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Friday, December 13, 2013


Best Motion Picture – Drama
  • 12 Years A Slave
  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity
  • Philomena
  • Rush
Bravo to Ron Howard for getting a nod for his historical racing flick. Does this mean we’ll get to see Chris Hemsworth in a tux come January time?

Best Director

  • Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
  • Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
  • Steve McQueen, 12 Years A Slave
  • Alexander Payne, Nebraska
  • David O. Russell, American Hustle
Other than Lee Daniels missing, there are no real surprises here. Though some might argue both Spike Jonze (Her) and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street) were ignored as well.

Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical

  • American Hustle
  • Her
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Nebraska
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
August: Osage County is a notable omission here given that distributor Harvey Weinstein is solid with them. In addition, George Clooney is a producer whom the HFPA love.

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
After entering back in the Oscar race by scoring a SAG nomination yesterday, Forest Whitaker suffers a setback by getting shunned for Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Idris Elba is the surprise replacement here.

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
With comedy and drama split, this gave an opportunity for Kate Winslet to sneak in and take Meryl Streep’s slot. Can she do the same at the Oscars?

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical

  • Christian Bale, American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern, Nebraska
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Her
No real surprises here since most are fillers to accommodate the drama/comedy split. Bruce Dern is the only sure-fire thing to get an Oscar nod. With that being said, I’m hoping either Bale or Phoenix crash the Academy Awards.

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical

  • Amy Adams, American Hustle
  • Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
  • Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, Enough Said
  • Meryl Streep, August: Osage County
It’s just like the male comedy category. Streep is the only real Oscar contender here, with Adams as a dark horse. Everyone knows the Academy doesn’t historically honor comedic performances.

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
  • Daniel Bruhl, Rush
  • Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
  • Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Props for Cooper and his 70s perm getting a nod. He, along with his hair, better practice their, “it’s just an honor being nominated” faces since this is Leto’s to lose.

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
Due to Oprah’s huge snub, that made way for Sally Hawkins. You go girl.

Best Screenplay

  • 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 Original Score

  • All Is Lost
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Gravity
  • The Book Thief
  • 12 Years A Slave

Best Original Song

  • “Atlas,” Coldplay (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
  • “Let It Go,” Idina Menzel (Frozen)
  • “Ordinary Love,” U2 (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
  • “Please Mr. Kennedy,” Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver (Inside Llewyn Davis)
  • “Sweeter Than Fiction,” Taylor Swift (One Chance)

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
  • Frozen


The biggest surprises here are that freshman series Masters of Sex and Brooklyn Nine-Nine were nominated. The Globes historically love to honor new blood. It’s a shame though that only Michael Sheen got some loving. Without Lizzy Caplan opposite him, Masters of Sex wouldn’t nearly be as riveting. With regards to snubs, Homeland is the biggest surprise. It along with its stars have been a HFPA since its debut.

Best Drama Series

  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • The Good Wife
  • House of Cards
  • Masters of Sex

Best Actor in a Drama Series

  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
  • Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
  • Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
  • James Spader, The Blacklist

Best Actress in a Drama Series

  • 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 Comedy Series

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Brooklyn 99
  • Girls
  • Modern Family
  • Parks and Recreation

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

  • 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 99

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Miniseries or TV Movie

  • American Horror Story: Coven
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • Dancing on the Edge
  • Top of the Lake
  • White Queen

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

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

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

  • Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
  • Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
  • Helen Mirren, Phil Specter
  • Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries 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

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or TV Movie

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

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