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The nominations for the 73rd Golden Globe Awards were announced today, honoring the best in film and television. Carol secured five nominations for Best Motion Picture, Director (Todd Haynes), Actress (Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara), and Best Original Score (Barter Curwell). Fellow films The Big Short, The Revenant, and Steve Jobs followed with four nominations each.

In your living room, American Crime, Fargo, Mr. Robot, Outlander, Transparent, and Wolf Hall snagged three nominations each. Actors Idris Elba, Lily Tomlin, Mark Rylance, and Alicia Vikander scored two nominations each along with filmmaker Tom McCarthy, who is nominated for Director and Screenplay for Spotlight.

The full list of nominees are below:


Best Motion Picture – Drama


Mad Max: Fury Road

The Revenant



Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

The Big Short


The Martian



Best Director – Motion Picture

Todd Haynes, Carol

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, The Revenant

Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

George Miller, Mad Max: Fury Road

Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Cate Blanchett, Carol

Brie Larson, Room

Rooney Mara, Carol

Soairse Ronan, Brooklyn

Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best 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

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Jennifer Lawrence, Joy

Melissa McCarthy, Spy

Amy Schumer, Trainwreck

Maggie Smith, The Lady in the Van

Lily Tomlin, Grandma

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

Christian Bale, The Big Short

Steve Carell, The Big Short

Matt Damon, The Martian

Al Pacino, Danny Collins

Mark Ruffalo, Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

Jane Fonda, Youth

Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight

Helen Mirren, Trumbo

Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina

Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Paul Dano, Love & Mercy

Idris Elba, Beasts of No Nation

Mark Rylance, Bridge of Spies

Michael Shannon, 99 Homes

Sylvester Stallone, Creed

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Emma Donoghue, Room

Tom McCarthy & Josh Singer, Spotlight

Adam McKay & Charles Randolph, The Big Short

Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs

Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Best Animated Feature Film


The Good Dinosaur

Inside Out

The Peanuts Movie

Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Foreign Language Film

The Brand New Testament

The Club

The Fencer


Son of Saul

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Carter Burwell, Carol

Alexandre Desplat, The Danish Girl

Ennio Morricone, The Hateful Eight

Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto, The Revenant

Daniel Pemberton, Steve Jobs

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Love Me Like You Do” – Fifty Shades of Grey

“One Kind of Love” – Love & Mercy

“See You Again” – Furious 7

“Simple Song #3” – Youth

“Writing’s on the Wall” – Spectre


Best TV Series – Drama


Game of Thrones

Mr. Robot



Best TV Series – Comedy or Musical


Mozart in the Jungle

Orange is the New Black

Silicon Valley



Best Miniseries or TV Movie

American Crime

American Horror Story: Hotel


Flesh and Bone

Wolf Hall

Best 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

Best 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

Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy or Musical

Rachel Bloom, My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy or Musical

Aziz Ansari, Master of None

Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

Rob Lowe, The Grinder

Patrick Stewart, Blunt Talk

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Kirsten Dunst, Fargo

Lady Gaga, American Horror Story: Hotel

Sarah Hay, Flesh and Bone

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Queen Latifah, Bessie

Best Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie

Idris Elba, Luther

Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero

David Oyelowo, Nightingale

Mark Rylance, Wolf Hall

Patrick Wilson, Fargo

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Miniseries, or Movie

Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Regina King, American Crime

Judith Light, Transparent

Maura Tierney, The Affair

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Miniseries, or Movie

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall

Bob Mendelsohn, Bloodline

Tobias Menzies, Outlander

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Denzel Washington will be awarded the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the ceremony. The actor has won two Oscars, a Tony, and two Golden Globes. He’s been in critical and commercial hits like American Gangster, Crimson Tide, and Philadelphia, as well as portray real-life figures such as Malcolm X (Malcolm X) and boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter (The Hurricane) to critical acclaim. Washington was last seen in 2014’s The Equalizer and will next be seen in The Magnificent Seven slated for September 23, 2016.

Ricky Gervais returns to host the awards show for the fourth time on January 10, 2016.

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Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 Review



Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 4 Review

So the latest episode of Game Of Thrones has just gone to air and yes, there will be spoilers in this post episode review. Please watch the episode first before reading this review.

After coming out of last week’s big battle heavy episode, this episode starts to look at the aftermath of the battle. Early on in the episode the characters need to dispose of the dead and this includes brave characters like Jorah who passed away during last week’s battle. It’s a sad time and many of the characters are still dealing with the deaths of their friends. But probably, the loss of Jorah has taken the largest impact on Daenerys than anyone else.

In the next section of the episode, we see things change a little during a post funeral party scene. Daenerys makes a point of appointing Gendry to a position of power, which is her right to do as a Queen. This scene shows us that characters are being rewarded for their loyalty and service in battle and Daenerys is the type of leader that does do that. In return, she points out that she keeps loyal people in loyal positions, which helps her to rule better.

But at this party scene, there’s a little more that goes on. Jon is celebrated by his peers and is even called a King at one point. We all know that for much of this season, there’s been tension between Daenerys and Jon about his true claim to the throne, which is stronger than her own. This continues to cause tension for actually this entire episode and we see Daenerys tell Jon not to go around telling people about it. People are already gravitating towards him as a ruler and a secret coming out like this will give them more reason to do so. This is the Game Of Thrones universe afterall and secrets don’t really get kept. We see people already gossiping about it, such as Tyrion and Varus and it’s probably not long now until everyone knows. Question is though, once this secret gets out what’s going to happen to Daenerys and her following?

There’s some sections towards the end of this episode that are very important. Daenerys at one point takes her ships and her two dragons out to sea and gets ambushed by Euron and his fleet. One of the dragons (not sure which while writing this review) gets shot down and killed rather quickly. It’s a complete shock and a massive loss for Daenerys. Her fleet of ships is also destroyed and Missandei gets captured. It’s possible that Daenerys and the rest didn’t think that Cersei and her forces had the ability to kill a dragon, but we know that Jaime did know because he had the weapon when he fought them long ago, as I remember his army getting destroyed by the dragons and him trying to use that weapon during that battle. It’s logical that the Lannister’s would have many of those weapons by now made. Jaime could have warned Jon or Tyrion or anyone, but he didn’t. Then he left in the episode to go back to Cersei. I do wonder, if it was this that he intended for the entire time, or if he just switched sides when he saw things turning.

The final scenes of this episode see Daenerys and Tyrion come face to face with Cersei and Euron. Missandei is at the castle as a prisoner and Daenerys is there with her small force and her last dragon. I thought, watching this episode, that if this is all Daenerys has left of her forces, then she really doesn’t have much. There’s no way they could win that siege like that. In the end, Tyrion just tried to bargain for Cersei to surrender and for Missandei to get returned. But, it was hopeless, Cersei doesn’t listen and Missandei was killed. It didn’t come as a surprise to me, you would be mad to surrender to a force of that size and having just killed a dragon, Cersei and the rest are pretty confident.

For the first time in a long time, after the events of this episode and the deaths of Daenerys’ closest supporters like Jorah, Missandei and another dragon. It seems to me that Daenerys has become significantly weakened lately. The rumour of Jon’s secret getting out is also a substantial threat to her and it will be interesting to see how things go for this character in the coming weeks.

The strength of Cersei and Euron is that they came prepared. They did not underestimate Daenerys at all, they were incredibly well prepared. Next week’s episode will definitely be very interesting.

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Game Of Thrones Season 8 Episode 3 Review



Sansa Stark

So the latest episode of Game Of Thrones has just gone to air and just to let you know now, there will be spoilers in this post episode review and discussion.

In this episode we witnessed the conclusion of the long running storyline about the Night King vs everyone else. For the most part this episode was mostly action based. There was little in it to further the plot much, except for right at the end when Arya came out of nowhere and killed the Night King. I quite liked this and it did surprise me at the end seeing Arya jump out in the way that she did. We do know it was their plan originally to use Bran as bait so they could lure the Night King there, but as we saw in the episode before this moment, much of that plan didn’t really work out.

With much of the episode being an action based one, I felt that what was shown of the battle was excellent. In many ways the battle scenes had movie like production quality with soldiers fighting the dead and dragons flying high in the sky burning the dead armies from above.

Much of the scenes were very dark though and it was hard to get a sense of scale and later in the episode there was a snow storm which further limited vision. These things made the episode feel quite tense for the viewer, but I also felt they were done to minimise the scale for what is a large battle for a single episode of TV with a production budget to meet.

The cgi was good yet again and the dragons were the highlights of the show. I’ve been wanting to see a dragon battle for some time and this episode delivered that.

Overall this was quite a good action based episode, which more than delivered on the action based experience. The end of the plot featuring the Night King and his dead people is nice to see and the best moment was right after Arya jumped out and got him for good. Many will be sad about some of the favoured characters falling in battle here, but they all died well and it’s not so bad in the end. I am looking forward to seeing how next week’s episode goes and how our characters move on from this.

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How Old Is Arya In Season 8?



How old is Arya in season 8?

If you are wondering how old is Arya in season 8 of Game of Thrones, Arya is 18 years old. The character was 11 in the first season of the show when it first went to air, there has been 8 seasons which makes Arya 18 years old now. The show has moved forward about one year in time for each season of the show. In the books though the character was a little younger, she was 9 in the first book. But in the show the character was made a little older.

How old is Arya in season 8

How old is Arya in season 8?

If you are wondering how old is Maisie Williams? She was born in 1997, which makes her about 22 this year.

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