Welcome to the beginning of the 2017 award season. The 74th Golden Globe Award nominees, which are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, have been announced for 2017.
The musical “La La Land” leads the film nominees with a total of seven mentions, followed by “Moonlight” with six. On the TV side, “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” tops with five.
The 2017 ceremony is set to honor Meryl Streep with the Cecil B. DeMille Award. She has won eight Golden Globes and has been nominated 29 times, including the recent nomination for “Florence Foster Jenkins.”
Best Motion Picture Drama nominees include “Hacksaw Ridge,” “Hell or High Water,” Manchester by the Sea,” “Lion” and “Moonlight.” Other nominations of note include Denzel Washington for “Fences” (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama), Ruth Negga for “Loving” (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama) and Mahershala Ali for “Moonlight” (Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture) alongside Dev Patel for “Lion.”
Under Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture, the competition is stiff, with nominations earned by Viola Davis for “Fences,” Naomie Harris for “Midnight” and Octavia Spencer for “Hidden Figures.” Earning double nominations is Barry Jenkins for “Moonlight” as Best Director, Motion Picture and a nomination under Best Screenplay, Motion Picture for “Moonlight.”
Under Best Original Song Motion Picture is “Faith” from the animated feature “Sing,” with music and lyrics by Ryan Tedder, Francis Farewell Starlight and Stevie Wonder and “How Far I’ll Go” with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda (lyrics) for “Moana.”
Under Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical is “Atlanta” and “Black-ish” and earning a nod under Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical is Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”), Gael Garcia Bernal (“Mozart in the Jungle”) and Donald Glover (“Atlanta”). Under Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical is Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish’), Gina Rodriguez “(Jane the Virgin”) and Issa Rae (“Insecure”). Under Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television is Courtney B. Vance (“The People v. O.J. Simpson) and Riz Ahmed “The Night of”). Nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television is Kerry Washington (“Confirmation”) and for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television is Thandie Newton for “Westworld.” Nominated for Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television are “The Night Of,” and “The
People v. O.J. Simpson.”
On her nomination, Negga, who plays the late Mildred Loving in “Loving” (focus features), has this to say, “I am profoundly grateful for this recognition … I can’t thank the HFPA enough for their support, this is such an honor. I am humbled to be in the company of all of these extraordinary, talented, and powerful women. It has been such a gift to share Mildred and Richard Loving’s important story with the world. I share this honor with my partner in the film, Joel Edgerton, our incredible director Jeff Nichols and everyone involved in bringing Loving to life.”
The 74th Golden Globe Awards will be hosted by “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon and will air live on both coasts Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, on NBC.