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12 Years a Slave and American Hustle Lead Golden Globe Nominations

Chiwetel Ejiofor received a nomination for his performance in 12 Years a Slave.

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the Golden Globe nominations this morning, and as was widely predicted, 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle dominate the list, leading with seven nods each. The latter film also saw all four of its primary cast members—Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale, and Bradley Cooper—receive acting nominations. Captain Phillips and Gravity received four nods each.

On a more surprising note, Lee Daniels’ The Butler and Fruitvale Station were completely shut out, while Philomena and Rush both appear in the Best Picture category for drama. Philomena also received nominations for Best Screenplay and Best Actress, while Rush earned a nod for Best Supporting Actor.


On the TV side, the HFPA made it clear that it is not a fan of Mad Men; like last year, the critically acclaimed ’60s drama failed to receive a nomination. (Its fellow AMC drama Breaking Bad had better luck.) In addition to the regulars like Modern Family and The Good Wife, a few new shows managed to snag nominations as well, including Masters of Sex, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Netflix series Orange is the New Black and House of Cards. Check out the full list of nominees below.



Best Picture, Drama
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy
American Hustle
Inside Llewyn Davis
Wolf of Wall Street

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


Best Actress, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judy Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet, Labour Day 

Best Actor, Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Idris Elba, Mandela
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All is Lost

Best Actress, 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, Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo Dicaprio, Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

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


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

Best Original Song in Motion Picture
“Atlas,” by Coldplay from Catching Fire
“Let It Go,” by Idina Menze from Frozen
“Ordinary Love,” by U2 from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
“Please, Mr. Kennedy,” by Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver from Inside Llewyn Davis
“Sweeter Than Fiction,” by Taylor Swift from One Chance

Best Original Score
Alex Ebert, All is Lost
Alex Heffes, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Hans Zimmer, 12 Years a Slave
John Williams, The Book Thief
Steven Price, Gravity


Best Animated Film
The Croods
Despicable Me 2

Best Foreign-Language Film
Blue is the Warmest Color
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
The Wind Rises


Best Television Series Comedy or Musical
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

Best Television Drama
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex

Best Actress, Television 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, Television Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist


Best Actor in a Television Series Comedy or Musical
Jason Bateman, Arrested Develoment
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 Television Series Comedy or Musical
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks And Recreation

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
American Horror Story: Coven
Behind The Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
The White Queen

Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Matt Damon, Behind The Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind The Candelabra
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Best Performance by an 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

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer, The White Queen
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Cecil B. DeMille Award
Woody Allen