Alright, we’re at about 10 hours to go until the 73rd Annual Golden Globes Ceremony begins, so let’s fill this ballot, shall we?

Keep in mind that at this point I have seen about 1/3 of these movies, and maybe 1/2 the television shows. Come to think of it, those fractions might  be a little too generous. That fact, combined with the erratic nature of the Globes and my admitted slacking when it comes to awards research so far this season, means this ballot might be comically awful come Monday morning.

Honestly though, in my heart of hearts… Mad Max would win every award. So just use your imagination regarding a second ballot with that getting everything. Even in the categories in which it wasn’t nominated, which were most, because the Hollywood Foreign Press is cruel. Shiny and Chrome.


The division between dramas and musicals/comedies also makes this really bizarre. Especially when you look at what they consider a comedy. Trainwreck and Spy, sure. But despite having funny parts, I would in no other universe categorize a film about a man stranded and starving on Mars, and a damning movie about the collapse of our economy as comedies. Whatever HFP, whatever. You do you.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • Carol
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Spotlight

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • The Big Short
  • Joy
  • The Martian
  • Spy
  • Trainwreck

Best Motion Picture – Animated

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

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

  • The Brand New Testament
  • The Club
  • The Fencer
  • Mustang
  • Son of Saul

Best Director

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

Best Screenplay

  • 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 Actor – Drama

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

Best Actress – Drama

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

Best Actor – 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 Actress – Musical or Comedy

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

Best Supporting Actor

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

Best Supporting Actress

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

Best Score

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

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


This year  just have no idea when it comes to TV. Then again, I follow these awards mostly for the movie side of things, not television. I guess I sometimes watch the Emmys, but that’s at another time of year entirely. Anyway, there aren’t really the Mad Men or Breaking Bad sure things anymore, so there could be some interesting outcomes. Game of Thrones is the biggest show in the solar system, so it grabbing a win after a pretty fantastic season wouldn’t be a shocker, but I could see that going multiple ways. As far as the Comedy side, Mozart in the Jungle is basically the television series of my soul, and Casual, Veep, and Silicon Valley are equally beloved to me, but Transparent has been on a roll lately, so I’m gonna bet on that.

Best Series – Drama

  • Empire
  • Game of Thrones
  • Mr. Robot
  • Narcos
  • Outlander

Best Series – Musical or Comedy

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

Best Limited Series or Made for TV Movie

  • American Crime
  • American Horror Story: Hotel
  • Fargo
  • Flesh & Bone
  • Wolf Hall

Best Actor – Drama

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

Best Actress – 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

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy

  • Aziz Ansari, Master of None
  • Gael G. Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
  • Rob Lowe, The Grinder
  • Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk
  • Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress – Musical or 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

Best Actor – Limited Series

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

Best Actress – Limited Series

  • Kirsten Dunst, Fargo
  • Lady Gaga, American Horor Story: Hotel
  • Sarah Hay, Flesh & Bone
  • Felicity Huffman, American Crime
  • Queen Latifah, Bessie

Best Supporting Actor

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

Best Supporting Actress

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