Golden Globes: La La Land, Westworld, The People v. O.J. Simpson up for awards

Movies La La Land, Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea, and TV productions Westworld and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story are among the central nominees for the Golden Globe Awards.

Jan. 8 gala will be hosted by Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon

La La Land leads the film contenders for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards. The 74th Golden Globes will be broadcast on Jan. 8, on NBC. (Dale Robinette/Lionsgate/Associated Press)

Movies La La Land, Moonlight and Manchester By The Sea, and TV productions Westworld and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story are among the central nominees for the Golden Globe Awards.

Contenders for one of Hollywood's highest-profile honours were unveiled in Beverly Hills, Calif., early Monday morning, with actors Don Cheadle, Laura Dern and Anna Kendrick on hand to reveal the latest batch of nominees.

The Golden Globes honour North American and foreign movies, TV and streaming productions shown in the U.S.

Modern-day Hollywood-set musical La La Land leads the race among films with seven nominations, including best musical or comedy film, best director for Damien Chazelle, and for lead actors Emma Stone and Canadian Ryan Gosling.

Alex Hibbert, left, and Mahershala Ali appear in a scene from the Golden Globes-nominated coming-of-age story Moonlight. (Elevation Pictures)

However, the celebrated coming-of-age story Moonlight isn't far behind with six nominations, including for best dramatic film, best director for Barry Jenkins, and supporting actor nods for Naomi Harris and Mahershala Ali.

Best motion picture, drama

  • Hacksaw Ridge.
  • Hell or High Water.
  • Lion.
  • Manchester by the Sea.
  • Moonlight.

Best motion picture, musical or comedy

  • 20th Century Women.
  • Deadpool.
  • Florence Foster Jenkins.
  • La La Land.
  • Singstreet.
Canadian actors Ryan Reynolds, left, and Ryan Gosling will compete against each other in the category of best lead actor, musical or comedy film. (Charley Gallay/Getty Images for FIJI Water)

Along with Gosling, who's from London, Ont., and portrays a struggling jazz musician in La La Land, Canadians in the running include Vancouver's Ryan Reynolds, for his lead turn in the R-rated comic book tale Deadpool — they're rivals for best actor in a film musical or comedy trophy.

Chris Williams of Kitchener, Ont., is also a nominee as one of four directors behind Disney's recent Polynesian-inspired hit Moana, which is up for best animated film.

TV series, drama

  • The Crown.
  • Game of Thrones.
  • Stranger Things.
  • This is Us.
  • Westworld.

TV series, musical or comedy

  • Atlanta.
  • Blackish.
  • Mozart in the Jungle.
  • Transparent.
  • Veep.

The critically acclaimed television miniseries The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story leads the television contenders with five nominations. Another miniseries, the British crime drama The Night Manager, based on the John le Carré novel, picked up four nods.

Cuba Gooding, Jr., at centre, portrays O.J. Simpson in a scene from The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which earned a raft of Golden Globe nominations Monday. (Ray Mickshaw/FX/Associated Press)

Edgy cable fare such as Game of Thrones and Westworld earned nominations alongside more traditional broadcast network fare, like popular new family drama This is Us and sitcom black-ish. Streaming series such as the monarchy tale The Crown and retro-feeling cult favourite Stranger Things, were also recognized.

Though decided by the relatively small, 93-member Hollywood Foreign Press Association — made up of Los Angeles-based journalists for foreign media outlets — the Golden Globes are considered an important precursor to the Academy Awards, which are voted on by the more than 6,000 members of the U.S. Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep, who earned her 30th Golden Globe nomination Monday morning for the comedic biopic Florence Foster Jenkins, will be honoured with the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award at the upcoming ceremony. 

Hosted by the Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon, the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards gala takes place Jan. 8 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, and airs live on NBC starting at 8 p.m. ET. 

HBO's new ensemble hit series Westworld is among the best TV drama contenders. (HBO Canada)

Complete list of nominees for the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards

Best picture, drama

  • Hacksaw Ridge.
  • Hell or High Water.
  • Lion.
  • Manchester by the Sea.
  • Moonlight.

Picture, musical or comedy

  • 20th Century Women.
  • Deadpool.
  • Florence Foster Jenkins.
  • La La Land.
  • Sing Street.
Casey Affleck has won critical acclaim and now a Golden Globe nomination for his performance in Manchester By The Sea. (Claire Folger/Roadside Attractions and Amazon Studios/Associated Press)

Actor, drama

  • Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea.
  • Joel Edgerton, Loving.
  • Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge.
  • Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic.
  • Denzel Washington, Fences.

Actress, drama

  • Amy Adams, Arrival.
  • Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane.
  • Isabelle Huppert, Elle.
  • Ruth Negga, Loving.
  • Natalie Portman, Jackie.
Both Ruth Negga and Joel Edgerton are nominated for Loving, in which they portray Mildred and Richard Loving, whose interracial marriage eventually led to the Supreme Court's landmark 1967 ruling Loving v. Virginia. (TIFF)

Actor, musical or comedy

  • Colin Farrell, The Lobster.
  • Ryan Gosling, La La Land.
  • Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins.
  • Jonah Hill, War Dogs.
  • Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool.

Actress, 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.
Dev Patel is nominated for his role as an Indian man searching for his lost family in Lion, while co-star Nicole Kidman also earned a nod for her portrayal as his character's adopted mother. (Mark Rogers/The Weinstein Company/Associated Press)

Supporting actor, motion picture

  • Mahershala Ali, Moonlight.
  • Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water.
  • Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins.
  • Dev Patel, Lion.
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals.

Supporting actress, motion picture

  • Viola Davis, Fences.
  • Naomie Harris, Moonlight.
  • Nicole Kidman, Lion.
  • Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures.
  • Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea.
Mel Gibson, seen at centre, on the set of Hacksaw Ridge earned a best director nomination for the film. (Summit/Associated Press)


  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land.
  • Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals.
  • Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge.
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight.
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea.


  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land.
  • Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals.
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight.
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea.
  • Taylor Sheridan, Hell or High Water.

Original score

  • Nicholas Britell, Moonlight.
  • Justin Hurwitz, La La Land.
  • Johann Johannsson, Arrival.
  • Dustin O'Halloran, Hauschka, Lion.
  • Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, Benjamin Wallfisch, Hidden Figures.

Original 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).
Disney's Moana earned a best animated film nomination as well as a best song nod for Lin-Manuel Miranda, seen at right performing with the film's co-star Dwayne Johnson. (Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)

Foreign language

  • Divines (France).
  • Elle (France).
  • Neruda (Chile).
  • The Salesman (Iran/France).
  • Toni Erdmann (Germany).

Animated film

  • Kubo and the Two Strings.
  • Moana.
  • My Life as a Zucchini.
  • Sing.
  • Zootopia.

Television nominees:

Winona Ryder made a well-received comeback in the nostalgia-filled Netflix series Stranger Things. (Screen grab from Netflix)

Series, drama

  • The Crown.
  • Game of Thrones.
  • Stranger Things.
  • This Is Us.
  • Westworld.

Series, musical or comedy

  • Atlanta.
  • black-ish.
  • Mozart in the Jungle.
  • Transparent.
  • Veep.

Limited series or movie

  • American Crime.
  • The Dresser.
  • The Night Manager.
  • The Night Of.
  • The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
Donald Glover earned a lead actor nod for his new show Atlanta, which he also created. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

Actress, drama

  • Caitriona Balfe, Outlander.
  • Claire Foy, The Crown.
  • Keri Russell, The Americans.
  • Winona Ryder, Stranger Things.
  • Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld.

Actor, drama

  • Rami Malek, Mr. Robot.
  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul.
  • Matthew Rhys, The Americans.
  • Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan.
  • Billie Bob Thornton, Goliath.

Actress, musical or comedy

  • 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.
Rami Malek, left, and Christian Slater earned nominations for their roles on hacker drama Mr. Robot. (David Giesbrecht/USA Network/Associated Press)

Actor, Musical or Comedy

  • Anthony Anderson, black-ish.
  • Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle.
  • Donald Glover, Atlanta.
  • Nick Nolte, Graves.
  • Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent.

Actor, limited series or movie

  • 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: American Crime Story.
Riz Ahmed, left, and John Turturro picked up acting nominations for the eight-part crime miniseries The Night Of. (Craig Blankenhorn/HBO/Associated Press)

Supporting actor, series, limited series or movie

  • Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
  • Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager.
  • John Lithgow, The Crown.
  • Christian Slater, Mr. Robot.
  • John Travolta, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

Actress, limited series or movie

  • 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.

Supporting actress, series, limited series or movie

  • Olivia Colman, The Night Manager.
  • Lena Headey, Game of Thrones.
  • Chrissy Metz, This Is Us.
  • Mandy Moore, This Is Us.
  • Thandie Newton, Westworld.
Lena Headey's standout season on edgy fantasy epic Game of Thrones earned her a Golden Globe nod. (HBO/Associated Press)