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Where Is the Oscar Race After SAG and Golden Globes Nominations? (FULL GLOBES LIST)

Where Is the Oscar Race After SAG and Golden Globes Nominations? (FULL GLOBES LIST)

While the major critics groups did little to boost the awards profile of “12 Years a Slave,” Steve McQueen’s historic drama is back in the front of the pack after this week’s Screen Actors Guild and Hollywood Foreign Press nominations, along with David O. Russell’s “American Hustle.” Both earned seven nominations from the Hollywood Foreign Press, a small group of foreign entertainment correspondents and critics who are wined and dined all year long for their precious–often idiosyncratic– votes for the Golden Globes, which are split into comedy/musical and dramatic categories. The winners are revealed on The Golden Globes Awards show which will air live on NBC on January 12th– thankfully Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return as hosts.

While SAG is a larger, more populist group than the dominant Academy actors branch, their nominations do reflect where sentiment among actors is at this stage. Timing is everything and these groups are voting early. Later Writers and Directors and Producers Guild votes as well as all the other craft guilds will give a much stronger indication of where the Academy is heading as voters start to fill out their ballots at month’s end. Mainly the Globes serve the function of building momentum and throwing new names into the mix. 

“12 Years” dominated the dramatic side, nommed for best motion picture (drama), director, screenplay, original score and actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong’o and Michael Fassbender. Last year Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook” played well with the Academy actors, earning nominations in all four acting categories. “American Hustle” also swept all four Globes acting nominations on the comedy side: Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence and move star Bradley Cooper (rather than deserving actor’s actor Jeremy Renner), along with best director and screenplay.

The Globes directors list could well be the final five for the Oscars: Alfonso Cuaron (“Gravity”), Paul Greengrass (“Captain Phillips”), Steve McQueen (“12 Years A Slave”), Alexander Payne (“Nebraska”), and David O Russell (“American Hustle”). All five films are frontrunners for the Best Picture Oscar. “Hustle” and “Nebraska” are the only Globe comedy nominees on the director’s list. 

With only five nominees for screenplay (while the Academy splits into original and adapted), the strongest Globe contenders were Spike Jonze tech romance “Her,” Bob Nelson’s family road trip “Nebraska,” Jeff Pope & Steve Coogan’s heart-tugger “Philomena,” John Ridley’s true history “12 Years A Slave” and Eric Warren Singer & David O Russell ‘s raucous comedy “American Hustle.” All will likely score Oscar noms as well.

Rounding out the Globes Best Picture noms are dramas “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” “Philomena” and “Rush” (which all boast global appeal), as well as more American comedy/musicals “Her,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Nebraska” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” 

Films that failed to get a boost from the Globes are very American dramas from Disney (“Saving Mr. Banks”), Weinstein Co. (SAG ensemble nominees “August: Osage County” and “Lee Daniels’ The Butler”), and Focus Features (low-budget SAG ensemble nominee “Dallas Buyers Club,” which did score two expected acting noms for Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto). If the Globes voters had to pick between “12 Years a Slave” and popular American history drama “The Butler,” they chose the former; neither SAG nominees Forest Whitaker nor Oprah Winfrey landed a nod. 

The Academy could very well do the same. While both SAG and the HFPA favored Hanks’ title role in “Captain Phillips” over his supporting role in “Saving Mr. Banks,” that behind-the-scenes Hollywood movie has many Academy-friendly elements and should survive–SAG and Globe nominee Emma Thompson is a strong candidate for Best Actress. Globe regular Kate Winslet is a surprise inclusion in the drama category for “Labor Day,” which has not been gaining much awards traction so far. And Idris Elba finally has earned a nod for playing Nelson Mandela. While SAG ignored New York Film Critics circle winner Robert Redford, the Globes included him on their Best Actor list. 

With ten nominees instead of five, some contenders are included who have been shut out thus far, many in the musical/comedy categories, from Best Actor Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall Street”) and Oscar Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis”) to Joaquin Phoenix (“Her”). But they may not have the right stuff to make it all the way to the Oscars.

Left out of the supporting actor list were James Gandolfini (“Enough Said”), Octavia Spencer for “Fruitvale Station,” and Jonah Hill (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), who Paramount has been pushing hard. 

Clearly the foreign and animated categories are starting to coalesce; while “Blue is the Warmest Color” is not eligible for the Oscar, the other Oscar frontrunners are clearly the Golden Globe nominees “The Great Beauty,” “The Hunt,” and “The Past.” The Globes also included Japanese animated feature “The Wind Rises,” which has been scoring with critics groups, while listing only three in its animated nominations: DreamWorks Animation’s caveman family comedy “The Croods,” Universal/Illumination’s minions-dominated sequel “Despicable Me 2” and Disney’s latest princess musical, “Frozen.” The Oscars will likely expand to five–but it looks like Pixar could sit this one out this year. 

In television, Steven Soderbergh’s Emmy-winner “Behind The Candelabra” –contributing to HBO’s nine total–and David Fincher’s Netflix drama series “House of Cards” nabbed four nominations each. Netflix also earned noms for “Orange is the New Black.” Film and TV nominations are listed below.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

“12 Years A Slave”

“Captain Phillips” 




Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical

“American Hustle” 


“Inside Llewyn Davis” 


“The 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 – Drama

Cate Blanchett – “Blue Jasmine” 

Sandra Bullock – “Gravity

Judi Dench – “Philomena” 

Emma Thompson – “Saving Mr Banks” 

Kate Winslet – “Labor Day” 

Best Actor – 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 – Comedy

Amy Adams – “American Hustle” 

Julie Delpy – “Before Midnight” 

Greta Gerwig – “Frances Ha” 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Enough Said” 

Meryl Streep – “August: Osage County”

Best Actor – Comedy/Musical

Christian Bale – “American Hustle” 

Bruce Dern – “Nebraska” 

Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Wolf Of Wall Street” 

Oscar Isaac – “Inside Llewyn Davis” 

Joaquin Phoenix – “Her” 

Best Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins – “Blue Jasmine” 

Jennifer Lawrence – “American Hustle” 

Lupita N’yongo – “12 Years A Slave” 

Julia Roberts – “August: Osage County” 

June Squibb – “Nebraska” 

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” 

Best Screenplay

Spike Jonze – “Her”

Bob Nelson – “Nebraska” 

Jeff Pope & Steve Coogan – “Philomena” 

John Ridley – “12 Years A Slave” 

Eric Warren Singer & David O Russell – “American Hustle” 

Best Foreign Film

“Blue Is The Warmest Color”

“The Great Beauty”

“The Hunt” 

“The Past” 

“The Wind Rises”

Best Animated Feature

“The Croods” 

“Despicable Me 2” 


Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Alex Ebert – “All Is Lost

Alex Heffes – “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” 

Steven Price – “Gravity” 

John Williams – “The Book Thief” 

Hans Zimmer – “12 Years A Slave” 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Atlas” – Coldplay – “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” 

“Let It Go – Idina Menzel – “Frozen” 

“Ordinary Love” – U2 – “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom” 

“Please Mr. Kennedy” – Justin Timberlake & co – “Inside Llewyn Davis” 

“Sweeter Than Fiction” – Taylor Swift – “One Chance” 

Television nominations below.

Best TV Series – Comedy/Musical

“Big Bang Theory”

“Brooklyn Nine Nine”


“Modern Family”

“Parks & Recreation” 

Best Miniseries Or Motion Picture Made For Television

“American Horror Story: Coven” 

“Behind The Candelabra” 

“Dancing On The Edge

“Top Of The Lake” 

“The White Queen” 

Best TV Drama

“Breaking Bad”

“Downton Abbey”

“The Good Wife” 

“House Of Cards” 

“Masters Of Sex” 

Best Actress – Drama TV Series

Julianna Marguiles – “The Good Wife” 

Tatiana Maslany – “Orphan Black”

Taylor Schilling – “Orange Is The New Black” 

Kerry Washington – “Scandal”

Robin Wright – “House Of Cards”

Best Actor – TV Drama

Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad” 

Liev Schreiber – “Ray Donovan” 

Michael Sheen – “Masters Of Sex” 

Kevin Spacey – “House Of Cards” 

James Spader – “The Blacklist” 

Best Actress – MIniseries

Helena Bonham-Carter – “Burton & Taylor” 

Rebecca Ferguson – “The White Queen” 

Jessica Lange – “American Horror Story: Coven” 

Helen Mirren – “Phil Spector” 

Elisabeth Moss – “Top Of The Lake” 

Best Actor – Miniseries

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 – Comedy TV Series

Zooey Deschanel – “New Girl” 

Lena Dunham – “Girls” 

Edie Falco – “Nurse Jackie” 

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – “Veep” 

Amy Poehler – “Parks & Recreation” 

Best Actor – Comedy TV Series

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 Supporting Actor – TV

Josh Charles – “The Good Wife” 

Rob Lowe – “Behind The Candelabra” 

Aaron Paul – “Breaking Bad” 

Corey Stoll – “House Of Cards” 

Jon Voight – “Ray Donovan”

Best Supporting Actress – TV

Jacqueline Bisset – “Dancing On The Edge” 

Janet McTeer – “The White Queen”

Hayden Panetierre – “Nashville” 

Monica Potter – “Parenthood” 

Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family” 

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