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2016 Golden Globe Awards Nominations For Best Actor Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama

The 73rd Golden Globe Awards will honor the best in film and American television of 2015 and will be broadcast live on January 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Here is the list of actors nominated under the category of Best Actor Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama.

Source: http://www.goldenglobes.com/

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Bryan Cranston

Bryan Cranston

Movie : Trumbo as Dalton Trumbo
Bryan Cranston is an American actor who first came to prominence with his role as Hal in Malcolm in the Middle (2000-2006), a role which earned him a Golden Globe nomination in 2003. Before Malcolm he had guest starring roles on Matlock (1987 & 1991), Seinfeld (1994-1997), Babylon 5 (1997), and an episode of The X-Files (1998) written by Vince Gilligan. After the end of Malcolm in the Middle Gilligan cast Cranston as Walter White, the lead character on Breaking Bad (2008-2013), a role which earned Cranston huge critical acclaim and attention, including three consecutive Golden Globe nominations from 2011-2013 and a win in 2014 for the final year of the show. His film credits include Little Miss Sunshine (2006), Drive (2011), Argo (2012), Godzilla (2014), and Trumbo (2015).

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Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio

Movie : The Revenant as Hugh Glass

Leonardo DiCaprio first came into prominence in the 1990s, having roles in What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) and Romeo + Juliet (1996) before breaking out huge for his role in Titanic (1997), a role for which he earned his first Golden Globe nomination. He went on to star in Catch Me If You Can (2002), Blood Diamond (2006), Django Unchained (2012), and The Great Gatsby (2013). He first teamed up with Martin Scorsese for Gangs of New York (202), beginning a series of collaborations that include The Departed (2006), Shutter Island (2010), The Aviator (2004) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), the last two of which won DiCaprio his first two Golden Globe Awards. He was most recently nominated for his role inThe Revenant (2015).

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Michael Fassbender

Michael Fassbender

Movie : Steve Jobs as Steve Jobs

An English-born actor, Michael Fassbender's first major role was as Burton "Pat" Buchanan on the television miniseries Band of Brothers (2001). He went on appear in Inglourious Basterds (2009), Prometheus (2012), Macbeth (2015), and as the villainous Magneto in X-Men: First Class (2011) and X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014). He has also starred in three films directed by Steve McQueen, two of which (Shame (2011) and 12 Years A Slave (2013)) earned him his first two Golden Globe nominations. He was also nominated as the titular character in Steve Jobs (2015).

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Eddie Redmayne

Eddie Redmayne

Movie : The Danish Girl as Lili Elbe / Einar Wegener

Eddie Redmayne won his first Golden Globe Award for his role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything (2014). His other film credits include Les Miserables (2012), Jupiter Ascending (2015), and the forthcoming Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (2016). He also played the role of Jack Jackson in the television series Pillars of the Earth (2010).

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Will Smith

Will Smith

Movie : Concussion as Dr. Bennet Omalu

Will Smith firstt gained prominence and attention for his starring role as William "Will" Smith in The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (1990-1996), also writing and performing the opening theme song and earning two Golden Globe nominations over the course of the show's six seasons. He went on to star in Bad Boys (1995), Independence Day (1996), Men in Black (1997), and The Wild Wild West (1999) before starring in Ali (2001), which earned him his third Golden Globe nomination. He also starre in Hitch (2005), I Am Legend (2007), The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), and Concussion (2015), the last two of which earned him further Golden Globe nominations. He also has a prolific career as a rapper, releasing four solo albums from 1997-2005.