Golden Globe Awards: 'Carol' Leads with Five Nominations

Rooney Mara (L) and Cate Blanchett in "Carol"
Rooney Mara (L) and Cate Blanchett in “Carol”

The lesbian romance “Carol” with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara charmed Golden Globe voters who lavished the period piece, its stars and director Todd Haynes with a leading five nominations on Thursday. “The Big Short” also came up big and Leonardo DiCaprio got a big boost toward scoring his first Oscar.

Along with “Carol” drama nods went to “Mad Max: Fury Road,” “The Revenant,” “Room” and “Spotlight.” Nominated for movie comedy were “The Big Short,” “Joy,” “The Martian,” “Spy” and “Trainwreck.”

Sylvester Stallone received a surprise supporting actor nomination for “Creed” but he movie and star Michael B. Jordan were snubbed. Also getting shut out was “Straight Outta Compton,” which had received a surprise ensemble nomination Wednesday from the SAG Awards.

Here’s a complete list of nominations by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:

Motion picture, drama


“Mad Max: Fury Road”

“The Revenant”



Motion picture, comedy

“The Big Short”


“The Martian”



Actress in a motion picture, drama

Cate Blanchett, “Carol”

Brie Larson, “Room”

Rooney Mara, “Carol”

Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”

Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Actress in a motion picture, comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”

Melissa McCarthy, “Spy”

Amy Schumer, “Trainwreck”

Maggie Smith, “The Lady in the Van”

Lily Tomlin, “Grandma”

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”

Actor in a motion picture, comedy

Christian Bale, “The Big Short”

Steve Carell, “The Big Short”

Matt Damon, “The Martian”

Al Pacino, “Danny Collins”

Mark Ruffalo, “Infinitely Polar Bear”


Todd Haynes, “Carol”

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, “The Revenant”

Tom Mccarthy, “Spotlight”

George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

Ridley Scott, The Martian”


Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, “Spotlight”

Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs”

Quentin Tarantino, “The Hateful Eight”

Emma Donoghue, “Room”

Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, “The Big Short”

Actress in a TV movie or limited series

Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”

Queen Latifah, “Bessie”

Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”

Sarah Hay, “Flesh and Bone”

Lady Gaga, “American Horror Story: Hotel”

Original song

“Love Me Like You Do” (50 Shades of Grey)

“One Kind of Love” (Love and Mercy)

“See You Again” (Furious 7)

“Simple Song #3” (Youth)

“Writing’s on the Wall” (Spectre)

Foreign language film

“The Brand New Testament” (Belgium / France / Luxembourg)

“The Club” (Chile)

“The Fencer” (Finland / Germany / Estonia)

‘Mustang” (France)

“Son Of Saul” (Hungary)


Carter Burwell, “Carol”

Alexandre Desplat, “The Danish Girl”

Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight

Daniel Pemberton, “Steve Jobs”

Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, “The Revenant”


TV series, drama


“Game of Thrones”

“Mr. Robot”



TV series, comedy


“Mozart in the Jungle”

“Orange Is the New Black”

“Silicon Valley”



Actress in a supporting role in a motion picture 

Jane Fonda, “Youth”

Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”

Helen Mirren, “Trumbo”

Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”

Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Actor in a supporting role 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”

TV movie or miniseries

“American Crime”

“American Horror Story: Hotel”


“Flesh and Bone”

“Wolf Hall”

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”

Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Actress in a TV series, drama

Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”

Viola Davis, “How To Get Away With Murder

Eva Green, “Penny Dreadful

Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

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”

Actor in a TV series, comedy

Aziz Ansari, “Master Of None”

Gael García Bernal, “Mozart In The Jungle”

Rob Lowe, “The Grinder”

Patrick Stewart, “Blunt Talk”

Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Animated feature film


“The Good Dinosaur”

“Inside Out”

“The Peanuts Movie”

“Shaun The Sheep Movie”

Supporting actor in a TV series, limited series or TV movie

Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”

Damian Lewis, “Wolf Hall”

Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”

Tobias Menzies, “Outlander”

Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

Supporting actress in a TV 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”

Actor in a TV movie or limited series

Oscar Isaac, “Show Me a Hero”

Patrick Wilson, “Fargo”

Idris Elba, “Luther”

David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”

Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”