The 2015 Golden Globe Nominations

This year’s nominations for the Golden Globes in January have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Despite all the slamming the organisation and awards get in the media, they are still the most anticipated awards for film and television outside those two industry’s two major ceremonies (Oscars, Emmys).

Leading the film pack this year is “Birdman” with seven nominations; followed by “The Imitation Game” and “Boyhood” with five nominations; “Gone Girl,” “The Theory Of Everything, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” and “Selma” with four nominations; and “Foxcatcher” with three.

On the TV front there’s an interesting mix. The TV movie/mini-series category is up for grabs with “True Detective,” “Fargo,” “The Normal Heart” and the UK import “The Missing” fighting it out for honors. The drama categories boast some familiar names and shows, but three of the five shows up for Best Comedy Series are new.

Notable snubs completely shut out include “American Sniper,” “Mr. Turner,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Mad Men,” and no broadcast comedies (“Modern Family, “Big Bang Theory”). Here’s the complete list of nominees:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
“Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “The Imitation Game,” “Selma,” “The Theory Of Everything”

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
“Birdman,” “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” “Into The Woods,” “Pride,” “St. Vincent”

Best Animated Feature Film
“Big Hero 6,” “The Book Of Life,” “The Boxtrolls,” “How To Train Your Dragon 2,” “The Lego Movie”

Best Foreign Language Film
“Force Majeure” (Sweden), “Gett: The Trial Of Viviane” (Israel), “Ida” (Poland/Denmark), “Leviathan” (Russia), “Tangerines Mandariinid” (Estonia)

Best Performance By An 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 Performance By An 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 Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
A. Ralph Fiennes (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”)”), Michael Keaton (“Birdman”), Bill Murray (“St. Vincent”), Joaquin Phoenix (“Inherent Vice”), Christoph Waltz (“Big Eyes”)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Amy Adams (“Big Eyes”), Emily Blunt (“Into The Woods”), Helen Mirren (“The Hundred-Foot Journey”), Julianne Moore (“Maps To The Stars”), Quvenzhane Wallis (“Annie”)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
Robert Duvall (“The Judge”), Ethan Hawke (“Boyhood”), Edward Norton (“Birdman”), Mark Ruffalo (“Foxcatcher”), J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash”)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”), Jessica Chastain (“A Most Violent Year”), Keira Knightley (“he Imitation Game”), Emma Stone (“Birdman”), Meryl Streep (“Into The Woods”)

Best Director – Motion Picture
Wes Anderson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”), Ava Duvernay (“Selma”), David Fincher (“Gone Girl”), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“Birdman”), Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Wes Anderson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”); Gillian Flynn (“Gone Girl”); Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo (“Birdman”); Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”); Graham Moore (“The Imitation Game”)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat (“The Imitation Game”), Johann Johannsson (“The Theory Of Everything”), Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross (“Gone Girl”), Antonio Sanchez (“Birdman”), Hans Zimmer (“Interstellar”)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Big Eyes” from “Big Eyes”, music by Lana Del Ray; “Glory” from “Selma”, music by John Legend & Common; “Mercy Is” from “Noah”, music by Patti Smith & Lenny Kaye; “Opportunity” from “Annie”, music by Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler & Will Gluck; “Yellow Flicker Beat” from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1”, music by Lorde

Best Television Series – Drama
“The Affair,” “Downton Abbey,” “Game Of Thrones,” “The Good Wife,” “House Of Cards”

Best Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
“Girls,” “Jane the Virgin,” “Orange is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley,” “Transparent”

Best Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television
“Fargo,” “The Missing,” “The Normal Heart,” “Olive Kitteridge, “True Detective”

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Drama
Clive Owen (“The Knick”), Liev Schreiber (“Ray Donovan”), Kevin Spacey (“House Of Cards”), James Spader (“The Blacklist”), Dominic West (“The Affair”)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – 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 Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Louis C.K. (“Louie”), Don Cheadle (“House Of Lies”), Ricky Gervais (“Derek”), William H. Macy (“Shameless”), Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Comedy Or Musical
Lena Dunham (“Girls”), Edie Falco (“Nurse Jackie”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”), Gina Rodriguez (“Jane The Virgin”), Taylor Schilling (“Orange Is The New Black”)

Best Performance By An Actor In A 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 Performance By An Actress In A Mini-Series Or TV Movie
Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Honorable Woman”), Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story: Freak Show”), Frances McDormand (“Olive Kitteridge”), Frances O’Connor (“The Missing”), Allison Tolman (“Fargo”)

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role On Television
Matt Bomer (“The Normal Heart”), Alan Cumming (“The Good Wife”), Colin Hanks (“Fargo”), Bill Murray (“Olive Kitteridge”), Jon Voight (“Ray Donovan”)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role On Television
Uzo Aduba (“Orange Is The New Black”), Kathy Bates (“American Horror Story: Freak Show”), Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”), Allison Janney (“Mom”), Michelle Monaghan (“True Detective”)