The 2015 Golden Globe nominations are announced
Featuring Emily Blunt, Julianne Moore and more...
Kate Beckinsale delivered the award nominations for the 72nd annual Golden Globes in LA earlier today at a Hollywood Foreign Press conference. The announcement comes one day on from the Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. As expected there are some familiar names occupying both lists, building expectations for the upcoming Academy Award announcements. Stars of the big and small screens are both recognised in the inclusive and prestigious Golden Globes.
Dominating the list, with the most nominations, is the darkly comic film Birdman, gaining citations for Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu in both the best director and best screenplay categories. His cast have been swept up in the nomination stakes also, with Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton all making the cut.
The drama nominations were as expected – seeing Jennifer Anniston recognised for the gritty drama, Cake, Reese Witherspoon for Wild and Rosamund Pike for her chilling role in Gone Girl.
The exciting stand out feature of the Golden Globes is its recognition of genre. The leading actor and actress categories are divided between comedy, musical and drama giving the often overlooked comedic performances, a worthy platform. Joining this year's drama heavyweights are nominations for Emily Blunt for Into the Woods, Helen Mirren for The Hundred Foot Journey, and Quvenzhané Wallis for her portrayal of the little orphan in Annie. Julianne Moore has much to celebrate after gaining a place on both the comedy and the drama lists for Map to the Stars and Still Alice respectively.
British boys feature heavily this year with insider favourites for the best actor in a drama tipped to be Eddie Redmayne followed closely by Benedict Cumberbatch, both of whom portrayed real life British legends in Stephen Hawking and Alan Turing.
The usual funny man Steve Carrell continues to garner praise for his dramatic part in the wrestling flick Foxcatcher, he's joined by Jake Gyllenhaal who is recognised for Nightcrawler.
Boyhood, the film that took 12 years to make, charting the growth of two kids from childhood to late teenage years, was a passion project for Ethan Hawke who is reaping the rewards of his dedication with a supporting actor nomination.
Notable television mentions include best drama series nominations for the hugely popular Game of Thrones, and the politically charged House of Cards and The Goodwife.
Comedy writer and actress Lena Dunham continues to thrive with her series Girls gaining her chances for both best comedy series and a best comedy actress awards.
The awards will be televised live on January 11, 2015 and will be hosted once again by the winning comedy combination - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The best friend duo have hosted the event for the previous two years to great acclaim and next year promises to be another fun packed star studded spectacular.