- Title: Golden Globes announce nominees across drama categories
- Date: 12th December 2016
- Summary: BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (DECEMBER 12, 2016) (UNRESTRICTED POOL) ACTOR DON CHEADLE ANNOUCING THE BEST PICTURE, DRAMA NOMINEES FOR THE GOLDEN GLOBES
- Embargoed: 27th December 2016 15:25
- Keywords: Golden Globe nominees drama Hacksaw Ridge Hell or High Water Lion Manchester by the Sea Moonlight Loving Fences Captain Fantastic Nocturnal Animals Arrival Elle Jackie Hidden Figures Miss Sloane
- Location: BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES; UNIDENTIFIED FILMING LOCATIONS
- City: BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES; UNIDENTIFIED FILMING LOCATIONS
- Country: USA
- Reuters ID: LVA0015CKX559
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: During the Golden Globes nominations announcement on Monday (December 12) "Moonlight," the tale of an impoverished black boy in Miami struggling with his sexuality, scored six nods, including best drama film, as well as Barry Jenkins in the directing and screenplay categories and Naomie Harris and Mahershala Ali in the best supporting acting races.
"Moonlight" will face war drama "Hacksaw Ridge," western crime story "Hell or High Water," adoption tale "Lion" and "Manchester by the Sea," which is about a working-class family dealing with tragedy, in the best drama film category.
After a furor that erupted earlier this year because all 20 acting Oscar nominees were white, the Golden Globes feature numerous actors of color, including Ruth Negga of "Loving," Ali and Harris of "Moonlight," and Dev Patel, who is of Indian descent, for "Lion."
Notable omissions from the best drama film category included "Jackie," an in-depth character study of the widow of U.S. president John F. Kennedy in the week after his assassination. Lead Natalie Portman, however, received a best actress nomination.
Martin Scorsese's "Silence," the tale of missionaries in 17th-century Japan, and "Fences," a tense African-American family drama set in the 1950s, were also snubbed in the best drama film category.
"Fences" did bring nods for best actor to Denzel Washington and best supporting actress for Viola Davis.
In the best comedy/musical category, "Hidden Figures," the true-life story of three black women who help NASA in the 1960s space race, was missing from the list, but star Octavia Spencer landed a best supporting actress nomination.
The nominations on Monday underscore how "Moonlight," as well as top nod-getter "La La Land" with seven, are becoming the two front-runners in Hollywood's annual awards race.
Both made the American Film Institute's list of best movies of 2016. At Sunday's Critics Choice awards, "La La Land" took home eight accolades, including best picture, while "Moonlight" picked up two.
More than 90 journalists in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association choose The Golden Globes. Winners will be announced on Jan. 8 at a televised ceremony hosted by Jimmy Fallon.
While the voters do not overlap with members of the film guilds who pick the Academy Awards nominees and winners, the Globes help build buzz for films leading up to February's Oscars.
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