Thursday, 11 December 2014


Today, the 11th of December, the HFPA announced its nominees for the 2015 Golden Globe awards. Among the choices was the usual selection of the expected and the unexpected. We discovered that the group had definitely seen, and liked, Ava DuVernay's Selma, as it picked up four nominations, though not as much as Birdman, which scored a total of seven, putting it ahead of all other nominated films. That's fairly rare for a film competing as a comedy at the Globes. Last-minute campaigns for films like Cake and Maps to the Stars brought about nominations for their leads (Maps' Julianne Moore is also nominated for Still Alice), while CBS Films' Pride scores again with a Best Picture nomination, following its success at the BIFAs on Sunday night. The awards ceremony will take place on the 11th of January. Here are all the nominees:

Best Picture – Drama
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

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

Best Director
Wes Anderson (The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Ava DuVernay (Selma)
David Fincher (Gone Girl)
Alejandro González Iñárritu (Birdman)
Richard Linklater (Boyhood)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – Drama
Steve Carell (Foxcatcher)
Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game)
Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler)
David Oyelowo (Selma)
Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role – 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 Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – Drama
Jennifer Aniston (Cake)
Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything)
Julianne Moore (Still Alice)
Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl)
Reese Witherspoon (Wild)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role – 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 Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall (The Judge)
Ethan Hawke (Boyhood)
Edward Norton (Birdman)
Mark Ruffalo (Foxcatcher)
J. K. Simmons (Whiplash)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette (Boyhood)
Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year)
Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game)
Emma Stone (Birdman)
Meryl Streep (Into the Woods)

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

Best Original Score
Alexandre Desplat (The Imitation Game)
Jóhann Jóhansson (The Theory of Everything)
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross (Gone Girl)
Antonio Sanchez (Birdman)
Hans Zimmer (Interstellar)

Best Original Song
Common and John Legend – ‘Glory’ (Selma)
Lana del Rey – ‘Big Eyes’ (Big Eyes)
Sia Furler, Will Gluck and Greg Kurstin – ‘Opportunity’ (Annie)
Lenny Kaye and Patti Smith – ‘Mercy Is’ (Noah)
Ella Yelich-O’Connor – ‘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 – Sweden
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem – Israel
Ida – Poland
Leviathan – Russia
Tangerines – Estonia