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Gone Girl, Birdman and biopics take over the Golden Globe nominations

Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, Jeremy Piven, and Paula Patton were awake bright and early this morning to help announce the nominees for the twenty-five categories of the 72nd annual Golden Globes.

Biopics reigned supreme at this year’s nomination ceremony with Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, Selma, andThe Theory of Everything picking up nominations for Best Motion Picture (Drama). The sole fictional work in the category is Richard Linklater’s coming of age project, Boyhood.

Linklater also received a Best Director nomination along with David Fincher (Gone Girl), Alejandro G. Iñárritu (Birdman), Ava DuVernay (Selma), and Wes Anderson for The Grand Budapest Hotel. Anderson’s film was also nominated for Best Screenplay and Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy).

In the Best Actor (Drama) category, Steve Carell, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Eddie Redmayne were obvious, popular picks, but major kudos go out to the Globes for also nominating Selma’s David Oyelowo and Jake Gyllenhaal as the unscrupulous Lou Bloom in Nightcrawler.

Rosamund Pike might just be the dark horse in her category. Her Gone Girl character, Amy Dunne, is a polarizing one, but it cannot be denied that the Brit’s conflicting warmth and frigidity sold David Fincher’s latest film. Keeping up with the biopic theme, Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything) and Reese Witherspoon(Wild) were also recognized in the Best Actress category this morning, while Jennifer Aniston and Julianne Moore were nominated for their portrayals of mental and physical illness in Cake and Still Alice, respectively.

J.K. Simmons is one step closer to his Oscar -- or is he? In the Best Supporting Actor category, the Whiplashstandout is up against The Judge’s Robert Duval in what most consider to be a one-on-one battle. Ethan Hawke, Edward Norton, and Mark Ruffalo round out the category.

Frequent nominee Hans Zimmer (Interstellar, Inception), Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Gone Girl, The Social Network) are nominated for Best Original Score, confirming that the category is probably more appropriately named “Most Intense Score.”

Shockingly, Xavier Dolan’s Mommy -- Canada’s Oscar entry for the year -- was no where on to be seen on the Foreign Language Film nominee list. Should we be worried? Head over to our Awards Race HQ this afternoon, where we’ll be dish on the surprises, the snubs, and everything in between.

This year’s Golden Globes, hosted yet again by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will air on January 11, 2015.


Here’s the full list of film nominees:

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Into the Woods
The Grand Budapest Hotel
St. Vincent

Best Motion Picture, Drama
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

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

Best Actor, Drama
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo, Selma
Eddie Redmayne, Theory of Everything

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

Best Animated Motion Picture
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
The Lego Movie
How to Train Your Dragon 2

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

Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Emily Blunt, Into the Woods
Helen Mirren, The Hundred-Foot Journey
Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis, Annie

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 Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure
Tangerines Mandarinid

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

Best Song
“Big Eyes,” by Lana Del Ray—Big Eyes
“Glory,” by John Legend & Common—Selma
“Mercy Is,” by Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye—Noah
“Opportunity,” by Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck—Annie
“Yellow Flicker Beat,” by Lorde—Mockingjay

Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything
Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez, Birdman
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar


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