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Ruth Negga, Colin Farrell and Sing Street are among this year's Golden Globe nominees

The Irish look set for another exciting awards season.

Image: Chris Pizzello

THERE’S GOING TO be much Irish interest at next year’s Golden Globes Awards with Ruth Negga, Sing Street, Colin Farrell and Caitriona Balfe all receiving nominations this afternoon.

Sing Street, a musical comedy set in 1980s Dublin, is nominated for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical. The film, directed by Once’s John Carney, faces steep competition from the likes of La La Land, Deadpool, Florence Foster Jenkins and 20th Century Women.

In the acting categories, Limerick actress Ruth Negga picked up a nod for her acclaimed performance as Mildred Loving in the civil rights drama Loving, while Colin Farrell secured a nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for his role in The Lobster.

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In the television category, Irish actress Caitriona Balfe was also nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama for the period drama Outlander. This is Balfe’s second consecutive nomination.

Elsewhere, musical La La Land leads the way with seven nominations including nods for its stars Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. Manchester By The Sea, Moonlight, Lion, Nocturnal Animals, Hell Or High Water and Hacksaw Ridge were among the other films to score multiple nominations.

Chief Executive of Irish Film Board, James Hickey, congratulated the nominees on their “incredible achievement”.

“Sing Street and The Lobster are supported by the IFB and we are very proud of the teams behind each film,” he said. “John Carney’s Sing Street is filmed in Dublin featuring a host of up-and-coming Irish talent and has brought an Irish story to audiences worldwide with great success. Colin Farrell gives a mesmerising performance in theThe Lobster, a film which has brought images of Kerry around the world. I’m also delighted to see Ruth Negga receive worldwide success with her performance in Loving having begun her career on Irish projects including numerous IFB-funded films and Catriona Balfe for her performance in Outlander.”

You can find all the nominations in one handy list below.

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73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Nominations Source: AP/Press Association Images

Best Motion Picture, Drama

  • La La Land
  • Lion
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Manchester By The Sea
  • Hacksaw Ridge

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical       

  • 20th Century Women
  • Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Deadpool
  • La La Land
  • Sing Street*

Best Director

  • Damien Chazelle, La La Land
  • Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
  • Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
  • Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
  • Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Denzel Washington, Fences
  • Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
  • Joel Edgerton, Loving
  • Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
  • Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Isabelle Huppert, Elle
  • Natalie Portman, Jackie
  • Ruth Negga, Loving*
  • Amy Adams, Arrival
  • Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical 

  • Colin Farrell, The Lobster*
  • Ryan Gosling, La La Land
  • Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Jonah Hill, War Dogs
  • Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture,  Comedy or Musical 

  • Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
  • Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
  • Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
  • Emma Stone, La La Land
  • Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Viola Davis, Fences
  • Naomi Harris, Moonlight
  • Nicole Kidman, Lion
  • Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
  • Michelle Williams, Manchester By The Sea

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
  • Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
  • Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
  • Dev Patel, Lion
  • Aaron Taylor Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Screenplay

  • La La Land
  • Nocturnal Animals
  • Moonlight
  • Manchester By The Sea
  • Hell Or High Water 

Best Original Score

  • La La Land
  • Arrival
  • Moonlight
  • Lion
  • Hidden Figures

Best Animated Feature

  • Moana
  • My Life As A Zucchini
  • Sing
  • Zootopia
  • Kubo and the Two Strings

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

  • Divines (France)
  • Elle (France)
  • The Salesman (Iran/France)
  • Neruda (Chile)
  • Toni Erdmann (Germany)

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73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards - Nominations Source: AP/Press Association Images

Best Television Series – Drama

  • The Crown
  • Game of Thrones
  • Stranger Things
  • This Is Us
  • Westworld

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Atlanta
  • Blackish
  • Mozart in the Jungle
  • Transparent
  • Veep

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex Girlfriend
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
  • Issa Rae, Insecure
  • Gina Rodriguez, Jane The Virgin
  • Tracee Ellis-Ross, Blackish

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Anthony Anderson, Blackish
  • Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
  • Donald Glover, Atlanta
  • Nick Nolte, Graves
  • Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

  • Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
  • Claire Foy, The Crown
  • Keri Russell, The Americans
  • Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
  • Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

  • Rami Malek, Mr Robot
  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
  • Matthew Rhys, The Americans
  • Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
  • Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Best Limited Series

  • American Crime
  • The Dresser
  • The Night Manager
  • The Night Of
  • The People vs. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story

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