Diversity and representation continue to trend this year in film and television and the nominations for the 2016 Golden Globes reflect that to a certain degree. After the announcement was made Thursday, it was clear that 2015 has been a pretty decent year for LGBTQ representation in the entertainment world.

Racial representation, however, still lacking — had a little more effort put into casting than the previous year. According to the USC study calling out the lack of diversity in 2014’s top-grossing films, the report showed, “Women, people of color crazy eyesand LGBT characters were not represented on screen or behind the camera, according to the comprehensive study.”

Of course, 2014 gave us less than a third of folks on screen and off featuring people of colour, less than 1% were folks of the LGBTQ community and transgender characters failed to make it into any of the top grossing films at all. So it was, let’s be honest, a pretty low bar.

But this year, effort was made to feature more diversity and the Golden Globes have nominated folks usually under represented — and this makes the upcoming ceremony more exciting.

As predicted, upcoming lesbian drama ‘Carol’ scored five nominations — both carolCate Blanchett and Rooney Mara earned nods for playing their roles as lady loving gal pals in the 1950s. Upcoming arthouse film ‘The Danish Girl’ about one of the first identifiable sex-reassignment surgeries got three nominations, television’s ‘Transparent’ also got recognized with three nominations and ‘Orange Is The New Black’ landed two.

Some surprises included Lady Gaga’s crossover to television earning her an ‘Actress in TV movie or limited series’ nomination, ‘Outlander’ getting less recognition and the number of streaming series receiving such acclaim.

Pardon our bias, but snubs included the lack of recognition for Canadian sci-fi series Orphan Black (has anyone seen Tatiana Maslany act with herself, against herself, fight herself and save herself? All while convincing audiences she’s 92308490325 different people?) Also, shocking that Meryl Streep didn’t get noticed for her magic in ‘Ricki and the Flash’ and lack of attention to ‘True Detective’ season two with Rachel McAdams. While we tend to focus on females here at TheFeminismProject.com — we’ll still acknowledge surprising snubs to men — like how did Robert De Niro miss out on a comedy category nod for his work on ‘The Intern’?

Shrugs happened when more predictable nominations happened: JLaw, ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’, ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘Trainwreck‘.

But the Golden Globes should be good this year and we’re looking forward to it — it’ll be way better than last. Here’s the full list of nominations:

Motion picture, drama
“Carol”
“Mad Max: Fury Road”
“The Revenant”
“Room”
“Spotlight”

Motion picture, comedy
“The Big Short”
“Joy”
“The Martian”
“Spy”
“Trainwreck”

Actress in a motion picture, drama
Cate Blanchett, “Carol”
Brie Larson, “Room”
Rooney Mara, “Carol”
Saoirse Ronan, “Brooklyn”
Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

Actress in a motion picture, comedy
Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”
Melissa McCarthy, “Spy”
Amy Schumer, “Trainwreck”
Maggie Smith, “The Lady in the Van”
Lily Tomlin, “Grandma”

Actor in a motion picture, drama
Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”
Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”
Will Smith, “Concussion”

Actor in a motion picture, comedy
Christian Bale, “The Big Short”
Steve Carell, “The Big Short”
Matt Damon, “The Martian”
Al Pacino, “Danny Collins”
Mark Ruffalo, “Infinitely Polar Bear”

TV series, drama
“Empire”
“Game of Thrones”
“Mr. Robot”
“Narcos”
“Outlander”

TV series, comedy
“Casual”
“Mozart in the Jungle”
“Orange Is the New Black”
“Silicon Valley”
“Transparent”
“Veep”

Actress in a TV series, 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”

Actress in a TV series, 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”

Actor in a TV series, drama
Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”
Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”
Wagner Moura, “Narcos”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

Actor in a TV series, comedy
Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”
Gael García Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle”
Rob Lowe, “The Grinder”
Patrick Stewart, “Blunt Talk”
Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Actress in a supporting role in a motion picture 
Jane Fonda, “Youth”
Jennifer Jason Leigh, “The Hateful Eight”
Helen Mirren, “Trumbo”
Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”
Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

Actor in a supporting role in a motion picture 
Paul Dano, “Love & Mercy”
Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”
Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”
Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”
Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

TV movie or miniseries
“American Crime”
“American Horror Story: Hotel”
“Fargo”
“Flesh and Bone”
“Wolf Hall”

Actress in a TV movie or limited series
Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”
Queen Latifah, “Bessie”
Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”
Sarah Hay, “Flesh and Bone”
Lady Gaga, “American Horror Story: Hotel”

Actor in a TV movie or limited series
Oscar Isaac, “Show Me a Hero”
Patrick Wilson, “Fargo”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”
Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”

Supporting actor in a TV series, limited series or TV movie
Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”
Damian Lewis, “Wolf Hall”
Ben Mendelsohn, “Bloodline”
Tobias Menzies, “Outlander”
Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

Supporting actress in a TV series, limited series or TV movie
Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”
Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
Regina King, “American Crime”
Judith Light, “Transparent”
Maura Tierney, “The Affair”

Animated feature film
“Anomalisa”
“The Good Dinosaur”
“Inside Out”
“The Peanuts Movie”
“Shaun the Sheep Movie”

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