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Golden Globe Nominations: Winners and Losers

Golden Globe Nominations: Winners and Losers

The live-stream Golden Globes nominations announcement came down at 5:30 am Pacific Thursday morning, the second early morning in a row for awards watchers.  The winners will be announced at the always lively Golden Globes dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on January 11, followed by the best parties of the year.

Oscar frontrunner “Birdman” leads with seven nominations; also steady as they go are “Boyhood” and “The Imitation Game” with five Globes nominations each, with “Theory of Everything,” “Foxcatcher” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” gaining ground. 

Notably missing from the now-usual suspects was Golden Globe favorite Angelina Jolie’s late entry “Unbroken,” which also didn’t get seen by enough SAG voters to make the cut among Wednesday’s nominations. On the other hand another Christmas picture, Ava DuVernay’s “Selma,” did land not only a key Globe nomination for its Martin Luther King, British actor David Oyelowo, but a Best Drama nod and a directing slot for DuVernay, over such others as Christopher Nolan (whose “Interstellar” only picked up an Original Score nod), Clint Eastwood, (whose “American Sniper” was also snubbed, along with star Bradley Cooper), Norwegian helmer Morten Tyldum (“The Imitation Game”), Mike Leigh (“Mr. Turner”) and Brit James Marsh (“The Theory of Everything”).  David Fincher snagged a nomination for directing “Gone Girl,” which also scored for Best Actress Rosamund Pike and screenplay, but failed to land a drama slot. 

Jake Gyllenhaal, yet again, landed a nomination for his creepy ambulance chaser in “Nightcrawler,” beating out veteran Timothy Spall, who won best actor at Cannes for the title role in “Mr. Turner.” 

Jennifer Aniston continues to make the grade for her dramatic role in “Cake,” which will help in her bid for an Oscar; that race is between “Still Alice” star Julianne Moore (who picked up two Globes nods today, for “Still Alice” and “Maps to the Stars”) and Brit Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”). Neither the Globes nor SAG went for Hilary Swank in Tommy Lee Jones’ western “The Homesman.” And no matter how much the critics pile on, Marion Cotillard is still not getting noticed for “Two Days, One Night” or “The Immigrant.” And Shailene Woodley needed this nomination to stay in the game for “The Fault in Our Stars.” 

Another surprise was the HFPA selecting Jessica Chastain in the supporting actress category for “A Most Violent Year” over her role in “Interstellar.”

Given the Globes’ two categories for drama and comedy/musical, such films as “Annie,” “Big Eyes,” “The 100 Foot Journey,” “Pride,” “Inherent Vice,” “St. Vincent” and “Into the Woods” landed slots that may not repeat at the Oscars later on–it’s possible in a lean year that the voters will not select as many as ten Best Picture nominees, but could pick just six or seven. Fox Searchlight’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is making headway as it seeks an awards comeback from its March release; it remains the highest-grossing independent film of the year and landed a feature comedy slot as well as noms for Ralph Fiennes and Wes Anderson. It hits HBO this month. Chris Rock’s “Top Five” had a chance at some Globes love in the comedy category, but didn’t get it. 

Among the foreign film nominations, Israel’s “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem” and Estonia’s “Tangerines” snuck in ahead of Belgium’s “Two Days, One Night” and Argentina’s Oscar foreign branch fave “Wild Tales,” which should land on the Oscar shortlist of nine. Globes nominees “Force Majeure,” “Ida,” and “Leviathan” are also Oscar frontrunners. 

Among the TV nominations, “Fargo” led the field with five. 

The live stream is here. Full list of nominations below (updated):

Best Motion Picture – Drama
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Selma 
The Theory of Everything
Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Pride
St. Vincent
Best Director
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay, Selma
David Fincher, Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Best Actress – Drama
Jennifer Aniston, Cake
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Best Actor – Drama
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nighcrawler
David Oyelowo, Selma
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Best Actress – Comedy
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Emily Blunt, Into the Woods
Helen Mirren, The Hundred Foot Journey
Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis, Annie
Best Actor – Comedy/Musical
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Bill Murray, St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes
Best Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Kiera Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Best Screenplay Motion Picture
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gone Girl
Birdman
Boyhood
The Imitation Game

Best Foreign Film
Force Majeure Turist (Sweden)
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett (Israel)
Ida (Poland/Denmark)
Leviathan (Russia)
Tangerines (Estonia)

Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Boxtrolls
The LEGO Movie
Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gone Girl
Birdman
Boyhood
The Imitation Game
Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Big Eyes – Big Eyes (Lana Del Ray)
Glory – Selma (John Legend, Common)
Mercy Is – Noah (Patty Smith, Lenny Kaye)
Opportunity – Annie
Yellow Flicker Beat – Hunger Games, Mockingjay- Part One (Lorde)
Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat  The Imitation Game
Johan Johanson  The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor  Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez Birdman
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar

Actor, TV drama
Clive Owen – The Knick
Liev Schrieber – Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards
James Spader – The Blacklist
Dominic West – The Affair
Best TV Miniseries or Movie
Fargo
The Missing
True Detective
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge
Best TV Comedy
Girls
Jane the Virgin
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Transparent

Best Performance Actress – TV 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 Supporting Actress in a series, mini-series, or TV movie
Uzo Aduba – Orange Is the New Black
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Joanne Frogatt – Downton Abbey
Allison Janney – Mom
Michelle Monaghan – True Detective
Best Supporting Actor in a series, mini-series, or TV movie
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Best Actress – TV Comedy
Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin
Julia Louis Dreyfus – Veep
Taylor Schilling – Orange Is the New Black
Best Actor – TV Comedy
Don Cheadle – House of Lies
Ricky Gervais – Derek
Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent
Louis C.K. – Louie
William H. Macy – Shameless

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