29 First-Time Golden Globe Nominees We're Rooting For

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Put that champagne on ice: The brightest stars in Hollywood are set to hit the red carpet on Sunday for the Golden Globe Awards. One of the most exciting things about this year's nominees? The huge number of first-timers, including Mandy Moore, Ryan Reynolds, Dev Patel, and Charlotte Rampling—just to name a few. From what designers they're wearing for the big night to who takes home the coveted statuettes, we'll be keeping a close eye on all the newbies. In the meantime, we made you a cheat sheet of all the stars who scored a precious nod for their first (and likely not last) time. Go ahead and get up to speed before the show.

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Hailee Steinfeld

Hailee Steinfeld
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The Edge of Seventeen star is nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical thanks to her hilariously awkward portrayal of high school junior Nadine Franklin.

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Issa Rae

Issa Rae
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The star and creator of HBO's hit Insecure is up for the Best Actress in a Comedy category, and we're pretty sure this creative genius would absolutely kill it in the acceptance speech department.

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Lily Collins

Lily Collins
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She's quickly becoming one of Hollywood's most in-demand young actresses, and Collins' Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) nomination for her role in Rules Don't Apply solidifies her cool girl status.

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Mandy Moore

Mandy Moore
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If you need your This Is Us fix before new episodes of the show return on January 10, then Moore has you covered. Nominated for Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Series, she'll likely be spending the evening clinking glasses with her castmates.

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Tom Hiddleston

Tom Hiddleston
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Okay, so he's officially nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in The Night Manager, but we're predicting that he'll also steal the show as one of the Most Dapper Males on the Red Carpet.

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Ryan Reynolds

Ryan Reynolds
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A bonus to the Deadpool star's nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy)? The anticipation over what his stunning wife Blake Lively will wear on the red carpet.

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Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga
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This newcomer stunned opposite Joel Edgerton as Mildred Loving in Loving. She's nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama)—and we're pretty sure we'll see lots more of her this awards season.

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Isabelle Huppert

Isabelle Huppert
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Her portrayal of a sucessful business woman on a hunt for the man who raped her in Elle earned this esteemed actress a nod for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama).

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Joel Edgerton

Joel Edgerton
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Edgerton joins his Loving co-star Ruth Negga in the First-Timers Club with his nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama).

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Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali
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If you wept your way through Moonlight, then you should revel in the fact that the film is being recognized with a whopping six Golden Globe nominations, including Ali's nod for Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama).

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Naomie Harris

Naomie Harris
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Harris looks flawless every time she steps out, which make her transformation as drug-addicted mother in Moonlight even more shocking and powerful. Her performance is recognized with a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture.

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Dev Patel

Dev Patel
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The Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture nomineee plays the main character Saroo Brierley in the film adaptaption of A Long Way Home.

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Simon Helberg

Simon Helberg
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The actor traded in his signature Big Bang Theory nerdiness for some very dapper moves in Florence Foster Jenkins, and it paid off with a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Musical or Comedy).

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Aaron Taylor-Johnson

Aaron Taylor-Johnson
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He co-stars with heavy Hollywood hitters Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams in Tom Ford's thriller Nocturnal Animals, but Taylor-Johnson holds his own and earned a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture.

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Tom Ford

Tom Ford
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Not only is Ford a first timer, but he also doubled up on his nominations, scoring both Best Director and Best Screenplay accolades for Nocturnal Animals.

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Claire Foy

Claire Foy
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Her portrayal of young Queen Elizabeth in Netflix's binge-worthy hit The Crown earned this British newcomer a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Drama).

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Matthew Rhys

Matthew Rhys
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Rhys earned his Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Drama) nomination playing an undercover KGB spy in Washington D.C. in FX's The Americans.

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Lena Headey

Lena Headey
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With Game of Thrones coming to an end after season 8, it's time Heady is recognized for her role as Queen Cersei Lannister with a Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series nomination.

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Olivia Colman

Olivia Colman
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The Night Manager's Olivia Colman earned her nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television by playing badass pregnant spy Angela Burr.

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Chrissy Metz

Chrissy Metz
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If you've been following the emotional journey of This Is Us's Kate (played by Metz), then it's probably no surprised to you that the actress is being recognized with a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

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Thandie Newton

Thandie Newton
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HBO's smash hit Westworld tells the story of a futuristic theme park populated by artificial beings, and Newton's role as a brothel madam earned her a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.

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Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed
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If you couldn't stop watching murder drama The Night Of, tune in on Sunday to see whether its star takes home the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television.

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Anthony Anderson

Anthony Anderson
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Here's one first-timer who is no stranger to the comedy scene. After starring roles in All About the Andersons and The Bernie Mac Show, Anderson gets his first nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy) for his role in Blackish.

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Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross
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Her role as the Johnson family matriarch on Blackish earned her a well-deserved nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (musical or comedy).

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Sterling K. Brown

Sterling K. Brown
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There's no doubt he'll be hanging with his This Is Us castmates on the big night, but Brown is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his powerful role in The People Vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

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Courtney B. Vance

Courtney B. Vance
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He's known for his part in Law & Order, but it was another crime drama that earned Vance a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television: his role as Johnnie Cochran in The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.

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Donald Glover

Donald Glover
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The Atlanta creator and star's nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series (Musical or Comedy) recognizes his role as up-and-coming rapper Earn.

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Riley Keough

Riley Keough
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The Girlfriend Experience star (and daughter of Lisa Marie Presley) earns her first nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television for her role as a law student who moonlights as a high-end escort.

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Charlotte Rampling

Charlotte Rampling
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For someone with a career as long and as successful as Rampling's, it's almost hard to believe that her nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for London Spy is the actress's first.

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