Independents Land 30 Nominations for the 2016 Golden Globe Awards

Los Angeles, CA
Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Independent Film & Television Alliance® has revealed that Independents received 30 nominations this morning for the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Independent films – those made outside the six major Hollywood studios – continue to thrive, with nominations earned across 11 categories from 21 different films. Below is the full list of the independent films nominated for the 73rd Annual Golden Globes:

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Best Director, Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, Carol  
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol  
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
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

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
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
Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Best Animated Feature Film
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language
The Brand New Testament – Belgium / France / Luxembourg
The Club – Chile
The Fencer – Finland / Germany / Estonia
Mustang – France
Son of Saul – Hungary


About the Independent Film & Television Alliance

The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA) is the global trade association of the independent motion picture and television programming industry. Headquartered in Los Angeles, IFTA represents and provides significant entertainment industry services to more than 135 member companies from 23 countries, consisting of independent production and distribution companies, sales agents, television companies, studio-affiliated companies, and financial institutions engaged in content finance. Collectively, IFTA Members produce more than 500 independent films and countless hours of television programming each year and generate more than $4 billion in distribution revenues annually. As the voice and advocate for the independent film and television industry worldwide, the Alliance speaks out on matters of critical importance and, where appropriate, actively lobbies governments around the world in regard to measures directly affecting the independent industry. For more information on IFTA, please visit