The second biggest film awards ceremony is due next month, and after weeks of speculation, we've finally received the full confirmed list of nominees for the 2016 Golden Globes with 'Carol' and 'The Big Short' leading the categories.

Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett in CarolRooney Mara and Cate Blanchett are both up for Best Actress

'Carol' is among those in the Best Drama section, with director Todd Haynes also up for an award and stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara vying against each other for Best Actress. The visceral 'Mad Max: Fury Road' also joins the Best Drama list, with George Miller up for Best Director, and Leonardo Dicaprio is looking at a Best Actor award for his role in the third Best Drama contender 'The Revenant'; Alejandro Iñárritu is also among possible Best Directors.

More from the Best Drama categories, both 'Room' and 'Spotlight' have been nominated for Best Screenplay; they also receive nods for Best Actress (Brie Larson) and Best Director (Tom McCarthy) respectively.

Spotlight'Spotlight' gets a nod for Best Director

Leading the Best Comedy nominations is 'The Big Short', with stars Christian Bale and Steve Carell competing for Best Actor and Charles Randolph and Adam McKay up for Best Screenplay. Said film's main competition is Ridley Scott's 'The Martian', with Matt Damon also named among Best Actors and Scott as Best Director.

Steve Carell in The Big ShortSteve Carell goes against Christian Bale for Best Actor award

Contending for Best Comedy and Best Actress in a Comedy are 'Joy' starring Jennifer Lawrence, 'Spy' featuring Melissa McCarthy, and 'Trainwreck' with comedienne Amy Schumer.

Finishing the main categories: the other Best Comedy Actresses are Maggie Smith for 'The Lady In The Van' and Lily Tomlin for 'Grandma', while Best Drama Actresses feature Saoirse Ronan in 'Brooklyn' and Alicia Vikander in 'The Danish Girl'.

Bill Hader and Amy Schumer in TrainwreckAmy Schumer has become a huge hit following 'Trainwreck'

Leading male star from 'The Danish Girl', Eddie Redmayne, is also looking at his second Golden Globe success after last year's win. However, he has competition from the likes of Will Smith ('Concussion'), Michael Fassbender ('Steve Jobs') and Bryan Cranston ('Trumbo').

Full nominations can be found over on Variety.

More: Check out the Oscar nomination predictions

The 73rd annual Golden Globes will be broadcast live on January 10th 2016, presented by Ricky Gervais.