It’s that time of year again when the onslaught of award nominations start spreading like wildfire. This week marked the first salvo as the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild and the Grammys all announced the nominees for their 2016 ceremonies. Here's to this year's nominees:
Golden Globe Awards
The 2016 Golden Globes will be held on January 10, when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association presents its awards to winners in 25 categories (14 in film and 11 in television). Three-time host Ricky Gervais will return to emcee the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The show will be telecast live on NBC at 5 p.m. (PST).
For our nominees this year, the Globes recognized two people who returned to roles they started many years ago. Director George Miller received a nod for his return to the Mad Max saga that he started back in 1979, and Sylvester Stallone was nominated for his return to the Rocky Balboa character in the current theatrical smash, Creed. Stallone created Balboa 40 years ago in 1976, when Rocky won both the Oscar and the Golden Globe.
Best Motion Picture, Drama - Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Director - George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road
Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Sylvester Stallone, Creed
Screen Actors Guild Awards
The 22nd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be held on January 30 and broadcast on TNT and TBS at 5 p.m. (PST). Johnny Depp was recognized for his acclaimed performance as real-life mobster Whitey Bulger in the box-office hit Black Mass, while on the smaller screen William H. Macy (Shameless) and Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) were both nominated in the “Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series” category. Big Bang’s ensemble cast also was nominated as was Mad Max: Fury Road’s stunt crew.