’12 Years A Slave’ And ‘American Hustle’ Lead The Golden Globe Nominees

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The nominations for the 71st Golden Globe Awards were announced early yesterday morning. As usual, with every awards show, there are some predictable nominees but there also some surprises.

Steve McQueen’s masterful film 12 Years A Slave and David O. Russell’s 70s set drama American Hustle leads the nominees, each receiving seven nominations. Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, and Jennifer Lawrence received nominations for their performances in American Hustle while Jeremy Renner was left out. The film earned three other notable nominations including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

12 Years A Slave was nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Screenplay, and Best Original Score. Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita N’yongo, and Michael Fassbender each received a nomination as well. Other films that were nominated in the Best Motion Picture – Drama category along with 12 Years A Slave are Captain Phillips, Rush, Philomena, and Gravity.

When it comes to the Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical category, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association usually stumbles and adds fuel to their critics’ mockery (does anyone else recall The Tourist fiasco a couple years ago?) This year, the nominees in the Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical aren’t exactly comedies or musicals, but whatever. The category, or Best Motion Picture – Drama: Part II is particularly stronger this time around. The films nominated in the category along with American Hustle are Inside Llewyn Davis, Her, The Wolf of Wall Street, and Nebraska.

The films that are notably left out from August: Osage County, Fruitvale Station, Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Dallas Buyers Club, and Saving Mr. Banks. In particular, Lee Daniels’ The Butler was surprisingly left out from the nominees completely including Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker, who were once thought as front-runners. Who knows if this will hurt their Oscar chances, but it certainly doesn’t help. The Weinstein Company shouldn’t be too upset though because Philomena and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom each received a fair amount of nominations, including surprise nominations in the Best Motion Picture – Drama Category, which could potentially boost the films’ chances for Oscar consideration.

In the television categories, HBO’s Behind the Candelabra and the Netflix’s original series House of Cards starring Kevin Spacey lead the nominees with four nominations each. AMC’s Breaking Bad, which concluded its incredible series run this past September, was nominated in three categories. AMC’s other hit show Mad Men was left without a single nomination as well as Showtime’s Homeland, which is usually an awards season favorite.

The winners will be announced on January 12th, 2014 on NBC. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are once again hosting. Read the complete list of nominees below:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
12 Years A Slave
Captain Phillips

Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical
American Hustle
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf Of Wall Street 

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen – 12 Years A Slave
Alexander Payne – Nebraska 
David O Russell – American Hustle

Best Actress – Drama
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet – Labor Day

Best Actor – Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor – 12 Years A Slave
Idris Elba – Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Tom Hanks – Captain Phillips 
Matthew McConaughey – Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford – All Is Lost

Best Actress – Comedy
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Julie Delpy – Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig – Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Enough Said
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

Best Actor – Comedy/Musical
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio – The Wolf Of Wall Street 
Oscar Isaac – Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix – Her 

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle 
Lupita N’yongo – 12 Years A Slave
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska 

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips 
Daniel Bruhl – Rush 
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle 
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years A Slave
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

Best Screenplay
Spike Jonze – Her
Bob Nelson – Nebraska
Jeff Pope & Steve Coogan – Philomena
John Ridley – 12 Years A Slave
Eric Warren Singer & David O Russell – American Hustle

Best Foreign Film
Blue Is The Warmest Color
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
The Wind Rises

Best Animated Feature
The Croods
Despicable Me 2

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alex Ebert – All Is Lost
Alex Heffes – Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Steven Price – Gravity
John Williams – The Book Thief
Hans Zimmer – 12 Years A Slave

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Atlas” – Coldplay – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
“Let It Go – Idina Menzel – Frozen
“Ordinary Love” – U2 –  Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom 
“Please Mr. Kennedy” – Justin Timberlake & co – Inside Llewyn Davis
“Sweeter Than Fiction” – Taylor Swift – One Chance

Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical
Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Parks & Recreation

Best Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television
American Horror Story: Coven
Behind The Candelabra
Dancing On The Edge
Top Of The Lake
The White Queen

Best Television Series – Drama
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
House Of Cards
Masters Of Sex

Best Actress – Drama TV Series
Julianna Marguiles – The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany – Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling – Orange Is The New Black
Kerry Washington – Scandal
Robin Wright – House Of Cards

Best Actor – TV 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 – MIniseries
Helena Bonham-Carter – Burton & Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson – The White Queen
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren – Phil Spector 
Elisabeth Moss – Top Of The Lake 

Best Actor – Miniseries
Matt Damon – Behind The Candelabra 
Michael Douglas – Behind The Candelabra 
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing On The Edge 
Idris Elba – Luther
Al Pacino – Phil Spector

Best Actress – Comedy TV Series
Zooey Deschanel – New Girl 
Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Amy Poehler – Parks & Recreation

Best Actor – Comedy TV Series
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 Supporting Actor – TV
Josh Charles – The Good Wife
Rob Lowe – Behind The Candelabra
Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll – House Of Cards
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

Best Supporting Actress – TV
Jacqueline Bisset – Dancing On The Edge
Janet McTeer – The White Queen
Hayden Panetierre – Nashville 
Monica Potter – Parenthood
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family

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