And your 2015 Golden Globe nominees are…

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The Hollywood awards season is officially in full swing as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s nominations for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced last night at the Beverly Hills Hilton. The Globes has always been regarded as not just the slightly more fun, more relaxed cousin to the more stuck-up Oscars (especially since the fantastic duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be on hosting duties again), but is usually also a very good indicator of which way the Academy’s voting patterns will go for the much more prestigious award. Unless, of course you’re Ben Affleck, which means you’ll get nominated for and win Best Director at the Globes and everywhere else, but get stiffed at the Oscars.

But I digress… Back to the nominations, and there were a few strange snubs this time around, with the biggest being David Fincher being nominated for Best Director for Gone Girl, but the film itself not getting the nod for Best Picture.
Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken– which may not be the best movie of 2014, but definitely boasted some individual performances worthy of attention – was left completely out in the cold. And yet, Quevanzhane Wallis unexpectedly got the nod for Annie.

One very notable entry though was Selma‘s Ava DuVernay becoming the first black female director to ever be nominated for a Golden Globe. It’s not everyday that a bit of much welcomed history like that is made. Another interesting factoid is that of the 5 Best Picture nominees, 4 are based on the true stories of some well known or notorious individuals.Clearly, biopics are awards magnets.

But now onto the full list of nominations:

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  • BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

Boyhood (IFC Films)
Foxcatcher (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Imitation Game (The Weinstein Company)
Selma (Paramount Pictures)
The Theory of Everything (Focus Features)

  • 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 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

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  • 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 MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Birdman (Fox Searchlight)
The Grand Budapest Hotel (Fox Searchlight)
Into the Woods (Walt Disney Pictures)
Pride (CBS Films)
St. Vincent (The Weinstein Company)

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Amy Adams – Big Eyes
Emily Blunt – Into the Woods
Helen Mirren – The Hundred-Foot Journey
Julianna Moore – Maps to the Stars
Qhvenzhane Wallis – Annie

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  • 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 ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Big Hero Six (Walt Disney Pictures)
The Book of Life (20th Century Fox)
The Boxtrolls (Focus Features)
How to Train a Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation)
The LEGO Movie (Warner Bros. Pictures)

  • BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Force Majeure – Sweden (Magnolia Pictures)
Gett: The Trial of Vivianne – Israel (Music Box Films)
Ida – Poland (Music Box Films)
Leviathan – Russia (Sony Pictures Classics)
Tangerines Mandariinid – Estonia

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  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE 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 AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE 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 Inarritu, Nicolas Gabon, Armando Bo, Alexander Dinelaris – Birdman
Richard Linklater – Boyhood
Graham Moore – The Imitation Game

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  • BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

Alexander Desplat – The Imitation Game
Johann Johannsoon – The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross – Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez – Birdman
Hans Zimmer – Interstellar

  • BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

“Big Eyes” – Big Eyes (Music and Lyrics by Lana Del Rey)
“Glory” – Selma (Music and Lyrics by John Legends, Common)
“Mercy Is” – Noah (Music and Lyrics by Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye)
“Opportunity – Annie (Music and Lyrics by Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck)
“Yellow Flicker Beat” – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (Music and Lyrics by Lorde)

  • BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

The Affair (Showtime)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
House of Cards (Netflix)

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  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

Claire Danes – Homeland
Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder
Juliana Margulies – The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson – The Affair
Robin Wright – House of Cards

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

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

  • BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Girls (HBO)
Jane the Virgin (The CW)
Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
Silicon Valley (HBO)
Transparent (Amazon)

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  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

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 A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

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

  • BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Fargo (FX)
The Missing (Starz)
The Normal Heart (HBO)
Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
True Detective (HBO)

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  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor – The Missing
Allison Tolman – Fargo

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Martin Freeman – Fargo
Woody Harrelson – True Detective
Matthew McConaughey – True Detective
Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Uzo Adoba – Orange is the New Black
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Freak Show
Joanne Froggat – Downton Abbey
Allison Janney – Mom
Michelle Monaghan – True Detective

  • BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

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

The 72nd Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast from the Beverly Hills Hilton on Sunday, January 11, 2015.

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Last Updated: December 12, 2014

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