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Golden Globes: A Great Year for Nominees Age 50+

Two dozen of those actors, writers and directors are nominated

By Josh Walker

The 2016 Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning — widely viewed as a predictive precursor to the Oscars race — and two dozen actors, writers, and directors age 50+ were nominated (one actor in both film and TV).

(Click the film or TV show titles below to watch trailers for them.)

And the nominees, listed alphabetically, are . . .


Steve Carell, 53, The Big Short

Jane Fonda, 77, Youth

Todd Haynes, 54, director of Carol

George Miller, 70, director of Mad Max: Fury Road

Helen Mirren, 70, Trumbo

Al Pacino, 75, Danny Collins

Ridley Scott, 78, director of The Martian

Maggie Smith, 80, The Lady in the Van

Aaron Sorkin, 54, screenplay writer for Steve Jobs

Sylvester Stallone, 69, Creed

Quentin Tarantino, screenplay writer for The Hateful Eight

Lily Tomlin, 76, Grandma


Alan Cumming, 50, The Good Wife

Jamie Lee Curtis, 57, Scream Queens


Viola Davis, 50, How To Get Away With Murder

Felicity Huffman, 53, American Crime

Judith Light, 66, Transparent

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 54, Veep

Rob Lowe, 51, The Grinder

Bob Odenkirk, 53, Better Call Saul

Mark Rylance, 55, Wolf Hall

Patrick Stewart, 75, Blunt Talk

Jeffrey Tambor, 71, Transparent

Maura Tierney, 50, The Affair

Lily Tomlin, 76, Grace and Frankie

Who do you want to see win a Golden Globe (Sunday, January 11, on NBC)? Tell us below, or on Facebook or Twitter.

Josh Walker is the former social media manager at Next Avenue. Read More
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