Thursday, December 11, 2014

Birdman leads the Golden Globe (Film) Nominations with 7!

It was the snub heard round the world.  Angelina Jolie was not nominated for a single Golden Globe today.  Jolie was a contender for Producer/ Director on Unbroken, and in the Lead Actress in Comedy/Musical for Maleficent; she did not reap a single nomination.  It will be hard for this film to rebound from this, not many films can rebound after this point, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is one of the only few films that has come back from this point in recent years.  With that said it’s still early, and this season has gotten pretty interesting.

Like yesterday, Birdman lead the nominations at Golden Globes, on the film side with 7, including Best Comedy/Musical, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Score, and three acting nominations for Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, and Emma Stone. 

The only other Best Comedy/Musical to make a big dent was The Grand Budapest Hotel, which had four nominations, including a surprise Best Director nomination for Wes Anderson.  This film had a big week; do not be surprised if it does well at the Oscars too.  The other Best Comedy/Musical nominees are Pride (1 nomination), St. Vincent (2 nominations), and Into the Woods (3 nominations).

Boyhood and The Imitation Game have the most nominations in the Drama categories, with 5 each.  To be fair Selma, and The Theory of Everything, the other Best Drama nominees, are not far behind, they each have four nominations, and Foxcatcher has 3 nominations.

Gone Girl, which was not nominated for Best Drama, also did well, scoring 4 nominations, including Best Director, Best Actress for Rosamund Pike, Best Score, and Best Screenplay.  Gillian Flynn is the only female nominee in the screenplay category.

Speaking of female nominees, Ava DuVerney is the only female nominated for Best Director (Selma); she is also the first black female director to be nominated at the Golden Globes. 

Overall the film nominees were pretty solid, Jennifer Aniston and Jake Gyllenhaal getting nominations from this group and SAG means a lot!  Interstellar only getting one nomination is a big deal too.  This year seems to be about personal stories, and I can respect that.  Excited to see how this translates into Oscar, and who makes the cut in the lead categories, and Picture.

 Best Motion Picture – Drama
“The Imitation Game”
“The Theory of Everything”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — 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 Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”
David Oyelowo, “Selma”
Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Best Picture — Comedy or Musical
“The Grand Budapest Hotel”
“Into the Woods”
“St. Vincent”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — 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 Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — 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 Animated Feature 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/Denmark)
“Leviathan” (Russia)
“Tangerines Mandariinid” (Estonia)

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

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
Edward Norton, “Birdman”
Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Best Director — Motion Picture
Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
Ava DuVernay, “Selma”
David Fincher, “Gone Girl”
Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”
Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
“The Grand Budapest Hotel,” by Wes Anderson
“Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn
“Birdman,” by Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo
“Boyhood,” by Richard Linklater
“The Imitation Game,” by Graham Moore

Best Original Score — Motion Picture
“The Imitation Game,” by Alexandre Desplat
“The Theory of Everything,” by Jóhann Jóhannsson
“Gone Girl,” by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
“Birdman,” by Antonio Sanchez
“Interstellar,” by Hans Zimmer

Best Original Song — Motion Picture
“Big Eyes,” from “Big Eyes,” by Lana Del Ray
“Glory,” from “Selma,” by John Legend and Common
“Mercy Is,” from “Noah,” by Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye
“Opportunity,” from “Annie,” by Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler and Will Gluck

“Yellow Flicker Beat,” from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1,” by Lorde

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