'Carol' gets five Golden Globe nominations; Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress

By Karen Butler  |  Dec. 10, 2015 at 1:13 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Carol earned a leading five Golden Globe Award nominations, followed close behind by The Big Short, The Revenant and Steve Jobs, which are up for four prizes apiece.

The nominations were announced in Los Angeles on Thursday by Dennis Quaid, Angela Bassett, Chloe Grace Moretz and America Ferrera.

Ricky Gervais is to host the Jan. 10 Golden Globes ceremony where the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will bestow its highest honors on the stars of film and television.

The nominees in the top film categories are:

Best Motion Picture -- Drama
Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Best Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy
The Big Short
Joy
The Martian
Spy
Trainwreck

Best Director -- Motion Picture
Todd Haynes Carol
Alejandro G. Inarritu The Revenant
Tom McCarthy Spotlight
George Miller Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott The Martian

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture -- Drama
Bryan Cranston Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio The Revenant
Michael Fassbender Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne The Danish Girl
Will Smith Concussion

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -- Drama
Cate Blanchett Carol
Brie Larson Room
Rooney Mara Carol
Saoirse Ronan Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander The Danish Girl

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale The Big Short
Steve Carell The Big Short
Matt Damon The Martian
Al Pacino Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence Joy
Melissa McCarthy Spy
Amy Schumer Trainwreck
Maggie Smith The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin Grandma

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Jane Fonda Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren Trumbo
Alicia Vikander Ex Machina
Kate Winslet Steve Jobs

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Paul Dano Love & Mercy
Idris Elba Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone Creed

Best Animated Film
Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Foreign Language Film
The Brand New Testament (Belgium/France/Luxembourg)
The Club (Chile)
The Fencer (Finland/Germany/Estonia)
Mustang (France)
Son of Saul (Hungary)

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