“Slave” Leads Golden Globe Noms


Director Steve McQueen’s drama, 12 Years A Slave continued it’s march through the awards season collecting more recognition this morning as led all films nominated for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards.

The film which tells the story of a free black man taken into slavery, was nominated for Best Drama, Director (McQueen), Actor in a Drama (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Supporting Actor in a Drama (Michael Fassbender), Supporting Actress in a Drama (Lupita Nyong’o) and Screenplay (John Ridley).

David O. Russell’s 1970’s ABSCAM scandal story, American Hustle, also excelled collecting key nominations on the comedy/musical side for best comedy or musical, director (David O. Russell), actor in a comedy/musical (Christian Bale), actress in a comedy/musical (Amy Adams), supporting actor (Bradley Cooper), supporting actress (Jennifer Lawrence) and screenplay.

The list of major nominations:

Best film drama: 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena and Rush.

Best film comedy or musical: American Hustle, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Best actor in a drama: Ejiofor, Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) and Robert Redford (All Is Lost).

Best actress in a drama: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) and Kate Winslet (Labor Day).

Best actor in a comedy or musical: Bale, Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Joaquin Phoenix (Her).

Best actress in a comedy or musical: Adams, Julie Delpy (Before Midnight), Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Enough Said) and Meryl Streep (August: Osage County).

Best supporting actor: Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Daniel Bruhl (Rush), Cooper, Fassbender, Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club).

Best supporting actress: Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Lawrence, Nyong’o, Julia Roberts (August: Osage County) and June Squibb (Nebraska).

Best director: McQueen, Russell, Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips) and Alexander Payne (Nebraska).

The screenplay nominations went to Her, Nebraska, Philomena, 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle.

The Golden Globes will be broadcast on Sunday, January 12. Amy Poehler and Tina Fey are scheduled to host. The program will air on NBC.

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