Golden Globe Nominations

Julianne Moore in Maps to the Stars
The Globes are in! There's nothing overly unexpected this morning, I think, expect that Gone Girl got a bizarre show of support from the Hollywood Foreign Press in virtually every category except Best Picture. Strange. Selma's in, and Aniston too!, while Foxcatcher received a much-needed boost since it hasn't found much love outside the acting categories and Unbroken took a big hit missing out in the field that would generally be most receptive to a large, flawed, and inspirational film like it. The most pleasant surprise of the nominees is Julianne Moore's nomination for her insane Maps to Stars in the Best Actress - Comedy category. This nom comes as a mild surprise since Maps recently had a very discrete qualifying run last weekend and has had questionable awards prospects since US distributor Focus World has mostly decided to release the film on VOD in February and previously announced that it wouldn't seek any awards campaign besides a Globe nom for Moore. Focus simply doesn't want to confuse anyone and compromise Moore's chances to win the Oscar for Still Alice, on which Maps--a difficult, controversial Cronenberg film--could capitalize with a February release. The nom for Maps  gives Canadian film some recognition since our Mommy missed out in Best Foreign Language Film.

Birdman leads the film nominees overall with Boyhood close behind.

The nominees:

Best Film - Drama

The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Film - Comedy/Musical

The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
St. Vincent

Best Director:

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay, Selma
David Fincher, Gone Girl
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Actress - Drama

Jennifer Aniston, Cake
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Actor - Drama

Steve Carrell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch,  The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo, Selma
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress - Musical/Comedy

Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Emily Blunt, Into the Woods
Helen Mirren, The Hundred-Foot Journey
Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhane Wallis, Annie

Best Actor - Comedy/Musical

Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Bill Murray, St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes


Best Supporting Actress:

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley,  The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman 
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Supporting Actor:

Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Screenplay:

Birdman – Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo
Boyhood – Richard Linklater
Gone Girl - Gillian Flynn
The Grand Budapest Hotel – Wes Anderson 
The Imitation Game – Graham Moore

Best Foreign Language Film:

Force Majeure – Sweden
Gett - The Trial of Vivian Ansalem - Israel
Ida - Poland
Leviathan - Russia
Two Days, One Night - Belgium
Tangerines – Estonia

Best Animated Film:

Big Hero 6
Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2

Best Score:

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

Best Song:

"Opportunity", Annie
"Big Eyes", Big Eyes

"Yellow Flicker Beat" The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
"Mercy Is," Noah
"Glory", Selma