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…And here are your 2013 Golden Globe nominees!

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With the end of the year rapidly approaching, it’s time to prepare for office parties where you make life choices you regret, another [INSERT ARTICLE OF CLOTHING YOU DON’T NEED] under the Xmas tree and of course Hollywood’s favourite pass time of giving themselves little statues made out precious metals.

Yes, the awards season is upon us, and the second biggest of the them all, the Golden Globes, have just unveiled their picks for 2013.

The biggest difference between the Globes and it’s singular superior (at least in terms of prestige), the Academy Awards, is if course that it also honours TV series/actors. And on that front, I’m extremely happy to report that everybody has apparently stopped taking those crazy pills, and decided to nominate Tatiana Maslany this time around for her chamelionic performance in Orphan Black instead of snubbing her again.

Other than that, there aren’t any major surprises with the Globes seemingly getting all the right people’s names on the ballot, including newcomer Barkhad Abdi for his magnetic performance in Captain Phillips. This has been a fantastic year for some major films, and they are all quite deserving of their spots (based on what I’ve read, seeing as how several films are yet to hit our shores), with 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle leading the pack with 7 nominations each. This was such a strong year, that the word snub doesn’t actually apply, but if there were any claimants to that title, it would be Lee Daniels’ The Butler, which received no love at all. But to be fair, I can’t quite see what it would replace, because as I mentioned they are all deserving.

Well, except maybe for Big Bang Theory. How is that show still being nominated for stuff, let alone not cancelled yet? *dons flame retardant clothing*

Anyway, here is your full list of nominees:

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best Motion Picture, Drama
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
American Hustle
Inside Llewyn Davis
Wolf of Wall Street

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best Director – Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
David O. Russell – American Hustle

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best TV Series, Drama
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best TV Series, Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best 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

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale – American Hustle
Bruce Dern – Nebraska
Leonardo Dicaprio – Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac – Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix – Her

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judy Dench – Philomena
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet – Labour Day

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best 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

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club
Daniel Bruhl – Rush
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best 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

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best 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

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best Actor, 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

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best 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

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Zooey Deschanel – New Girl
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Lena Dunham – Girls
Julia Louis Dreyfus – Veep
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-series, or TV Movie
Jacqueline Bisset – Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer – The White Queen
Hayden Panattiere – Nashville
Monica Potter – Parenthood
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best 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

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best 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

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Helena Bonham Carter – Burton and Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson – The White Queen
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren – Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss – Top of the Lake

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best TV Miniseries or Movie
American Horror Story: Coven
Behind the Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
White Queen

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Atlas,” The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Music by Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
“Let It Go,” Frozen – Music by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez
“Ordinary Love,”  Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – Music by: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Brian Burton
“Please Mr. Kennedy,”  Inside Llewyn Davis – Music by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
“Sweeter Than Fiction,” One Chance –  Music by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best 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

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best Foreign Language Film
Blue Is The Warmest Color (France)
The Great Beauty (Italy)
The Hunt (Denmark)
The Past (Iran)
The Wind Rises (Japan)

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Spike Jonze – Her
Bob Nelson – Nebraska
Jeff Pope Steve – Philomena
John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell and Eric Singer Warren – American Hustle

Extras-bullet-points-micro3Best Animated Feature film
The Croods
Despicable Me 2

Winners will be announced at the 71st Annual Golden Globes Awards Ceremony, which will take place on January 12, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton, and will be hosted for a second year by massive fan favourites Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Last Updated: December 13, 2013


  1. It seems extremely odd to group Musical and Comedy together.


    • Kervyn Cloete

      December 13, 2013 at 08:59

      Yes, it is. Especially considering that in most cases, the movies (as on this year’s list) technically don’t fall into either category. I mean Wolf of Wall Street is a thrilling drama with some comic moments in it, but it’s not a comedy out right.


  2. RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

    December 13, 2013 at 09:29

    The Big Bang Theory must crawl back into it’s pit and stay DOWN! My GODS How can people put up with the canned laughter?! Did you see that Youtube vid the other day? Of two of the actors talking, pausing when the laughter is ‘added in’ in post production? Pathetic!


    • Lourens Corleone

      December 13, 2013 at 13:53

      I love The Big Bang Theory


      • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

        December 13, 2013 at 13:54

        Thank god you are already dead to me… 😉


        • Kervyn Cloete

          December 13, 2013 at 14:13

          And now he is to me too.


          • RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

            December 13, 2013 at 14:19


  3. RinceGivesRspectsToMadiba

    December 13, 2013 at 09:32

    I am surprised that Ray Donovan wasn’t nominated for best series, thought it was very good.


    • Skyblue

      December 13, 2013 at 10:17

      Yeah, loved Ray Donovan as well. Liev Shrieber is the bomb.


  4. Skyblue

    December 13, 2013 at 10:16

    Golden Globes are better than the Oscars due to them having more categories and generally better winners.


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