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Golden Globes 2016 nominations list revealed

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The Golden Globe Awards are often seen as a precursor to the Academy Awards. But the Globes are more than just an Oscars lead-in: the Hollywood Foreign Press Association honors the best in both movies and television over the previous year, and its varied categories provide a number of films with the best — and perhaps only — venue to receive professional validation.

The nominations were announced Thursday morning by Angela Bassett, America Ferrera, Chloë Grace Moretz, Dennis Quaid, Miss Golden Globe Corinne Fox, HFPA president Lorenzo Soria, and Dick Clark Productions EVP Barry Adelman. The Big Short and Carol led in the film categories, though there were some pleasant surprises in the form of Sylvester Stallone’s supporting actor nomination for Creed, and Al Pacino for Danny Collins. The TV categories were slightly more varied, though awards-season mainstays like Orange Is the New Black and Transparent got their fair share of nominations, and surprises included nods to Rachel Bloom for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and Lady Gaga for American Horror Story: Hotel

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Ahead, see the full list of nominees, and leave your snubs, surprises, and best guesses in the comments below. See above for in-depth analysis, and below for nominee reactions. 

Patrick Stewart was surprised by his Golden Globe nomination for Blunt Talk

Moira Walley-Beckett reflects on end of Flesh and Bone, Golden Globes nomination

Transparent star Jeffrey Tambor will celebrate his Golden Globe nom with family and Chinese food

Rachel Bloom on Golden Globe nomination: ‘I could be covered in feces right now and still be jubilant’

Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek and Christian Slater react to Golden Globe nominations

Outlander EP reacts to noms, Sam Heughan snub

Lady Gaga reacts to Golden Globe nom: ‘I’m still screaming’

Various TV nominees react

Various movie nominees react 

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Carol

Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant

Room

Spotlight

RELATED: Spotlight director Tom McCarthy felt responsibility to get the story right

Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy

The Big Short

Joy

The Martian

Spy

Trainwreck

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

RELATED: Brie Larson on the sadness and joy of making Room

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 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

RELATED: Michael Fassbender says Steve Jobs focuses on greater truths

Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Paul Dano, Love

Idris Elba, Beast of No Nation

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

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

Jane Fonda, Youth

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Helen Mirren, Trumbo

Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Director, Motion Picture

Todd Haynes, Carol

Alejandro González Iñárritu, The Revenant

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott, The Martian

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

RELATED: The Martian stars on Ridley Scott’s directing style

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Emma Donoghue, Room

Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight

Charles Randolph & Adam McKay, The Big Short

Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs

Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Original Score, Motion Picture

Carter Burwell, Carol

Alexander Desplat, The Danish Girl

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs

Ryuchi Sakamoto, The Revanant

Best Motion Picture, Animated

Anomalisa

The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“Love Me Like You Do,” Fifty Shades of Grey

“One Kind of Love,” Love & Mercy

“See You Again,” Furious 7

“Simple Song #3,” Youth

“Writing’s on the Wall,” Spectre

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language

The Brand New Testament

The Club

The Fencer 

Mustang

Son of Saul

Best Television Series, Drama

Empire, Fox

Game of Thrones, HBO

Mr. Robot, USA

Narcos, Netflix

Outlander, Starz

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

Casual, Hulu

Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon Video

Orange Is the New Black, Netflix

Silicon Valley, HBO

Transparent, Amazon Video

Veep, HBO

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

American Crime, ABC

American Horror Story: Hotel, FX

Fargo, FX

Flesh and Bone, Starz

Wolf Hall, PBS

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Drama

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Wagner Moura, Narcos 

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Best Performance By an Actor in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

Rob Lowe, The Grinder

Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

RELATED: Aziz Ansari says he’s blown away by the response to Master of None

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Idris Elba, Luther

Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero

David Oyelowo, Nightingale

Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Patrick Wilson, Fargo

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall

Ben Mendelson, Bloodline

Tobias Menzies, Outlander

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Eva Green, Penny Dreadful

Taraji P. Henson, Empire

Robin Wright, House of Cards

RELATED: Taraji P. Henson says Cookie is everyone’s spirit animal

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

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Regina King, American Crime

Judith Light, Transparent

Maura Tierney, The Affair

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

Kirsten Dunst, Fargo

Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel

Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Queen Latifah, Bessie

Best Performance By an Actress in a Television Series, Musical, or Comedy

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie 

Check out all of our Prize Fighter interviews below:

The Golden Globes air Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Ricky Gervais is set as host.