Thursday, 12 December 2013


To the majority of audiences, the Golden Globes are the second-most prestigious film awards of the year. To the rest of us, they're not. Just when it looked like American Hustle wasn't living up to expectations set by the NYFCC, along comes the HFPA with seven nominations for David O. Russell's film, including one for each of its four leads. In the drama categories, 12 Years a Slave matches it, and considering the HFPA's tendency to give out Best Picture prizes to the most-nominated films, I'd say we have our two frontrunners! Also noteworthy: Lee Daniels' The Butler is shut out entirely, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom scores three nominations, entering the race with some impact, The Wolf of Wall Street looks to still be suffering from a lack of visibility with voters, and the comedy / musical categories are as strong as they have been for years, overall, mostly due to a lack of actual musicals or comedies in the lineup.

Best Picture – Drama

12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips

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

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

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – 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 Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – 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 Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Drama
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Judi Dench (Philomena)
Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
Kate Winslet (Labour Day)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – 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 Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)
Daniel Brühl (Rush)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
June Squibb (Nebraska)

Best Screenplay
Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope (Philomena)
Spike Jonze (Her)
Bob Nelson (Nebraska)
John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)
David O. Russell and Eric Singer (American Hustle)

Best Original Score
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 Original Song
Kristen Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez – ‘Let It Go’ (Frozen)
Jack Antonoff and Taylor Swift – ‘Sweeter Than Fiction’ (One Chance)
Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion and Chris Martin – ‘Atlas’ (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
Bono, Brian Burton, Adam Clayton, The Edge and Larry Mullen Jr. – ‘Ordinary Love’ (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
T-Bone Burnett, Ethan Coen, Joel Coen, George Cromarty, Ed Rush and Justin Timberlake – ‘Please Mr. Kennedy’ (Inside Llewyn Davis)

Best Animated Film
The Croods
Despicable Me 2

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue Is the Warmest Colour
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
The Wind Rises

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