“Moonlight”, “People Vs. OJ Simpson”, “Atlanta”, Ruth Negga, Octavia Spencer, Pharrell, Issa Rae and Many More Receive 2017 Golden Globe Nominations

(photo via madamenoire.com)

2017 Golden Globe nominees (l-r) Issa Rae, Naomie Harris, Kerry Washington, Thandie Newton, Tracee Ellis Ross and Viola Davis (photo via madamenoire.com)

article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson

It seems as if last year’s #OscarsSoWhite backlash has had a marked effect on this year’s pool of projects and talent considered and honored as the 2017 awards season gets underway.

The 2017 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, and nominees of color were found in the majority of film and television categories.  Indie film sensation “Moonlight” not only garnered a nod for Best Motion Picture, Drama, but also for directing and screenwriting by Barry Jenkins, in the Best Actress category for Naomie Harris, and Mahershala Ali was recognized in the supporting actor category.

Denzel Washington and Viola Davis were honored for their performances in “Fences”Ruth Negga was nominated for her leading role in “Loving,” and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer grabbed a nomination for her supporting role in the upcoming space race drama “Hidden Figures.”  Additionally, Pharrell Williams is in the running for Best Original Score — Motion Picture, for his work on the music for “Hidden Figures.”

2017 Golden Globe nominees Donald Glover, Pharrell and Riz (photo via billboard.com)

2017 Golden Globe nominees Donald Glover, Pharrell and Riz (photo via billboard.com)

On the television side, Donald Glover‘s “Atlanta” received nods in two categories; Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy.  Anthony Anderson provides some competition for Glover in the acting category, and “Black-ish” is nominated for Best Comedy Television Series as well.  Tracee Ellis Ross gained a nod in the Lead Comedy Actress category, as did “Insecure” star Issa Rae.

In limited series, actress Thandie Newton was nominated for Westworld, and Kerry Washington‘s portrayal of Anita Hill in “Confirmation” was also acknowledged.  Emmy winner Courtney B. Vance gained a nod for his work as Johnny Cochran in The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story”  and the series was nominated in the Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television category alongside Academy Award-winning writer John Ridley’s “American Crime.”

Below is a list of all the nominees:

Best Motion Picture — Drama

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Best Director — Motion Picture

Damien Chazelle — La La Land

Tom Ford — Nocturnal Animals

Mel Gibson — Hacksaw Ridge

Barry Jenkins — Moonlight

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

Damien Chazelle — La La Land

Tom Ford — Nocturnal Animals

Barry Jenkins — Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan — Manchester by the Sea

Taylor Sheridan — Hell or High Water

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

Denzel Washington — Fences

Casey Affleck — Manchester by the Sea

Joel Edgerton — Loving

Andrew Garfield — Hacksaw Ridge

Viggo Mortensen — Captain Fantastic

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Isabelle Huppert — Elle

Natalie Portman — Jackie

Ruth Negga — Loving

Amy Adams — Arrival

Jessica Chastain — Miss Sloane

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Viola Davis — Fences

Naomie Harris — Moonlight

Nicole Kidman — Lion

Octavia Spencer — Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams — Manchester by the Sea

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Mahershala Ali — Moonlight

Jeff Bridges — Hell or High Water

Simon Helberg — Florence Foster Jenkins

Dev Patel — Lion

Aaron Taylor Johnson — Nocturnal Animals

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

20th Century Women

Deadpool

Florence Foster Jenkins

La La Land

Sing Street

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — 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 Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — 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 Original Score — Motion Picture

Moonlight (Nicholas Britell)

La La Land (Justin Hurwitz)

Arrival (Johann Johannson)

Lion (Dustin O’Halloran, Hauschka)

Hidden Figures (Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch)

Best Original Song — Motion Picture 

“Can’t Stop the Feeling” Trolls (Music and Lyrics: Justin Timberlake, Max Martin, Shellback)

“City of Stars” La La Land (Music: Justin Hurwitz; Lyrics Benj Pasek, Justin Paul)

“Faith” Sing (Music and Lyrics: Ryan Tedder, Stevie Wonder, Francis Farewell Starlight)

“Gold” Gold (Music and Lyrics: Brian Burton, Stephen Gaghan, Daniel Pemberton, Iggy Pop)

“How Far I’ll Go” Moana (Music and Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda)

Best Animated Motion Picture

Kubo and the Two Strings

My Life as a Zucchini

Moana

Sing

Zootopia

Best Motion Picture Foreign Language

Divines

Elle

Neruda

The Salesman

Tony Erdmann

Best Television Series — Drama

The Crown

Game of Thrones

Stranger Things

This is Us

Westworld

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama

Caitriona Balfe — Outlander

Claire Foy — The Crown

Keri Russell — The Americans

Winona Ryder — Stranger Things

Evan Rachel Wood — Westworld

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama

Rami Malek — Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk — Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys — The Americans

Liev Schreiber — Ray Donovan

Billy Bob Thornton — Goliath

Best Performance by an Actress in a Support Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Lena Headey — Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz — This is Us
Mandy Moore — This is Us
Thandie Newton — Westworld
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Sterling K. Brown — The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Hugh Laurie — The Night Manager

John Lightgow — The Crown

Christian Slater — Mr. Robot

John Travolta — The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

American Crime

The Dresser

The Night Manager

The Night Of

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Atlanta

Black-Ish

Mozart in the Jungle

Transparent

Veep

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Felicity Huffman — American Crime
Riley Keough — The Girlfriend Experience
Sarah Paulson — The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Charlotte Rampling — London Spy
Kerry Washington — Confirmation
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Riz Ahmed — The Night Of

Bryan Cranston — All the Way

John Turturro — The Night Of

Tom Hiddleston — Night Manager

Courtney B. Vance — The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television

American Crime

The Dresser

The Night Manager

The Night Of

The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Anthony Anderson — Black-ish

Gael Garcia Bernal — Mozart in the Jungle

Donald Glover — Atlanta

Nick Nolte — Graves

Jeffrey Tambor — Transparent

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Rachel Bloom — My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Julia Louis-Dreyfus — Veep

Sarah Jessica Parker — Divorce

Gina Rodriguez — Jane the Virgin

Tracee Ellis Ross — Black-ish

Issa Rae — Insecure

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