2017 Golden Globe Nominees and Best Binge-Watching

This morning, the Film and TV contenders were announced for the 2017 Golden Globes which will air on January 8th, 2017. This gives you time to catch or binge watch several of the outstanding contenders available via Netflix, Amazon, HBO Go and other premium cable and satellite services.

These are the nominees for the 74th annual Golden Globe awards celebrating television and movies, whose winners will be chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

MOVIES

When it came to movies, La La Land lead the motion picture nominations with seven nods followed by Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, with six. In television, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story leads with five nominations, followed by The Night Manager with four.

If you wish to watch the 13 minute Nominations announcement in full:

2017 Golden Globe Nominees & Best Binge-Watching

Basically, here’s what you need to go see. Either to run out and catch in the theaters, borrow someone’s screening copy or  settle in for a session of binge-watching prior to the winners being announced on Jan 8th.

Below are the nominees (and movie posters) for the movie and tv categories. There’s a complete downloadable Official 15 page list which includes all nominated performances, songs, screenplays and direction at the end of this post.

On the Drama side of things Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight , a heart-wrenching, intimate coming-of-age story, was nominated in six categories including Best Motion Picture, Best Director and Screenplay (for Jenkins) and Supporting Actor nods for Mahershala Ali and Naomie Harris.

Kenneth Lonergan’s critically praised Manchester By The Sea also had a strong showing with nominations as Best Drama, Director (Lonergan) and acting nods for stars Casey Affleck (Best Actor) and Michelle Wiliams (Supporting Actress). Lion, Hacksaw Ridge and Hell or High Water rounded up the category.

Best Motion Picture – Drama:
HACKSAW

HELL OR HIGH WATER

LION

MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

MOONLIGHT

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
20TH CENTURY WOMAN

DEADPOOL
  Deadpool blu ray
FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS

LA LA LAND

SING STREET

Best Motion Picture – Animated
KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS

MOANA

MY LIFE AS A ZUCCHINI

SING

ZOOTOPIA
Zootopia

In the Foreign Language department it was time to sing the Marseillaise as two French and one French/Iranian co-production secured nominations berths. Celine Sciamma’s tale of banlieu girlhood and hard knocks got a nod as well as Paul Verhoeven’s Elle starring standout Isabelle Huppert. The veteran French actress also received a nomination as one of the year’s best Drama Actresses, alongside Amy Adams (Arrival), Jessica Chastain (Miss Sloane), Ruth Negga (Loving) and Natalie Portman (Jackie). Rounding out the international category were Asghar Farhadi’s The Salesman which continued the Globe winning director’s (A Separation) streak, Maren Ade’s German Cannes favorite Toni Erdmann and Neruda from Chile’s Pablo Larrain.

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
DIVINES

ELLE

NERUDA

THE SALESMAN

TONI ERDMANN

TELEVISION

Television nominations continued the HFPA’s tradition of recognizing new talent with nods for Issa Rae (Insecure) and Donald Glover for his fresh FX comedy series Atlanta. Black-ish also received three nominations confirming the current exciting creative moment of African American-themed shows. Mozart in The Jungle, Veep and Transparent rounded up the category. In TV Drama stalwalrt Game of Thrones pulled two nominations (Best Drama Series and Lena Headey) alongside new entries The Crown, Westworld, Stranger Things and This Is Us.

HBO once again led the pack among networks with 14 nominations, a tally run up in part by Westworld’s three nominations in the Series Drama category and The Night Of, a three-time nominee as Best Mini Series. That category was dominated by FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story from creators Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski. Its stellar cast pulled a total of four acting nominations (Sarah Paulson, Courtney B. Vance, Sterling K.Brown and John Travolta).

Best Television Series – Drama

GAME OF THRONES
Game of Thrones
STRANGER THINGS
Stranger Things
THE CROWN
The Crown
THIS IS US
This Is Us season 1
WESTWORLD
Westworld hbo series season 1

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
ATLANTA

BLACK-ISH
Blackish Season 1 and 2
MOZART IN THE JUNGLE
Mozart in the Jungle
TRANSPARENT
Transparent season 1
VEEP
Veep

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
AMERICAN CRIME

THE DRESSER
The Dresser
THE NIGHT MANAGER
The Night Manager
THE PEOPLE VS OJ SIMPSON, AMERICAN CRIME STORY
The People vs OJ Simpson
THE NIGHT OF
The Night Of

For ALL the nominated performances, writing, direction, scores and more, below is a link to download the official list.

Download The Full Official 2017 Golden Globe Nominations List: PDF (15 pp)

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