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Golden Globes Goes Ga Ga for La La; Snubs Scorsese, Eastwood Films

Anna Kendrick announced nominees for the 74th Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel today (Dec. 12) (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The Golden Globes put “La La Land” at the head of the pack in Hollywood’s awards sweepstakes, with seven nominations, but Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” and Clint Eastwood’s “Sully” were no shows when nominations were revealed today (Dec. 12).

“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.

Check out the film nominee below.

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Golden Globe Nominees in Film

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell Or High Water
Manchester By The Sea

Best Motion Picture, Musical, Comedy
20th Century Women
La La Land
Florence Foster Jenkins
Sing Street

Best Director, Motion Picture
Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Best Actor, Drama
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy
Colin Farrell, The Lobster
Ryan Gosling, La La Land
Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Actress, Drama
Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis, Fences
Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Original Screenplay
La La Land
Nocturnal Animals
Manchester By The Sea
Hell Or High Water

Best Original Song
Cant Stop The Feeling, Trolls
City Of Stars, La La Land
Faith, Sing
Gold, Gold
How Far I’ll Go, Moana

Best Original Score
La La Land
Hidden Figures

Best Motion Picture, Animated
Kubo and the Two Strings
My Life As A Zucchini

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
The Salesman
Toni Erdmann

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