2014 Golden Globe Nominations: ’12 Years a Slave’, ‘American Hustle’ & ‘Breaking Bad’

Published 1 year ago by , Updated February 16th, 2014 at 9:25 am,


House of Cards The Spacey Memorial 2014 Golden Globe Nominations: 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle & Breaking BadHouse of Cards – Nominated for Best Drama Series, Best Actor, Actress & Supporting Actress

Best Drama Series
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex

Best Actor – Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Black List 

Best Actress – Drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards 

Best Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn 99
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

parks and recreation amy poehler 2014 Golden Globe Nominations: 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle & Breaking BadParks & Recreation – Nominated for Best Comedy Series & Actress

Best Actor – Comedy
Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Andy Samberg, Brooklyn 99 

Best Actress – Comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Actor – Mini-Series or TV Movie
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Best Actress – Mini-Series or TV Movie
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake 

Best Supporting Actor – Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan 

Best Supporting Actress – Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer, White Queen
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

There are some great choices on this list, even if anything that smelled too strongly of science fiction or fantasy did get politely ignored like a drunk aunt at a wedding. The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones are both absent, but at least the Emmy-snubbed Tatiana Maslany got some well-deserved recognition for her performances in sci-fi mystery Orphan Black.

American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave have come out ahead in the the movie award race and the rest of the picks cover a pleasing range of this year’s most critically-acclaimed titles, though it’s unfortunate to see Haifaa Al-Mansour’s touching coming-of-age story Wadjda left off the list.

Sound off on the 71st Golden Globe nominees in the comments. Did your favorites show up or get left behind?


The 71st Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday, January 12 on NBC.

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  1. Considering The Dark Knight Returns got a small theatrical release, it totally should’ve been nominated over croods.

    • Yeah I don’t know why the heck Croods is in there.

  2. Some proper recognition for Tatiana Maslany at last. About time. But go on, I dare you to award ‘The Hunt’ Best Foreign Film. Nothing would make me happier (yes, yes, yes. Man crush for Mads Mikkelsen ahoy. Especially after ‘Hannibal’).

    Wouldn’t say no to some love for Damon/Douglas for the wonderful ‘Behind The Candelabra’ either. Be brave for once.

    ‘Gravity’ simply has to win for Best Original Score though. Wonderful in itself when watching the movie, but only do you appreciate it fully when you listen to it separately. It is a maddening composition.

  3. Wow Coldplay got nominated for ‘Atlas’? Nice, hope they win, though I can’t say I listened to the other tracks that were nominated lol.

  4. Really discouraged to see Puella Magi: Madoka Magica: Rebellion didn’t make the cut for best Animated Feature. Very beautifully crafted with 10/10 visuals. It’s dissapointing to see it fall short, but glad that it was nominated. What bothers me most is it carries much stronger depth and lasting value than The Croods or Dispicable Me 2 had.

    However, I REALLY hope The Hunt over-takes The Wind Rises. Ghibli films are great, but Mads actig in The Hunt is unparalleled. Excellent film.

  5. Why is the Wolf of Wall Street nominated, it hasnt been released yet, I havent read any review, how could they vote for it? Have all the editors seen it?

    • Critics and journalists have seen it already. They’re just forbidden to talk about it

  6. Am I the only person who have seen American Hustle? Amy Adams definitely deserves to win. And Christian Bale was actually really good in it too. It looks like whenever he works with that director (like in The Fighter) he gives a good performance…

    • already? it comes out next week

      • Oh, didn’t realize it isn’t released yet. I saw it at a screening last week, usually the movie comes out the weekend after the screening so I thought it came out this last weekend, lol. Definitely go see it if you are a fan of either Silver Linings Playbook or The Fighter. He literally took the stars from both movies and mashed them together in this movie, lol.

        • i’m plannning on seeing it looks great, plus enjoyed Fighter alot Bale is awsome in it

  7. what a great year in TV

  8. ah no love for Game of Thrones. Well just as long as Bryan Cranston and Breaking Bad win.

  9. Thats why i never watch these award shows, its just a bunch of snobs who are to full of them selves to nominate things like walking dead and game of thrones, easily in the top 5 or 10 best shows in quite a long time

    • These ‘snobs’ have actually nominated Walking Dead and Game of Thrones in the past. I guess back then they weren’t snobs then.

  10. The secret of Walter Mitty suck that bad ??
    Critics killed it at the New York film festival earlier this year

  11. The secret of Walter Mitty suck that bad ??
    Critics took no pity and killed it at the New York film festival earlier this year

  12. There was an interview a while back on EW with a person who voted for the Golden Globes who said that James Gandolfini most likely wouldn’t be nominated because he couldn’t attend the awards. WHAT???
    That right there says everything you need to know about this show.
    So while I’d like to rant about Justified being ignored again and wonder if they just forgot Mad Men and Game of Thrones were on the air the statement above proves that it’s pointless.
    I’ll just wait for the day after when I can watch Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s best bits on-line.

    • Wow, you must be pretty sad to rebel this pointlessly against some award show just because they disagree with your opinions.

      • @ Aaron

        Nope. I’m a pretty happy guy. :)

  13. What happens when you mix Batman, Lois lane, Mystique and Rocket raccoon? :)

    • Welp, if you add Hawkeye in there I might just have to change my pants.

  14. Hawkeye too

  15. Lizzy Caplan totally deserved a nomination. Ah well.

    • @ boogoo

      + 1 to that…
      Masters of Sex has some highs and lows but week to week, heck from scene to scene even Lizzy Caplan is fantastic.

  16. Breaking Bad definitely deserves the win. Bryan Cranston is in tough category but should win, Aaron Paul is definitely the best supporting actor in TV show between this nominees.

  17. No the walking dead or great gatsby?

  18. Cranston! Ejiofor! Louis-Dreyfuss or Falco! Fassbender! Dicaprio! Bateman! Paul! We need some better animated films made nowadays…