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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

 The Revenant



 Best Motion Picture, Comedy

 The Big Short


 The Martian



 Best Foreign Language Film

 The Brand New Testament

 The Club

 The Fencer


 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

 Mr. Robot



 Best TV Series, Comedy


 Mozart in the Jungle

 Orange Is the New Black

 Silicon Valley



 Best TV Movie or Limited-Series

 American Crime

 American Horror Story: Hotel


 Flesh and Bone

 Wolf Hall

 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

 Inside Out

 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

 Queen Latifah

 Felicity Huffman

 Sarah Hay

 Lady Gaga

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