As far as awards shows go, the Golden Globes are by far the most watchable three-hour telecast of the season — the jokes really go there, our girl Meryl always delivers and we suspect they serve more booze than the Oscars, SAGs and Emmys combined.
The 73rd broadcast, slated for Jan. 10, 2016 at the swank Beverly Hilton Hotel, promises to be good TV if this year’s nomination list — and returning host Ricky Gervais — are any indication. Here, we’ve compiled the big wins (and big blind spots) on the list of this year’s golden hopefuls.
Win: Only one “it girl” in the Best Actress categories
We love us some Jennifer Lawrence, but it’s nice to see amazing, under-the-radar talents like Room‘s Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn) in the company of Cate Blanchett. Throw in some Melissa McCarthy (Spy) and Dame Maggie Smith (The Lady in the Van), and this is indeed a collection of bests.
Whoops: Zero actresses of colour were nominated for silver-screen roles
Queen Latifah (Bessie), Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder) and Taraji P. Henson (Empire) scored nods in the TV arena, but this shut-out is a neat and tidy illustration of the dearth of diversity in marquee roles.
Whoops: Speaking of diversity…whoever was in charge of the Golden Globes Twitter account confused America Ferrera for Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez.
She was nominated for her role in CW’s breakout hit in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical category.
Win: Amy Schumer!
The funnywoman’s feminist antics were rightly rewarded, with nods in the Best Actress (Comedy or Musical) category. Trainwreck also got props in the Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical category.
Win: Mad Max: Fury Road scores a nomination for Best Motion Picture – Drama
Charlize Theron (with a shaved head) driving a big rig packed with women to safety. Yep, that’s badass enough.
Whoops: A female-free Best Director category
Wake up and smell the talent, Hollywood Foreign Press Association!