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Big Globes and Big Eyes

posted Jan 9, 2015, 8:41 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Jan 9, 2015, 11:45 AM by Unknown user ]

Jessica Lawrence

The award season is upon us! The 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards takes place on the late evening of Jan. 11, 2015, after the nominations were announced on Dec. 11, 2014, in Beverly Hills, CA.  Starting it off are the nominations for best picture, four out of the five based on true stories: Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, and Selma.  Actresses nominated for the category of best drama are Jennifer Aniston (Cake), Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl), and Reese Witherspoon (Wild).  Actors nominated for best drama are Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), David Oyelowo (Selma), and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything).

Other categories include: best motion picture-comedy or musical, best performance by an actor/actress in a motion picture-comedy or musical, best animated feature film, best foreign language film, best screenplay-motion picture, best television series-drama/comedy or musical, and best mini-series or motion picture made for television.

With so many categories to be nominated for, it’s hard to keep track of just how many nominations certain movies and shows racked up.  The most nominations for a television series or program was five, belonging to Fargo.  True Detective scored four, followed by a multitude of three’s and two’s: The Affair, House of Cards, The Normal Heart, Olive Kitteridge and Orange is the New Black (3); Downtown Abbey, Girls, Jane the Virgin, The Missing, Ray Donovan, and Transparent (2).

Birdman receives the most nominations in the category of motion picture, totalling seven.  Gone Girl receives four, Big Eyes and Into the Woods nabbing three, Annie and St. Vincent with two, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part 1 coming in at one nomination apiece.

Be sure to tune in to NBC on Sunday, Jan. 11, starting at 8 p.m. for the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards, and watch the red carpet pre-show at 7 p.m.