2014 Golden Globe Award Nominations

Posted: December 12, 2013 in Movies, Television

This year’s Golden Globe Award Nominations were announced early this morning in Los Angeles, as Oscar contenders 12 Years A Slave, American Hustle, and Gravity were well represented.

Here’s the full list of nominations:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

– 12 Years A Slave

– Captain Phillips

– Gravity

– Philonema

– Rush

*Notes: Both Philonema and Rush are surprise picks in the drama category here.  Both don’t stand a chance at winning, which is headscratching as to why they were chosen.   I would have put Prisoners in this category instead of Rush.

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

– American Hustle

– Her

– Inside Llewn Davis

– Nebraska

– The Wolf of Wall Street

*Notes: Nothing surprising here, all deserving and there really isn’t a front runner for the category; although I expect American Hustle to win.

Best Director

– Alfonso Cuaron “Gravity”

– Paul Greengrass “Captain Phillips”

– Steve McQueen “12 Years A Slave”

– Alexander Payne “Nebraska”

– David O. Russell “American Hustle”

*Notes: I really think it’s between McQueen and O. Russell, it depends on other awards but it’s really a two man race.

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

– Chiwetel Ejiofor “12 Years A Slave”

– Idris Elba “Mandela”

– Tom Hanks “Captain Phillips”

– Matthew McConaughey “Dallas Buyer’s Club”

– Robert Redford “All Is Lost”

*Notes: Interesting that Elba was included here, as his film Mandela hasn’t been getting any play with awards circuits.  It’s between Ejiofor and Hanks, in my opinion.

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

– Leonardo DiCaprio “The Wolf of Wall Street”

– Christian Bale “American Hustle”

– Bruce Dern “Nebraska”

– Oscar Isaac “Inside Llewn Davis”

– Joaquin Phoenix “Her”

*Notes: DiCaprio isn’t getting any play for his role in TWOWS but he could be a dark horse here.  I really think it’s between Bale and Dern, but what do I know.

Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

– Cate Blanchett “Blue Jasmine”

– Sandra Bullock “Gravity”

– Judi Dench “Philomena”

– Emma Thompson “Saving Mr. Banks”

– Kate Winslet “Labor Day”

*Notes: Blanchett and Bullock are the two favorites here but Thompson is a dark horse.  Winslet’s nomination is basically an afterthought.

Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

– Amy Adams “American Hustle”

– Julie Delpy “Before Midnight”

– Greta Gerwig “Francis Ha”

– Julia Louis-Dreyfus “Enough Said”

– Meryl Streep “August: Osage County”

*Notes: Streep will probably win the category but this is a nomination field with no front runner.  I could see Adams winning.

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

– Barkhad Abdi “Captain Phillips”

– Daniel Bruhl “Rush”

– Bradley Cooper “American Hustle”

– Michael Fassbender “12 Years A Slave”

– Jared Leto “Dallas Buyer’s Club”

*Notes: I’d love to see Leto win but that doesn’t seem likely, it’s probably Fassbender’s award to lose.

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture

– Sally Hawkins “Blue Jasmine”

– Jennifer Lawrence “American Hustle”

– Lupita Nyong’o “12 Years A Slave”

– Julia Roberts “August: Osage County”

– June Squibb “Nebraska”

*Notes: It’s either going to be Lawrence or Roberts, too much star power there.

Best Screenplay

– 12 Years A Slave

– American Hustle

– Her

– Nebraska

– Philomena

Best Original Score

– All is Lost

– Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

– 12 Years A Slave

– The Book Thief

– Gravity

Best Foreign Language Film

– Blue is the Warmest Color

– The Great Beauty

– The Hunt

– The Past

– The Wind Rises

Best Original Song

– “Atlas” The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

– “Let it Go” Frozen

– “Ordinary Love” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

– “Please, Mr. Kennedy” Inside Llewn Davis

– “Sweeter Than Fiction” One Chance

Best Animated Feature Film

– The Croods

– Despicable Me 2

– Frozen



Best TV Series – Drama

– Breaking Bad

– Downton Abbey

– The Good Wife

– House of Cards

– Masters of Sex

Best TV Series – Comedy

– The Big Bang Theory

– Brooklyn Nine-Nine

– Girls

– Modern Family

– Parks and Recreation

Best Actor – TV Series Drama

– Bryan Cranston “Breaking Bad”

– Liev Schreiber “Ray Donovan”

– Michael Sheen “Masters of Sex”

– Kevin Spacey “House of Cards”

– James Spader “The Blacklist”

Best Actress – TV Series Drama

– Julianna Marguiles “The Good Wife”

– Titiana Maslany “Orphan Black”

– Taylor Schilling “Orange is the New Black”

– Kerry Washington “Scandal”

– Robin Wright “House of Cards”

Best Actor – TV Series Comedy

– Jason Bateman “Arrested Development”

– Don Cheadle “House of Lies”

– Michael J. Fox “The Michael J. Fox Show”

– Jim Parsons “The Big Bang Theory”

– Andy Samberg “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

Best Actress – TV Series Comedy

– Zooey Deschanel “The New Girl”

– Edie Falco “Nurse Jackie”

– Lena Dunham “Girls”

– Julia Louis-Dreyfus “Veep”

– Amy Poehler “Parks and Recreation”

Best TV Mini-Series or Movie

– American Horror Story: Coven

– Behind the Candleabra

– Dancing on the Edge

– Top of the Lake

– White Queen

Best Actor in a TV Mini-Series or Movie

– Matt Damon “Behind the Candleabra”

– Michael Douglas “Behind the Candleabra”

– Chiwetel Ejiofor “Dancing on the Edge”

– Idris Elba “Luther”

– Al Pacino “Phil Spector”

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Mini-Series or Movie

– Jacqueline Bisset “Dancing on the Edge”

– Janet McTeer “White Queen”

– Hayden Panattiere “Nashville”

– Monica Potter “Parenthood”

– Sofia Vergara “Modern Family”


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