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Golden Globe Nominations Revealed Today - Idris Elba, Mark Rylance, Damien Lewis All In The Running

10/12/2015 12:23 GMT | Updated 10/12/2015 18:59 GMT

The Golden Globe nominations are in...

Good news for Brits including Idris Elba, Mark Rylance and Damien Lewis, all given nods in the TV categories of the Golden Globes, which are voted for Hollywood's Foreign Press Association.

'Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt was also nominated in the category of Actress, Continuing TV Series, as was Dame Maggie Smith for her comedic turn in 'Lady in the Van'.

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Idris Elba has scored a Golden Globe nomination for his role of John Luther in the series, which airs on BBC America

Many British hopes will be resting on Eddie Redmayne, nominated for his role of transgender artist Lili Elbe in 'The Danish Girl'. It's a stunning part, helped by beautiful and talented co-star Alicia Vikander, and the lush dramatisation of director Tom Hooper ('The King's Speech').

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Eddie Redmayne transformed into 'The Danish Girl'

Eddie's biggest challenge is probably Leonardo DiCaprio, who must SURELY be thinking his time has come. A previous winner for 'Wolf of Wall Street', Leo has gone even further with his transformative efforts this time for 'The Revenant', with him in the title role of a man given up for dead by his fellow-hunters after a bear mauling in the bleak wilderness. If not for this, what would he have to do?

British hopes can rest slightly more easily in the Best Supporting Actor category, with our stage favourite Mark Rylance bringing his unique stillness to 'Bridge of Spies', sharing screen time with Tom Hanks and stealing the show with his timing.

Another Brit, okay partially German-Irish to be precise, okay not British at all actually but he may have visited London once, is Michael Fassbender, with a career-high performance in the titular role of 'Steve Jobs'. Aaron Sorkin's tongue-twisting script also brought the best out in his co-star Kate Winslet gaining a nod in the supporting category, while the wind didn't blow the right way for director Danny Boyle.

In the female stakes, the only homegrown name in sight is the ever-brilliant Dame Maggie Smith, nominated for 'Lady in the Van'. 'Carol' looks to have created its own competition with co-leads Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, which could just do them both harm, 'Thelma-Louise-style' when it comes to choosing a winner. For now, though, both names are on the board. Other people up there, too... Saoirse Ronan for 'Brooklyn, the epic tale of a young immigrant girl's journey to the New World.

The only 'Downton Abbey' love this year is for Joanne Froggatt, a winner last year. Even the Brits and other ex-pats based in America must surely have realised that, as Lord Grantham always feared to be true, the best times are behind us...

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Dominic West and Ruth Wilson, both British stars of Showtime hit 'The Affair', nominated again after winning last year

Talking of bidding farewell, this really will be the very last time any voters have the chance to pay homage to Jon Hamm as Don Draper and his 'Mad Men' coterie. However, they may feel that job got done - and overdue it was - at the Emmy Awards, and will be saving their powder for other cracking work, including newbie Bob Odenkirk for 'Better Call Saul'.

Finally, talking of 'Wire' alumni, Idris Elba continues to shine on screens both big and small. As well as picking up YET another nod for his 'Luther' day job, he's been recognised for his commitment as a guerrilla warrior in Netflix original film 'Beasts of No Nation'.

Actually, come to think of it, perhaps the British contingent won't be so small after all... full nominations list below.

The Golden Globes will be handed out on 16 January 2016.

Best Motion picture, drama

-Carol

-Mad Max: Fury Road

-The Revenant

-Room

-Spotlight

Best actress in a movie, drama

-Jennifer Lawrence

-Melissa McCarthy

-Amy Schumer

-Maggie Smith

-Lily Tomlin

Best actress in movie, drama

-Cate Blanchett

-Brie Larson

-Rooney Mara

-Saoirse Ronan

-Alicia Vikander

Best actor in a movie, drama

-Bryan Cranston

-Leonardo DiCaprio

-Michael Fassbender

-Eddie Redmayne

-Will Smith

Best actress TV drama

-Viola Davis

-Caitriona Balfe

-Eva Green

-Taraji P. Henson

-Robin Wright

Best Supporting Actor (Film)

-Paul Dano

-Idris Elba

-Mark Rylance

-Michael Shannon

-Sylvester Stallone

Best Actor, musical/comedy film

-Christian Bale

-Steve Carell

-Matt Damon

-Al Pacino

-Mark Ruffalo

Best Director

-Todd Haynes

-Alejandro González Iñárritu

-Tom McCarthy

-George Miller

-Ridley Scott

Best TV Series, Drama

-Empire

-Game of Thrones

-Mr. Robot

-Narcos

-Outlander

Best Picture, Musical/Comedy

-The Big Short

-Joy

-The Martian

-Spy

-Trainwreck

Best actor in a comedy/musical TV series

-Aziz Ansari

-Rob Lowe

-Jeffrey Tambor

-Patrick Stewart

-Gael Garcia Bernal

Best Screenplay:

-Room

-Spotlight

-The Big Short

-Steve Jobs

-The Hateful Eight

Best actress in a comedy/musical TV series

-Rachel Bloom

-Jamie Lee Curtis

-Julia Louis-Dreyfus

-Gina Rodriguez

-Lily Tomlin

Supporting actor, TV:

-Alan Cumming

-Damian Lewis

-Ben Mendelsohn

-Tobias Menzes

-Christian Slater

TV movie/limited series

-American Crime

-AHS

-Fargo

-Flesh and Bone

-Wolf Hall

Best Original Song:

-Love Me Like You Do

-One Kind of Love

-See You Again

-Simple Sound #3

-Writing’s On The Wall

Best supporting actress in TV series/movie/mini-series

-Uzo Aduba

-Joanna Froggett

-Regina King

-Maura Tierney

Best actor in a TV movie/mini-series

-Idris Elba

-Oscar Isaac

-David Oyelowo

-Mark Rylance

-Patrick Wilson

Best Animated Feature:

-Anomalisa

-The Good Dinosaur

-Inside Out

-The Peanuts Movie

-Shaun The Sheep

Best comedy/musical TV series

-Casual

-Mozart in the Jungle

-Silicon Valley

-Transparent

-Orange is the New Black

-Veep

Golden Globes 2015 - Winners

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