2014 Golden Globes Nominations

Yesterday, the SAG nominations came out, and they looked pretty good. Today, the Golden Globes (the redheaded stepchild of awards season) nominations came out. To be honest, there aren’t a lot of huge surprises here, so they’re not that exciting. But hey, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are back hosting this year!


Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • 12 Years A Slave
  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity
  • Philomena
  • Rush

The first four don’t really shock me. Rush, however, does. It beat out Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Dallas Buyers Club, Fruitvale Station (which got NOTHING) and Mandela: Walk to Freedom. Seriously, am I being punked?

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • American Hustle
  • Her
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Nebraska
  • The Wolf Of Wall Street

I like this list much better. Although it looks like Clooney won’t be winning with August: Osage County. Better luck at the Oscars?

Best Actor – 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

Finally, some Elba! But no Forest Whitaker for Lee Daniels’ The Butler. We do have Redford, who was left out of the SAG list. Again, nothing for Michael B. Jordan in Fruitvale Station.

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

  • Christian Bale, American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern, Nebraska
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Is it just me, or is the Musical or Comedy list looking a lot more put together than the Drama list?

Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

  • Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock, Gravity
  • Judi Dench, Philomena
  • Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
  • Kate Winslet, Labor Day

With Streep in the Musical or Comedy list, Winslet gets included, which is good. Just like with the SAG Best Actress nominations, all of these actresses are past winners, so this is a very strong category.

Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

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

I’ve never heard of Before Midnight or Frances Ha, which makes me feel like the Globes scraped the bottom of the barrel for nominees. At least we get to see Streep and Adams go head-to-head.

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

B-Coop, look at you! You’re nominated again. And this list looks very similar to the SAG list, which the exception of a posthumous nomination for James Gandolfini in Enough Said.

Best Supporting Actress

  • Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
  • Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave
  • Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
  • June Squibb, Nebraska

WOW. Oprah got left off of the Supporting Actress list for Hawkins. I’m starting to think the Hollywood Foreign Press Association absolutely hated Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

Best Director

  • Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
  • Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
  • Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
  • Alexander Payne, Nebraska
  • David O. Russell, American Hustle

This is an awesome list. I would be happy with any of these directors winning. I’m thinking Cuaron will get it.

Best Screenplay

  • Spike Jonze, Her
  • Bob Nelson, Nebraska
  • Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, Philomena
  • John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave
  • Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle

Another awesome list. Glad to see Spike Jonze getting some recognition for Her (which looks so good).

Best Original Score

  • All Is Lost
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Gravity
  • The Book Thief
  • 12 Years A Slave

I’m thinking Mandela or 12 Years will get this one, but I really love the Gravity score.

Best Original Song

  • “Atlas” – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Coldplay
  • “Let It Go” – Frozen, Idina Menzel
  • “Ordinary Love” – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, U2
  • “Please Mr. Kennedy” – Inside Llewyn Davis, Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake, and Adam Driver
  • “Sweet Than Fiction” – One Chance, Taylor Swift

AHHH! “Let It Go” made the list. I haven’t stopped listening to that song since I saw Frozen. But from the buzz I’m hearing, it’ll probably end up being Inside Llewyn Davis.

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Blue is the Warmest Color
  • The Great Beauty
  • The Hunt
  • The Past
  • The Wind Rises

I’ll admit I’m not well-versed in foreign film.

Best Animated Feature Film

  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Frozen

Well, this is interesting. It’s a non-Pixar list (with Monsters University being left off). Frozen was graphically beautiful, but I would very much like to see Despicable Me 2 win this year.


Again, I didn’t include the entire list of nominations because they include television. You can see the rest here.

The 71st Annual Golden Globes will be live Sunday, Jan. 12 on NBC at 8pm E/7pm C.

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