-By Soraya Joseph
With just a couple weeks left in the year, it’s safe to say that 2016 is en route to being the year of the L’s. Between some of the biggest losses in Hollywood history, political woes and countless WTF moments in pop culture, we seriously couldn’t be anymore ready for a new year.
With that being said, we’re pretty much putting all our “hopeful eggs” in the 2017 basket. Earlier today, the 2017 Golden Globes nominees list was revealed and so far, things are already looking up. Check out some of these nominees we’re rooting for to get the “W” next year!
Moonlight– Mahershala Ali
Hands down, actor Mahershala Ali needs to snag the win for his role in Moonlight. The film already has a grand total of six nods, but there is no doubt that Ali (who plays Juan, the Cuban drug dealer), was one of the biggest supporting stars in the film. Juan takes in a fatherless boy named Little and becomes the much needed father figure Little needs while his mother struggles with drug addiction. The craziest part? Ali shot his role in the movie in just three weeks, before heading off to film Luke Cage. Boss.
The People vs. OJ
The miniseries got a solid five nods in several categories, with John Travolta (Robert Shapiro) and Sterling K. Brown (Christopher Darden) both head to head for Best Supporting Actor. Sarah Paulson is up for Best Supporting Actress, and understandably so. The People vs. OJ was one of the best miniseries of 2016- case closed!
One of the best comedies to hit our radar this year was Atlanta, starring rapper and actor, Donald Glover. With a total of two nods, we’d love to see Donald take home at least one Golden Globe for his awesome role as Earnest, especially since he created and wrote the show. Major key!
Seriously, who wasn’t lost in the sauce of all the Issa and Lawrence drama this year? Insecure show creator and leading actress, Issa Rae, is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy TV Series,, and there is no doubt she better get that “W” come next month.
The dark, sci-fi was nominated for Best Television Series (Drama) and Best Actress in a Drama (Winona Ryder). There is no doubt that the Netflix hit had fans pulling out Christmas lights in July, and screaming Lego my Eggo (and bring back our El) all summer.
Mr. Robot aka the show that had everyone placing a piece of tape over the camera lens of their laptop #BigBrotherIsWatching. All jokes aside, we couldn’t imagine a better actor than Rami Malek to play Elliot, and with that said, he needs to go home with a Globe!
La La Land
The musical comedy and love story stars rom-com alums Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. This is the third time the duo shared the big screen (#3peat), and again, they did not disappoint. Clearly critics felt the same, as the movie has been nominated a total of seven times. Sheesh!
C’mon 2017, we need these wins! If we start to get the feeling that the new year is the extended version of 2016 we’re moving to Canada on the first flight out.