'12 Years A Slave' Leads Golden Globe Nominations As 'American Hustle,' 'Nebraska' Also Perform Strongly

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by Oliver Lyttelton
December 12, 2013 8:49 AM
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Another morning, another awards nominations announcement: this time, it's the turn of the oft-derided Golden Globes. Will "12 Years a Slave" carry on its success from the SAGs yesterday? Or will the Hollywood Foreign Press Association throw a spanner in the works? Most importantly, which nomination will be the most obvious 'please come to our ceremony, famous person' nod of 2013?

In answer to our last question, probably Kate Winslet for "Labor Day." Otherwise, it has indeed been another good morning for "12 Years A Slave," but also for "American Hustle," with the films tied for the most number of nominations with seven, including Best Picture (the two won't be competing either, as they're in Drama and Comedy/Musical categories respectively). Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" performed best behind that, with five nominations, including Picture and Director. Meanwhile, "Gravity" took 4, along with a much needed boost for "Captain Phillips" which had the same number, while "Philomena," "Her," "Inside Llewyn Davis" and "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" all won three nods. 

"The Wolf Of Wall Street" and "Rush" made up the rest of the Picture nominees: the Scorsese film arguably under-performed, with only one other nod, for Leonardo DiCaprio, while Ron Howard's performed better than expected, also picking up a nod for Daniel Bruhl. "Mandela" was probably the real surprise here, with the HFPA no doubt influenced by the passing of the great leader last week, with Idris Elba making his way into the Best Actor field he's mostly been an outsider in. Meanwhile, there was disappointment for "Saving Mr. Banks," which took a single nomination, and "Lee Daniels' The Butler," which failed to get any. We're just happy to celebrate that Best Actress Comedy/Musical field, which included Greta Gerwig, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Julie Delpy.

Full nominations are below, and we'll be back with more Globes analysis later in the day.

Best Motion Picture - Drama
"12 Years a Slave"
"Captain Phillips"
"Gravity"
"Philomena"
"Rush" 

Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
"American Hustle"
"Her"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"Nebraska"
"The 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
Judi Dench - "Philomena"
Emma Thompson - "Saving Mr Banks"
Kate Winslet - "Labor Day"

Best Actor - 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 - 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 - Comedy/Musical
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
Sally Hawkins - "Blue Jasmine"
Jennifer Lawrence - "American Hustle"
Lupita N'yongo - "12 Years a Slave"
Julia Roberts - "August: Osage County"
June Squibb - "Nebraska"

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi - "Captain Phillips"
Daniel Bruhl - "Rush"
Bradley Cooper - "American Hustle"
Michael Fassbender - "12 Years a Slave"
Jared Leto - "Dallas Buyers Club"

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

Best Foreign Film
"Blue Is The Warmest Color"
"The Great Beauty"
"The Hunt"
"The Past"
"The Wind Rises"

Best Animated Feature
"The Croods"
"Despicable Me 2"
"Frozen"

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 Original Song - Motion Picture
"Atlas" - Coldplay - "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
"Let It Go - Idina Menzel - "Frozen"
"Ordinary Love" - U2 - "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom"
"Please Mr. Kennedy" - Justin Timberlake & co - "Inside Llewyn Davis"
"Sweeter Than Fiction" - Taylor Swift - "One Chance"

Best TV Series - Comedy/Musical
"Big Bang Theory"
"Brooklyn Nine Nine"
"Girls"
"Modern Family"
"Parks and Recreation"

Best Miniseries 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 TV Drama
"Breaking Bad"
"Downton Abbey"
"The Good Wife"
"House of Cards"
"Masters of Sex"

Best Actress - Drama TV Series
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 - TV 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 - MIniseries
Helena Bonham-Carter - "Burton & Taylor"
Rebecca Ferguson - "The White Queen"
Jessica Lange - "American Horror Story: Coven"
Helen Mirren - "Phil Spector"
Elisabeth Moss - "Top of the Lake"

Best Actor - Miniseries
Matt Damon - "Behind the Candelabra"
Michael Douglas - "Behind the Candelabra"
Chiwetel Ejiofor - "Dancing On the Edge"
Idris Elba - "Luther"
Al Pacino - "Phil Spector"

Best Actress - Comedy TV Series
Zooey Deschanel - "New Girl"
Lena Dunham - "Girls"
Edie Falco - "Nurse Jackie"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - "Veep"
Amy Poehler - "Parks and Recreation"

Best Actor - Comedy TV Series
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 Supporting Actor - TV
Josh Charles - "The Good Wife"
Rob Lowe - "Behind the Candelabra"
Aaron Paul - "Breaking Bad"
Corey Stoll - "House of Cards"
Jon Voight - "Ray Donovan"

Best Supporting Actress - TV
Jacqueline Bisset - "Dancing On the Edge"
Janet McTeer - "The White Queen"
Hayden Panetierre - "Nashville"
Monica Potter - "Parenthood"
Sofia Vergara - "Modern Family"



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8 Comments

  • Josh | December 12, 2013 3:24 PMReply

    Especially great to see Idris Elba, Barkad Abdi, Greta Gerwig, Rush, Her and Inside Llewellyn Davies get some love. People can moan about some of the omissions obviously, but all in all I think these are a pretty good set of nominees.

  • cory everett | December 12, 2013 12:02 PMReply

    No "Mad Men"?? Oh, wait. The Golden Globes are fake awards, nevermind. Carry on.

  • Manni | December 12, 2013 11:45 AMReply

    Ah, "Before Midnight" - my favourite comedy of the year...

  • cirkusfolk | December 12, 2013 10:47 AMReply

    Rush over Dallas Buyers Club. Please.

  • Rick | December 12, 2013 9:22 AMReply

    Brooklyn 99 is a big surprise. The show is pretty funny, but it reminds me of Parks and Rec season 1. Good laughs, good characters, but still lots of kinks to iron out.

    There are some genre mismatches I think are interesting. Wolf of Wall Street in the comedy section? It looks like it has some laughs, but Goodfellas has laughs too. I wouldn't call that a comedy. Cate Blanchett as Best Actress in a Drama for Blue Jasmine? Sadly havent seen it yet but I thought that was a comedy. Taylor Schilling for best actress in a drama for Orange in the New Black? Definitley would have put that in the comedy section. I'm sure these straddle the line with good laughs and compelling drama but I still feel like they would be more appropriate in the opposite categories (assuming for Wolf and Jasmine since I haven't seen them though)

  • LB | December 12, 2013 9:21 AMReply

    The TV noms are bullshit, I mean Orange is the new black, drama? And where the hell are the show's amazing supporting cast, looks like it's going to be another The Wire/Treme, I mean where the F is the Treme cast when they dish out these awards. Bullshit.

  • Blah | December 12, 2013 9:16 AMReply

    Kate Winslet seriously?

    Surprised Adele Exarchopoulos didn't get nominated. Disappointing, she deserved it (along with Lea Seydoux in supporting, who in my opinion, made the movie what it was).

  • sunshine | December 13, 2013 1:20 PM

    Why not Kate Winslet? She is better than those nominated but i bet you haven't seen Labor Day. Shut-up please! Who is Adele Exarchopoulos?

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