This past Thursday morning in Beverly Hills, Calif.,the nominations were announced for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards. First besides making us aware of the obvious that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the prestigious ceremony on January 12, 2014. It was implied that the farcical and outlandish, "American Hustle" and the other grimly accurate "12 Years a Slave" may be this year's Oscar favorites.
Honored by critics as a films' most periling portrait of slavery, "12 Years a Slave" verified its front-runner status with nominations including best film drama, Chiwetel Ejiofor for best actor in a drama, Steve McQueen for best director and Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong'o for their supporting roles.
"American Hustle" dominated on the Globes' other category side: comedy or musical. This glorifed story of the FBI's Abscam investigation in the late 70's was well deserved nominations for best movie comedy and David O. Russell for best director. Much of its starry cast received nominations,including lead actors Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper received a nod for Best Supporting Actor for American Hustle and, as well as last year's Oscar darling, Jennifer Lawrence for best supporting actress.
A Best Actress nod, also went to Amy Adams in a Comedy or Musical, for American Hustle saying in short,“I am so honored that the Golden Globes has recognized my work also a huge congrats to the amazing writers, directors, and casts of American Hustle, it's a day for gratitude.”
Besides film, the talented stars of television have offered up their contributions as well as comments out of excitement and praise, regarding their own nominations for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards. With only words of gratitude, Thursday morning there was plenty of actors from the most recent group of special Golden Globes noms.
Up for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama, for "The Good Wife's", Juliana Margulies said, “We are having an amazing season and it's so great to be recognized. Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for honoring our show, "The Good Wife", with three nominations. Including, Josh Charles, for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie for The Good Wife. As well as Robert King & Michelle King , For Best TV Series, Drama, for The Good Wife"
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, nod went to Robert Redford for "All is Lost",who said,"This was unexpected, but well received. J.C. Chandor has created a unique and wonderfully designed frame for me to step into as an actor. I enjoyed the experience, I enjoyed him, and am also grateful for Alex Ebert for Best Original Score, Motion Picture,for "All is Lost".I am very grateful to be nominated. To the entire All Is Lost team, congratulations on
such a special and poetic movie". A win for Redford should also include an age appropriate toupee so he can throw that dingy blonde thing away.
Best Actor nom in a TV Series, Comedy, went to Fan Favorite, Don Cheadle, saying happily, "I consider this a nomination for the whole House of Lies family. I've had the greatest time playing this mess of a man and hope we all get to come back and play for many more seasons to come''.
Actors Liev Schreiber and Jon Voight are competing mutually for Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama, for "Ray Donovan". Whom both say that they are proud to be part of a show that involves working with so many great, talented people. Which is why they're looking forward to this coming season with great anticipation.
Also vying for Best Actor, in a Drama, Matthew McConaughey, for Dallas Buyers Club. Excited and honored to be recognized my performance in Dallas Buyers Club.
ABC's Kerry Washington is enormously humble and grateful for her nom as Best Actress in a TV series, Drama, for "Scandal".
Recognized by such a prestigious group nominating Golden Globe group, The Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy, nom goes to Ms.Edie Falco for her disturbing portrayal in Nurse Jackie. Still happily working on Nurse Jackie along with all the people involved.
For "Her" Joaquin Phoenix received his nom for Best Actor, in a Comedy or Musical, who basically thanked the Hollywood Foreign Press for recognizing"Her".And Spike who wrote a wonderful story that sincerely pleased him.
For "Captain Phillips",Tom Hanks received his own nom for Best Actor, in a Drama, who was doubly honored. And not just because The Globes puts on a damn good party and was happy to be invited.
This time around former Oscar winner, Sandra Bullock received a nom for Best Actress, in a Drama, for the Imax 3D epic space odyssey "Gravity",earned four nominations.
Also in the mix are Alexander Payne's father-son road trip "Nebraska," with five nominations, including best actor for Bruce Dern. The Somali pirate thriller "Captain Phillips," starring Tom Hanks as the kidnapped cargo ship captain.
This exciting awards season sees actress Catherine “Cate” Blanchett, 44, gracing nomination lists galore for her searing turn in Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine,Cate's one of the world’s most acclaimed actresses and one who continues to surprise and electrify at every turn, be it in film, on television or on stage.
So see Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are hosting the prestigious ceremony on January 12, 2014.