Birdman Leads the Golden Globe Nominations

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced its nominees for the Golden Globes, and Birdman has flown ahead.

With seven nominations, Birdman looks like a frontrunner; it was recognized for best actor (Michael Keaton), best supporting actress (Emma Stone), best director (Alejandro González Iñárritu), and for best picture, musical or comedy. In the drama field, Boyhood and Selma both looked strong with nominations for best picture and for their directors and screenplay.

The morning’s biggest surprise may have been the lack of deference shown to two Globe favorites. Angelina Jolie, who has won three Golden Globes, and Clint Eastwood, who has won five, saw their respective war movies (Unbroken and American Sniper) go completely unmentioned in the Globes slate. In place of these famous veterans, the director’s field features three first-time nominees: Selma‘s Ava DuVernay, Boyhood‘s Richard Linklater, and The Grand Budapest Hotel‘s Wes Anderson.

There’s no overlap between the voting bodies for the Golden Globes and the Oscars, but these nominations did help to firm up some senses of what may happen later in the season. Stars including Reese Witherspoon, Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne, and Michael Keaton feel like safe bets for Oscar nominations. So too, suddenly, does Jake Gyllenhaal for the creepy L.A. noir Nightcrawler. And awards-watchers can no longer dismiss Jennifer Aniston, whose little-seen Cake got her into the drama acting field.

Meanwhile, the other side of the ballot proved yet again that the foreign correspondents may largely hew to conventional wisdom with their movie votes but follow their passions when it comes to TV. Surprising nominees included Showtime’s little-loved The Affair and the new CW series Jane the Virgin.

The Golden Globe Awards will air on NBC on Jan. 11, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Best Motion Picture, Drama

  • Boyhood
  • Foxcatcher
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything
  • Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

  • Birdman
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Into the Woods
  • Pride
  • St. Vincent
  • Best Actor, Drama

  • Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
  • David Oyelowo, Selma
  • Eddie Redmayne, The 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 Actor, Comedy or Musical

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

  • 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 Actor

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

  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Ava DuVernay, Selma
  • David Fincher, Gone Girl
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood
  • Best Screenplay

  • Birdman
  • Boyhood
  • Gone Girl
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • The Imitation Game
  • Best Original Score

  • Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
  • Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Gone Girl
  • Antonio Sanchez, Birdman
  • Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
  • Best Original Song

  • John Legend and Common, “Glory,” Selma
  • Lana Del Rey, “Big Eyes,” Big Eyes
  • Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye, “Mercy Is,” Noah
  • Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, and Will Gluck, “Opportunity,” Annie
  • Lorde, “Yellow Flicker Beat,” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1
  • Best Animated Film

  • Big Hero 6
  • The Book of Life
  • The Boxtrolls
  • How to Train Your Dragon 2
  • The Lego Movie
  • Best Foreign Language Film

  • Force Majeure (Turist), Sweden
  • Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett, Israel
  • Ida, Poland
  • Leviathan, Russia
  • Tangerines Mandariinid, Estonia
  • See All the 2015 Golden Globe Best Picture Nominees

    Boyhood (Best Motion Picture - Drama)IFC
    Foxcatcher (Best Motion Picture - Drama)Sony Pictures
    The Imitation Game (Best Motion Picture - Drama)Weinstein Co.
    Selma (Best Motion Picture - Drama)Paramount
    The Theory of Everything (Best Motion Picture - Drama)Focus Features
    Birdman (Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical)Fox Searchlight
    The Grand Budapest Hotel (Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical)Fox Searchlight
    Into the Woods (Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical)Disney
    Pride (Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical)CBS Films
    St. Vincent (Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical)Weinstein Co.
    Big Hero 6 (Best Animated Feature Film)Disney
    The Book of Life (Best Animated Feature Film)20th Century Fox
    The Boxtrolls (Best Animated Feature Film)Focus Features
    How to Train Your Dragon 2 (Best Animated Feature Film)DreamWorks
    The Lego Movie (Best Animated Feature Film)Warner Bros.

    The television nominations are:

    Best Drama Series

  • The Affair
  • Downton Abbey
  • Game of Thrones
  • The Good Wife
  • House of Cards
  • Best Musical or Comedy Series

  • Girls
  • Jane the Virgin
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Silicon Valley
  • Transparent
  • Best Actor, Drama

  • Clive Owen, The Knick
  • Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
  • Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
  • James Spader, The Blacklist
  • Dominic West, The Affair
  • Best Actress, Drama

  • Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Ruth Wilson, The Affair
  • Robin Wright, House of Cards
  • Best Actor, Musical or Comedy

  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
  • Louis C.K., Louie
  • Ricky Gervais, Derek
  • Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
  • William H. Macy, Shameless
  • Best Actress, Musical or Comedy

  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
  • Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
  • Best Miniseries or Television Film

  • Fargo
  • The Missing
  • The Normal Heart
  • Olive Kitteridge
  • True Detective
  • Best Actor, Miniseries or Television Film

  • Martin Freeman, Fargo
  • Woody Harrelson, True Detective
  • Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
  • Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
  • Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
  • Best Actress, Miniseries or Television Film

  • Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
  • Frances O’Connor, The Missing
  • Allison Tolman, Fargo
  • Best Supporting Actor

  • Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
  • Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
  • Colin Hanks, Fargo
  • Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
  • Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
  • Best Supporting Actress

  • Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
  • Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
  • Allison Janney, Mom
  • Michelle Monaghan, True Detective
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