Newswire: Carol romances the Hollywood Foreign Press, leads Golden Globes nominees

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association—along with America Ferrara, Angela Bassett, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Dennis Quaid—was up bright and early Thursday morning to announce the nominees for the 73rd Annual Golden Globes. Todd Haynes’ Carol leads the pack with five nominations, although two are in the same category—despite the “for your consideration” nudge from Weinstein Co. and Focus Pictures, the HFPA decided that Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett were co-leads, so they will both compete for Best Actress in a drama film. (Way to break up the band, HFPA.)

The accolades were broadly though somewhat confusingly distributed this year; despite featuring a stranded, slowly-starving Matt Damon, The Martian was nominated for Best Comedy film, and will go up against Trainwreck and Spy. And although it didn’t make the list, Trumbo was being considered for a drama nomination, despite being promoted as a comedy by the studio …

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