The 2017 Golden Globes Nominations List Puts 'La La Land' & 'American Crime Story' At The Front Of The Pack

Though there are many, many things that should be left in 2016, there are a few things from the past year that deserve to be celebrated — namely, movies and television shows. Just before the year comes to a close, on Monday, Dec. 12, the full list of 2017 Golden Globes nominations will be announced and do exactly that. From La La Land to American Crime Story to Jackie to Westworld, movies and TV shows both provided a means of escape from our tumultuous world and shone a light on relevant themes that forced us to look at current issues from a different perspective. It's fitting, then, that we'll end the year by looking back on such movies and series, before awarding the best of the best on Jan. 8, 2017.

The Golden Globes are often deemed important because they are a reliable predictor of Academy Award nominees, but their value goes well beyond that. By awarding both television and film, and splitting the latter into more specific categories than the Oscars, the Golden Globes tend to honor a broader range of actors, writers, and directors, and recognize pieces of media that would otherwise go overlooked. Here are the 2017 Golden Globe nominees — the movies and TV shows that should be remembered long after this year comes to an end.

Film

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama, Musical or Comedy

  • Mahershala Ali — Moonlight
  • Jeff Bridges — Hell or High Water
  • Simon Helberg — Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Dev Patel — Lion
  • Aaron Taylor Johnson — Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama, Musical or Comedy

  • Viola Davis — Fences
  • Naomie Harris — Moonlight
  • Nicole Kidman — Lion
  • Octavia Spencer — Hidden Figures
  • Michelle Williams — Manchester by the Sea

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Denzel Washington — Fences
  • Casey Affleck — Manchester by the Sea
  • Joel Edgerton — Loving
  • Andrew Garfield — Hacksaw Ridge
  • Viggo Mortensen — Captain Fantastic

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Isabelle Huppert — Elle
  • Natalie Portman — Jackie
  • Ruth Negga — Loving
  • Amy Adams — Arrival
  • Jessica Chastain — Miss Sloane

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • Colin Farrell — The Lobster
  • Ryan Gosling — La La Land
  • Hugh Grant — Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Jonah Hill — War Dogs
  • Ryan Reynolds — Deadpool

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • Annette Bening — 20th Century Women
  • Lily Collins — Rules Don’t Apply
  • Hailee Steinfeld — Edge of Seventeen
  • Emma Stone — La La Land
  • Meryl Streep — Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Original Song

  • "Can’t Stop the Feeling" — Trolls
  • "City of Stars" — La La Land
  • "Faith" — Sing
  • "Gold" — Gold
  • "How Far I’ll Go" — Moana

Best Original Score

  • Moonlight
  • La La Land
  • Arrival
  • Lion
  • Hidden Figures

Best Screenplay

  • Damien Chazelle — La La Land
  • Tom Ford — Nocturnal Animals
  • Barry Jenkins — Moonlight
  • Kenneth Lonergan — Manchester by the Sea
  • Taylor Sheridan — Hell or High Water

Best Director

  • Damien Chazelle — La La Land
  • Tom Ford — Nocturnal Animals
  • Mel Gibson — Hacksaw Ridge
  • Barry Jenkins — Moonlight
  • Kenneth Lonergan — Manchester by the Sea

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Kubo and the Two Strings
  • Moana
  • My Life As A Zucchini
  • Sing
  • Zootopia

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Divines
  • Elle
  • Neruda
  • The Salesman
  • Toni Erdmann

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • 20th Century Women
  • Deadpool
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • La La Land
  • Sing Street

Best Motion Picture — Drama

  • Hacksaw Ridge
  • Hell or High Water
  • Lion
  • Manchester by the Sea
  • Moonlight

Television

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film

  • Sterling K. Brown — The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Hugh Laurie — The Night Manager
  • John Lithgow — The Crown
  • Christian Slater — Mr. Robot
  • John Travolta — The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film

  • Olivia Colman — The Night Manager
  • Lena Headey — Game of Thrones
  • Chrissy Metz — This Is Us
  • Mandy Moore — This Is Us
  • Thandie Newton — Westworld

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film

  • Riz Ahmed — The Night Of
  • Bryan Cranston — All the Way
  • Tom Hiddleston — The Night Manager
  • John Turturro — The Night Of
  • Courtney B. Vance — The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film

  • Sarah Paulson — The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
  • Kerry Washington — Confirmation
  • Felicity Huffman — American Crime
  • Riley Keough — The Girlfriend Experience
  • Charlotte Rampling — London Spy

Best Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

  • Anthony Anderson — Black-ish
  • Gael Garcia Bernal — Mozart in the Jungle
  • Donald Glover — Atlanta
  • Nick Nolte — Graves
  • Jeffrey Tambor — Transparent

Best Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

  • Rachel Boom — Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus — Veep
  • Sarah Jessica Parker — Divorce
  • Issa Rae — Insecure
  • Tracee Ellis Ross — black-ish
  • Gina Rodriguez — Jane the Virgin

Best Actor in a Television Series — Drama

  • Rami Malek — Mr. Robot
  • Billy Bob Thornton — Goliath
  • Bob Odenkirk — Better Call Saul
  • Matthew Rhys — The Americans
  • Liev Schreiber — Ray Donovan

Best Actress in a Television Series — Drama

  • Claire Foy — The Crown
  • Evan Rachel Wood — Westworld
  • Winona Ryder — Stranger Things
  • Caitriona Balfe — Outlander
  • Keri Russell — The Americans

Best Miniseries or Television Film

  • American Crime
  • The Dresser
  • The Night Manager
  • The Night Of
  • The People vs. OJ Simpson

Best Series — Musical or Comedy

  • Atlanta
  • black-ish
  • Mozart In The Jungle
  • Transparent
  • Veep

Best Series — Drama

  • The Crown
  • Stranger Things
  • Westworld
  • Game of Thrones
  • This Is Us

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