Saturday, December 13, 2014

SAG and Golden Globe Nominations Announced!

One of the most important awards shows before the Oscars is the Golden Globes, even though they really have no affect on the Oscar race. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association always puts on a fun show and do some interesting things. For example, they split Drama and Comedy, which allows for some weird films to make it into the race. This year, there were some interesting choices as well. Here are this year's Golden Globe nominees:

BEST MOTION PICTURE- DRAMA


Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything

BEST MOTION PICTURE- COMEDY OR MUSICAL


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

BEST ACTOR- DRAMA


Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
David Oyelowo, Selma
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler

BEST ACTRESS- DRAMA


Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Jennifer Aniston, Cake

BEST ACTOR- COMEDY OR MUSICAL


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

BEST ACTRESS- COMEDY OR MUSICAL


Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Emily Blunt, Into the Woods
Helen Mirren, The Hundred-foot Journey
Quvenshane Wallis, Annie

BEST DIRECTOR


Ava DuVernay, Selma
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
David Fincher, Gone Girl
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR


Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Edward Norton, Birdman
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS


Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
Emma Stone, Birdman

BEST ANIMATED FILM


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

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM


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

BEST SCREENPLAY

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
Johann Johannson, The Theory of Everything
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Gone Girl
Antonio Sanchez, Birdman
Hans Zimmer, Interstellar

BEST ORIGINAL SONG


"Big Eyes" from Big Eyes
"Glory" from Selma
"Mercy Is" from Noah
"Opportunity" from Annie
"Yellow Flicker Beat" from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay- Part 1

That is an interesting and eclectic group of nominees. I noted a few things that could have a major impact on the Oscar race. For starters, Foxcatcher is not out of this yet. The film picked up several nominations and I think that it's still in the heat of the race. Also, The Grand Budapest Hotel is definitely a contender, after these nominations and its multiple wins at the LA Film Critics Awards last weekend. It's one to look out for. I'm slightly surprised by all the snubs for Interstellar and Unbroken, but they're not the contenders we initially thought they were. All in all, there are a few weeks to go before things heat up again, but a lot of movies are in good shape at this point.

The SAG awards were also announced this week. Check them out below!

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A CAST IN A MOTION PICTURE


Birdman
Boyhood
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE


Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE


Jennifer Aniston, Cake
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A MALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE


Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY A FEMALE ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE


Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
Naomi Watts, St. Vincent

Some more interesting choices here. The fact that Duvall and Watts made it into the supporting categories is surprising to me. However, it looks like Foxcatcher, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Jake Gyllenhaal are definitely here to stay for the long haul. All will become even clearer soon.

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