Sa'iyda Shabazz
January 07, 2017 4:15 pm
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Everyone’s favorite award show, the Golden Globe Awards are on this Sunday and we’re excited. The first award show of the year is one of the best — it’s more of a big party where everyone gets a little crazy. It’s also one of the few award shows where actors from television and film actually get together in one room. But this year there are some surprising Golden Globe nominees who have never won the award before, even though they do a ton of great work.

This year’s host is Jimmy Fallon which is bound to be a great time full of jokes, impressions, and maybe even some musical numbers. “I think this award show is the best one.” Fallon said in an interview. He went on to add that it will be “fun and friendly and joyous and cool.”

Let’s hope, at least for these five actors, that this year is a joyous and awesome as Fallon predicts.

Viola Davis

Davis was the first African American woman to win an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama in 2016 for How to Get Away with Murder. She has been nominated for a Golden Globe four times previously for films Doubt and The Help and also for How to Get Away with Murder. She is nominated for Best Supporting Actress Drama for Fences. She won a Tony Award for her performance in the play version so maybe this will be her year.

Emma Stone

Stone’s nomination for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for the film La La Land is her third nomination. Her performance has been getting a lot of raves and everyone is saying that she will get all of the awards. “I’m trying not to think about that,” she said when asked about her chances by Rolling Stone. Probably not to jinx it.

Ryan Gosling

Stone’s La La Land co-star Gosling is also nominated for his role in the film. Like Davis, this is his fifth nomination. Gosling has had a varied acting career since his start on the Mickey Mouse Club in the early 1990s. With films like Lars and the Real Girl, Half Nelson and Crazy, Stupid, Love he has shown incredible range but maybe returning to his musical beginnings will nab him the statue this year.

Ryan Reynolds

First time nominee (really?) Reynolds may just steal the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy award from Gosling. His starring role in superhero film Deadpool earned rave reviews and praise. They’re already working on a sequel, and Reynolds was recently gifted with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Could a Golden Globe be the icing on the cake?

Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill has come a long way since starring in Superbad. This is his second nomination (he was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical or Comedy for Moneyball) but his first for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for War Dogs which puts him up against the two Ryans. It sounds like a nail biter!

This years show sounds like it’s definitely going to be worth watching. Let’s all cross our fingers for these fabulous five, though.

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