Golden Globes 2014: What to Know
The nominees for the 2014 Golden Globes have been announced, once again giving the world (and the show biz world) a preview of what might be in store for the 2014 Oscars race. Some people care about the various awards - others certainly don't - but it is a reality in our culture that movies and TV shows in contention for awards become topics of discussion - and being in the "know" when the discussion comes around always feels better than not being in the know. Here you will find a concise list of the movies and TV shows you should be in the "know" about as the 2014 Golden Globes (and general awards season) approaches. We're skipping the big ones (like who HASN'T heard of Gravity before now?) and will stick to informing you about the lesser-known picks on the Globes nominee list.
12 Years A Slave
Look, you could keep saying "12 Years A Slave" throughout Golden Globes AND Oscars season and you'll probably end up on the right side of every discussion. Steve McQueen's horrific drama about one man's ordeal in the southern slave trade has awards pedigree written all over it. Acting, directing, technical awards - this film could walk away with some big ones. If you haven't seen it yet, you should; if you can't (or don't want to), just think Passion of the Christ brutality set in slavery-era America (to the rhythm of a Hans Zimmer score), and you'll get the idea of why this film is resonating so much. WATCH THE TRAILER