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2014 Golden Globe nominations, full list and analysis

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Nominations for the 2014 Golden Globes came bright an early this Thursday morning, and they have a quite a different feel than the SAG nominations that came out on Wednesday. Though that shouldn’t be any surprise, as the Hollywood Foreign Press always likes to bring more of an international flair to the process. In this case, a number of films are getting their first real love of the season.

Here’s the full list of film nominees:

Best Original Score
All is Lost
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
The Book Thief
12 Years a Slave

Best Original Song
Atlas – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Let It Go – Frozen
Ordinary Love – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Please Mr. Kennedy – Inside Llewyn Davis
Sweet Than Fiction – One Chance

Best Animated Feature Film
The Croods
Despicable Me 2

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

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 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 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 Actress Comedy/Musical
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Julie Delpy – Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig – Frances Ha
Julia-Louis-Dreyfus –Enough Said
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

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

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
David O. Russell – American Hustle

Best Comedy/Musical
American Hustle
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Drama
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips

“Philomena,” “Rush” and “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” are the big surprises this morning, though when you consider where they come from, maybe they shouldn’t have been. “Philomena” is a British film from acclaimed director Stephen Frears, well-known actor/writer Steve Coogan, and Dame Judi Dench. It also had the Weinsteins behind it.

“Rush” comes from Ron Howard and is set in the world of Formula 1 racing, which is a much bigger international sport than it is here in the states, and out side of Olivia Wilde, it is a completely international cast. And with “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” perhaps we should be more surprised this is the first time someone has mentioned it since Nelson Mandela passed away last week. Also, the Weinsteins were behind this one as well.

Some other surprising omissions included James Gandolfini for “Enough Said;” he was honored by his fellow actors yesterday, and with the split between comedy and drama many though he could fit in. And what about Tom Hanks? The actor keeps getting noms for “Captain Phillips” but he has yet to be singled out for his performance in “Saving Mr. Banks.” Many thought Hanks could be a double-nominee this year, but it seems like the circuit just isn’t having it.

Other than that, Robert Redford makes a small recovery from his SAG snub yesterday, “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” led with 7 nominations, and thankfully there were no face-palming nominations this year like “The Tourist.” After scoring an ensemble nod and leading the pack here, “American Hustle” has to be added as a top threat for the Oscars, but still behind “12 Years” and “Gravity,” which landed 4 nominations itself.

The Golden Globes will take place on Jan. 12, 2014


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