If you’re hunting for signs of an emerging awards-season consensus between yesterday’s SAG Awards nominations and this morning’s Golden Globes nods, good luck. With a handful of exceptions, the Hollywood Foreign Press handed out nominations to a number of films and performances that SAG voters ignored – and vice versa – further scrambling a race that has thus far been hard to read.
A number of December releases that got little or no SAG Awards love – in many cases because screeners weren’t sent out to the guild in time – scored Globes nominations.
David O. Russell’s “Joy” earned nominations for best motion picture comedy or musical and for its star, Jennifer Lawrence. Quentin Tarantino’s Western “Hateful Eight” received nods for best screenplay and for supporting actress Jennifer Jason Leigh – but not best picture. Will Smith earned a best actor nomination for the NFL drama “Concussion,” a performance that had not made the SAG Awards cut.
WINNER: miniseries actress - Lady Gaga
NOMINATED: miniseries(Suzanne Tenner / TNS)
NOMINATED: motion picture comedy; comedy actor - Christian Bale, Steve Carell; screenplay(Paramount Pictures / TNS)
NOMINATED: motion picture drama; drama actress - Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara; director - Todd Haynes; original score(Courtesy of The Weinstein Compan / The Weinstein Company)
NOMINATED: drama actor - Eddie Redmayne; supporting actress - Alicia Vikander; original score(Agatha A. Nitecka / Focus Features)
WINNER: drama actress - Taraji P. Henson
NOMINATED: drama series(Chuck Hodes / FOX)
NOMINATED: miniseries; miniseries actress - Kirsten Dunst; miniseries actor - Patrick Wilson(Chris Large / FX)
WINNER: comedy actress - Jennifer Lawrence
NOMINATED: motion picture comedy(Merie Weismiller Wallace / 20th Century Fox)
NOMINATED: drama series; drama actor - Wagner Moura(Daniel Daza / Netflix)
NOMINATED: motion picture drama; director - George Miller(Jasin Boland / TNS)
WINNER: supporting actor - Christian Slater; drama series
NOMINATED: drama actor - Rami Malek(Sarah Shatz / USA)
NOMINATED: comedy series; best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television - Uzo Aduba(JoJo Whilden / Netflix / TNS)
NOMINATED: drama series; drama actress - Caitriona Balfe; supporting actor - Tobias Menzies(Ed Miller / Starz Entertainment)
WINNER: drama actress - Brie Larson
NOMINATED: motion picture drama; screenplay(George Kraychyk / A24)
NOMINATED: motion picture drama; director - Tom McCarthy; screenplay(Kerry Hayes / TNS)
WINNER: supporting actress - Kate Winslet; screenplay
NOMINATED: drama actor - Michael Fassbender; original score(Francois Duhamel / Universal Pictures)
WINNER: comedy actor - Matt Damon; motion picture comedy
NOMINATED: director - Ridley Scott(Giles Keyte / 20th Century Fox / TNS)
WINNER: director - Alejandro González Iñárritu; drama actor - Leonardo DiCaprio; motion picture drama
NOMINATED: original score(Kimberley French / 20th Century Fox)
NOMINATED: motion picture comedy; comedy actress - Amy Schumer(Mary Cybulski / Universal Pictures)
NOMINATED: comedy series; comedy actor - Jeffrey Tambor; supporting actress - Judith Light(Beth Dubber / Amazon Studios)
NOMINATED: comedy series; comedy actress - Julia Louis-Dreyfus(Handout / TNS)
NOMINATED: miniseries actor - Mark Rylance; supporting actor - Damian Lewis(Giles Keyte / Masterpiece / BBC)
Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “The Revenant,” which had only received a single SAG nod for Leonardo DiCaprio, picked up a best drama Globes nomination as well as nods for DiCaprio, Iñárritu and the film’s score. The train for Adam McKay’s financial-crisis dramedy “The Big Short” continued rolling on, with four Golden Globes nods adding to yesterday’s two SAG nominations.
“The Martian,” which was one of the surprising shutouts of the SAGs, picked up Globes nods for best motion picture comedy/musical and for star Matt Damon.
George Miller’s gonzo action film “Mad Max: Fury Road” picked up a nomination for best motion picture drama and best director, giving a boost to a film many see as an awards-season dark horse.
Two comedies, Judd Apatow’s raunchy rom-com “Trainwreck” and the Melissa McCarthy film “Spy” earned two nods each.
Among the bigger surprises in the Globes’ acting categories, Mark Ruffalo earned a nod for the little-seen “Infinitely Polar Bear,” while Al Pacino scored a nomination for the comedy “Danny Collins.” Meanwhile, Sylvester Stallone, who failed to score a nod from SAG voters for his return to the role of Rocky Balboa in “Creed,” proved himself a Globes contender.