And the Nominees Are: Countdown to the Golden Globes

It’s that time of year again!



Award season 2016 will officially be on its way into full swing when the 73rd Annual Golden Globes Awards air, live, on Sunday, January 10. But before the red carpet opens and the Moet gets to flowing (and host Ricky Gervais says something completely, hilariously or inappropriate!), let’s talk a scroll through the nominees who already have our votes!


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Will Smith is back on the big screen and in the running for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for his riveting performance in Concussion.


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Idris Elba is up for two statues — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Beasts of No Nation and Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for fan-favorite, Luther.

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After winning an Emmy (and delivering that speech!) for her role as the ever-complex Annalise Keating on How to Get Away with Murder, we can only hope that Viola Davis wins the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series Drama, too!

(note: Taraji is in the same category and oh, how we wish that they could both win!)


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The cast of Empire will compete in the Best Television Series, Drama, category while scene-stealer, Taraji P. Henson, has her sights set on the coveted award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama, for her spot-on portrayal of Cookie Lyon.

(note: Viola is in the same category and we’ve got our fingers crossed for her, too)

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Along with the colorful cast of Orange is the New Black earning a nod for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, Uzo Aduba has nabbed her second nod for Best Performance by an Actress in a Series, Limited Series of Motion Picture Made for Television. We sure hope this year is her year!

(note: Uzo is up for the same statue as Regina King and we’ve got our fingers crossed for them both!)

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The brainchild of Oscar-winning scribe, John Ridley, American Crime is nominated for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.


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Last fall, she won her first Emmy for her role in American Crime. We’re sure hoping that Regina King will be adding the Golden Globe (for Best Performance by an Actress in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television) to her mantlepiece!

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Queen Latifah got folks talking with her spirited performance in the lead role for Bessie. Now, she’s poised to snatch a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

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After earning rave reviews (and his first Golden Globe nomination) for his lead role in Selma, David Oyelowo followed up with Nightingale and delivered a performance that was northing short of transformative. For his efforts, he’s scored his second nod, this time for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television. The Golden Globes air this Sunday, Jan 10 at 8pm ET on NBC.