Films such as 12 Years a Slave, Dallas Buyers Club, and Gravity were recognized at last year's Golden Globes ceremony before they won big at the 2014 Academy Awards. Meanwhile, on the television side, it came as no surprise when Breaking Bad and its acclaimed star, Bryan Cranston, walked away with the top prizes for the celebrated crime/drama's final season.
There's been plenty in the way of great film and television produced over the 12-odd months since then too, which should make it all the more interesting to see what ends up walking away with the big awards at the 72nd Annual Golden Globes Ceremony in 2015. The popular duo of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are returning for their third stint as Golden Globes ceremony hosts this year, when the show takes place exactly one month from the nominees being announced today.
Such films as Richard Linklater's 12 years in the making drama, Boyhood, and Ava DuVernay's upcoming Martin Luther King Jr. biopic, Selma, are among the titles that have been gaining momentum in the early stages of awards season, picking up endorsements from various film critic circles and organizations. Meanwhile, it ought to be another fruitful year for HBO, between ongoing celebrated original series (Girls, Game of Thrones) and recent acclaimed TV movies (The Normal Heart) and mini-series (Olive Kitteridge) alike.
Here are the Hollywood Foreign Press' nominees for the 2015 Golden Globes show.
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Actor, Drama
- Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
- Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
- Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
- David Oyelowo, Selma
- Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Best Actress, Drama
- Jennifer Aniston, Cake
- Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
- Julianne Moore, Still Alice
- Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
- Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Best Actor, Comedy or Musical
Best Actress, Comedy or Musical
- Amy Adams, Big Eyes
- Emily Blunt, Into the Woods
- Helen Mirren, The Hundred-Foot Journey
- Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars
- Quvenzhané Wallis, Annie
Best Supporting Performance, Actor
- Robert Duvall, The Judge
- Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
- Edward Norton, Birdman
- Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
- J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Best Supporting Performance, Actress
- Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
- Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
- Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
- Emma Stone, Birdman
- Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Foreign Language Film
- Force Majeure Turist (Sweden)
- Gett: The Trial of Viviane (Israel)
- Ida (Poland/Denmark)
- Leviathan (Russia)
- Tangerines Mandariinid (Estonia)
- Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Ava Duvernay, Selma
- David Fincher, Gone Girl
- Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
- Richard Linklater, Boyhood
- West Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
- Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
- Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinerlaris, Armando Bo, Birdman
- Richard Linklater, Boyhood
- Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
Best Original Score
- Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
- Jóhann Jóhannsson, The Theory of Everything
- Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Gone Girl
- Antonio Sanchez, Birdman
- Hans Zimmer, Interstellar
- "Big Eyes" - Big Eyes. Music by: Lana Del Rey, Lyrics by: Lana Del Rey.
- “Glory” - Selma. Music by: John Legend, Common, Lyrics by: John Legend, Common.
- “Mercy Is" - Noah. Music by: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye, Lyrics by: Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye.
- “Opportunity” - Annie. Music by: Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck, Lyrics by: Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck.
- “Yellow Flicker Beat” - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1. Music by: Lorde, Lyrics by: Lorde