Eddie Redmayne in running for Golden Globes glory

Eddie Redmayne is continuing his quest for awards glory in 2016 with a best actor Golden Globe nomination for The Danish Girl.

The 73rd annual Golden Globes nominations were announced by Angela Bassett, Chloë Grace Moretz, Dennis Quaid, and America Ferrera at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on Thursday (10Dec15).

Eddie swept the board earlier this year (15) for his role in The Theory of Everything. Following on from Wednesday’s (09Dec15) SAG Awards nominations, the British star is once again going head-to-head with Leonardo DiCaprio in The Revenant, Bryan Cranston for Trumbo and Michael Fassbender’s turn as Steve Jobs. The Golden Globes has also put Will Smith in the running for his role in Concussion.

Experts have predicted Leonardo is the front runner for the gong, which could mean it’s up to Eddie’s co-star Alicia Vikander, who is nominated for a best actress award, to win the film an honour. She faces stiff competition from Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, both in Carol, Brie Larson for Room and Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn.

The Revenant picked up a best picture nomination too, but The Danish Girl missed out. Carol, Mad Max: Fury Road, Room and Spotlight all made the cut.

It had been predicted correctly that films The Martian and The Big Short would appear in the best picture comedy or musical category. The decision has been mired by controversy as many see the features as dramas. Joy, Spy and Trainwreck make up the rest of the shortlist.

Sam Smith’s mammoth year will be ending on a high with a nod in the original score category. His James Bond theme for Spectre, Writing’s on the Wall, is going head to head with See You Again from Fast & Furious 7, Love Me Like You Do from Fifty Shades of Grey, Love & Mercy’s One Kind of Love and Simple Song #3 from Youth.

The ceremony also celebrates the very best on the small screen, with Lady Gaga proving her move into acting has been a successful one. She’s nominated in the best actress in the mini-series or TV movie group thanks to her role as The Countess in American Horror Story: Hotel. She’s up against Sarah Hay in Flesh and Bone, Felicity Huffman’s turn in American Crime and Queen Latifah for Bessie.

TV heavyweights Robin Wright (House of Cards), Taraji P. Henson (Empire), Eva Green (Penny Dreadful), Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder) and Caitriona Balfe (Outlander) will all battle it out to be named best drama actress in a TV show. For the male version it’s Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Wagner Moura (Narcos), Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan).

The awards will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on 10 January (16), with comedian Ricky Gervais presiding over events for the fourth time.

2016 Golden Globes nominees

Best Motion Picture, Drama


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant



Best Motion Picture, Comedy

The Big Short


The Martian



Best Foreign Language Film

The Brand New Testament

The Club

The Fencer


Son of Saul

Best Director – Motion Picture

Todd Haynes, Carol

Alejandro Iñárritu, The Revenant

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

George Miller, Mad Max

Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Rooney Mara, Carol

Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Melissa McCarthy, Spy

Amy Schumer, Trainwreck

Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van

Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Jane Fonda, Youth

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Helen Mirren, Trumbo

Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant

Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs

Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl

Will Smith, Concussion

Best 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 Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Paul Dano, Love & Mercy

Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best TV Series, Drama


Game of Thrones

Mr. Robot



Best TV Series, Comedy


Mozart in the Jungle

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley



Best TV Movie or Limited-Series

American Crime

American Horror Story: Hotel


Flesh and Bone

Wolf Hall

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Wagner Moura, Narcos

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Emma Donoghue, Room

Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight

Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, The Big Short

Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs

Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Best Animated Feature Film


The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie

Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Regina King, American Crime

Judith Light, Transparent

Maura Tierney, The Affair

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens

Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Lilly Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Tobias Menzies, Outlander

Best Original Song

Love Me Like You Do, Fifty Shades of Grey

One Kind of Love, Love & Mercy

See You Again, Furious 7

Simple Song #3, Youth

Writing’s On the Wall, Spectre

Best actress in a TV movie or limited series

Queen Latifah

Felicity Huffman

Sarah Hay

Lady Gaga

Kirsten Dunst

– Cover Media