The Golden Globes is one of the most prestigious ceremonies on the awards circuit and the nominations have been announced this week.



The likes of Carol, The Big Short, Steve Jobs, and The Revenant - along with the film's stars - are all in the mix in what looks set to be a tough and close battle in many of the major categories.

However, there were some noticeable absentees from the line-up as some high-profiles stars and films were snubbed by the Golden Globes.

- Johnny Depp - Black Mass

Johnny Depp may be in the Screen Actors Guild mix for Best Actor, but his performance in Black Mass has been overlooked at the Golden Globes.

Depp takes on the role of Whitey Bulger in the gangster film and is being called his best roles in years... however, he did not make the cut this time around.

Will Smith was a surprise inclusion in the Best Actor, Drama category for his performance in Concussion and could have cost Depp his spot in the Golden Globe race. Will this hurt his Oscar chances? I guess only time will tell.

The Best Actor category is a tough one as Leonardo DiCaprio, Eddie Redmayne, Michael Fassbender, and Bryan Cranston are in the mix for The Revenant, The Danish Girl, Steve Jobs, and Trumbo.

Black Mass

- Tom Hanks - Bridge of Spies

Earlier this year Hanks was being tipped as a major player for the awards season but the double Oscar winner was overlooked for his central role in Cold War drama Bridge of Spies.

Apart from a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies was completely overlooked by the Golden Globes this year.

In fact, Rylance is the only actor who got some nomination love at the Screen Actors Guild Awards as well and it looks like the chance of Bridge of Spies being in the Oscar mix are rapidly fading. However, the Oscar nominations don't always go hand in hand with the Golden Globes and the SAGs.

Bridge of Spies

- Tom Hardy - The Revenant

There is a lot of love for The Revenant and Leonardo DiCaprio for his central performance in the film, but Tom Hardy has been overlooked in the Best Supporting Actor category.

The Revenant picked up four Golden Globe nods but, surprisingly, there was nothing for Hardy at the Globes or Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.

The movie sees Hardy team up with filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu for the first time and reunite with DiCaprio - they worked together on Inception.

The Best Supporting Actor category was a surprise with the Hollywood Foreign Press nominating Paul Dano, Idris Elba, Mark Rylance, Michael Shannon, and Sylvester Stallone for Love & Mercy, Beast of No Nation, Bridge of Spies, 99 Homes, and Creed.

The Revenant

- Charlotte Rampling - 45 Years

Charlotte Rampling has been the toast of the festive circuit this year for her performance in drama 45 Years - winning the Silver Bear for Best Actress at the Berlin International Film Festival.

While many were tipping Rampling for a Best Actress Oscar nod for her performance, she and the film as a whole was overlooked when the nominations were announced.

While Tom Courtenay picked up the Silver Bear for Best Actor in Berlin, it is Rampling who was expected to be the major force for the film during the awards season. We will have to wait until January 14th 2016 to see is she is in the Academy Award mix.

45 Years

- Brooklyn

Brooklyn has been one of the most acclaimed movies of 2015 after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival at the beginning of the year. The movie is adaptation of the book of the same name by Colm Toibin and sees John Crowley back in the director's chair.

The movie may have been met with critical acclaim, but the film was overlooked in the Best Motion Picture Drama category. In fact, the movie only picked up one nomination - Best Actress, Drama for the central role of Saoirse Ronan.

The Best Picture category is another tough one with Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Spotlight, Room, and Carol all in the race for the gong.

While Ronan does face some tough competition from Brie Larson, Alicia Vikander, Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett for Room, The Danish Girl and Carol, she could still win.


- Suffragette

Suffragette was another movie that was tipped to be an awards contender earlier this year but it hasn't worked out so far.

There were no nominations at all for Suffragette at the Golden Globes or at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. However it did pick up nominations at the British Independent Film Awards and Satellite Awards.

Other movies that were overlooked include Straight Outta Compton, Beasts of No Nation, and Sicario.


- Mark Ruffalo for Infinitely Polar Bear and not Spotlight

While Mark Ruffalo is in the Golden Globe mix for Best Actor Musical/Comedy he has not been recognised for his performance in Spotlight... instead it is his turn in Infinitely Polar Bear for which he has picked up the nod.

Spotlight is in the running for Best Picture, Drama but all of the central actors - Ruffalo, Michael Keaton, Rachel McAdams, and Liev Schreiber have been overlooked in the acting categories.

Spotlight is a movie that has been met with acclaim and is being tipped to be a major Oscar player when the nominations are announced next year.


The Golden Globe winners will be announced 10th January 2016.

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