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‘Birdman’ Leads Golden Globes Film Race With 7 Nominations

James Canellos ’17 / Emertaiment Monthly Staff Writer

While the Golden Globes haven’t always been the most reliable awards show to predict the Academy Award winners, they certainly can get momentum going for long shot contenders. While most of the films nominated were considered shoe-ins there are a handful of delightful surprises that now have a better chance of campaigning for an Academy Award nomination. Oscar favorites Birdman, Boyhood and The Imitation Game continue to cement there place as permanent residents in this Oscar season. After being snubbed yesterday at the Screen Actors Guild nominations (due mainly to a lack of DVD screeners) Ava DuVernay’s Selma received 4 nominations and is being considered a late addition to be reckoned with based on early reviews. Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel got a lot of love despite the fact that it was released way back in March. Anderson himself is nominated three times for writing, producing and directing- the later being the most shocking since his work has been mostly overlooked during awards season. With an always crowded directing category, let’s see if Anderson can maintain this kind of popularity.

The 72nd annual Golden Globes will be hosted once again by power team Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on January 11th on NBC.

Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy


Into the Woods

The Grand Budapest Hotel


St. Vincent

Best Motion Picture: Drama



The Imitation Game


The Theory of Everything

Best Director

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ava DuVernay – Selma

David Fincher – Gone Girl

Alejandro G. Iñárritu – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

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 Animated Feature Film

Big Hero 6

The Book of Life

The Boxtrolls

The Lego Movie

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Best Actor: 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 Actress: 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 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 Supporting Actor 

Robert Duvall – The Judge

Ethan Hawke – Boyhood

Edward Norton – Birdman

Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher

J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Best Foreign Language Film

Force Majeure




Tangerines Mandarinid

Best Screenplay

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl

Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Graham Moore – The Imitation Game

Best Original Song

“Big Eyes” by Lana Del Ray – Big Eyes

“Glory” by John Legend & Common – Selma

“Mercy Is” by Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye – Noah

“Opportunity” by Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck – Annie

“Yellow Flicker Beat” by Lorde – Mockingjay: Part 1

Best Original Score

Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything

Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – Gone Girl

Antonio Sanchez – Birdman

Hans Zimmer – Interstellar


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