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Birdman leads Golden Globe nominations

The 2015 Golden Globe nomination have been announced, with Birdman leading the way with seven nods.

Trailing behind with five nominations apiece are Boyhood and The Imitation Game.

Real-life movies also fared well. The Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything, WWII code breaker Alan Turing's story The Imitation Game, real-life murder tale Foxcatcher and Martin Luther King, Jr. based drama Selma are all in the running for Best Motion Picture Drama at the 72nd Golden Globes, along with Boyhood. The four true tales also received best actor nominations for the leading men; Eddie Redmayne, Benedict Cumberbatch, Steve Carell and David Oyelowo. Jake Gyllenhaal's chilling turn as a creepy cameraman in Nightcrawler also got recognition.

Michael Keaton, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Murray, Joaquin Phoenix and Christoph Waltz will battle it out for the best actor in a motion picture comedy or drama award.

Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Into the Woods, Pride and St. Vincent are all up for the best comedy or musical motion picture.

Jennifer Aniston's serious turn in Cake has lead to a best actress in a drama nomination, and she's joined by Felicity Jones, Julianne Moore, Rosamund Pike and Reese Witherspoon.

Julianne Moore is also up for best actress in a comedy or musical movie alongside Amy Adams, Emily Blunt, Helen Mirren and Quvenzhané Wallis.

It's been a great year for TV too. Crime drama True Detective received a best miniseries nod, with its stars Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson battling it out for lead actor and Michelle Monaghan up for best supporting actress.

Fargo also garnered multiple nominations. The show is in the running for best miniseries while stars Billy Bob Thornton and Colin Hanks are up for gongs.

Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, Paula Patton and Jeremy Piven announced the nominations at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles.

The glitzy awards show will take place on January 11, and will be presided over by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. The two leading comedy stars will host the glitzy awards show for the third and final time.


2015 Golden Globes main nominees:


Cecil B. Demille Award

George Clooney


Best film



The Imitation Game


The Theory of Everything


Best comedy or musical


The Grand Budapest Hotel

Into the Woods


St. Vincent


Best director

Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ava Duvernay - Selma

David Fincher - Gone Girl

Alejandro González Iñárritu - Birdman

Richard Linklater - Boyhood


Best actor, comedy or musical

Ralph Fiennes - The Grand Budapest Hotel

Michael Keaton - Birdman

Bill Murray - St. Vincent

Joaquin Pheonix - Inherent Vice

Christoph Waltz - Big Eyes


Best actress, comedy or musical

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 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 supporting actor, drama

Robert Duvall - The Judge

Ethan Hawke - Boyhood

Edward Norton - Birdman

Mark Ruffalo - Foxcatcher

JK Simmons - Whiplash


Best supporting actress, drama

Patricia Arquette - Boyhood

Jessica Chastain - A Most Violent Year

Keira Knightley - The Imitation Game

Emma Stone - Birdman

Meryl Streep - Into the Woods


Best screenplay Motion Picture

Wes Anderson - The Grand Budapest Hotel

Gillian Flynn - Gone Girl

Alejandro González Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. - Birdman

Richard Linklater - Boyhood

Graham Moore - The Imitation Game


Best animation

Big Hero 6

The Book of Life

The Boxtrolls

How to Train Your Dragon 2

The LEGO Movie


Original Song in Motion Picture

Big Eyes, Big Eyes - Lana Del Rey

Glory, Selma - John Legend and Common

Mercy Is, Noah - Patty Smith and Lenny K

Opportunity - Annie

Yellow Flicker Beat, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I -Lorde



Best series, drama

The Affair

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

The Good Wife

House of Cards


Best actress, drama

Claire Danes - Homeland

Viola Davis - How to Get Away With Murder

Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife

Ruth Wilson - The Affair

Robin Wright - House of Cards


Best actor, drama series

Clive Owen - The Knick

Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey - House of Cards

James Spader - The Black List

Dominic West - The Affair


Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy


Orange is the New Black


Silicon Valley

Jane the Virgin


Best actress, comedy or musical series

Lena Dunham – Girls

Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie

Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin

Julia Louis Dreyfuss – Veep

Taylor Schilling – Orange Is the New Black


Best actor, comedy or musical series

Don Cheadle – House of Lies

Ricky Gervais – Derek

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Louis CK – Louie

William H. Macy – Shameless


Best mini-series or TV movie


The Missing

True Detective

The Normal Heart

Olive Kitteridge


Best actress, mini-series or TV movie

Maggie Gyllenhaal - The Honourable Woman

Jessica Lange - American Horror Story: Freak Show

Frances McDormand - Olive Kitteridge

Frances O’Connor - The Missing

Allison Tolman - Fargo


Best actor, mini-series or TV movie

Martin Freeman - Fargo

Woody Harrelson - True Detective

Matthew McConaughey - True Detective

Mark Ruffalo - The Normal Heart

Billy Bob Thornton - Fargo


Best supporting actress TV Series, Drama

Matt Bomer - Normal Heart

Alan Cumming - The Good Wife

Colin Hanks - Fargo

Bill Murray - Olive Kitteridge

Jon Voight - Ray Donovan


Best supporting actor

Matt Bomer - The Normal Heart

Alan Cumming - The Good Wife

Colin Hanks - Fargo

Bill Murray - Olive Kitteridge

Jon Voight - Ray Donovan


Best TV Miniseries or Movie


The Missing

True Detective

The Normal Heart

Olive Kitteridge

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