74th Golden Globes Nominees: Best Picture

This award season is going to be a Strange(r) Thing

Yesterday, the nominees for all categories for 74th The Golden Globes were announced, some more predictable than others, HBO’s Game of Thrones returns for possibly its sixth year, meanwhile, films like Moonlight and Lion that have not had a general release yet are nominated for some of the most coveted accolades.

Today, let’s take a look at the nominees for “Best Motion Picture – Drama”, perhaps the most marketable and heavyweight of all GG awards.

What is perhaps most significant is that each of the films in this category are medium-budget story-focused character dramas, no massive names at the forefront, which I believe is a good way to go, it introduces lesser known talent, via a seriously-considered, popularly watched ceremony

Hell or High Water (2016)

“Toby (Chris Pine), a divorced father and his ex-convict brother Tanner (Ben Foster) plan a series of heists against the bank that’s about to foreclose on their family ranch. Standing in their way is Marcus (Jeff Bridges), a retiring Texas Ranger. The siblings plot their final robbery and prepare for a showdown with a crafty lawman who’s not ready to ride off into the sunset.”

Lion (UK: 29th Jan 2017)

“Based on the true story of Saroo Brierley (Dev Patel), who was lost from his family at the age of five and was adopted by an Australian family (David Wenham and Nicole Kidman), searches for his long-lost family using Google Earth.”


Manchester by The Sea (UK: Jan 13 2017)

“Lee Chandler (Casey Affleck) is a brooding, irritable handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter he gets a call from his hometown, north of the city. His brother has died and Lee has been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren’t enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy.”

Moonlight (UK: Feb 24th 2017)

“A young man deals with his dysfunctional home life and comes of age in Miami during the “War on Drugs” era. The story of his struggle to find himself is told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love while grappling with his own sexuality.”


Hacksaw Ridge (UK: Jan 27th 2017)

Mel Gibson returns on highly praised form behind the camera of this anti-war drama. “The extraordinary true story of conscientious objector Desmond T. Doss who saved 75 men in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of WWII, without firing a single shot. He was the first conscientious objector to ever win the Congressional Medal of Honor.” Starring Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn and Hugo Weaving.

So, which is your favourite for “Best Motion Picture – Drama”?
Ours is Hacksaw Ridge