Water


Best Supporting Actor in a Series/TV Movie/Miniseries

Sterling K. Brown
Hugh Laurie
John Lithgow
Christian Slater
John Travolta


Best Actress, Limited Series

Felicity Huffman
Riley Keough
Sarah Paulson
Charlotte Rampling
Kerry Washington


Best Supporting Actress, TV

Olivia Colman
Lena Heady
Chrissy Metz
Mandy Moore
Thandie Newton


Best Motion Picture – Animated

Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life as a Zucchini


Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy/Musical

Rachel Bloom
Julia Louis-Dreyfus
Sarah Jessica Parker
Issa Rae
Gina Rodriguez
Tracee Ellis Ross


Best TV Comedy

Mozart in the Jungle


Best Supporting Actor, Film

Mahershala Ali
Jeff Bridges
Simon Helberg
Dev Patel
Aaron Taylor Johnson


Best Limited Series or TV Movie

American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of
The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story


Best Foreign Film

The Salesman
Toni Erdmann


Best Original Screenplay

La La Land
Nocturnal Animals
Hell or High Water

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