2017 Oscars: Hollywood musical La La Land tops Golden Globes nominations

Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling are early favourites in the annual movie awards season.

They’re off and racing in the annual Hollywood awards season.

The early hot favourite is Damien Chazelle’s Los Angeles-set retro musical La La Land, which has seven Golden Globes nominations, including both the drama and comedy or musical categories (see list below).

The Golden Globes, to be presented on January 8 (January 9 in New Zealand), are run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and offer the first guide to form in the ultimate awards, the Oscars.

Close behind La La Land is a low-budget coming-of-age drama, Moonlight, with six nominations. Another strong contender is Manchester by the Sea, with five nominations, including best drama.

All three have featured strongly in the American critics' circle lists of best films of the year.

The lead actors in La La Land, Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, are both nominated for best actor and actress in the comedy or musical category, while the film is also shortlisted for best picture (comedy or musical), direction, screenplay, score and original song.

Moonlight is nominated for best picture (drama) as well as direction, screenplay supporting actor (Mahershala Ali) and supporting actress (Naomie Harris).

Surprise inclusions include fashion designer Tom Ford's nomination for best screenplay (Nocturnal Animals), while Mel Gibson is back in Hollywood's A-List with his Australian-made war film Hacksaw Ridge

Snubs include Tom Hanks' lead role as the hero pilot in Sully, which has been named by some as the Trumpian film of 2016.

The television nominations are dominated by first-season shows, with only The Game of Thrones making it through again in the drama series category.

Selected nominations:

Best motion picture, drama
Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, La La Land, Lion, Manchester by the Sea, Moonlight

Musical or comedy
20th Century Women, Deadpool, Florence Foster Jenkins, La La Land, Sing Street

Animated
Kubo and the Two Strings,Moana, My Life as a Zucchini, Sing, Zootopia

Best actress, drama
Amy Adams, Arrival; Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane; Isabelle Huppert, Elle; Ruth Negga, Loving; Natalie Portman, Jackie
Musical or comedy
Annette Bening, 20th Century Women; Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply; Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen; Emma Stone, La La Land; Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best actor, drama
Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea; Joel Edgerton; Loving; Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge; Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic; Denzel Washington, Fences
Musical or comedy
Colin Farrell, The Lobster; Ryan Gosling, La La Land; Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins; Jonah Hill, War Dogs; Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Direction
Damien Chazelle, La La Land; Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals; Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge; Barry Jenkins, Moonlight; Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Television

Drama series
The Crown, Netflix; Game of Thrones, HBO; Stranger Things, Netflix, This Is Us, NBC; Westworld, HBO
Musical or comedy series
Atlanta, FX; black-ish, ABC; Mozart in the Jungle, Amazon; Transparent, Amazon; Veep, HBO
Limited series or feature
American Crime, ABC; The Dresser, Starz; The Night Manager, AMC; The Night Of, HBO; The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, FX

Best actress, drama
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander; Claire Foy, The Crown; Keri Russell, The Americans; Winona Ryder, Stranger Things; Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
Musical or comedy
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, drama
Rami Malek, Mr Robot; Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul; Matthew Rhys, The Americans; Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan; Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath
Musical or comedy
Anthony Anderson, black-ish; Gael García Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle; Donald Glover, Atlanta; Nick Nolte, Graves; Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent