And the 2014 Golden Globes nominees are…

By Meryl Gottlieb|| @buzzlightmeryl
The 71st Golden Globe Awards will air January 12 on NBC


The nominees for the 71st Golden Globe Awards were announced Thursday morning.

The show will be broadcast on NBC in early January and hosted by everyone’s favorite hosting team: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I absolutely cannot wait to see this team host once again. They killed it at last year’s ceremony; that was one of the funniest opening monologues I have ever witnessed. They are everyone’s favorite comedians so there’s no doubt many will simply tune in to see them shine, but I have to say that I’m excited to see some of the winners in these categories.

The eligibility period for nominations was the 2013 calendar year, leading to some newbies being nominated alongside old favorites — plus the return of Behind the Candelabra, which swept the Emmys. I have to say I was quite surprised to see Brooklyn Nine-Nine on the list of nominees for best TV comedy series and Andy Samberg’s nomination for best actor. Brooklyn Nine-Nine is one of my favorite new shows from this fall season. It definitely deserves this spot. Obviously, I’m thrilled to see Jessica Lange nominated once again for her brilliant work on American Horror Story, however I’m shocked that neither Kathy Bates or Angela Bassett are up their with her, not even for supporting roles. They better get some recognition in the Emmys, and the same goes with Evan Peters. He has taken that part of a Frankenteen and made it so much more. Though I haven’t seen these films, I’ve heard nothing but good things about 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle so I’m excited to first see them and then see how much they win since they are both leading the film categories with seven nominations each. And a major shoutout to Tatiana Maslany for FINALLY getting some recognition for her incredible work on Orphan Black. There was never a greater Emmy snub. However, I have an unsettling feeling that Taylor Schilling will take it home for Orange is the New Black, a show I tried and yet could not really get into despite all the rave reviews. Lastly, I am simply going bonkers over the fact that my favorite new Disney film Frozen may take home two awards. Against its competition, it better win Best Animated Feature Film and there is NO reason why “Let It Go” shouldn’t win. It is the best song; let’s hope Idina Menzel will sing it live!

As far as snubs go, the Golden Globes are harder to judge. It’s a much broader award to win so I’m not surprised that a majority of the nominees are familiar names. We’ve seen Breaking Bad, The Good Wife, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation and The Big Bang Theory on this list multiple times. Yes, these programs are great, but there are a ton of other great shows that don’t get recognition. Orphan Black isn’t on the list and it is phenomenal. To be honest, The Crazy Ones is a much better newer comedy than Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Still, since they usually go with the same titles, I’m shocked to see Mad Men, Game of Thrones and Homeland are not on the list for Best Drama. They’re usual contenders in every award show.

Anyway, mark your calendars. Fey and Poehler will appear on January 12 and I’ll certainly be live tweeting. Keep up with the sass @buzzlightmeryl

Here are the nominees…

Best Motion Picture, Drama
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
American Hustle
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett – Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock – Gravity
Judi Dench – Philomena
Emma Thompson – Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet – Labor Day

Best Actor in a 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 Actress in a 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 Actor in a 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 Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Daniel Brühl – Rush
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

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

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
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 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

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

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alex Ebert – All Is Lost
Alex Heffes – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Steven Price – Gravity
John Williams – The Book Thief
Hans Zimmer – 12 Years a Slave

Best TV Series, Drama
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
The Goodwife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex

Best TV Series, Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

Best TV Movie or Mini-Series
American Horror Story: Coven
Behind the Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
The White Queen

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
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 Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Live Schreiber – Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen – Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey – House of Cards
James Spader – The Blacklist

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Zooey Deschanel – New Girl
Lena Dunham – Girls
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy
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 Mini-Series or TV Movie

Helena Bonham Carter – Burton and Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson – White Queen
Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren – Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss – Top of the Lake

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

Matt Damon – Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas – Behind the Candelabra
Chiwetel Ejiofor – Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba – Luther
Al Pacino – Phil Spector

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Jacqueline Bisset – Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer – White Queen
Hayden Panettiere – Nashville
Monica Potter – Parenthood
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Josh Charles – The Good Wife
Rob Lowe – Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll – House of Cards
Jon Voight – Ray Donovan


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