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Dec 12, 2013

Golden Globe Awards Nominations 2014

The nominations for 2014 Golden Globes were announced a while ago. "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" lead the pack with seven nominations each. The former got nominated for picture-drama, actor, supporting actor, supporting actress, screenplay and original score while the latter for picture-comedy or musical, director, screenplay and for its four actors. Some surprise nominations for "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" in actor, original score and original song category. "Rush" and "Philomena" made it in best picture drama as well. The comedy or musical category has overall the more interesting and stronger nominees in my opinion. Martin Scorsese and The Coen Brothers weren't nominated for director and both their movies also failed to get nominations in screenplay category. "Saving Mr. Banks" was missing in the main category as well as "Lee Daniels' The Butler" was completely shut out. A big shock considering Oprah Winfrey above all was bound to get the love. "Labor Day" wasn't a hit with the critics and isn't a major contender but Kate Winslet was predicted to get that last spot in actress-drama category. Personally, a delight to see actresses like Julie Delpy and Greta Gerwig making it thanks to the fact that HFPA breaks down their nominations into drama and comedy/musical. "The Wind Rises" was nominated in foreign language film instead while "Monsters University" was absent from animated feature list which just had three nominees in it. Overall, not too bad with the distribution of love. I never take Golden Globes seriously even for their entertainment factor but I'll give it to this year for being so excellent in films.

Below is the full list of all the nominations.

Best Motion Picture, Drama:

12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical:

American Hustle
The Wolf of Wall Street
Inside Llewyn Davis

Best Director:

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

Best Actor, Drama:

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Actor, Comedy or Musical:

Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Christian Bale, American Hustle

Best Actress, Drama:

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

Best Actress, Comedy or Musical:

Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha

Best Supporting Actor:

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

Best Supporting Actress:

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

Best Screenplay:

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

Best Foreign Language Film:

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

Best Animated Feature Film:

The Croods
Despicable Me 2

Best Original Score:

12 Years a Slave
All is Lost
The Book Thief
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Original Song:

"Atlas", The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
"Let it Go", Frozen
"Please Mr Kennedy", Inside Llewyn Davis
"Ordinary Love", Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
"Sweeter than Fiction", Once Chance