The 74th Golden Globe Awards: Nominees for Best Performance By An Actress/Actor in a Drama

The 74th Golden Globe Awards: Nominees for Best Performance By An Actress/Actor in a Drama

The 74th Golden Globe Awards are this Sunday, January 8. Jimmy Fallon will host this exciting show filled with many superb actors and directors.

There are many categories for nominees, but let’s break down the nominees for Best Performance in a Motion Picture-Drama.

These five ladies are nominees for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama. For three of these ladies, it is nothing new to be nominated. However, the other two ladies are newcomers in the Golden Globes nominations.

1.     Natalie Portman-Jackie

Natalie has won two Golden Globe awards so far. In 2005, she received the award for her performance in the supporting role in Closer. In 2011, she received the award for her outstanding role in Black Swan.

Natalie has won two Golden Globe awards so far. In 2005, she received the award for her performance in the supporting role in Closer. In 2011, she received the award for her outstanding role in Black Swan.

2.     Ruth Negga-Loving

Ruth is nominated for her first Golden Globe Award. She is known for her role as Raina in Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and she also stars in AMC’s Preacher.

Ruth is nominated for her first Golden Globe Award. She is known for her role as Raina in Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and she also stars in AMC’s Preacher.

3.     Isabelle Huppert-Elle

Isabelle has starred in many French and English films. This is her very first Golden Globe nomination, for her role in Elle. It is a French film about a “businesswoman who gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her” (goldenglobes.com).

Isabelle has starred in many French and English films. This is her very first Golden Globe nomination, for her role in Elle. It is a French film about a “businesswoman who gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her” (goldenglobes.com).

4.     Jessica Chastain-Miss Sloane

Jessica has one Golden Globe Award for her performance in Zero Dark Thirty. Now, she is nominated for her role as a lobbyist in Miss Sloane. She has starred in The Martian, Interstellar, Crimson Peak, etc. 

Jessica has one Golden Globe Award for her performance in Zero Dark Thirty. Now, she is nominated for her role as a lobbyist in Miss Sloane. She has starred in The Martian, Interstellar, Crimson Peak, etc. 

5. Amy Adams-Arrival

Just like Natalie, Amy has won two Golden Globe Awards. In 2014, she received the award for her exceptional role in American Hustle. In the following year, she received the award for her role in Big Eyes. These five men are nominees for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama. Four of these men have been nominated at least once, and the other one received his first nomination.

Just like Natalie, Amy has won two Golden Globe Awards. In 2014, she received the award for her exceptional role in American Hustle. In the following year, she received the award for her role in Big Eyes.

These five men are nominees for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama. Four of these men have been nominated at least once, and the other one received his first nomination.


1.     Denzel Washington-Fences

Denzel is an outstanding actor. He has won two Golden Globe Awards. One award was for his supporting role in Glory, and the other award was for his role in The Hurricane. In 2016, he received the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Now, he is nominated for his role in Fences.

Denzel is an outstanding actor. He has won two Golden Globe Awards. One award was for his supporting role in Glory, and the other award was for his role in The Hurricane. In 2016, he received the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Now, he is nominated for his role in Fences.

2.     Casey Affleck-Manchester By The Sea

Casey had one previous nomination. He has starred in Gone Baby Gone, Out of the Furnace, and Finest Hours. Plus, he’s the younger brother of Ben Affleck. He is nominated for his role in Manchester By The Sea.

Casey had one previous nomination. He has starred in Gone Baby Gone, Out of the Furnace, and Finest Hours. Plus, he’s the younger brother of Ben Affleck. He is nominated for his role in Manchester By The Sea.

3.     Andrew Garfield-Hacksaw Ridge

Andrew also had one previous nomination for his supporting role in The Social Network. He is most well known for his role as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man and the sequel. His role in Hacksaw Ridge has earned him his second nomination.

Andrew also had one previous nomination for his supporting role in The Social Network. He is most well known for his role as Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man and the sequel. His role in Hacksaw Ridge has earned him his second nomination.

4.     Viggo Mortensen-Captain Fantastic

This is the third time Viggo has been nominated. He has starred in A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and Hidalgo. He also played the role of Aragon in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Now, he is nominated for his role in Captain Fantastic.

This is the third time Viggo has been nominated. He has starred in A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, and Hidalgo. He also played the role of Aragon in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Now, he is nominated for his role in Captain Fantastic.

5.     Joel Edgerton-Loving

This is the first time that Joel has been nominated, and it’s for his role as Richard Loving in Loving. The movie is “based on the true story of the couple from Virginia that won the Supreme Court case legalizing interracial marriage in the U.S. in 1967.” He has starred in The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty, and Black Mass.

This is the first time that Joel has been nominated, and it’s for his role as Richard Loving in Loving. The movie is “based on the true story of the couple from Virginia that won the Supreme Court case legalizing interracial marriage in the U.S. in 1967.” He has starred in The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty, and Black Mass.

Now that you know some more about these actors, don’t forget to tune in on Sunday on NBC to see who wins!