12 Years a Slave set for Golden Globes glory

Chiwetel Ejiofor

12 Years a Slave has been nominated for several major Golden Globe Awards.

Those in the running for the prestigious prizes were announced by Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde and Aziz Ansari at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles today.

Films that did well included American Hustle, Gravity, Captain Phillips and 12 Years a Slave – which is now tipped to triumph at next year’s Oscars.

It will vie for best drama film at the 71st Golden Globe Awards against Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena and Rush.

Following her success during yesterday’s SAG Award nominations, Sandra Bullock is mentioned in the best drama actress category for her role in Gravity. She will battle for the statue alongside Cate Blanchett for Blue Jasmine, Dame Judi Dench for Philomena, Emma Thompson for Saving Mr. Banks and Kate Winslet for Labor Day.

Fighting it out for the men’s version of the prize is Chiwetel Ejiofor for 12 Years a Slave, Idris Elba for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Tom Hanks for Captain Phillips, Matthew McConaughey for Dallas Buyers Club and Robert Redford for All is Lost.

Jared Leto has received much awards-season buzz for his portrayal of a transgender HIV positive person in Dallas Buyers Club and has been nominated for the best supporting actor award. Joining him in the category are Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Daniel Bruhl (Rush), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle) and Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave).

The women’s category sees Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Lupita N’yongo (12 Years a Slave), Julia Roberts (August: Osage County) and June Squibb (Nebraska) in the running.

The best actress in a comedy/musical award is to be hotly contested, with Amy Adams (American Hustle), Julie Delpy (Before Midnight), Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Enough Said) and Meryl Streep (August: Osage County) all up for the prize. Christian Bale and Leonardo DiCaprio have been nominated in the male category, for American Hustle and The Wolf of Wall Street respectively. Joining them are Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn David) and Joaquin Phoenix (her).

The Golden Globes also honor those who have done outstanding work in the TV arena, with Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, House of Cards and Masters of Sex nominated for best drama.

It was a good showing for The Good Wife, with lead Julianna Margulies nominated for best TV drama actress. Her co-star Josh Charles is in the running for the best supporting TV actor prize.

Battling with Juliana will be Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black), Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Robin Wright (House of Cards).

TV comedy also got a look in, with Girls, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Parks and Recreation all in the best comedy series category.

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will host the ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 12, marking the second consecutive year they have done so.

List of nominations for the 71st Golden Globe Awards:

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave

Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club

Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips

Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine

Sandra Bullock, Gravity

Dame Judi Dench, Philomena

Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks

Kate Winslet, Labor Day

Best Motion Picture, Drama

12 Years a Slave

Captain Phillips

Gravity

Philomena

Rush

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 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 Director, Motion Picture

Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity

Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips

Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave

Alexander Payne, Nebraska

David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

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 Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Christian Bale, American Hustle

Bruce Dern, Nebraska

Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street

Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis

Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Best motion picture, musical or comedy

American Hustle

Her

Inside Llewyn Davis

Nebraska

The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Bob Nelson, Nebraska

Spike Jonze ,Her

Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, Philomena

John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave

David O. Russell and Eric Warren Singer, American Hustle

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

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

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

Alex Ebert, All Is Love

Alex Eves, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Steven Price, Gravity

John Williams, The Book Thief

Hans Zimmer, 12 Years a Slave

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series, Drama

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 Performance By An Actor In A Television Series, Drama

Bryan Cranston

Liev Schreiber

Michael Sheen

Kevin Spacey

James Spader

Best TV Series, Drama

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

The Good Wife

House of Cards

Masters of Sex

Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical

The Big Bang Theory

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Girls

Modern Family

Parks and Recreation

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 Performance By An Actress In A Television Series, Comedy or Musical

Zooey Deschanel

Lena Dunham

Edie Falco

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Amy Poehler

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series, Comedy or Musical

Jason Bateman

Don Cheadle

Michael J. Fox

Jim Parsons

Andy Samberg

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

American Horror Story: Coven

Behind The Candelabra

Dancing on the Edge

Top of the Lake

White Queen

Best Performance By An Actress In A Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton & Taylor

Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Helen Mirren, Phil Spector

Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television

Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra

Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge

Idris Elba, Luther

Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television

Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge

Janet McTeer, The White Queen

Hayden Panettiere, Nashville

Monica Potter, Parenthood

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made For Television

Josh Charles, The Good Wife

Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Corey Stoll, House of Cards

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Cecile B. DeMille Award

Woody Allen

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