Mad Max: Fury Road Receives Golden Globe Best Picture Nomination

madmax1It never quite seemed possible for a film like Mad Max: Fury Road to get the attention of the critical community and yet, it has. Since the National Board of Review named it best picture of 2015, people have wondered if the film might actually be an Oscar contender.

And, to be honest, it makes the Oscar race much more exciting.

The film’s road to potential Academy Award recognition continues as the Hollywood Foreign Press association announced the nominees for the 73rd Golden Globes. Fury Road joins other films Carol and The Revenant in the Best Picture — Drama category. Director George Miller also received a nomination for Best Director. Curiously, The Martian was nominated in the Best Picture — Comedy category, which is an odd classification for the the film. Here’s the full list:

Motion Picture — Drama

Carol
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant
Room
Spotlight

Motion Picture — Comedy

The Big Short
Joy
The Martian
Spy
Trainwreck

Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion

Actor in a Motion Picture — Comedy

Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

TV Series — Drama

Empire
Game of Thrones
Mr. Robot
Narcos
Outlander

TV Series —  Comedy

Casual
Mozart in the Jungle
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Veep

Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Paul Dano, Love & Mercy
Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation
Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes
Sylvester Stallone, Creed

TV Movie or Miniseries

American Crime
American Horror Story: Hotel
Fargo
Flesh and Bone
Wolf Hall

Actress in a TV Series — Comedy

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Actress in a TV Series — Drama

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Viola Davis, How To Get Away With Murder
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Actor in a TV Series — Drama

Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Wagner Moura, Narcos
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Actor in a TV Series — Comedy

Aziz Ansari, Master Of None
Gael García Bernal, Mozart In The Jungle
Rob Lowe, The Grinder
Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Animated Feature Film

Anomalisa
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun The Sheep Movie

Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Limited Series or TV Movie

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Limited Series or TV Movie

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Regina King, American Crime
Judith Light, Transparent
Maura Tierney, The Affair

Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series

Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero
Patrick Wilson, Fargo
Idris Elba, Luther
David Oyelowo, Nightingale
Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Director

Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ridley Scott, The Martian

Screenplay

Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, Spotlight
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino, “The Hateful Eight
Emma Donoghue, Room
Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, The Big Short

Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series

Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
Queen Latifah, Bessie
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime
Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone
Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel

Original song

“Love Me Like You Do” (50 Shades of Grey)
“One Kind of Love” (Love and Mercy)
“See You Again” (Furious 7)
“Simple Song #3” (Youth)
“Writing’s on the Wall” (Spectre)

Foreign language film

The Brand New Testament (Belgium / France / Luxembourg)
The Club (Chile)
The Fencer (Finland / Germany / Estonia)
Mustang (France)
Son Of Saul (Hungary)

Score

Carter Burwell, Carol
Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl
Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight
Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs
Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto, The Revenant