6 Genre Movies To Root For At The Golden Globes

Awards season isn’t always kind to genre movies, but with so many of Hollywood’s best actors and filmmakers now working in this territory, a few prominent nominations are inevitable. While Star Wars: The Force Awakens proved to be a surprising omission from this year’s Golden Globes field, no less than three prestige genre movies landed multiple nods, in spite of the fact that the Hollywood Foreign Press bypasses most technical categories. If you’re a genre movie buff, here are the contenders to watch for when the Golden Globe Awards air on CTV Sunday at 8e 5p.

The Martian


Filed under “Musical or Comedy,” The Martian is competing for Best Motion Picture, Best Actor, and Best Director. The latter also includes “Drama” contenders, so Ridley Scott has the odds stacked against him, but his film could very well prevail elsewhere.

Mad Max: Fury Road


A surprisingly dominant force in this year’s awards race, Mad Max: Fury Road is a long shot for Best Picture (Drama), but 70-year-old George Miller is a viable contender for Best Director.

The Hateful Eight


It’s still not clear how the general public feels about The Hateful Eight, but it’s pretty hard to deny the merit of the film’s three nominated contributors: composer Ennio Morricone, supporting actress Jennifer Jason Leigh, and screenwriter Quentin Tarantino. All appear to be co-frontrunners in their categories, along with respective rivals Ryuichi Sakamoto/Alva Noto (The Revenant), Kate Winslet (Steve Jobs), and Aaron Sorkin (Steve Jobs).

Ex Machina


We’re just happy Alicia Vikander landed a nomination for her deserving work in Ex Machina. While she delivered one of the year’s most distinctive performances, a robot apocalypse is more likely to occur than a Vikander victory.

Furious 7 / Spectre


Concerned that the Golden Globes shut out some of the year’s biggest hits? Don’t forget the token Best Original Song nominations for Furious 7’s “See You Again” and Spectre’s “Writing’s on the Wall.”

To see how it all plays out, tune in to CTV on Sunday at 8e 5p for the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards.