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The Golden Globe nominations love ‘La La Land’ and ‘Moonlight’

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Dale Robinette

At the same time our president-elect was tweeting some scary nonsense about the alleged Russian hacking of American Democratic Party emails, the Golden Globe nominations were announced! Yea! The Oscars’ disheveled, sometimes unpredictable brother — think of it as their own Billy Carter — the Globes kicked off Monday morning by unleashing their own picks for the best in not just film but TV as well. But who cares about TV? The Emmys happened months ago. The Academy Awards, however, are still to come, and if there’s one thing they’re good for, it’s predicting what titles and people they’ll fete when they’re announced next month.

So who and what will almost certainly get lots of Oscar noms? “La La Land,” as well as “Moonlight,” as we already knew. The former, a powerfully white musical which features Ryan Gosling at one point whitesplaining jazz to John Legend, racked up seven nominations. That’s one more than the all-black indie “Moonlight,” but only because “La La Land” had an extra bump from the Best Film Song category.

RELATED: The New York Film Critics Circle names “La La Land” best film of 2016

“Manchester by the Sea” was also a powerful presence, with five shout-outs — this despite Samuel L. Jackson’s recent rant about how awards bodies don’t recognize “inclusive” movies, like “The Legend of Tarzan” and “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.” (The Globes don’t have a documentary category, so they didn’t name the celebrated “I Am Not Your Negro,” which features the actor reciting the fiery words of James Baldwin — the kind of excellent but not very “inclusive” movie awards bodies were created to highlight and get out into the world.)

As for TV — that lesser though now more respected medium — the Globes namedropped the usual suspects (“Game of Thrones,” “Mr. Robot,” “Transparent,” “The People v. O.J. Simpson,” et al.), plus some shows that dropped after the Emmys were paying attention. Thus, the appearance of “Westworld,” “Atlanta” and “The Night Of.” Per the latter, co-star Riz Ahmed is having a good week: First this, and then on Thursday night our nation of geeks will flock to see him in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

Before we copy-and-paste all the nominees, some random thoughts (all about movies, sorry):

— Never say never: Mel Gibson’s name may still be dirt, but without anyone paying much attention, his latest directorial opus — the ultraviolent pacifist war epic “Hacksaw Ridge” — has hung out in the box office top 10 for weeks. And now it’s scored three Globe noms, including one for Gibson himself. Star Andrew Garfield was also cited, and his presence should remind you that his other big movie about unimaginable suffering, Martin Scorsese’s “Silence,” was totally shut out. How on earth did a (very, very, very good) Scorsese movie about priests lose out to the guy who drunkenly coined the phrase “sugar tits”?

— Speaking of which, Paramount couldn’t get any love for “Silence,” but they got a nice three-peat for “Florence Foster Jenkins,” with love for not only the inevitable Meryl Streep but also for one of Hugh Grant’s best-ever turns, plus “Big Bang Theory”’s Simon Helberg.

— We don’t hate “Lion” — in fact we think it’s flawed but “good.” But it was made only to rake in awards. And so there it is, with four Globe nominations, including one for (a quite good) Nicole Kidman turn. We didn’t hate it, but maybe we do now?

— Colin Farrell was very funny in “The Lobster.” Ryan Reynolds was kind of obnoxious in the already obnoxious “Deadpool.” Both got nominated. You take the good, you take the bad, etc.

— Hailee Steinfeld for “The Edge of Seventeen”!

— Lily Collins for “Rules Don’t Apply”! (She was very good in this Warren Beatty movie no one knows came out weeks ago.)

— The Best Foreign Language Film category is typically a crapshoot for the Globes (and for the Oscars), usually filled with titles no one, not even snooty critics, have heard of. This year, though, only features one name — “Divines,” from France — that made us scratch our heads and feel uninformed. The others are a powerhouse quartet, including Paul Verhoeven’s “Elle” (which also netted an Isabelle Huppert nom, natch); “Neruda,” Chilean director Pablo Larrain’s other experimental biopic of 2016 (after “Jackie”); “The Salesman,” from “A Separation”’s Asghar Farhadi; and probably our favorite movie of the year, the three-hour German comedy “Toni Erdmann.” Don’t worry, Samuel L. Jackson: It’s inclusive. Kind of.

After the jump, the fill list of nominees:

Best Drama
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Manchester by the Sea”

Best Comedy/Musical
“20th Century Women”
“La La Land”
“Florence Foster Jenkins”
“Sing Street”

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

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

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

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

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

Best Film Director
Damien Chazelle, “La La Land”
Tom Ford, “Nocturnal Animals”
Mel Gibson, “Hacksaw Ridge”
Barry Jenkins, “Moonlight”
Kenneth Lonergan, “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 Animated Film
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“My Life as a Zucchini”

Best Foreign Language Film
“The Salesman”
“Toni Erdmann”

Best Film Score
“Moonlight,” Nicholas Brittell
“La La Land,” Justin Hurwitz
“Arrival,” Jóhann Jóhannsson
“Lion,” Dustin O’Halloran & Hauschka
“Hidden Figures,” Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer

Best Film Song
“Can’t Stop the Feeling” from “Trolls”
“City of Stars” from “La La Land”
“Faith” from “Sing”
“Gold” from “Gold”
“How Far I’ll Go” from “Moana”

Best Television Series — Drama
“The Crown”
“Game of Thrones”
“Stranger Things”
“This Is Us”

Best Television Series – Comedy or Musical
“Mozart in the Jungle”

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 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 – Comedy or Musical
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 – Comedy or Musical
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Sarah Jessica Parker, “Divorce”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”

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”
Tom Hiddleston, “The Night Manager”
John Turturro, “The Night Of”
Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”

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”
Charlottle Rampling, “London Spy”
Kerry Washington, “Confirmation”

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”
Hugh Laurie, “The Night Manager”
John Lithgow, “The Crown”
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”
John Travolta, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”

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

Best Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
“American Crime”
“The Dresser”
“Night Manager”
“The Night Of”
“The People v. O.J. Simpson”

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