72nd Golden Globes Awards Nominations


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Look out people, we are in full Awards Season gear. Yesterday the Screen Actors Guild (check out our coverage here) came out with their nominees for the year, and today the Golden Globes has followed suit with their picks.

Although ignored by SAG, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was sure to show some love to Selma, with four nominations, including Best Picture, Director for Ava DuVernay, and Best Actor for David Oyelowo. Boyhood and Birdman continued to be the most admired with five and seven nominations respectfully. Perhaps thanks to its designation as a Musical or Comedy, The Grand Budapest Hotel pulled in a solid four nominations, tying it with The Theory of Everything, The Imitation Game, and Gone Girl (didn’t see that coming).

With the Golden Globes Musical and Comedy categories, we are often treated to some surprising film recognition. This year’s crop included nominations for Big Eyes, Into the Woods (for more than just Meryl Streep), Annie, and Pride. Left out of the running however were Snowpiercer (no surprise there), Unbroken, and American Sniper, which all may be effectively out of any real Oscar consideration at this point. Also, even though critic groups love her, Marion Cotillard continues to go ignored by the big voting bodies.

In the television field, the HFPA is certainly more tapped into what’s new and fresh, completely ignoring both Modern Family and The Big Bang Theory. Fargo got plenty of love (finally for Alison Tolman), as well as Orange is the New Black, House of Cards, Downton Abbey (ugh), The Normal Heart, and Olive Kitteridge. One of the biggest surprises was the praise HFPA heaped on The CW’s Jane the Virgin, racking up three nominations, and shocking everyone that HFPA had even an awareness of The CW as a network. Mad Men continued to be ignored, along with Masters of Sex and Parks and Recreation and the HFPA showed that it still has a strange fascination with Ray Donovan. New shows entering the mix included HBO’s Silicon Valley (with one nomination) and Amazon’s Transparent (with two nominations).

Here is a full list of the nominees:

Motion Picture

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jennifer Aniston, Cake
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo, Selma
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Emily Blunt, Into the Woods
Helen Mirren, The Hundred-Foot Journey
Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhane Wallis, Annie

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Bill Murray, St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Big Eyes”, Big Eyes
“Glory”, Selma
“Mercy Is”, Noah
“Opportunity”, Annie
“Yellow Flicker Beat”, The Hunger Games, Mockingjay – Part 1

Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez, Birdman
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game

Best Director, Motion Picture
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay, Selma
David Fincher, Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure
Gett: The Trial of Viviane
Tangerines Mandariinid

Best Animated Feature Film
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
The Lego Movie
How to Train Your Dragon 2

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
St. Vincent


Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson, The Affair
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Clive Owen, The Knick
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist
Dominic West, The Affair

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Lena Dunahm, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Louis CK, Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor, The Missing
Allison Tolman, Fargo

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Allison Janney, Mom
Michelle Monaghan, True Detective

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Best TV Series, Drama
The Affair
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Jane the Virgin
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
The Missing
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge
True Detective

What do you think of Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s picks? Who do you think was left out? What are your favorite performances of the year? Let us know in the comments.


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Derek was the only engineer at Northeastern University taking a class on German film and turning a sociology research paper into an examination of Scorsese’s work. Still living in Boston, MA, he blatantly abuses his Netflix account, but can never seem to get his Instant Queue below 200. He continues to fight the stigma that being good at math means you are not any no good at writing. I good write, very much.