Golden Globe Nominations 2015

This week the Hollywood Foreign Press announced the much anticipated nominations for the 2015 Golden Globes awards. The coveted nominations set the tone for next year’s fast approcahing awards season and give the world an idea as to who is a favourite and who has made a faux pas. It is commonly understood that to be recognized with a Golden Globe nomination means that you may clean up at the creme de lea creme of film awards, The Oscars.

Golden Globe statues

Stand-out front runner was comedy/drama Birdman which received a phenomonal seven nominations. The film stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up movie star hoping to relaunch his career in classy fashion by staging a Raymond Carver adaptation on Broadway. The film earned Keaton a nomination for best actor as well as nods for best picture (comedy or musical) and director (Alejandro González Iñárritu’s). Also recognised were supporting actor Edward Norton (who plays Keaton’s egocentric co-star), supporting actress Emma Stone (Keaton’s volatile daughter) and Antonio Sanchez’s score.

Level pegged with 5 nominations each were dramas, The Imitation Game starring British actor Benedict Cumberbatch and coming-of-age tale Boyhood.

British biopic The Theory of Everything (based on the life of physicist Stephen Hawking) received an admiral four nominations, alongside David Fincher’s Gone Girl, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and the Martin Luther King drama Selma. Director of Selma, Ava Duvernay became the first black woman to ever be up for the best director award.

The Golden Globe Awards take place on January 11th 2015 so make sure you have seen all of the nominated movies and t.v shows by then!

See below for a the list of all nominees:


Best film/drama:



The Imitation Game


The Theory of Everything

Best film, comedy or musical:


The Grand Budapest Hotel

Into the Woods


St. Vincent

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 actor:

Robert Duvall – The Judge

Ethan Hawke – Boyhood

Edward Norton – Birdman

Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher

JK Simmons – Whiplash

Best score:

Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game

Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything

Trent Reznor – Gone Girl

Antonio Sanchez – Birdman

Hans Zimmer – Interstellar

Best song:

Big Eyes – Big Eyes (Lana Del Ray)

Glory – Selma (John Legend, Common)

Mercy Is – Noah (Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye)

Opportunity – Annie

Yellow Flicker Beat – Hunger Games, Mockingjay Pt 1 (Lorde)

Best director:

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ava Duvernay – Selma

David Fincher – Gone Girl

Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Best actor, drama:

Steve Carell – Foxcatcher

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler

David Oyelowo – Selma

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Best supporting actress:

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year

Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game

Emma Stone – Birdman

Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

Best actress, drama:

Jennifer Aniston, Cake

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best actor, comedy or musical:

Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Michael Keaton – Birdman

Bill Murray – St. Vincent

Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice

Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes

Best animation:

Big Hero 6

The Book of Life

The Boxtrolls

How to Train Your Dragon 2

The LEGO Movie

Best screenplay:

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Graham Moore – The Imitation Game

Best foreign language film:

Force Majeure

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem





Best series, drama:

The Affair

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

The Good Wife

House of Cards

Best actress, drama series:

Claire Danes – Homeland

Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder

Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife

Ruth Wilson – The Affair

Robin Wright – House of Cards

Best actor, drama series:

Clive Owen – The Knick

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

James Spader – The Black List

Dominic West – The Affair

Best series, comedy or musical:


Jane the Virgin

Orange is the New Black

Silicon Valley


Best actress, comedy or musical series:

Lena Dunham – Girls

Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie

Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin

Julia Louis Dreyfuss – Veep

Taylor Schilling – Orange Is the New Black

Best actor, comedy or musical series:

Don Cheadle – House of Lies

Ricky Gervais – Derek

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Louis CK – Louie

William H. Macy – Shameless

Best mini-series or TV movie:


The Missing

True Detective

The Normal Heart

Olive Kitteridge

Best actress, mini-series or TV movie:

Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honorable Woman

Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show

Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge

Frances O’Connor – The Missing

Allison Tolman – Fargo

Best actor, mini-series or TV movie:

Martin Freeman – Fargo

Woody Harrelson – True Detective

Matthew McConaughey – True Detective

Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart

Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo

Best supporting actress:

Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black

Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Freak Show

Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey

Allison Janney – Mom

Michelle Monaghan – True Detective

Best supporting actor:

Matt Bomer – The Normal Heart

Alan Cumming – The Good Wife

Colin Hanks – Fargo

Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge

Jon Voight – Ray Donovan