Award Season 2016 : THE Films And TV You Need To Know About

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Last night, the Golden Globes fired the starting gun on 2016 award season. This year, the race is wide open. But what television shows and movies do you need to swot up on? We give you our lowdown on the 2016 movies with the most nominees...

FILM

Title: Carol
Nominated: motion picture drama; drama actress - Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara; director - Todd Haynes; original score
We say: “ A smorgasbord of 50’s elegance, this is also one of the saddest story of unrequited love you might ever see. Blachett, in particular, is at the top of her game.” 

Title: The Danish Girl
Nominated: drama actor - Eddie Redmayne; supporting actress - Alicia Vikander; original score
We say: “ Whilst Redmayne’s transformation is certainly newsworthy stuff, it’s Vikander’s subtle and touching performance that deserves award recognition. This is her time.”

Title: Joy
Nominated: motion picture comedy; comedy actress - Jennifer Lawrence
We say: “ Lawrence has done it again: she’s nothing short of a joy in this movie about a female boss (in every sense of the word.)”

Title: Mad Max: Fury Road
Nominated: motion picture drama; director - George Miller
We say: “ We’re disappointed that chief warrior Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) didn’t get a nod in this fast, hectic, apocalyptic flick.”

Title: Room
Nominated: motion picture drama; drama actress - Brie Larson, screenplay
We say: “ A perfectly executed movie adaptation of a book, Larson’s lead performance is nothing short of superb.”

Title: Steve Jobs
Nominated: drama actor - Michael Fassbender; supporting actress - Kate Winslet; screenplay; original score
We say: “ It underperformed at the box office but Fassbender’s performance as Apple’s co-founder has rarely been better.”

 

Title: The Martian
Nominated: motion picture comedy; comedy actor - Matt Damon; director - Ridley Scott
We say: “ A space epic for geeks and novices alike, Matt Damon cemented his A-list status with this stellar performance.”

Title: The Revenant
Nominated: motion picture drama; drama actor - Leonardo DiCaprio; director - Alejandro González Iñárritu; original score
We say: “ DiCaprio is campaigning HARD for this win, where he plays a legendary frontiersman in the 1800’s, left for dead by his team after a brutal bear attack. Could this be his time?”

Title: Trainwreck
Nominated: motion picture comedy; comedy actress - Amy Schumer
We say: “ Schumer is one of our favourite comedic actresses and this was one of the most enjoyable films of 2015. With this in mind? Just, YES.”

Title: The Hateful Eight
Nominated: screenplay, supporting actress – Jennifer Jason Leigh
We say: “ Quentin Tarantino's murderous western see’s him back to his best and this is a great comeback for Jennifer Jason Leigh.”

TV

Title: Transparent
Nominated: comedy series; comedy actor - Jeffrey Tambor; supporting actress - Judith Light
We say: “ This nails the zeitgeist-y topic of transgender issues led by Caitlyn Jenner. Had the first series not come out before her unveiling, we’d have bet it was loosely based on the Kardashian/Jenner clan.”

Title: Empire
Nominated: drama series; drama actress - Taraji P. Henson
We say: “ The ‘black Dynasty’ is TV gold whilst as wronged matriarch Cookie Lyon, Taraji P. Henson is nothing short of fierce.”

Title: Fargo
Nominated: miniseries; miniseries actress - Kirsten Dunst; miniseries actor - Patrick Wilson
We say: “ This is an art house version of the Coen Brother’s 1996 film of the same name. It’s also a welcome return to one of our favourite indie actresses.”

Title: American Horror Story: Hotel
Nominated: miniseries; miniseries actress - Lady Gaga
We say: “ Never has a series had a problem with taking things to the next level whilst GaGa got a reputation on set for wanting to do even more explicit stuff that was in the script. This would be a deserved win.”

Title: Narcos
Nominated: drama series; drama actor - Wagner Moura
We say: “ As the overweight, demented drug lord Pablo Escabar, Wagner Moura somehow manages to make him kind of sexy. Which, in our book, deserves a win.”

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