71st Annual Golden Globe Awards

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association® (HFPA) announced the winners for 71st Golden Globes Awards on January 12th, 2014 with many surprises and shocks in many categories. The ceremony was hosted by Tina Fey and  Amy Poehler once again.

Nomination Snubs:

  • No Martin Scorsese in Best Director nomination.
  • PRISONERS didn’t get a single nomination. (no love for Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman’s powerful performances)
  • Best Screenplay race is kinda stupid. Meh.
  • Completely ignored films: Fruitvale Station, Short Term 12, Mud, the Butler, the Secret Life of Walter Mitty (when will they realize that Ben Stiller can do something good, too. This film is included on so many well known critics’ top ten lists).
  • ONLY 3 nominees in the Animated Feature category even though so many animated films were released this year.
  • No nomination for Claire Danes for her amazing performance in HOMELAND.
  • Not a single nomination for NBC’s serial killer, psychological horror drama HANNIBAL. (completely unfair!)
  • Where is MAD MEN?! Not even an acting nomination for Jon Hamm. Dammit!
  • Idris Elba?!?! This is a good kind of shock. I didn’t know he’d be nominated since he hasn’t won a single critic award for his role as Nelson Mandela yet.
  • Anna Gunn not getting nominated in Best Supporting Actress category for her performance in BREAKING BAD. Just like Jeff Daniels, who won an Emmy award for Best Actor earlier this year.
  • Lana Del Rey not getting nominated in the Best Original Song category. WHAT!
  • BOARDWALK EMPIRE completely left out and I’m not even going to talk about JUSTIFIED. I’m used to not seeing its name in awards now.
  • GIRLS shouldn’t have been nominated for Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical. Its second season did everything except making me laugh.
  • NO LOVE FOR GAME OF THRONES!!!

Completely Shut Out:

  • Nebraska – It had FIVE nominations, including the Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.
  • Captain Phillips – FOUR nominations, including Best Motion Picture, Drama.
  • Inside Llewyn Davis – THREE nominations, including Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.
  • Philomena – THREE nominations, including Best Motion Picture, Drama.
  • Rush – TWO nominations, including Best Motion Picture, Drama.

12 Years a Slave was leading with SEVEN nominations and only ended up winning the Best Motion Picture, Drama. Best Director went to Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity. It’s highly likely that the similar scenario would be seen at the Oscars in March. The most surprising wins of the night were Andy Samberg winning Best Actor in a TV series, Comedy or Musical for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the show winning the Best TV series, Comedy or Musical. I personally think that the Big Bang Theory should’ve won this award. It’s been going so great this season. Modern Family has’t been that good this year, so I wouldn’t want it to win anything yet.

Best Wins:

  • Alfonso Cuarón winning the Best Director for Gravity.
  • Matthew McConaughey winning the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for Dallas Buyers Club.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio winning the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for the Wolf of Wall Street.
  • Jared Leto winning the Best Supporting Actor for Dallas Buyers Club.
  • Jennifer Lawrence winning the Best Supporting Actress for American Hustle.
  • Spike Jonze winning the Best Screenplay for Her.
  • The Great Beauty winning the Best Foreign Language Film.
  • Breaking Bad winning the Best Drama Series.
  • Bryan Cranston winning the Best Actor in a TV series, Drama.

“Meh” Wins:

  • Alex Ebert winning the Best Original Score for All Is Lost.
  • Bono and the Edge winning the Best Original Song for Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (should’ve went to Frozen’s Let It Go)
  • Jacqueline Bisset winning the Best Supporting Role in a TV series, Mini-Series or a TV Movie.

Sad That They Didn’t Win:

  • Gravity, for Best Motion Picture, Drama.
  • Her, for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.
  • Steven Price for Gravity or Hans Zimmer for 12 Years a Slave in Best Original Score category.
  • Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black or Kerry Washington for Scandal in Best Actress in a TV series, Drama category.
  • The Big Bang Theory, for Best TV series, Comedy or Musical.
  • Jim Parsons, for Best Actor in a TV series, Comedy or Musical.
  • Aaron Paul, for Best Supporting Actor in a TV series.

…But that’s what makes these award ceremonies exciting; the snubs, the surprises, the shocks, the profanities, the awkward things, the winning moments and last but not the least, seeing your favorite stars win.

Here is the complete list of winners along with nominations:

Cecile B. DeMille Award: Woody Allen

FILM

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA:

  • WINNER: 12 YEARS A SLAVE – Plan B Entertainment, New Regency Productions and River Road Entertainment; Fox Searchlight Pictures
  • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS – Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing
  • GRAVITY – Warner Bros. Pictures / Esperanto Filmoj / Heyday Films; Warner Bros. Pictures
  • PHILOMENA – Pathe, BBC Films, BFI, Canal+, Cine+, Baby Cow/Magnolia Mae; The Weinstein Company
  • RUSH – Universal Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media, Imagine Entertainment, Working Title, Revolution Films; Universal Pictures

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL:

  • WINNER: AMERICAN HUSTLE – Columbia Pictures and Annapurna Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing
  • HER – Warner Bros. Pictures / Annapurna Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures
  • INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS – Mike Zoss Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, Studio Canal; CBS Films
  • NEBRASKA – Paramount Vantage; Paramount Pictures
  • THE WOLF OF WALL STREET – Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures; Paramount Pictures

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE:

  • WINNER: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
  • Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
  • Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
  • Alexander Payne, Nebraska
  • David O. Russell, American Hustle

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA:

  • WINNER: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock, Gravity
  • Judi Dench, Philomena
  • Emma Thompson, Saving Mr Banks
  • Kate Winslet, Labor Day

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA:

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
  • Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
  • Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
  • WINNER: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
  • Robert Redford, All Is Lost

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL:

  • WINNER: Amy Adams, American Hustle
  • Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
  • Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
  • Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL:

  • Christian Bale, American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern, Nebraska
  • WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf Of Wall Street
  • Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Her

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE:

  • Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
  • WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
  • Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
  • June Squibb, Nebraska

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE:

  • Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
  • Daniel Brühl, Rush
  • Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
  • WINNER: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE:

  • WINNER: Spike Jonze, Her
  • Bob Nelson, Nebraska
  • Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, Philomena
  • John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave
  • David O. Russell and Eric Singer, American Hustle

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

  • THE CROODS – DreamWorks Animation LLC; Twentieth Century Fox
  • DESPICABLE ME 2 – Universal Pictures, A Chris Meledandri Production; Universal Pictures
  • WINNER: FROZEN – Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

  • BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (France) – Quat’sous Films; IFC Films
  • WINNER: THE GREAT BEAUTY (Italy) – Indigo Film, Medusa Film, BABE Films; Janus Films
  • THE HUNT (Denmark) – Zentropa Entertainment; Magnolia Pictures
  • THE PAST (Iran) – Memento Films Production, France 3 Cinema, BIM Distribuzione; Sony Pictures Classics
  • THE WIND RISES (Japan) – Studio Ghibli; Touchstone Pictures

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE:

  • WINNER: Alex Ebert, All Is Lost
  • Alex Heffes, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
  • John Williams, The Book Thief
  • Steven Price, Gravity
  • Hans Zimmer, 12 Years A Slave

BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE:

  • Atlas, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire –  Music and lyrics by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
  • Let It Go, Frozen – Music and lyrics by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez
  • WINNER: Ordinary Love, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – Music by: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Brian Burton; Lyrics by: Bono
  • Please Mr Kennedy, Inside Llewyn Davis – Music and lyrics by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Sweeter Than Fiction, One Chance – Music and lyrics by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff

TELEVISION

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA:

  • WINNER: BREAKING BAD – AMC, Sony Pictures Television
  • DOWNTON ABBEY – PBS, Carnival Films
  • THE GOOD WIFE – CBS, CBS Television Studios in Association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
  • HOUSE OF CARDS – Netflix, Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
  • MASTERS OF SEX – Showtime, Showtime, Sony Pictures Television, Round Two Productions, Timberman/Beverly Productions

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA:

  • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
  • Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
  • Taylor Schilling, Orange Is The New Black
  • Kerry Washington, Scandal
  • WINNER: Robin Wright, House Of Cards

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA:

  • WINNER: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
  • Michael Sheen, Masters Of Sex
  • Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards
  • James Spader, The Blacklist

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL:

  • THE BIG BANG THEORY – CBS, Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
  • WINNER: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE – Fox, Universal Television
  • GIRLS – HBO, HBO Entertainment in association with Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions
  • MODERN FAMILY – ABC, Twentieth Century Fox Television
  • PARKS & RECREATION – NBC, Universal Television

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL:

  • Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • WINNER: Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
  • Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
  • WINNER: Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:

  • AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN – FX Networks, Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
  • WINNER: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA – HBO, HBO Films in association with Jerry Weintraub Productions
  • DANCING ON THE EDGE – Starz, Starz Entertainment
  • TOP OF THE LAKE – Sundance Channel, See-Saw Films
  • THE WHITE QUEEN – Starz, Starz Entertainment

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:

  • Helena Bonham Carter, Burton & Taylor
  • Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
  • Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
  • WINNER: Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:

  • Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
  • WINNER: Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
  • Idris Elba, Luther
  • Al Pacino, Phil Spector

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:

  • WINNER: Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
  • Janet McTeer, The White Queen
  • Hayden Panettiere , Nashville
  • Monica Potter, Parenthood
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:

  • Josh Charles, The Good Wife
  • Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
  • Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
  • Corey Stoll, House of Cards
  • WINNER: Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
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