Golden Globes 2016 full nominations: Saoirse Ronan, Michael Fassbender and Game of Thrones among the contenders
Irish actors Saoirse Ronan, Michael Fassbender, and fantasy TV series Game of Thrones have all received nods in the 2016 Golden Globes nominations.
The Golden Globes will be presented at the Beverly Hilton on January 10 in a ceremony hosted by Ricky Gervais.
Irish actress Saoirse Ronan, star of Brooklyn, will battle it out for best actress in a motion picture drama alongside Cate Blanchett for Carol, Brie Larson for Room, Rooney Mara for Carol and Alicia Vikander for her role in The Danish Girl.
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Eddie Redmayne has secured his second Golden Globes nomination a year after his win for The Theory Of Everything.
The British star is nominated for his performance as transgender artist Lili Elbe in The Danish Girl, and will go head-to-head with 10-time nominee Leonardo DiCaprio, who received a nod for his gruelling turn in revenge saga The Revenant.
Other hopefuls in the best actor in a drama category are Bryan Cranston, who plays blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo in Trumbo, Michael Fassbender for his turn as the lead in Steve Jobs, and Will Smith for his role as a doctor in Concussion.
Game of Thrones, the HBO series which is filmed partly in Northern Ireland, will battle it out for Best TV Series Drama.
It is up against Empire, Mr Robot, Narcos and Outlander.
Dame Maggie Smith was a surprise nominee when the categories were announced at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
She received a best actress in a comedy or musical nod for her cantankerous role in The Lady In The Van, and will face off against Trainwreck star Amy Schumer, Spy actress Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Lawrence, who is nominated for Joy, and Lily Tomlin, for Grandma.
British actors Idris Elba and Mark Rylance will both vie for the best supporting actor Golden Globe.
The pair have already been nominated in the same categories at the Screen Actors Guild Awards and will compete against Paul Dano for his portryal of Brian Wilson in Love And Mercy, Michael Shannon in 99 Homes and Sylvester Stallone for Rocky sequel Creed.
Elba received the nod for his role as the Commandant in Netflix war drama Beasts Of No Nation, while Rylance was honoured for his portrayal of Rudlof Abel in Bridge Of Spies.
Dame Helen Mirren also received a mention at the nominations, hot on the heels of her dual nods from the Screen Actors Guild.
She is nominated for best supporting actress for her role as Hedda Hopper in Trumbo, in the same category as Jane Fonda, who grabbed attention for her single scene performance as an ageing actress in Youth, Kate Winslet, who plays Joanna Hoffman in Steve Jobs, Jennifer Jason Leigh, who is the lone female presence in Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight, and Alicia Vikander, who received critical praise for her turn in Ex Machina.
Carol also scored a coveted nomination for best motion picture (drama), alongside Mad Max: Fury Road, The Revenant, Room and Spotlight.
The Big Short, Joy, The Martian, Spy and Trainwreck will all compete for best motion picture (musical or comedy).
The Golden Globes also honour television, and Elba and Rylance will again compete in the same category, this time for best actor in a limited series or TV movie for their performances in BBC dramas Luther and Wolf Hall respectively.
Rylance's Wolf Hall co-star Damian Lewis, who played Henry VIII in the series, was also nominated in the best supporting actor category.
Wolf Hall also picked up a nomination for best limited series or TV movie and will compete against American Crime, American Horror Story: Hotel, Fargo and Flesh And Bone.
Amazon Prime Video shows Transparent and Mozart In The Jungle were both nominated, alongside Netflix prison series Orange Is The New Black and Hulu show Casual. The final two nominees were political satire Veep and Silicon Valley.
2016 Golden Globes nominees
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Motion Picture, Comedy
The Big Short
Best Foreign Language Film
The Brand New Testament
Son of Saul
Best Director – Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max
Ridley Scott, The Martian
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy
Jennifer Lawrence, Joy
Melissa McCarthy, Spy
Amy Schumer, Trainwreck
Maggie Smith, Lady in the Van
Lily Tomlin, Grandma
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs
Best 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
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, The Big Short
Steve Carell, The Big Short
Matt Damon, The Martian
Al Pacino, Danny Collins
Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear
Best Supporting Actor 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
Best TV Series, Drama
Game of Thrones
Best TV Series, Comedy
Mozart in the Jungle
Orange Is the New Black
Best TV Movie or Limited-Series
American Horror Story: Hotel
Flesh and Bone
Best 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
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight
Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, The Big Short
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight
Best Animated Feature Film
The Good Dinosaur
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie
Best Supporting Actress in a 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
Best 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
Lilly Tomlin, Grace & Frankie
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
Best Original Song
Love Me Like You Do, Fifty Shades of Grey
One Kind of Love, Love & Mercy
See You Again, Furious 7
Simple Song #3, Youth
Writing's On the Wall, Spectre
Best actress in a TV movie or limited series
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