Oscars Watch: 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees

Oscar frontrunners “Birdman” and “Boyhood” actually face off at the Golden Globes this year, being placed in separate categories which allows them both to win and thus gives no one an inclination as to what will play out at the Oscars. However, be sure if one of them does not win its category, it will leave the other one wide open to take Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Splitting the Best Motion Picture categories into Drama and Musical/Comedy does let you take a look at ten films that are on people’s radars, however, with “Selma”, “The Imitation Game”, and “The Theory Of Everything” finally validating people’s suspicions. Two films that are unlikely to be called out as Oscar nominations are “St. Vincent” and “Pride” which have both had small successes so far but have not been talked about most of the season.

Another nomination for both Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”) and Jennifer Aniston (“Cake”) puts them both heavily on the road to getting an Oscar nomination, but it is still anyone’s guess. Robert Duvall (“The Judge”) also continues to get support despite the fact that none of the Oscar prognosticators are talking about him. Best Original Score plays out pretty close to what to expect from Oscar nominations and Best Animated Feature is exactly what I have chosen for the Academy Awards’ picks. As we get closer to the nominations on January 15th, the playing field starts to narrow down a little bit. But always be sure that the Oscar nominations will offer quite a few surprises and it is never over until it is over.

Cecil B. Demille Award – George Clooney

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

  • “Boyhood”
  • “Foxcatcher”
  • “The Imitation Game”
  • “Selma”
  • “The Theory of Everything”

BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

  • Wes Anderson – “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Ava DuVernay – “Selma”
  • David Fincher – “Gone Girl”
  • Alejandro Inarritu – “Birdman”
  • Richard Linklater – “Boyhood”

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 – DRAMA

  • Steve Carell – “Foxcatcher”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – “The Imitation Game”
  • Jake Gyllenhaal – “Nightcrawler”
  • David Oyelowo – “Selma”
  • Eddie Redmayne – “The Theory of Everyting”

BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

  • “Birdman”
  • “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • “Into the Woods”
  • “St. Vincent”
  • “Pride”

BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

  • Richard Linklater – “Boyhood”
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo – “Birdman”
  • Graham Moore – “The Imitation Game”
  • Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness – “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Gillian Flynn – “Gone Girl”

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

  • Amy Adams – “Big Eyes”
  • Emily Blunt – “Into the Woods”
  • Helen Mirren – “100 Foot Journey”
  • Julianne Moore – “Maps to the Stars”
  • Quvenzhane Wallis – “Annie”

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

  • Ralph Fiennes – “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Michael Keaton – “Birdman”
  • Bill Murray – “St. Vincent”
  • Christoph Waltz – “Big Eyes”
  • Joaquin Phoenix – “Inherent Vice”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Patricia Arquette – “Boyhood”
  • Keira Knightley – “The Imitation Game”
  • Meryl Streep – “Into The Woods”
  • Emma Stone – “Birdman”
  • Jessica Chastain – “A Most Violent Year”

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Robert Duvall – “The Judge”
  • Ethan Hawke – “Boyhood”
  • Edward Norton – “Birdman”
  • J.K Simmons – “Whiplash”
  • Mark Ruffalo – “Foxcatcher”

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

  • “Big Eyes” by Lana Del Rey (“Big Eyes”)
  • “Glory” by John Legend (“Selma”)
  • “Mercy Is” by Patti Smith & The Kronos Quartet (“Noah”)
  • “Opportunity” by Sia (“Annie”)
  • “Yellow Flicker Beat” by Lorde (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part I”)

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

  • Johann Johannsson – “The Theory of Everything”
  • Alexandre Desplat – “The Imitation Game”
  • Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross – “Gone Girl”
  • Antonio Sanchez – “Birdman”
  • Hans Zimmer – “Interstellar”

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • “Ida”
  • “Tangerines”
  • “Leviathan”
  • “Force Majeure”
  • “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem”

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
  • “The Boxtrolls”
  • “The LEGO Movie”
  • “Big Hero 6”
  • “The Book of Life”

 

TELEVISION

Best TV Movie or Miniseries

  • “Fargo”
  • “The Missing”
  • “The Normal Heart”
  • “Olive Kitteridge”
  • “True Detective”

Best TV Series

  • “The Affair”
  • “Downton Abbey”
  • “Game of Thrones”
  • “The Good Wife”
  • “House of Cards”

Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical

  • “Girls”
  • “Jane the Virgin”
  • “Orange Is the New Black”
  • “Silicon Valley”
  • “Transparent”

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

  • Clive Owen, “The Knick”
  • Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
  • Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
  • James Spader, “The Blacklist”
  • Dominic West, “The Affair”

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy

  • Louis C.K., “Louis”
  • Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
  • Ricky Gervais, “Derek”
  • William H. Macy, “Shameless”
  • Jeffery Tambor, “Transparent”

Best Actress in a TV 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 Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

  • Lena Dunham, “Girls
  • Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
  • Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”
  • Taylor Schilling, “Orange Is the New Black”

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

  • Martin Freeman, “Fargo”
  • Woody Harrelson, “True Detective”
  • Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective”
  • Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”
  • Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”

Best Actress in a Miniseries 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 Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart”
  • Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”
  • Colin Hanks, “Fargo”
  • Bill Murray, “Olive Kitteridge”
  • Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie

  • 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”

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