Early this morning the nominations were announced for the 71st Golden Globes. Voted by the Hollywood Foreign Press, they are known for not wanting to separate themselves from the Oscars. Unfortunately for them, they have a huge influence. Academy members are looking at this list of nominees and deciding what they should pick to watch from their pile of screeners.

Some surprises:
-No nominations for THE BUTLER, specifically Oprah Winfrey.
-RUSH nominated for Best Picture, Drama. RUSH is a European story which could explain the foreign press votes.
-Kate Winslet for LABOR DAY was unexpected.
-Sally Hawkins nomination for BLUE JASMINE is a pleasant surprise.
-Those hoping for a James Franco nomination for SPRING BREAKERS are disappointed.
-Only one nomination for BEFORE MIDNIGHT (Actress Julie Delpy). Many were expecting a Best Picture or Screenplay nomination.
-PHILOMENA maintaining momentum with 3 nominations.
-Idris Elba nominated for MANDELA:LONG WALK TO FREEDOM after poor reviews of the movie.
-No Meryl Streep nomination for AUGUST:OSAGE COUNTY
-Only one nomination for SAVING MR. BANKS (Emma Thompson).
-No director nomination for Martin Scorsese for THE WOLF OF WALL STREET.
-After mixed reviews HER nominated for Best Picture, Comedy.
-Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto nominated for DALLAS BUYERS CLUB, but no Best Picture nomination.
-FRUITVALE STATION completely shut out.

The Golden Globes Ceremony will be January 12th on NBC.


Best Picture, Drama
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips

Best Picture, Comedy
American Hustle
Inside Llewyn Davis
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
Cate Blanchett
Sandra Bullock
Judi Dench
Emma Thompson
Kate Winslet

Best Actor
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Idris Elba
Tom Hanks
Matthew McConaghey
Robert Redford

Best Actor Comedy
Christian Bale
Bruce Dern
Leonardo DiCaprio
Oscar Isaac
Joaquin Phoenix

Best Actress Comedy
Amy Adams
Julie Delpy
Greta Gerwig
Julia Louis Dreyfuss
Meryl Streep

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi
Daniel Bruhl
Bradley Cooper
Michael Fassbender
Jared Leto

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins
Jennifer Lawrence
Lupita Nyong’o
Julia Roberts
June Squibb

Best Score
All is Lost
Book Thief
12 Years a Slave

Best Original Song:
Atlas (Hunger Games)
Let it Go (Frozen)
Ordinary Love (Mandela)
Please Mr. Kennedy (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Sweeter Fiction (One Chance)

Best Screenplay
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue is the Warmest
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
The Wind Rises

Best Animated Feature
The Croods
Despicable Me 2



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