Photo: via Pinterest

golden globes Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?  

Ranker Film
2.7k votes 270 voters Embed

List Rules Only films, actors, and actresses who were nominated for 2016 Golden Globe awards.

The 2016 Golden Globe nominations have arrived! While the nominees start optimistically practicing their speeches, it’s time for the rest of us to predict the winners. Part of predicting who will win is realizing that who we want to win doesn’t always sync up with the actual Golden Globe winners. With Hollywood politics, personal favors, and Scientology, the award winners are rarely the very best in their category. That means it’s time to answer the big question: Which Golden Globes nominees shouldn’t win, but will? That’s right, this list is all about ranking the most overrated Golden Globes nominees of 2016. 
 
Some people believe that The Martian and Joy could both undeservedly win the best acting categories and Best Motion Picture for a musical and comedy. Why undeservedly? They aren’t really comedies. But, they do feature the highest profile actors (Matt Damon and Jennifer Lawrence) in the category. While their performances might have been overshadowed in the drama category, they might be free to get away with their dramatic acting jobs in a category filled with mostly comedians. 
 
So tell us with your votes who will win a Golden Globe in 2016, but doesn't deserve it. These overrated Golden Globes nominees may be great actors and the movies may be memorable, but for whatever reason, you think they simply shouldn’t win. Vote up the actors and movies you regretfully believe will win.
list ordered by

1
82 28
Joy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Joy Shouldn't win Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

2
83 37
Jennifer Lawrence is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Jennifer Lawrence Shouldn't win Best Actress - Comedy or Musical for 'Joy'

3
59 34
Will Smith is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Will Smith Shouldn't win Best Actor - Drama for 'Concussion'

4
66 45
Eddie Redmayne is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Eddie Redmayne Shouldn't win Best Actor - Drama for 'The Danish Girl'

5
41 28
Michael Fassbender is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Michael Fassbender Shouldn't win Best Actor - Drama for 'Steve Jobs'

6
41 28
Christian Bale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Christian Bale Shouldn't win Best Actor - Comedy or Musical for 'The Big Short'

7
35 26
The Big Short is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
The Big Short Shouldn't win Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

8
38 31
Trainwreck is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Trainwreck Shouldn't win Best Picture - Comedy or Musical

9
34 28
Idris Elba is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Idris Elba Shouldn't win Best Supporting Actor for 'Beasts of No Nation'

10
35 30
Amy Schumer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Amy Schumer Shouldn't win Best Actress - Comedy or Musical for 'Trainwreck'

11
26 21
Lily Tomlin is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Lily Tomlin Shouldn't win Best Actress - Comedy or Musical for 'Grandma'

12
31 27
Jane Fonda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Jane Fonda Shouldn't win Best Supporting Actress for 'Youth'

13
51 48
Matt Damon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Matt Damon Shouldn't win Best Actor - Comedy or Musical for 'The Martian'

14
36 33
Steve Carell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Steve Carell Shouldn't win Best Actor - Comedy or Musical for 'The Big Short'

2018 Golden Globe Nominees for Best Motion Picture

15
36 33
Sylvester Stallone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Sylvester Stallone Shouldn't win Best Supporting Actor for 'Creed'

16
36 33
Mark Ruffalo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Mark Ruffalo Shouldn't win Best Actor - Comedy or Musical for 'Indefinitely Polar Bear'

17
35 32
Al Pacino is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Al Pacino Shouldn't win Best Actor - Comedy or Musical for 'Danny Collins'

18
34 31
Maggie Smith is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Maggie Smith Shouldn't win Best Actress - Comedy or Drama for 'The Lady in the Van'

19
34 31
Bryan Cranston is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Bryan Cranston Shouldn't win Best Actor - Drama for 'Trumbo'

20
32 29
Helen Mirren is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Helen Mirren Shouldn't win Best Supporting Actress for 'Trumbo'

21
27 24
Paul Dano is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Paul Dano Shouldn't win Best Supporting Actor for 'Love and Mercy'

The Most Memorable Advertising Mascots of All Time

22
26 23
Mark Rylance is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Mark Rylance Shouldn't win Best Supporting Actor for 'Bridge of Spies'

23
33 32
Carol is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Carol Shouldn't win Best Motion Picture - Drama

24
30 29
Melissa McCarthy is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Melissa McCarthy Shouldn't win Best Actress - Comedy or Musical for 'Spy'

25
42 42
The Martian is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
The Martian Shouldn't win Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical 

26
28 27
Jennifer Jason Leigh is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Jennifer Jason Leigh Shouldn't win Best Supporting Actress for 'The Hateful Eight'

27
35 35
Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Cate Blanchett Shouldn't win Best Actress - Drama for 'Carol'

28
32 32
Rooney Mara is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Rooney Mara Shouldn't win Best Actress - Drama for 'Carol'

2018 Golden Globe Nominees For Best Leading Actor

29
32 32
Saoirse Ronan is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Saoirse Ronan Shouldn't win Best Actress - Drama for 'Brooklyn'

30
30 30
Alicia Vikander is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Alicia Vikander Shouldn't win Best Actress - Drama for 'The Danish Girl'

31
25 25
Michael Shannon is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Michael Shannon Shouldn't win Best Supporting Actor for '99 Homes'

32
35 36
Kate Winslet is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Kate Winslet Shouldn't win Best Supporting Actress for 'Steve Jobs'

33
41 43
Mad Max: Fury Road is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Mad Max: Fury Road Shouldn't win Best Motion Picture - Drama

34
31 35
Spotlight is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Spotlight Shouldn't win Best Picture - Drama

35
35 40
Room is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Room Shouldn't win Best Motion Picture - Drama 

36
35 42
Brie Larson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Brie Larson Shouldn't win Best Actress - Drama for 'Room'

37
41 54
The Revenant is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
The Revenant Shouldn't win Best Motion Picture - Drama

38
43 69
Leonardo DiCaprio is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Which 2016 Golden Globes Nominees Shouldn't Win But Will?
Leonardo DiCaprio Shouldn't win Best Actor - Drama for 'The Revenant'