71st Golden Globe Award Nominations: 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle Are The Two To Beat


Remember how I just said awards season is upon us? Hot on the heels of the SAG award nominations here are the Golden Globe nominations.

Best Motion Picture — Drama

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity
  • Philomena
  • Rush

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • American Hustle
  • Her
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Nebraska
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock, Gravity
  • Judi Dench, _Philomena
  • Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
  • Kate Winslet, Labor Day

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — 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 in a Motion Picture, Musical or 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 in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • 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 in a Motion Picture

  • Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
  • Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
  • Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
  • June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
  • Daniel Brühl, Rush
  • Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
  • Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Director — Motion Picture

  • Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
  • Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
  • Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
  • Alexander Payne, Nebraska
  • David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

  • Spike Jonze, Her
  • Bob Nelson, Nebraska
  • Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, Philomena
  • John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
  • Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Blue is the Warmest Color
  • The Great Beauty
  • The Hunt
  • The Past
  • The Wind Rises

Best Animated Feature film

  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Frozen

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

  • Atlas_, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Let It Go_, Frozen
  • Ordinary Love_, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Please Mr. Kennedy_, Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Sweeter Than Fiction_, One Chance

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 TV Series — Drama

  • Breaking Bad_
  • Downton Abbey_
  • The Goodwife_
  • House of Cards_
  • Masters of Sex_

Best TV Series — Comedy

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Girls
  • Modern Family
  • Parks and Recreation

Best TV Movie or Mini-Series

  • American Horror Story: Coven
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • Dancing on the Edge
  • Top of the Lake
  • The White Queen

Best Actress in a TV Series — Drama

  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
  • Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
  • Kerry Washington, Scandal
  • Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor in a TV series — 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 in a TV Series — Comedy

  • Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Actor in a TV Series — Comedy

  • 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 Actress in a Mini-Series or TV movie

  • Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
  • Rebecca Ferguson, White Queen
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
  • Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
  • Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV movie

  • Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
  • Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
  • Idris Elba, Luther
  • Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV movie

  • Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
  • Janet McTeer, White Queen
  • Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
  • Monica potter, Parenthood
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern family

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Josh Charles, The Good Wife
  • Rob Lowe- Behind the Candelabra
  • Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
  • Corey Stoll, House of Cards
  • Jon Voight -_ Ray Donovan_

There’s really nothing here to be upset about. 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle have 7 nominations each, the nominations are pretty well spread out among the best films and performances of the year. I know that’s kind of the point but the Golden Globes are a bit of a wild card, that doesn’t actually always happen with them.

The 71st Golden Globes will be broadcast on 12 January 2014.