Will Smith earns Golden Globe nomination for Concussion role

Sylvester Stallone is nominated for a Golden Globe for the first time since playing Rocky in 1977. 
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The nominations for the 73rd Golden Globe Awards were announced on Thursday morning, and include Will Smith’s nomination for best actor in a drama for the movie Concussion.

Smith plays Dr. Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist who is vocal against the NFL's attempts to suppress his research on the discovery of CTE and brain damage in players. Smith has been nominated for a Golden Globe four times in the past and never won.

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Sylvester Stallone received a nomination for “best actor in a supporting role in a motion picture” as he reprised his role as Philadelphia boxer Rocky Balboa in Creed. Stallone’s character is not as active in the ring as he was nearly four decades ago in Rocky, but serves as a mentor and trainer for Adonis Creed, the son of Balboa’s opponent in the first and second Rocky film. His last Golden Globe nomination came in 1977 when he played Balboa.

Trainwreck, which includes a cameo by Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, is nominated for best comedy motion picture.

The Golden Globes will take place on Jan. 10 and will be hosted by Ricky Gervais. The show will be broadcast live on NBC from 8 to 11 p.m. ET.

- Christopher Chavez