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Robert Redford starring in J.C. Chandor’s ‘All Is Lost.’ Redford was nominated for a Golden Globe for best actor in a motion picture drama for his role in the film on Dec 12.
‘12 Years’, ‘Hustle’ take lead Best acting nominations favor actors with long careers

BEVERLY HILLS, California, Dec 12, (RTRS): Slavery drama “12 Years a Slave” and 1970s con-artist caper “American Hustle” led the Golden Globe Awards nominations announced on Thursday with seven nods each, fortifying their frontrunner positions in a crowded field ahead of the Oscars.
In the coveted best drama category, “12 Years a Slave” will compete against piracy tale “Captain Phillips,” space thriller “Gravity,” adoption drama “Philomena,” and race-car rivalry “Rush.”
“American Hustle,” was nominated for best comedy or musical, alongside computer-age romance “Her,” folk singer tale “Inside Llewyn Davis,” heartland ode “Nebraska” and financial tale “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Best acting nominations favored acclaimed actors with long careers, like 79-year-old Judi Dench for her role as a mother looking for the son she was forced to give up in “Philomena” or Robert Redford, 77, the sole cast member as a sailor in “All Is Lost.”


The Golden Globe nominations voted by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) are a leading indicator for the awards season and underscored the strong year for film, with many critically acclaimed movies and performances jostling for prominence.
“The nominations show that it has been an extremely competitive year, a real competitive year,” said Theo Kingma, HFPA president. “We’ve had so many films with very large casts, the leads were fantastic but also the people with the tiniest roles.”
“Nebraska” won five Golden Globe nominations overall, including best actor in a comedy or musical for veteran actor Bruce Dern. “Captain Phillips” and “Gravity” each secured four nominations, including best actor and actress nods for their lead characters, Oscar winners Tom Hanks as the ship captain under siege and Sandra Bullock as a stranded astronaut.
The Golden Globes will be handed out on Jan. 12 in Beverly Hills, just a few days before the nominations for Academy Awards, the highest honors in Hollywood. While the HFPA can make some unconventional choices, last year’s Golden Globe for best drama went to Iran hostage thriller “Argo,” which went on to win the Oscar for best picture.
And while “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” compete in separate categories for Globes, they are likely to go head-to-head in the Oscars race for best picture.
“12 Years a Slave” by director Steve McQueen, a real-life story about the free black man Solomon Northup sold into slavery in Louisiana, has been a top contender for awards since winning at the Toronto International Film Festival. On Wednesday, the depiction of brutal pre-Civil War American slavery won the most nominations for acting awards from the Screen Actors Guild, with four nods.
“I am delighted for my cast and crew who worked so hard on this film to shine a light on a forgotten American hero, Solomon Northup,” said McQueen after learning of the Golden Globe nods.
In “American Hustle,” director David O. Russell reunites some of his favorite actors from previous films “The Fighter” and “Silver Linings Playbook,” like Christian Bale and Jennifer Lawrence, for a romp through heady 1970s New York, with con-men and an FBI sting operation gone awry.
The Golden Globes nominations also gave a boost to the new biopic “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” which premiered shortly before the death of Nelson Mandela. Idris Elba was nominated best actor in a drama for his role as the South African anti-apartheid leader.
But another film from The Weinstein Company, civil rights drama “Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” which earned three SAG acting nods, received no Golden Globe nominations.
In television, Golden Globe nominations highlighted some new and edgy shows, like the history of sexual study in “Masters of Sex” and the Netflix political thriller “House of Cards,” both nominated for best drama. Old favorites like the advertising industry drama “Mad Men” were excluded.
Nominees for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday in Beverly Hills, Calif., by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
Motion Pictures
n Picture, Drama: “12 Years a Slave,” “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” “Philomena,” “Rush.”
n Picture, Musical or Comedy: “American Hustle,” “Her,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Nebraska,” “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
n Actor, Drama: Chiwetel Ejiofor, “12 Years a Slave”; Idris Elba, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”; Tom Hanks, “Captain Phillips”; Matthew McConaughey, “Dallas Buyers Club”; Robert Redford, “All Is Lost.”
n Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”; Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”; Judi Dench, “Philomena”; Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr. Banks”; Kate Winslet, “Labor Day.”
n Director: Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”; Paul Greengrass, “Captain Phillips”; Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”; Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”; David O. Russell, “American Hustle.”
n Actor, Musical or Comedy: Christian Bale, “American Hustle”; Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”; Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”; Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”; Joaquin Phoenix, “Her.”
n Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, “American Hustle”; Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”; Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha”; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Enough Said”; Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County.”
n Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”; Daniel Bruhl, “Rush”; Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”; Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”; Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club.”
n Supporting Actress: Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”; Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”; Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”; Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”; June Squibb, “Nebraska.”
n Foreign Language: “Blue Is the Warmest Color,” “The Great Beauty,” “The Hunt,” “The Past,” “The Wind Rises.”
n Animated Film: “The Croods,” “Despicable Me 2,” “Frozen.”
n Screenplay: Spike Jonze, “Her”; Bob Nelson, “Nebraska”; Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, “Philomena”; John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave”; Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, “American Hustle.”
n Original Score: Alex Ebert, “All Is Lost”; Alex Heffes, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”; Steven Price, “Gravity”; John Williams, “The Book Thief”; Hans Zimmer, “12 Years a Slave.”
n Original Song: “Atlas” (music and lyrics by Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion), “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”; “Let it Go” (music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez), “Frozen”; “Ordinary Love” (music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and Brian Burton, lyrics by Bono), “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”; “Please Mr. Kennedy” (music and lyrics by Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen), “Inside Llewyn Davis”; “Sweeter Than Fiction” (music and lyrics by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff), “One Chance.”
Television
n Series, Drama: “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “The Good Wife,” “House of Cards,” “Masters of Sex.”
n Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”; Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”; Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex”; Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards.”
n 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.”
n Series, Musical or Comedy: “The Big Bang Theory,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Girls,” “Modern Family,” “Parks and Recreation.”
n Actress, Musical or Comedy: Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”; Lena Dunham, “Girls”; Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”; Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation.”
n Actor, Musical or 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 Nine-Nine.”
n Miniseries or Movie: “American Horror Story: Coven,” “Behind the Candelabra,” “Dancing on the Edge,” “Top of the Lake,” “White Queen.”
n Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”; Rebecca Ferguson, “White Queen”; Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”; Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”; Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake.”
n Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”; Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”; Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”; Idris Elba, “Luther”; Al Pacino, “Phil Spector.”
n Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge”; Janet McTeer, “White Queen”; Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”; Monica Potter, “Parenthood”; Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family.”
n Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”; Rob Lowe, “Behind the Candelabra”; Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”; Corey Stoll, “House of Cards”; Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan.”

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