Golden Globe nominations include Stranger Things, Westworld

We already knew 2016 was great for genre television, highlighted by Westworld, Game of Thrones, and Stranger Things. Now, these shows are being recognized by being nominated for Golden Globes, which were announced on Monday.

Among the standouts, Kubo and the Two Strings was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film, while Donald Glover’s Atlanta was nominated for Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical. Meanwhile, The Night Of, which stars Rogue One’s Riz Ahmed, was nominated for Best TV Miniseries or Movie. But, let’s get real, The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story is going to win.

Winona Ryder, who played Joyce Byers in Stranger Things, was recognized for her dramatic portrayal of a grieving mother. She was an anchor in the Netflix original and it’s nice to see her receive recognition for her work.

Meanwhile, Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, a musical about two aspiring artists in Los Angeles, has been nominated for seven awards, including Best Picture, Comedy or Musical and Best Screenplay.

Hey, Deadpool is on there too

The Ryan Reynolds passion project Deadpool has also been nominated for Best Picture in the comedy or musical category. Not surprising, considering it has gone on to become the highest-grossing R-rated movie in history. Reynolds was also recognized for the Best Actor category in a comedy.

I’m pulling for Kubo and the Two Strings, a criminally underrated adventure film, to win for Best Animated Feature Film. Surprisingly, Pixar’s Finding Dory wasn’t nominated for Best Animated Feature Film, beat out by movie’s such as Kubo, Moana, and Zootopia. I guess Pixar is being outshone by Disney Animation, which released Zootopia in March and Moana in November.

Below is the full list of nominations.

Best Picture, Drama

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water

Lion

Manchester by the Sea

Moonlight

Best Picture, Comedy or Musical

20th Century Women

Deadpool

Florence Foster Jenkins

La La Land

Sing Street

Best Director

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 Actress, Drama

Amy Adams, Arrival

Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best Actor, Comedy

Colin Farrell, The Lobster

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Jonah Hill, War Dogs

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Actress, 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 Actor

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins

Dev Patel, Lion

Aaron Taylor Johsnon, Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Screenplay

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 Original Score

Moonlight

La La Land

Arrival

Lion

Hidden Figures

Best Original Song

“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls

“City of Stars,” La La Land

“Faith,” Sing

“Gold,” Gold

“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana

Best Animated Feature Film

Kubo and the Two Strings

Moana

My Life as a Zucchini

Sing

Zootopia

Best Foreign Language Film

Divines

Elle

Neruda

The Salesman

Toni Erdmann

Best TV Series, Drama

The Crown

Game of Thrones

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical

Atlanta

Blackish

Mozart in the Jungle

Transparent

Veep

Best TV Miniseries or Movie

American Crime

The Dresser

The Night Manager

The Night Of

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

Best Actor, Drama

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Best Actress, Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Claire Foy, The Crown

Keri Russell, The Americans

Winona Ryder, Stranger Things

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Best Actor, Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Blackish

Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Nick Nolte, Graves

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best TV Series, Drama

The Crown

Game of Thrones

Stranger Things

This Is Us

Westworld

Best TV Series, Comedy/Musical

Atlanta

Blackish

Mozart in the Jungle

Transparent

Veep

Best TV Miniseries or Movie

American Crime

The Dresser

The Night Manager

The Night Of

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

Best Actor, Drama

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Best Actress, Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Claire Foy, The Crown

Keri Russell, The Americans

Winona Ryder, Stranger Things

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Best Actor, Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Blackish

Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Nick Nolte, Graves

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

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