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article imageGolden Globes: 'American Hustle' and '12 Years a Slave' top field

By Tim O'Brien     Dec 12, 2013 in Entertainment
Beverly Hills - The Golden Globes are the party and the Oscars are business. Or so some say and want to think. Actually, the Oscars are both.
But, The Golden Globes is the award show that allows Hollywood to let its collective hair down. It is a dinner and an award show, plush with many drinks. It is all hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
The nominees for the 71st Annual Golden Globes were unveiled during a ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel early this morning (Dec. 12).
On the heels of the SAG Awards nominations, The Golden Globes gave "American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" seven nominations apiece.
But, there are always a few twists with these ones. Since they have a comedy/musical category, it immediately throws in a few more possible Oscar contenders. Even if those in that category have no chance of being there come Oscar time. However, this year that category is loaded.
Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde and Aziz Ansari got the honors of getting up early and announcing the nominations.
Like the SAG Awards, these also honor television. And if the award season isn't long enough, throwing in both film and TV can get confusing.
Buy, Taylor Swift gets a nomination and "The Wind Rises" does, too, for Best Foreign Language Film. However, it is not in the Best Animated Film category. Julia Louis-Dreyfus gets a TV and film nomination, as does Idris Elba.
Oh, sure, there were some glaring omissions and a few head-scratchers, too. Where is Claire Danes for "Homeland"? How did "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" make the cut for TV comedy? Oprah Winfrey was not included in the supporting category for film. In fact, "The Butler" fell flat here. Then there are those confusing TV categories featuring supporting roles, TV movies and mini-series. Good luck trying to figure that out. Same with the breakout for comedy and drama in the lead roles but not for the supporting roles in film.
But, in the end, the cast of "American Hustle" all nab a nod and that is not easy. They are in the comedy/musical category and come show time, it should be a rockin' table.
The list
Best Picture, Drama
"12 Years a Slave"
"Captain Phillips"
Best Picture, Musical or Comedy
"American Hustle"
"Inside Llewyn Davis"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"
Best Director
Alfonso Cuarón - "Gravity"
Paul Greengrass - "Captain Phillips"
Steve McQueen - "12 Years a Slave"
Alexander Payne - "Nebraska"
David O. Russell -"American Hustle"
Best Actor, Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor -"12 Years a Slave"
Idris Elba - "Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom"
Tom Hanks -"Captain Phillips"
Matthew McConaughey -"Dallas Buyers Club"
Robert Redford - "All Is Lost"
Best Actress, Drama
Cate Blanchett - "Blue Jasmine"
Sandra Bullock - "Gravity"
Judi Dench - "Philomena"
Emma Thompson - "Saving Mr. Banks"
Kate Winslet - "Labor Day"
Best Actor, 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 Actress, 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 Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi - "Captain Phillips"
Daniel Brüel - "Rush"
Bradley Cooper - "American Hustle"
Michael Fassbender- "12 Years a Slave"
Jared Leto -"Dallas Buyers Club"
Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins - "Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence - "American Hustle"
Lupita Nyong'o - "12 Years a Slave"
Julia Roberts - "August: Osage County"
June Squibb - "Nebraska"
Best Foreign Language Film
"Blue Is the Warmest Color"
"The Great Beauty"
"The Hunt"
"The Past"
"The Wind Rises"
Best Screenplay
"12 Years a Slave"
"American Hustle"
Best Original Song
"Atlas," performed by Coldplay - "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"
"Let It Go," performed by Idina Menzel - "Frozen"
"Ordinary Day," performed by U2 - "Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom"
"Please Mr. Kennedy," performed by Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver - "Inside Llewyn Davis"
"Sweeter Than Fiction," performed by Taylor Swift - "One Chance"
Best Original Score
Alex Ebert - "All Is Lost"
Alex Heffes -"Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom"
Steven Price - "Gravity"
John Williams - "The Book Thief"
Hans Zimmer - "12 Years a Slave"
Best Animated Feature Film
"The Croods"
"Despicable Me 2"
Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
"Modern Family"
"Parks and Recreation"
Best Actor, TV Comedy or Musical
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 Nine-Nine"
Best Actress, TV Comedy or Musical
Zooey Deschanel - "New Girl"
Lena Dunham -"Girls"
Edie Falco -"Nurse Jackie"
Julia Louis-Dreyfus - "Veep"
Amy Poehler - "Parks and Recreation"
Best TV Series, Drama
"Breaking Bad"
"Downton Abbey"
"The Good Wife"
"House of Cards"
"Masters of Sex"
Best Actress, TV Drama
Juliana Margulies - "The Good Wife"
Tatiana Maslany -"Orphan Black"
Taylor Schilling - "Orange Is the New Black"
Kerry Washington - "Scandal"
Robin Wright - "House of Cards"
Best TV Movie, or Mini-series
"American Horror Story: Coven"
"Behind the Candelabra"
"Dancing on the Edge"
"Top of the Lake"
"The White Queen"
Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Helena Bonham Carter - “Burton and Taylor”
Rebecca Ferguson -“White Queen”
Jessica Lange - “American Horror Story: Coven”
Helen Mirren - “Phil Spector”
Elisabeth Moss - “Top of the Lake”
Best Supporting Actor TV Series, Mini-Series 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 TV Series, Mine-Series or TV Movie
Jacqueline Bisset - "Dancing on the Edge"
Janet McTeer - "The White Queen"
Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville"
Monica Potter - "Parenthood"
Sofia Vergara - "Modern Family"
Best Supporting Actor in a Mini-series or TV Movie
Matt Damon - “Behind the Candelabra”
Michael Douglas - “Behind the Candelabra”
Chiwetel Ejiofor - “Dancing on the Edge”
Idris Elba - “Luther”
Al Pacino - “Phil Spector”
Meanwhile, Woody Allen will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award, which was already announced. He met the HFPA on Dec. 6. In that interview, he noted: “I never put any thoughts on awards. Awards are arbitrary. The journalists from the HFPA like me, and I like them very much, so they are kind to me. But there’s a hundred people that deserve to be honored and the same award could be given to them just as easily. You should never think that because you receive an award you deserve it."
Diane Keaton will accept the honor on his behalf.
The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.
But, as far as Hollywood is concerned, nothing tops the Oscars. That would be like saying there is something bigger in sports than the Super Bowl.
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