The Golden Globe Nominations are Announced

American Hustle and 12 Years A Slave receive seven nods each as Golden Globe nominations are revealed

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]avid O Russell’s American Hustle and Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave have both received seven nominations each as the Golden Globe nominations were announced last week. Both directors will battle for the Best Director award, with Alexander Payne, Alfonso Cuaron and Paul Greengrass, whilst British actors Chiwetal Ejiofor and Idris Elba are both nominated for Best Actor in a Film Drama, for 12 Years A Slave and Long Walk to Freedom respectively. Other actors to compete in this category are Matthew McConaughey, Robert Redford and Tom Hanks.

The same two actors, Ejiofor and Elba are astonishingly also contending in the Best Actor in a TV movie or mini-series category, for their individual performances in Dancing on the Edge and Luther. Fellow actors in this category include Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, both nominated for their performances in Behind the Candelabra, and Al Pacino for his portrayal of Phil Spector.

12 Years A Slave is up for Best Film Drama, alongside Captain Phillips, Gravity, Rush and Philomena. Michael Fassbender picked up a nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his plantation owner role in the British film, as Lupita Nyong’o is recognised in the Best Supporting Actress category. The final two nominations for the film are Best Screenplay and Best Score.

American Hustle is shortlisted for Best Film Comedy or Musical, with Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska and The Wolf of Wall Street. Russell’s follow up to Silver Linings Playbook also picked up four nominations for its cast, Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams and Jennifer Lawrence.

Bale is up for Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical, with Leonardo DiCaprio, Oscar Issac, Joaquin Phoenix and Bruce Dern.

Lawrence will take on Nyong’o, Julia Roberts, Sally Hawkins and June Squibb in the Best Supporting Actress category. Her fellow Silver Linings Playbook star Cooper faces competition from Fassbender, Daniel Bruhl, Jared Leto and Barkhad Abdi for Best Supporting Actor.

Finally, Adams will vie it out for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical, against Meryl Streep, Greta Gerwig, Julia-Louis Dreyfus and Julie Delphy.

The Best Actress in a Film Drama nominations are overpowered by the Brits this year, featuring Dame Judi Dench, Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet leading the nominations. Sandra Bullock and Cate Blanchett complete this strong category.

Other film award nominations announced include Best Original Song and Best Animated Film.

The television categories were dominated by Behind The Candelabra and Breaking Bad. The full list of nominations can be found below;

Best motion picture (drama)

12 Years a Slave

Captain Phillips





Best TV series (drama)

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

The Good Wife

House of Cards

Masters of Sex


Best Actor in a motion picture (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 in a motion picture (drama)

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Judi Dench, Philomena

Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Kate Winslet, Labor Day


Best Director – motion picture

Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity

Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Alexander Payne, Nebraska

David O. Russell, American Hustle


Best motion picture (musical or comedy)

American Hustle


Inside Llewyn Davis


Wolf of Wall Street


Best Actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy

Amy Adams, American Hustle

Julie Delphy, Before Midnight

Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said

Meryl Streep, August Osage County


Best Actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy

Christian Bale, American Hustle

Bruce Dern, Nebraska

Leonardo Dicaprio, Wolf of Wall Street

Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis

Joaquin Phoenix, Her


Best Animated Feature film

The Croods

Despicable Me 2



Best Foreign Language Film

Blue Is The Warmest Colour (France)

The Great Beauty (Italy)

The Hunt (Denmark)

The Past (Iran)

The Wind Rises (Japan)


Best Actor in a 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 Actor in a mini-series or TV movie

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 in a mini-series or TV movie

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor

Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Helen Mirren, Phil Spector

Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake


Best Supporting Actress in a 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


Best Actress in a TV series (drama)

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black

Kerry Washington, Scandal

Robin Wright, House of Cards


Best TV Series (comedy)

The Big Bang Theory

Brooklyn Nine-Nine


Modern Family

Parks and Recreation


Best TV Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story: Coven

Behind the Candelabra

Dancing on the Edge

Top of the Lake

The White Queen


Best Original Song – Motion Picture

Atlas – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

Let It Go – Frozen

Ordinary Love – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Please Mr. Kennedy – Inside Llewyn Davis

Sweeter Than Fiction – One Chance


Best Actor in a 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 in a TV Series (comedy)

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Lena Dunham, Girls

Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation


Best Original Score – Motion Picture

All Is Lost

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom


The Book Thief

12 Years a Slave


Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Spike Jonze, Her

Bob Nelson, Nebraska

Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, Philomena

John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave

David O. Russell and Eric Singer Warren, American Hustle


Best Supporting Actress in a series, mini-series, or TV movie

Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge

Janet McTeer, The White Queen

Hayden Panattiere, Nashville

Monica Potter, Parenthood

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family


Best Supporting Actor in a series, mini-series or TV movie

Josh Charles, The Good Wife

Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Corey Stoll, House of Cards

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the 71st Golden Globes on the 12th January 2014.

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