The 2016 Golden Globe Nominees We'd Most Like to Hang Out with, Ranked by Category

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Look, we love the Screen Actors Guild Awards and we’re obsessed with the Oscars, but there’s no awards show that seems like more fun than the Golden Globes. And with (almost) all of our favorite TV and film stars all hanging out in one room, enjoying plenty of champagne and each other’s company, naturally it didn’t take long for us to start daydreaming about which nominees we’d most like to hang out with on Hollywood’s wildest night, Jan. 10, 2016.

(Don’t judge – you know you were doing the exact same thing.)

If the HFPA could save us a seat at the following tables, please, that would be greatly appreciated:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Picture it now: taking goofy selfies with Sir Patrick Stewart to send to his good buddy Ian McKellen, stealing food from everyone else’s plates with Aziz Ansari while he tells you all his favorite Parks and Recreation stories, getting lost in the blue of Rob Lowe’s eyes sounds like a pretty perfect night to us!

Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Yes, hi, we’d like to be seated directly in between Lady Gaga and Queen Latifah, but still close enough to Kirsten Dunst to get the best second-hand Friday Night Lights gossip and practice old Bring It On cheers during commercial breaks. Thanks in advance for making that happen for us.

Best Original Song
Musicians know how to have a good time – especially when those musicians include Beach Boy Brian Wilson, Ellie Goulding, Charlie Puth and Wiz Khalifa.

Best Actress in a Drama
Getting to bask in the sheer glory of Cate Blanchett would be enough to convince us to gate-crash the Globes, but add in our dream BFFs Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan (who wouldn’t take the whole thing too seriously, and would probably let you borrow their lipstick after the main course so you don’t have to fight the line at the bathroom), Alicia Vikander (who will totally introduce you to Eddie Redmayne) and Rooney Mara (who would have the best fashion advice) and we honestly can’t think of any party we’ve wanted to go to more in our lives.

The 2016 Golden Globe Nominees Are Revealed!

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama
We have just six words for you: Viola Davis and Taraji P. Henson. Okay, one more: incredible.

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
If you asked us to name the five people we’d invite to our dream dinner party, we’d probably just read you this year’s Best Actress nominees: Jamie Lee Curtis, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Rachel Bloom, Gina Rodriguez and Lily Tomlin. In fact, the only downside to getting to hang out with that group of talented, hilarious women is that we’re pretty sure we’d get in trouble for laughing so hard that champagne comes out of our nose. Ah, well, it’s a risk we’re willing to take – just make sure Idris Elba isn’t anywhere nearby.

Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
Speaking of the most attractive man on the small screen, all we want for Christmas this year is to get to sit next to Elba and fellow nominee and handsome, charming gentleman Oscar Isaac. We’ve been so good this year, HFPA, we promise. Please make our wish come true?

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy
It is one of our greatest dreams in life to get to hang out with the funniest BFFs in Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Schumer. Still, the HFPA made our FOMO skyrocket to unprecedented levels when they also nominated the magnificent Melissa McCarthy, the hysterical and mischievous Lily Tomlin and our dream sassy grandmother, Dame Maggie Smith, alongside them. We’re not entirely sure our hearts could actually handle a night of sipping champagne, cracking jokes and stealing desserts with the physical embodiment of our dream squad, but we’d be more than happy to take the chance and find out.

After all, someone‘s got to make sure that Lawrence and Schumer can make it up the stairs without falling if either of them win. Why not trust us with that job?

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