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Proof 2016 Was a Crazy Year: 'Deadpool' Nominated for Best Picture Golden Globe

2016 has been one of the worst years for movies on record, so it should come as no surprise that the Golden Globes were painted into a corner when having to pick five films to compete in their Best Picture Musical or Comedy category. While they certainly didn't do anything as stupid as, say, nominating a movie that's clearly not a comedy in that category—cough, cough, The Martian—they did nominate a comic book movie in that category instead. 

That's right, folks. Deadpool has become the first comic book movie ever to be nominated for Best Picture at a major awards ceremony. Yes, it's the notorious star-fucking institute known as The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, but it does go some way toward legitimizing the genre. Many people think that the lack of a Best Picture nomination for The Dark Knight at the 2008 Oscars led to the expansion of the Best Picture category the following year, and that seems like the film that should have had this honor, but it's still kinda fun and crazy to see a film like Deadpool score it instead. And let's also not forget that Ryan Reynolds picked up a Best Actor nomination, so this whole thing is no fluke. 

Hopefully in the future, better comic book movies can shatter the glass ceiling, though this is at least a step in the right direction. Check out the full list of Golden Globe Motion Picture nominees below... 

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water


Manchester by the Sea



Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
20th Century Women


Florence Foster Jenkins

La La Land

Sing Street


Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Amy Adams, Arrival

Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Natalie Portman, Jackie


Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Annette Bening, 20th Century Women

Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply

Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Joel Edgerton, Loving

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences


Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins

Dev Patel, Lion

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals


Best Performance by Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea


Best Director, Motion Picture

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy

Colin Farrell, The Lobster

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Jonah Hill, War Dogs

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool


Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
La La Land

Nocturnal Animals


Manchester by the Sea

Hell or High Water


Original Score, Motion Picture

La La Land



Hidden Figures


Best Motion Picture, Animated
Kubo and the Two Strings


My Life as a Zucchini




Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“Can’t Stop the Feeling,” Trolls

“City of Stars,” La La Land

“Faith,” Sing

“Gold,” Gold

“How Far I’ll Go,” Moana


Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language



The Salesman

Toni Erdmann

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