Irish stars Colin Farrell, Ruth Negga and Catriona Balfe have been honored with a nomination for the Golden Globe Awards, with John Carney’s movie Sing Street up for the Best Movie award next January. These annual awards, now heading into their 75th year, are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press and are considered a good indicator of Oscar success.

Colin Farrell is nominated for the Best Actor gong in the Comedy or Musical category for his role in the surreal dark comedy The Lobster, which was filmed in Ireland. This is Farrell’s second Golden Globe nomination having previously received the nod for the same award in 2009 for his part in In Bruges. Ed Guiney, from Element Pictures congratulated Farrell on the nomination saying it was “so richly deserved.”

Farrell will compete for the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy category alongside Ryan Gosling for La La Land, Hugh Grant for Florence Foster Jenkins, Jonah Hill for War Dogs and Ryan Reynolds for Deadpool.

Ruth Negga has already being tipped for Oscar success for her role in the movie Loving and this nomination, for Best Film Drama Actress, could up her chances. Both Negga and her Australian co-star, Joel Edgerton, are nominated for their roles. The movie, Loving, tells the true story of an illegal inter-racial marriage in the US state of Virginia in the 1950s. The movie itself has also been shortlisted for the Best Film (Drama) Award.

Negga is up against Amy Adams for Arrival, Jessica Chastain for Miss Sloane, Isabelle Huppert for Elle and Natalie Portman for Jackie.

Monaghan actress Caitriona Balfe has been nominated for Best Actress for a TV Drama for the second year in a row for her performance in Outlander. Her nomination for this role has been getting a lot of press coverage as actress Anna Kendrick mispronounced her name when reading the nominations. Poor auld “Caitriona Bofly.”

She’s up against The Crown's Claire Foy, Evan Rachel Wood for Westworld, Winona Ryder for Stranger Things, and Keri Russell for The Americans.

John Carney’s Dublin-based feel-good movie Sing Street has been nominated for Best Movie in the Comedy or Musical section. The 1980s set filmed stars Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, Lucy Boynton, Jack Reynor, Maria Doyle Kennedy and Aidan Gillen. It follows the tale of Conor, a pupil at a private school who is forced to relocate to a tough inner city public school when the recession hits his family.


Another Irish links to the stellar lineup of nominees include a nod to Donegal-loving Sarah Jessica Parker for her role in the HBO comedy drama, Divorce. The hit show is the brain child of County Meath comedian Sharon Horgan.

This year’s show will be hosted by presenter Jimmy Fallon on Jan 8 2017.

Here is the full list of 2017 Golden Globe nominations:


Best Drama

Hacksaw Ridge



Manchester by the Sea

Hell or High Water

Best Comedy/Musical

20th Century Women


Florence Foster Jenkins

La La Land

Sing Street

Best Film Drama Actor

Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea

Joel Edgerton, Loving

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge

Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington, Fences

Best Film Drama Actress

Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane

Natalie Portman, Jackie

Amy Adams, Nocturnal Animals

Isabelle Huppert, Elle

Ruth Negga, Loving

Best Film Comedy/Musical Actor

Colin Farrell, The Lobster

Ryan Gosling, La La Land

Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins

Jonah Hill, War Dogs

Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best Film Comedy/Musical Actress

Annette Bening, Certain Women

Lily Collins, Rules Don't Apply

Hailee Steinfeld, Edge of Seventeen

Emma Stone, La La Land

Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Film Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight

Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water

Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins

Dev Patel, Lion

Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best Film Supporting Actress

Viola Davis, Fences

Naomie Harris, Moonlight

Nicole Kidman, Lion

Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures

Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best Film Director

Damien Chazelle, La La Land

Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals

Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge

Barry Jenkins, Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Best Original Screenplay

La La Land

Nocturnal Animals


Manchester by the Sea

Hell or High Water

Best Animated Film

Kubo and the Two Strings


My Life as a Zucchini



Best Foreign Language Film

Toni Edrmann



The Salesman


Best Film Score


La La Land



Hidden Figures

Best Film Song


La La Land





Best Drama Series

The Crown

Game of Thrones

Stranger Things

This Is Us


Best Comedy or Musical Series



Mozart in the Jungle



Best TV Movie or Limited Series

American Crime

The Dresser

The Night Manager

The Night Of

American Crime Story

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Matthew Rhys, The Americans

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Claire Foy, The Crown

Keri Russell, The Americans

Winona Ryder, Stranger Things

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, Blackish

Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Nick Nolte, Graves

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Rachel Bloom. Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce

Issa Rae, Insecure

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Best Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of

Bryan Cranston, All the Way

John Turturro, The Night Of

Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager

Courtney B. Vance, People v. OJ Simpson

Best Actress in a TV Movie or Limited Series

Felicity Huffman, American Crime

Sarah Paulson, People v. OJ Simpson

Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience

Charlotte Rampling, Broadchurch

Kerry Washington, Scandal

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

Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager

John Lithgow, The Crown

John Travolta, The People v. OJ Simpson

Sterling K. Brown, The People v OJ Simpson

Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

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

Olivia Colman, The Night Manager

Lena Heady, Game of Thrones

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us

Mandy Moore, This Is Us

Thandie Newton, Westworld