With a Best Performance nod to Jonah Hill, the announcement of the 2017 Golden Globe nominees this morning came with some real surprises. But the awards, which will take place on January 8, features plenty of consensus picks and surefire Oscars contenders, too, including this year’s favorite tearjerkers Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea. Revisit W‘s favorite picks from the lengthy list of nominations, here.
Manchester by the Sea: Best Motion Picture — Drama Meet the soon-to-be-leading-lady Anna Baryshnikov, daughter of Mikhail Baryshnikov.
Moonlight: Best Motion Picture — Drama At just 20, Ashton Sanders was the breakout star in this year’s other favorite tearjerker, Moonlight, which chronicles the life of a black man coming to terms with his sexuality in Florida through the 80’s.
Amy Adams in Arrival: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama “I had a strong connection with the material,” says Adams of her already award-winning role as an earth-saving linguist who communicates with aliens in Denis Villeneuve’s Arrival.
Ruth Negga in Loving: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama The reception of Negga’s star turn in the Oscar contender has already been enough to move the theater actress to tissue-shredding tears, she told W.
Isabelle Huppert in Elle: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama Now in her sixties, the French actress has appeared in over 100 films, but it’s in Elle, directed by Paul Verhoeven, that Huppert’s proving herself cooler than ever.
Natalie Portman in Jackie: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama Portman made her directorial debut earlier this year, but she really returned to relevancy as an actress with her role as First Lady in Jackie, showcasing the dark, twisted side we’d all been missing from her.
Joel Edgerton in Loving: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama The Australian actor went to quite some lengths to star opposite Negga in Loving, from enrolling in brick-laying school and visiting prisons and graves.
Viggo Mortensen in Captain Fantastic: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama Mortensen also added to his skill set for Captain Fantastic, learning to skin, butcher, and rock climb for his role as a father of six in the idealistic, Berner-friendly Captain Fantastic.
20th Century Women: Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy Set in his hometown of Montecito, California, 20th Century Women marks the return of director Mike Mills, living up to the expectations set by his last film, 2011’s Beginners.
Deadpool: Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy Actress Brianna Hildrebrand shares what it was like to share a screen with Ryan Reynolds in Marvel’s action flick, an actor she’d Photoshopped a picture of herself into with back in high school.
Hugh Grant in Florence Foster Jenkins: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy Also up for a Best Motion Picture nomination, Florence Foster Jenkins has Grant playing the doting husband to the titular Florence, played by Meryl Streep — a well-meaning, wealthy socialite with a passion for singing and absolutely no talent.
Emma Stone in La La Land: Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy With the heart of a romantic, the head of a cynic, and a perennially sunny leading lady Emma Stone, Damien Chazelle’s musical, which is also up for Best Motion Picture, seems a surefire bet for the Oscars, too.
Hailee Steinfeld in The Edge of Seventeen: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy The 19-year-old actress may be starring in what’s been called the best teen movie in years, but she’s definitely relatable when it comes to her appreciation for Drake.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Nocturnal Animals: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture Though playing the dangerous character of Ray Marcus in Nocturnal Animals definitely took Taylor-Johnson out of his comfort zone, the actor still seems to have had a good time on set. “Tom Ford is not a let down,” he says of the designer-director. “And he smells good, too.”
Damien Chazelle’s La La Land: Best Director — Motion Picture, Best Screenplay — Motion Picture The director’s latest, starring Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, might just be enough to make Americans fall in love with musicals again.
Tom Ford’s Nocturnal Animals: Best Director — Motion Picture, Best Screenplay — Motion Picture The legendary costume designer Arianne Phillips shares what it was like to work with the director-designer on his second film, a psychological thriller with Jake Gyllenhaal and plenty of well dressed redheads.
“The Crown”: Best Television Series — Drama The new Netflix series may be a biopic of Queen Elizabeth II, but thanks to breakout actress Vanessa Kirby, it’s Princess Margaret who really shines.
“Game of Thrones”: Best Television Series — Drama Like the legions of others obsessed with the HBO series, actor Kit Harrington is glad Jon Snow isn’t dead, either — even if his resurrection took “thousands upon thousands” of takes.
“Stranger Things”: Best Television Series — Drama The Netflix series caused a nationwide streaming binge this summer with its mix of crowd favorites like Winona Ryder, already impressive child actors, and a new wave of teen stars like Charlie Heaton, who plays the most morose of the sci-fi show’s teens, Jonathan Byers.
Evan Rachel Wood in “Westworld”: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama Wood is not the only android to steal the show in “Westworld,” HBO’s sci-fi series about a Western theme park complex enough to turn even the most fandom-averse viewers to Reddit. The English actress Thandie Newton also gave a wonderful performance as a bot, and is starting to earn a following almost as devoted as that of the show’s missing fan favorite, Elsie — along with a Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role nomination.
Rami Malek in “Mr. Robot”: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama “We’ll see how long I can remain mysterious,” Malek says of his role as a troubled hacker on “Mr. Robot,” which already almost earned him a win at last year’s Golden Globes.
Liev Schreiber in “Ray Donovan”: Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama The actor shows off his range with a Shakespeare monologue in the Southie accent in his title role on the Showtime series.
“Atlanta”: Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy An appreciation of all the absurd characters in Donald Glover’s FX series, from black Justin Bieber to a white woman with a Ph.D. in black masculinity.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in “Veep”: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy Two decades after “Seinfeld,” the comedic stalwart is back in HBO’s “Veep,” but still bonded to Larry David by their misery.
Issa Rae in “Insecure”: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy As the HBO series’ creator and star, Issa Rae created joyful comedy — along with a few mirror-fronted rap sessions — out of dysfunction.
Gina Rodriguez in “Jane the Virgin”: Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy “They wanted a big movie star, so I said, ‘Make me one,’” Rodriguez says of her titular role in the rom-com series and move into making her blockbuster debut.
Riley Keough in “The Girlfriend Experience”: Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Elvis’ granddaughter may not be your girlfriend, but she sure can pretend convincingly.
Tom Hiddleston in “The Night Manager”: Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television “I’d make a terrible spy, because everybody knows who I am,” says Hiddleston, who plays a James Bond-like, undercover hotel manager in the TV adaptation of a novel by John le Carre.
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