The women of Carol and men of The Big Short made a big push in the Oscar race Thursday with their nominations for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards.
Todd Haynes' 1950s love story Carol picked up four nods total — best drama actress honors for Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, plus best drama and best director — and bank-fail dramedy The Big Shortnabbed three thanks to Steve Carell and Christian Bale's nominations for best actor plus best film in the musical/comedy categories. The Golden Globes air live on NBC Jan. 10 at 8 ET/5 PT.
Other notables on the cinema side include three nominations for Room and The Martian, and two each went to Mad Max: Fury Road, Trumbo, Trainwreck, The Hateful Eight, Spy, Spotlight, Youth, The Revenant, Steve Jobs, Joy and The Danish Girl, whose star Alicia Vikander got a best actress and a supporting actress pick for Ex Machina. As for TV shows, Mr. Robot and Outlander each picked up three nominations, while the broadcast TV networks were shut off of the best TV comedy series field for the first time.
The best movie drama field stars Carol, Mad Max, The Revenant, Room and Spotlight, while The Big Short is joined in the musical/comedy group by Joy, The Martian, Spyand Trainwreck.
SAG nominees Bree Larson (Room) and Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) are in the best drama actress category with Blanchett, Mara and Vikander. The latter also shares the supporting actress field with Jane Fonda (Youth), Jennifer Jason Leigh (The Hateful Eight), Helen Mirren (Trumbo) and Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs). And funny women Amy Schumer (Trainwreck), Melissa McCarthy (Spy) and Lily Tomlin (Grandma) — who nabbed a TV comedy actress nomination for Grace and Frankie as well — are up for best actress in a musical/comedy with Maggie Smith (The Lady in the Van) and Jennifer Lawrence (Joy).
Two Pixar movies, Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur, are in the running for best animated film alongside Anomalisa, Shaun the Sheep Movie and The Peanuts Movie.
Up for the screenplay prize are Hateful Eight, Spotlight, Room, Steve Jobs and The Big Short. The best original sing contingent includes Love Me Like You Do fromFifty Shades of Grey, One Kind of Love from Love & Mercy, See You Again fromFurious 7, Simple Song #3 from Youth and Writing's on the Wall from Spectre.