The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Nominations – Recap

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The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Nominations – Recap

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Award season is now in full swing with the release of the 72nd Annual Golden Globe nominations!

Yesterdays SAG (Screen Actors Guild) Awards nominations got the adrenaline running for actors, fans and critics everywhere and now with the Golden Globe nominees revealed we can now start to see a clearer picture of who might be collecting award gold early next year.

Perhaps the biggest surprise in the Best Actress (Drama) category is Jennifer Aniston. Many critics are quick to dismiss the actress due to her comedic background and her predictable movie castings, but so far she has managed to surprise everyone in the indie film ‘Cake‘. Whether or not she manages to receive an Oscar nomination (or win) for her portrayal is yet to be seen, but so far things are looking good for the popular actress…

Fellow nominees in the Best Actress (Drama) category include Felicity Jones, Rosamund Pike, Reese Witherspoon (who wants that Oscar nomination badly) and critics favourite (and long overdue) Julianne Moore for her role in the film ‘Still Alice‘.

The Best Actor (Drama) category proved to be a predictable fair with with Steve Carrell (Foxcatcher), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), David Oyelowo (Selma) and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) all getting their nominations after months of praise and recognition.

Award favourite Amy Adams is back to try and hopefully retain her crown as Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) for her role in Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes‘. Earlier this year she won her first Golden Globe for her performance in ‘American Hustle‘. However many are saying that this is the most vulnerable Amy Adams has been in the award season in many years, due to the mixed reviews ‘Big Eyes‘ has been receiving. This time round she goes up against Emily Blunt (Into the Woods), Helen Mirren (The Hundred-Foot Journey), Quvenzhané Wallis (Annie) and Julianne Moore (Map to the Stars).

Side note – whatever Julianne Moore’s career goals this year were have been working to perfection so far!

Naturally Meryl Streep receives a nomination again, this time for her supporting role in the musical ‘Into the Woods‘. Streep has won eight Golden Globe Awards (more than any other actor or actress) and sees herself going up against Patricia Arquette (Boyhood),  Jessica Chastain (A Most Violent Year), Keira Knightley (The Imitation Game) and Emma Stone (Birdman). Patricia Arquette is arguably the favourite to win in this category, but you must never count out Meryl Streep for another victory…

Overall Alejandro González Iñárritu’s ‘Birdman‘ leads the pack with seven nominations, while ‘Boyhood‘ and ‘The Imitation Game‘ receive five each.

On the TV side of things we see a lot of returnees and predictable nominees.

In the Best TV Drama category ‘The Affair, ‘Downton Abbey, ‘Game of Thrones’, ‘The Good Wife’ and ‘House of Cards‘ all battle it out for the prestigious honour.

Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), Ruth Wilson (The Affair), Dominic West (The Affair) and Clive Owen (The Knick) all make their debuts in the Drama Actor and Actress categories for their freshmen year television projects.

The CW’s ‘Jane the Virgin‘ makes a surprising entrance into the Comedy Series category and Lead Actress (Comedy) category for actress Gina Rodriguez. She goes up against the brilliant Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Lena Dunham (Girls) and fellow new-bee Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black).

However television favourites such as ‘Scandal’, ‘Modern Family’, ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’, ‘Parks and Recreation’ and ‘The Walking Dead‘ all received zero nominations this time around.

Please click here for the full list of nominations.

The 72nd Golden Globe Awards airs January 11th 2015 on NBC.

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Article By:  Grant Savage

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