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.
-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, Comedy
Inside Llewyn Davis
Wolf of Wall Street
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Best Actor Comedy
Best Actress Comedy
Julia Louis Dreyfuss
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
All is Lost
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)
12 Years a Slave
Best Foreign Language Film
Blue is the Warmest
The Great Beauty
The Wind Rises
Best Animated Feature
Despicable Me 2
- Golden Globe nominations revealed (cnn.com)
- 2014 Golden Globe Nominations Announced (slashfilm.com)
- The Carpetbagger: ‘American Hustle’ and ’12 Years a Slave’ Top 2014 Golden Globe Nominations (carpetbagger.blogs.nytimes.com)