The 2016 Golden Globe nominees were announced today, and no film or television series is running away from the pack, with a few leaders in both fields snagging multiple nominations.
Carol topped the list with five nominations, including Best Actress - Drama nods for both of its leads, Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett, as well as Best Motion Picture - Drama. The Big Short, Steve Jobs and The Revenant scored four nominations each, while Mad Max: Fury Road picked up three, including Best Drama. Alicia Vikander garnered two acting nods, one for her supporting role in Ex Machina and another for The Danish Girl in Best Actress - Drama. And Rocky Balboa is back: Sylvester Stallone was nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for Creed.
The category of Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy is a strange one this year with the presence of The Martian, which has funny moments and a lot of '70s music but is certainly neither a comedy nor a musical. The film's lead, Matt Damon, was also nominated in the category of Best Actor - Musical or Comedy. The race for Best Motion Picture - Animated looks to be a tight one, with highlights such as Pixar's Inside Out and the stop-motion films Anomalisa and Shaun the Sheep.
On the TV side, the Best Drama category features two new series, USA's Mr. Robot and Netflix's Narcos, along with returning favorites like Game of Thrones. If you're wondering where Fargo is, it was nominated in the category of limited series or made-for-TV movie (and two others). The Best Musical or Comedy field contains six nominees, including Casual, which is the first original series from Hulu to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award. Aziz Ansari was selected in the Best Actor - Musical or Comedy category for Netflix's Master of None, although the series itself wasn't nominated.
Streaming networks did just as well as traditional TV this year. Netflix led with eight nominations, beating out HBO's seven, while Amazon tied FX with five.
The 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards will be hosted by Ricky Gervais. The show is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. ET on Jan. 10, 2016, on NBC. You can see the full list of nominees on the Golden Globes website.