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2016 Golden Globe Awards Nominations For Best Actress Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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 Actress Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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

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Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer Lawrence

Movie : Joy as Joy Mangano

Jennifer Lawrence is an actress who first gained critical acclaim for her role in Winter's Bone (2010), earning her her first Golden Globe nomination in 2011. She went on to star in The Beaver (2011), X-Men: First Class (2011), and as Katniss Everdeen in the four Hunger Games films (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). She works frequently with writer/director David O. Russell, winning her first Golden Globe Award for her performance in their first collaboration Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and receiving a nomination for her work in American Hustle (2013).

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Melissa McCarthy

Melissa McCarthy

Movie : Spy as Susan Cooper / Carol Jenkins / Penny Morgan

Melissa MCCarthy is an actress who appeared in the movie Go (1999) and the TV series D.C. (2000) before gaining attention for her role on Gilmore Girls (2000-2007). She also starred on Samantha Who? (2007-2009) before being cast as the lead role Molly Flynn in Mike & Molly (2010-). She is also known for her roles in The Nines (2007), Identity Thief (2013), and Tammy (2014) as well as her frequent collaborations with writer/director Paul Feig, starring in Bridesmaids (2011), The Heat (2013), and Spy (2015), the last of whcih earned her her first Golden Globe nomination.

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Amy Schumer

Amy Schumer

Movie : Trainwreck as Amy Townsend

Amy Schumer is a writer, comedienne, and actress who first gained attention for her appearance on the fifth season of the reality series Last Comic Standing (2007), eventually placing fourth in the overall competition. She had appearances on 30 Rock (2009) and Girls (2013-2014) before gaining mainstream attention for creating and starring in her own series Inside Amy Schumer (2013-). She also wrote and starred in Trainwreck (2015), which garnered her her first Golden Globe nomination.

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Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith

Movie : The Lady in the Van as Miss Mary Shepherd / Margaret Fairchild

With a career spanning almost sixty years, Maggie Smith is a renowned British actress. She was nominated for Golden Globe Awards for her roles in Othello (1965), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), and Travels With My Aunt (1972). She won her first Golden Globe Award for her performance in California Suite (1978) and won her second for her work in A Room With A View (1985). She most recently won for her part as The Dowager Countess Violet Crawley in Downton Abbey (2010-2015).

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Lily Tomlin

Lily Tomlin

Movie : Grandma as Elle Reid

Lily Tomlin is a comedian and actress whose popularity goes back to her time on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1969-1973). Since then she has starred in numerous films including 9 To 5 (1980), Orange County (2002), and Grandma (2015), as well as Nashville (1975) and All of Me (1984), for which she earned Golden Globe nominations. On television she also appeared in as Deborah Fiderer in The West Wing (2002-2006) and Ms. Frizzle in The Magic School Bus (1994-1997).