Golden Globe Nominations

Amy Adams in American Hustle
I guess Captain Phillipps got a boost it needed, but The Butler isn't as strong as it was yesterday, as the film was shut out entirely. Even Oprah!!! That's a surprise. She was hosed. This Oscar season will be very interesting/strange if even Oprah isn't safe for that performance.

But bad surprises also mean for good surprises, since an out for an Oprah meant an in for Sally Hawkins, who really deserves some recognition for Blue Jasmine. (And I can't really complain, since Sally would be on the spot above Oprah on my ballot.) Other good nods include Greta Gerwig for Frances Ha, Kate Winslet in Labor Day (yay!) and Robert Redford for All is Lost (back in the game after the SAG snub). 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle lead the pack with 7 nominations each. These two films offer the only overlap with the SAG prize for Best Ensemble, as August: Osage County, Dallas Buyers Club, and The Butler all missed out on the top prize with the Globes. Throw in Gravity (Sandra Bullock and George Clooney never really had much of a chance for Best Ensemble) and maybe The Wolf of Wall Street, and you probably have your top four.

The nominees are:

Best Picture - Drama:


Best Picture - Comedy or Musical:

American Hustle
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director:

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

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 Actor - Comedy

Christian Bale, American Hustle;
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis 
Joaquin Phoenix, Her 

Best Actress - Drama

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity 
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet, Labor Day

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 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 Supporting Actress

Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia RobertsAugust: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best  Screenplay

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

Best Score:

Best Song:

"Atlas", The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
"Let it Go," Frozen
"Ordinary Love," 
"Please Mr. Kennedy", Inside Llewyn Davis
"Sweeter Fiction," One Chance

Best Animated Feature:

The Croods
Despicable Me 2

Best Foreign Language Film:

The Great Beauty - Italy
The Hunt - Denmark
The Past – Iran
The Wind Rises - Japan