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Published on December 12th, 2014 | by Val Farrelly

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Golden Globes Nominations Announced

The Hollywood Foreign Press announced the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards yesterday.   The 72nd Golden Globes, which honor work in film and television, will be broadcast live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel’s Grand Ballroom on Jan. 11 at 8PM EST.

The Golden Globe nominations (and the winners) are chosen by the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a nonprofit organization comprised of fewer than 100 journalists for international publications who are based in the L.A. area.

The announcement of the nominees in the 25 categories was made by Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause and Paula Patton.

Films with multiple nominations include Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Selma – all of whom got nominations for Best Picture, Director and Actor (the first two also added screenplay nominations).  These three have now all become front runners for Oscar Nominations.

Golden Globe Statue

Surprises in the Movie categories include:

  • Both Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper and Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken not getting a single nomination.
  • Nightcrawler‘s Jake Gyllenhaal and Cake‘s Jennifer Aniston’s somewhat surprising Screen Actor’s Guild nominations no longer seem as shocking after both were nominated for Golden Globes.
  • Gone Girl was left out of the Best Picture race, but was nominated for Best Director (David Fincher) and Best Actress (Rosamund Pike).
  • Julianne Moore landed Best Actress nominations in both the Drama (Still Alice) and Musical or Comedy (Maps to the Stars) categories.
  • Quvenzhané Wallis got a Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy nomination for Annie.
  • Interstellar only getting nominated for Best Score.

TV surprises include:

  • Amazon getting a pair of nominations for it’s latest streaming show Transparent
  • Showtime’s The Affair getting three nominations
  • The CW’s Jane the Virgin getting two nominations

 

Here is the complete list of Golden Globe nominees

 

Best Motion Picture, Drama

  • Boyhood
  • Foxcatcher
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything

 

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Into the Woods
  • Pride
  • St. Vincent

 

Best Director, Motion Picture

  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Ava Duvernay, Selma
  • David Fincher, Gone Girl
  • Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood

 

Best TV Series, Drama

  • The Affair
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Good Wife
  • House of Cards

 

Best TV Series, Comedy

  • Girls
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Orange Is the New Black
  • Silicon Valley
  • Transparent

 

Best TV Movie or Miniseries

  • Fargo
  • The Missing
  • The Normal Heart
  • Olive Kitteridge
  • True Detective

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Jennifer Aniston, Cake
  • Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
  • Julianne Moore, Still Alice
  • Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
  • Reese Witherspoon, Wild

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
  • David Oyelowo, Selma
  • Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

  • Amy Adams, Big Eyes
  • Emily Blunt, Into the Woods
  • Julianne Moore, Map to the Stars
  • Quvenzhané Wallis, Annie
  • Helen Mirren, Hundred-Foot Journey

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

  • Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Michael Keaton, Birdman
  • Bill Murray, St. Vincent
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
  • Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes

 

Best Performance by an Actress in TV Series, 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 Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama

  • Clive Owen, The Knick
  • Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
  • Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
  • James Spader, The Blacklist
  • Dominic West, The Affair

 

Best Performance by an Actress in TV Series, Comedy

  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
  • Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black

 

Best Performance by an Actor in TV Series, Comedy

  • Louis C.K., Louie
  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
  • Ricky Gervais, Derek
  • William H. Macy, Shameless
  • Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

 

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
  • Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
  • Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
  • Emma Stone, Birdman
  • Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

 

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Robert Duvall, The Judge
  • Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
  • Edward Norton, Birdman
  • Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
  • J.K, Simmons, Whiplash

 

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
  • Alejandro González Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Birdman
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
  • Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
  • Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
  • Frances O’Connor, The Missing
  • Allison Tolman, Fargo

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries

  • Martin Freeman, Fargo
  • Woody Harrelson, True Detective
  • Matthew Mcconaughey, True Detective
  • Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
  • Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

 

Best Performance by Supporting Actress in TV

  • Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
  • Kathy Bates, American Horror Story
  • Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
  • Allison Janney, Mom
  • Michelle Monaghan, True Detective

 

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in TV

  • Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
  • Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
  • Colin Hanks, Fargo
  • Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
  • Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

 

Best Foreign Film

  • Force Majeure (Sweden)
  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (France)
  • Ida (Poland)
  • Leviathan (Russia)
  • Tangerines (Estonia)

 

Animated Feature Film

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Book of Life
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • The Lego Movie

 

Best Original Song in Motion Picture

  • “Big Eyes,” Big Eyes, Lana Del Rey
  • “Glory,” Selma, John Legend and Common
  • “Mercy Is,” Noah, Patti Smith and Lenny K
  • “Opportunity,” Annie
  • “Yellow Flicker Beat,” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I, Lorde

 

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture

  • The Imitation Game
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Gone Girl
  • Birdman
  • Interstellar

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Val Farrelly

Val has worked in a variety of roles in TV & Film in Ireland and the US for over a decade. He has worked with companies ranging from start-ups to the Canadian equivalent of the BBC. Most recently he has been writing pilots for TV shows in Los Angeles. A long-time comic and movie geek, he is also the world’s worst living gamer, having been being afflicted with the eye-hand coordination of a stroke-afflicted sloth since the days of programming 8-bit games in BASIC on a Commodore VIC-20 as a child.



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