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2014 - Awards Season: Golden Globes - Nominations

December 11th, 2014

Birdman poster

The Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning, at three in the morning, because the people at Golden Globes are under the delusion that news announced at 3:00 a.m. is somehow more important if it is announced before anyone is awake. As for the actual nominations, like with the Independent Spirit Awards and the SAG nominations, Birdman led the way. It earned seven nominations, while Boyhood and The Imitation Game tied for second with five apiece. Starting to notice a pattern here? This could be a really dull Awards Season with very few surprises. On the other hand, predictable means less work for me. Plus, predictable probably means the Awards Season voters are making the right choices, as surprises usually mean someone made the wrong choice.

The categories and nominees are...

BEST MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

BEST MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

BEST DIRECTOR

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - DRAMA

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE - COMEDY OR MUSICAL

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

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

10. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE

BEST SCREENPLAY

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Notes and Reactions...

  • Birdman led the list of nominees... again. It might not do the same on Oscar night, only because it might not dominate the technical categories like it will the prestige categories.
  • The usual Oscar-bait movies earned large number of nominations Boyhood, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, etc.
  • Selma was shutout yesterday, but picked up four nominations today.
  • Julianne Moore picked up two nominations. Bill Murray and Mark Ruffalo also earned two nods, but two of them were for for TV.
  • Jennifer Aniston earned another nomination for Cake. Could an Oscar be next? Probably not, but you can no longer dismiss the idea.
  • St. Vincent feels like a filler in the Best Comedy or Musical.
  • Quvenzhane Wallis earned a nomination for Annie. I don't think she will be recognized when the Oscars nominations are announced, but she could become one of the most acclaimed kid actresses in a long time.

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Filed under: Awards Season, How to Train Your Dragon 2, St. Vincent, Interstellar, The Boxtrolls, Noah, The Lego Movie, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, The Book of Life, Big Hero 6, The Hundred-Foot Journey, The Judge, Foxcatcher, Gone Girl, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Boyhood, Ida, Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), The Theory of Everything, Whiplash, The Imitation Game, Wild, Nightcrawler, Turist, Pride, Meryl Streep, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Amy Adams, Wes Anderson, Jennifer Aniston, Emily Blunt, Steve Carell, Jessica Chastain, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Duvall, Ralph Fiennes, David Fincher, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Keaton, Keira Knightley, Richard Linklater, Helen Mirren, Julianne Moore, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Joaquin Phoenix, Rosamund Pike, Eddie Redmayne, Mark Ruffalo, J.K. Simmons, Emma Stone, Christoph Waltz, Reese Witherspoon, Alexandre Desplat, Hans Zimmer, Felicity Jones, Armando Bo, Nicolas Giacobone, David Oyelowo, Johann Johannsson, Quvenzhané Wallis, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Ava Duvernay, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Gillian Flynn, Antonio Sanchez, Graham Moore