The Golden Globe nominations were announced Monday morning, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association lavished love on the musical “La La Land,” the drama “Moonlight” and a number of new television shows, including — no surprise here — “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
The big front-runner in the movie category is “La La Land,” which has seven nominations, including nods for its lead actors, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, director Damien Chazelle, plus screenplay, score and song. It’s a fairly sure thing for the best motion picture race in the comedy/musical category.
On the drama side, “Moonlight” got plenty of love with six nominations, including best motion picture, Barry Jenkins for best director, best screenplay and score. The movie follows a poor Miami native over three distinct periods of his life, and the character is played by three different actors, which made it hard to compete in the lead actor category. But the movie picked up nominations for its supporting players, Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali, the latter of whom will likely win.
The big surprise of the morning was “Deadpool,” the sleeper hit starring Ryan Reynolds as a snarky superhero. The movie picked up one nomination for Reynolds and another for best motion picture comedy. Martin Scorsese’s latest didn’t fare so well. “Silence” was completely shut out, although its star, Andrew Garfield, picked up a nomination for another movie, Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge.”