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Here Are Your 2015 Golden Globe Nominees
Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven and Paula Patton from this morning's announcement at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. (Getty)
Early this morning the 2015 Golden Globe nominations were announced, and with that, awards season has officially kicked off. The big show will take place on January 11th, and will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (this is possibly their last time at it).
In the film front, Birdman is soaring, leading the pack with seven nominations, which include some heavy hitters like best picture, best director (Alejandro Iñárritu), best screenplay, original score, best actor (Michael Keaton), best supporting actress (Emma Stone), and best supporting actor (Edward Norton). Other films that are getting a lot of love include Boyhood and Selma. While Selma—the Oprah Winfrey-produced film on Martin Luther King, Jr. in the '60s—was completely shut out in the SAG Awards nominations announced on Wednesday, they got four nods for the Golden Globes, including best picture. Boyhood—a stunning Richard Linklater movie filmed over 12 years—cashed in with five nominations, including big ones like best picture and best director. We're putting money on it that Birdman and Boyhood will definitely get in the Oscars come Jan. 15 when those nominations are announced.
We're also excited about The Grand Budapest Hotel showing up in a number of categories in the Golden Globes, including best actor, which is Ralph Fiennes' best work in years. Jennifer Aniston, who went through a not-so-glamorous physical transformation for her role in Cake as a painkiller pill popper, is getting some acknowledgment this awards season, scoring a nom in the Golden Globes and SAG. And the work other actors put in for their physical transformations—Steve Carell and his big prosthetic nose for Foxcatcher and Jake Gyllenhaal shedding 30 pounds for Nightcrawler—got noticed as they were both nominated for best actor in a motion picture.
It was a little surprising that Angelina Jolie's work as director of Unbroken went completely unnoticed, both at Golden Globes and SAG, even though it was getting some buzz. And oomph, Interstellar only got a nomination for best original score. We're pretty sure director Christopher Nolan and his actors Matthew McConaughey and Jessica Chastain aren't too pleased right now. Well, it's still the McConnaissance though, and he's still in the race, with his nom for best actor in a TV mini-series in HBO's True Detective, alongside his partner-in-crime, Woody Harrelson. Meryl Streep, the awards show veteran, got her 29th nomination for the Globes for her role as a witch in Into the Woods.
It looks like Golden Globes really wants Bill Murray to grace the awards show with his presence, since they have him nominated not just for best actor in a motion picture for St. Vincent, but also best supporting actor in TV mini-series, HBO's Olive Kitteridge.
Amazon Studios got their first nominations for Transparent, which we can't say we're surprised about. The TV show has been garnering a lot of buzz, with Jeffrey Tambor getting a best actor nom as the drama's star; he plays a father who is transitioning into becoming a woman.
Gina Rodriguez, a charming actress who we absolutely love in CW's Jane the Virgin, just got a nod for best actress in TV series. It was good to see some other newcomers to the scene on the list as well, like Silicon Valley and Orange is the New Black. Newcomer The Affair is getting noticed at the Golden Globes for best TV series, drama, and Dominic West (ah McNulty!) for best actor and Ruth Wilson for best actress.
True Detective and Fargo, both amazing series, are in the best TV movie or mini-series category, so we're interested in seeing how that will turn out.
However, what's up with Peter Dinklage not getting any love for Game of Thrones?
Here are some of the biggies:
Best Motion Picture, Drama
"The Imitation Game"
"The Theory of Everything"
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"
Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler"
David Oyelowo, "Selma"
Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jennifer Aniston, "Cake"
Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything"
Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"
Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"
Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
"Grand Budapest Hotel"
"Into the Woods"
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Ralph Fiennes, "Grand Budapest Hotel"
Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
Bill Murray, "St. Vincent"
Joaquin Phoenix, "Inherent Vice"
Christoph Waltz, "Big Eyes"
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
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 Television Series, Drama
"Game of Thrones"
"The Good Wife"
"House of Cards"
Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical
"Jane the Virgin"
"Orange is the New Black"
Best Mini-series or Motion Picture Made For Television
"The Normal Heart"
You can find the full list here. Up next: the Oscar nominees announcement, which takes place on January 15th.
—Jean Trinh contributed to this article.