Tue. Oct 22nd, 2019

Golden Globe Nominations: American Hustles, HFPA Says N’Oprah

American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave lead the Golden Globe nominations with seven apiece
American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave lead the Golden Globe nominations with seven apiece

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association have spoken and they showed love for American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave with seven nominations each while showing minimal support for high profile films like The Wolf of Wall Street and August: Osage County, giving them just two. The biggest shocker of the morning was the complete snub of Lee Daniels’ The Butler. Yes, even her Highness Oprah Winfrey will not be needing to fit a wig and a dress for this year’s Globes as she was pushed aside by Blue Jasmine‘s Sally Hawkins.

The supporting actor race got a bit clearer as yesterday’s nominees Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips) and Daniel Brühl (Rush) repeated their success with mentions this morning. The same could not be said for James Gandolfini, making true the prophecy by an HFPA member that he wouldn’t be nominated because “he can’t show up.” Brühl’s film Rush also received a semi-surprising mention in the Best Motion Picture – Drama category.

The recent passing of Nelson Mandela must have been on the minds of Golden Globe voters as that film, which hasn’t made a peep this awards season so far, wound up with three nominations including one for its lead, Idris Elba. His inclusion put SAG nominee Forest Whitaker from Lee Daniels’ The Butler out of a job, while Robert Redford, snubbed yesterday, made the cut today.

Paul Greengrass’s Captain Phillips scored four nominations, all in top-tier categories, making it a major player at the Oscars. Hanks’s other film, Saving Mr. Banks faired poorly, only scoring a nomination for Emma Thompson. And what happened to Blue Jasmine? Woody Allen is being feted by the HFPA but of course he’s not showing up (Diane Keaton will accept his award for him). But to be snubbed in Picture, Director and Screenplay? Smacks of spitefulness to me.

In a season that was perceived to be a fight between 12 Years a Slave and Gravity for the top prize has quickly turned into 12 Years a Slave vs. American Hustle. The latter film’s success at SAG and the Globes today has solidified it as the major contender for Best Picture along with 12 Years a Slave.

Full list of nominees below. Check out the conversation at the forums and tell us what you think of today’s Golden Globe nominations.

Best Motion Picture – Drama
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Philomena
Rush

Best Performance by an 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

Best Performance by an 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

Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical
American Hustle
Inside Llewyn Davis
Her
Nebraska
Wolf of Wall Street

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – 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 Motion Picture – 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 in a Motion Picture
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 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

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

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Her
Nebraska
Philomena

Best Animated Film
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Frozen

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue is the Warmest Color
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
The Wind Rises

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
12 Years a Slave
All is Lost
The Book Thief
Gravity
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Atlas,” The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
“Let It Go,” Frozen
“Ordinary Love,” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
“Please Mr. Kennedy,” Inside Llewyn Davis
“Sweeter Than Fiction,” One Chance

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