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'12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' lead movie noms for 2014 Golden Globes

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With seven nominations each, "12 Years a Slave" and "American Hustle" are the leading movie nominees for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, which will take place at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 12, 2014. NBC will have the U.S. live telecast of the ceremony at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST. The nominations were announced on Dec. 12, 2013.

As previously announced, the 2014 Golden Globe Awards will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who first co-hosted the Golden Globe Awards in 2013. Woody Allen (who rarely attends awards shows) will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for "outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment."

"American Hustle" is a fictional story inspired by the Abscam politician corruption stings in the 1970s. Although "American Hustle" is primarily a drama, the Golden Globes have put the movie in the Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy categories, where "American Hustle" is nominated for Best Picture. "American Hustle" has some comedic elements, but it's not a straight-out comedy.

"12 Years a Slave," based on the true story/memoir of enslaved Solomon Northup, has been the leading nominee at several awards shows, including the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards and the 2014 Independent Spirit Awards. The Golden Globe nominations for "12 Years a Slave" include Best Motion Picture – Drama

Many people are predicting that "12 Years a Slave" will also be the leading nominee at the 2014 Academy Awards. Those nominations will be announced on Jan. 16, 2014.

If "12 Years a Slave" wins an Oscar for Best Picture, then it will be the first Oscar for Brad Pitt, who is one of the producers of "12 Years a Slave." Pitt also has a small acting role in the movie. Pitt won a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his role in 1995's "Twelve Monkeys."

In the TV field at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards, "Behind the Candelabra" was the leading nominee (four nominations) in the TV-movie/miniseries categories. "Behind the Candelabra" won several Primetime Emmy Awards and is expected to win Golden Globe Awards as well.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Idris Elba are facing off in two separate categories: They are both nominated for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama: Ejiofor for "12 Years A Slave," and Elba for "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom." They are also nominated for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: Ejiofor for "Dancing on the Edge," and Elba for "Luther." Elba won the Golden Globe Award in that category for "Luther" in 2012.

Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2014 Golden Globe Awards:

MOVIES

Best Motion Picture – Drama
"12 Years A Slave"
"Captain Phillips"
"Gravity"
"Philomena"
"Rush"

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
"American Hustle"
"Her"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"Nebraska"
"The Wolf Of Wall Street"

Best Actor – Motion Picture 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 – Motion Picture Musical or 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 – Motion Picture Drama
Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"
Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"
Judi Dench, "Philomena"
Emma Thompson, "Saving Mr. Banks"
Kate Winslet, "Labor Day"

Best Actress – Motion Picture 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 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 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 Director
Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity"
Paul Greengrass, "Captain Phillips"
Steve McQueen, "12 Years A Slave"
Alexander Payne, "Nebraska"
David O. Russell, "American Hustle"

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

Best Original Score
"All Is Lost"
"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
"Gravity"
"The Book Thief"
"12 Years A Slave"

Best Original Song
"Atlas," Coldplay ("The Hunger Games: Catching Fire")
"Let It Go," Idina Menzel ("Frozen")
"Ordinary Love," U2 ("Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom")
"Please Mr. Kennedy," Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver ("Inside Llewyn Davis")
"Sweeter Than Fiction," Taylor Swift ("One Chance")

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

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

TELEVISION

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

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

Best Actress in a Television Drama 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 Comedy Series
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
"Girls"
"Modern Family"
"Parks and Recreation"

Best Actor in a Television Comedy 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 Actress in a Television Comedy Series
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"
"White Queen"

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

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