Golden Globes 2016: First Time Nominees

Which of these actors/actresses who received their first nominations in 2016 most deserves to win a Golden Globe this year?

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1.
Brie Larson
Actress, Room
Brie Larson has built an impressive career as an acclaimed television actress, rising feature film star and emerging recording artist. A native of Sacramento, Brie started studying drama at the early age of 6, as the youngest student ever to attend the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco...
“ Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

For Room. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
2.
Alicia Vikander
Actress, Ex Machina
Alicia Vikander is a Swedish actress, dancer and producer. She was born and raised in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Maria Fahl-Vikander, an actress of stage and screen, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. She is of Swedish and one quarter Finnish descent. Alicia began acting as a child in minor stage productions at The Göteborg Opera...
“ Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama

For The Danish Girl. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
3.
“ Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

For Trainwreck. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
4.
Melissa McCarthy
Actress, Gilmore Girls
Melissa McCarthy was born in Plainfield, Illinois, to Sandra and Michael McCarthy, a farmer. McCarthy began her performing career as a stand-up comedian in New York where she appeared at the famous clubs, Stand Up New York and The Improv. She worked on her acting skills at The Actors Studio and appeared in many stage productions in the city before moving to Los Angeles in the late-1990s...
“ Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy

For Spy. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
5.
“ Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

For Love & Mercy. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
6.
Mark Rylance
Widely regarded as the greatest stage actor of his generation, Mark Rylance has enjoyed an esteemed career on stage and on screen, and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies. He is also the winner of 2 Olivier Awards and 3 Tony Awards...
“ Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

For Bridge of Spies. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
7.
Michael Shannon
Michael Corbett Shannon was born and raised in Lexington, Kentucky, the son of Geraldine Hine, a lawyer, and Donald Sutherlin Shannon, an accounting professor at DePaul University. His grandfather was entomologist Raymond Corbett Shannon. Shannon began his professional stage career in Chicago. His first acting role was in "Winterset" at the Illinois Theatre Center...
“ Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

For 99 Homes. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
8.
Rachel Bloom
Rachel Bloom is best known for co-creating and starring in the tv series "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" for which she has won a Golden Globe, Critics' Choice and TCA Award. She was born in 1987 and hails from Manhattan Beach, California. Rachel attended NYU, Tisch School of the Arts in New York City for theater...
“ Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

For Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
9.
Alicia Vikander
Actress, Ex Machina
Alicia Vikander is a Swedish actress, dancer and producer. She was born and raised in Gothenburg, Västra Götalands län, Sweden, to Maria Fahl-Vikander, an actress of stage and screen, and Svante Vikander, a psychiatrist. She is of Swedish and one quarter Finnish descent. Alicia began acting as a child in minor stage productions at The Göteborg Opera...
“ Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

For Ex Machina. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
10.
“ Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama

For Mr. Robot. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
11.
Wagner Moura
Moura was born in Salvador, a city located in Northeast Region of Brazil, but grew up in the small town of Rodelas, Bahia. His mother, Alderiva, was a housewife, and his father, José Moura, was a Sergeant in the Brazilian Air Force. At the age of 13, he moved with his family to Salvador, Bahia. Besides his acting career...
“ Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama

For Narcos. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
12.
Bob Odenkirk
Robert John Odenkirk was born in Berwyn, Illinois, to Barbara (Baier) and Walter Odenkirk, who worked in printing. His ancestry includes German and Irish. He grew up in Naperville, IL, the second of seven children. He worked as a DJ for WIDB, his college radio station at Southern Illinois University Carbondale...
“ Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama

For Better Call Saul. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
13.
Eva Green
Actress, Casino Royale
French actress and model Eva Gaëlle Green was born on July 6, 1980, in Paris, France. Her father, Walter Green, is a dentist who appeared in the 1966 film Au Hasard Balthazar. Her mother, Marlène Jobert, is an actress turned children's book writer. Eva's mother was born in Algeria, of Sephardi Jewish heritage (during that time...
“ Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

For Penny Dreadful. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
14.
Caitriona Balfe
Actress, Outlander
Caitriona Balfe was born in Dublin, Ireland, and grew up in the village of Tydavnet, in County Monaghan. She started modeling at the age of 19 after she was scouted by an agent while she was collecting money for charity at a local mall. She has both walked the runway and been featured in advertising campaigns for many top fashion brands...
“ Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

For Outlander. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
15.
“ Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama

For Empire. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
16.
Aziz Ansari
Aziz Ansari was born in Columbia, South Carolina, to Fatima, a medical office worker, and Shoukath, a gastroenterologist. His family is from Tamil Nadu, India. He graduated from NYU as a business major in 2004. He graduated from the South Carolina Governor's School for Math and Science in Hartsville...
“ Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

For Master of None. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
17.
Gael García Bernal
Gael García Bernal was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, to Patricia Bernal, an actress and model, and José Ángel García, an actor and director. His stepfather is cinematographer Sergio Yazbek. García Bernal began his acting career as a child, working with his parents in a variety of plays. When he was fourteen...
“ Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy

For Mozart in the Jungle. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
18.
Mark Rylance
Widely regarded as the greatest stage actor of his generation, Mark Rylance has enjoyed an esteemed career on stage and on screen, and won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and the BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Rudolf Abel in Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies. He is also the winner of 2 Olivier Awards and 3 Tony Awards...
“ Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

For Wolf Hall. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
19.
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, is an American songwriter, singer, actress, philanthropist, dancer and fashion designer. Gaga was born on March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York City, to Cynthia Louise (Bissett) and Joseph Anthony Germanotta, Jr., an internet entrepreneur. Her father is of Italian descent...
“ Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

For American Horror Story. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
20.
Sarah Hay
Actress, Black Swan
Hay began her training at the School of American Ballet at age 8 and later attended the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School of Ballet at the American Ballet Theatre. She was a soloist at the Dresden Semperoper Ballett in Germany. She joined as the leading actress on the Starz network series "Flesh and Bone".
“ Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

For Flesh and Bone. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
21.
Tobias Menzies
Tobias was born in London. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1998 and began his acting career in popular UK series such as Foyle's War, Midsomer Murders, and Casualty. He also appeared in the controversial drama A Very Social Secretary. He is best known to international audiences as Marcus Junius Brutus in the television series Rome...
“ Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

For Outlander. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
22.
Ben Mendelsohn
Actor, Rogue One
Despite his prominence in Hollywood as a character actor known for playing villains and criminals, Ben Mendelsohn has been a leading man in Australia since starting acting as a teenager. Paul Benjamin Mendelsohn was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Carole Ann (Ferguson), a nurse, and Frederick Arthur Oscar Mendelsohn...
“ Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

For Bloodline. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
23.
Christian Slater
Christian Michael Leonard Slater was born on August 18, 1969 in New York City, to Michael Hawkins, a well-known soap actor, and Mary Jo Slater (née Lawton), a casting agent. Christian started in show business early, appearing on the soap opera The Edge of Night in 1976 at the age of 7. He went on to star in many Broadway shows in the early-1980s...
“ Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

For Mr. Robot. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
24.
Regina King
Actress, Ray
Regina King was born in Los Angeles, California, to Gloria, a special education teacher, and Thomas King, an electrician. She began her career in the television show 227, followed by a role in Boyz n the Hood. She began to be recognized by a mainstream audience after her role as Cuba Gooding Jr.'s character's wife in Jerry Maguire...
“ Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

For American Crime. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
25.
Judith Light
Judith Light was born February 9, 1949 in Trenton, New Jersey to Pearl Sue and Sidney Light. Judith later graduated from St. Mary's Hall-Doane Academy in Burlington, New Jersey, and later enrolled at Carnegie-Mellon University, where she earned a degree in drama. With several television appearances, perhaps Judith is best remembered as Angela Bower in the 1980's sitcom Who's the Boss?.
“ Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

For Transparent. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty
 
26.
Maura Tierney
Actress, ER
On the viewing horizon since the late 1980s, actress Maura Tierney has been a steady product of independent features, some hits and some misses, for close to a decade and a half. An odd and compelling beauty, she came from an upperscale Bostonian family and was raised in the Hyde Park district. Born February 3...
“ Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

For The Affair. ” - Dibyayan_Chakravorty