“La La Land” was one of five films nominated for best picture in the comedy or musical category.
Other nominees in the category include “20th Century Women,” “Deadpool,” “Florence Foster Jenkins” and “Sing Street.”
In the Best picture drama category, the nominees are “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hell Or High Water,” “Lion,” “Manchester By The Sea” and “Moonlight.”
“Hell or High Water,” a critically acclaimed film starring Hollywood veteran Jeff Bridges, has to be an early favorite. Directed by David Mackenzie, the offbeat film is described as a “neo-Western.”
“Hacksaw Ridge” also another early favorite, takes a different look at war. Star Andrew Garfield is up for a best actor award for his role as a pacifist war hero.
Of note, Mel Gibson’s returns to the awards dais with a nomination for Best Director for “Hacksaw Ridge,” which is up for three awards.
“La La Land,” another favorite, won Best Picture at last night’s Critics’ Choice Awards, while “Hell or High Water” was named one of the top ten films of the year by the American Film Institute.
“La La Land” was written and directed by Damien Chazelle who is up for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. The picture stars Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend and Rosemarie DeWitt.
Gosling and Stone, who have also starred as lovers in “Crazy, Stupid, Love” and “Gangster Squad” are up for Best Actor and Best Actress in a comedy or musical.
The movie focuses on a musician and an aspiring actress who meet and fall in love in Los Angeles.
Among the biggest snubs, Scorsese and Eastwood were not only shut out, but so were their respective lead actors Liam Neeson and Tom Hanks.
Two other critically acclaimed films, “Arrival” and “Fences,” are also missing from best picture category, although “Arrival” star Amy Adams snagged a nomination for Best Actress in a drama.
Likewise, Fences star Denzel Washington and Viola Davis were nominated for Best Actor, Drama, and Best Supporting Actress, Drama.
Also missing from the list, were Kristen Stewart vehicles, “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” and Woody Allen comedy “Cafe Society.”
One constant at almost every Golden Globes ceremony was at least one nomination for Meryl Streep. She’s up for best actress, musical or comedy for her role in “Florence Foster Jenkins.”
Streep will also receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her career achievements.
Anna Kendrick, Don Cheadle and Laura Dern announced the nominees during a news conference this morning at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, which also will host the awards.
Sophia, Sistine and Scarlet Stallone, daughters of actor Sylvester Stallone, are this year’s Miss Golden Globe.
“Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon will emcee this show, which will air live Jan. 8 on NBC.
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|Golden Globe Nominees in Film|
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Motion Picture, Musical, Comedy
Best Director, Motion Picture
Best Actor, Drama
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy
Best Actress, Drama
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
Best Supporting Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Song
Best Original Score
Best Motion Picture, Animated
Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language