2014 Golden Globes

Yeah, I know a lot of people either don’t care, don’t take the Globes seriously (but seriously pontificate about it), or outright hate them, but please don’t threadshit. I think they’re fun, and occasionally they have nominees that really deserve the attention. A casual moviegoer has almost certainly heard of most of these movies, even if they haven’t seen them, but possibly not Rush, or Philomena, or Her, or Nebraska, or Before Midnight, and almost certainly not Frances Ha. They know the big stars, but possibly not Greta Gerwig, or Oscar Isaac, or Julie Delpy, or Lupita Nyong’o, or June Squibb, or Sally Hawkins, or Barkhad Abdi or Daniel Bruhl. These are all good movies and good actors that deserve a bit of boosting even if the viewer just hears their names among the big name nominees. The little movies and unknown/underknown actors get to bask in the starshine and what’s wrong with that?

I’m going to put the nominees in spoiler tags so if this becomes a watch-along thread no one will have to scroll through long lists multiple times.

2014 Golden Globe Nominees


Best Motion Picture, Drama

“12 Years a Slave”
“Captain Phillips”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, 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”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine”
Sandra Bullock, “Gravity”
Judi Dench, “Philomena”
Emma Thompson, “Saving Mr Banks”
Kate Winslet, “Labor Day”

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

“American Hustle”
“Inside Llewyn Davis”
“The Wolf of Wall Street”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Christian Bale, “American Hustle”
Bruce Dern, “Nebraska”
Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Wolf of Wall Street”
Oscar Isaac, “Inside Llewyn Davis”
Joaquin Phoenix, “Her”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Amy Adams, “American Hustle”
Julie Delpy, “Before Midnight”
Greta Gerwig, “Frances Ha”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Enough Said”
Meryl Streep, “August: Osage County”

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Sally Hawkins, “Blue Jasmine”
Jennifer Lawrence, “American Hustle”
Lupita Nyong’o, “12 Years a Slave”
Julia Roberts, “August: Osage County”
June Squibb, “Nebraska”

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Barkhad Abdi, “Captain Phillips”
Daniel Bruhl, “Rush”
Bradley Cooper, “American Hustle”
Michael Fassbender, “12 Years a Slave”
Jared Leto, “Dallas Buyers Club”

Best Animated Feature Film

“The Croods”
“Despicable Me 2”

Best Foreign Language Film

“Blue Is the Warmest Color”
“The Great Beauty”
“The Past”
“The Hunt”
“The Wind Rises”

Best Director - Motion Picture

Alfonso Cuaron, “Gravity”
Paul Greengrass, “Captain Phillips”
Steve McQueen, “12 Years a Slave”
Alexander Payne, “Nebraska”
David O. Russell, “American Hustle”

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

Spike Jonze, “Her”
Bob Nelson, “Nebraska”
Steve Coogan & Jeff Pope, “Philomena”
John Ridley, “12 Years a Slave”
David O. Russell & Eric Warren Singer, “American Hustle”

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

Alex Ebert, “All is Lost”
Alex Heffes, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
Steven Price, “Gravity”
Hans Zimmer, “12 Years a Slave”
John Williams, “The Book Thief”

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

“Atlas,” “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
“Let It Go,” “Frozen”
“Ordinary Love,” “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
“Please Mr. Kennedy,” “Inside Llewyn Davis”
“Sweeter Than Fiction,” “One Chance”



Best Television Series, Drama

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Masters of Sex” (Showtime)

Best Actor in a Television Series, Drama

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad”
Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
Michael Sheen, “Masters of Sex”
Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
James Spader, “The Blacklist”

Best Actress in a Television Series, 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”

Best Televison Series, Comedy or Musical

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)
“Girls” (HBO)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical

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”

Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical

Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

Best Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)
“Dancing on the Edge” (Starz)
“Top of the Lake”
“White Queen” (Starz)

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”
Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Dancing on the Edge”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Al Pacino, “Phil Spector”

Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton & Taylor”
Rebecca Ferguson, “The White Queen”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Helen Mirren, “Phil Spector”
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”
Rob Lowe, “Behind the Candelabra”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Corey Stoll, “House Of Cards”
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge”
Janet McTeer, “White Queen”
Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”
Monica Potter, “Parenthood”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”[/spoiler]

I hope this does turn into a watch-along thread because unless I find a place that’s streaming I won’t be able to watch them myself.

I’ve seen all the movies except for August: Osage County, The Great Beauty, The Past (I’ll be seeing all three of those this coming week), The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki!), and One Chance (it’s a biopic about a mousy cell phone salesman named Paul Potts who goes on Britain’s Got Talent, blows everybody away with his opera singing and becomes instantly famous . In the UK anyway, though that YouTube link has almost 120 million views). The male Susan Boyle. It hasn’t opened in the US yet. Both it and The Wind Rises open in the US next month).

I haven’t seen any of the TV nominees, but I know there’s a lot of good stuff there. One day, when I’m not so movie-obsessed or unable to see as many, I’m going to catch up with all the great TV I missed.

My favorite movies of 2013 were either not nominated or don’t stand a chance of winning anything (Her, Frances Ha, Philomena), so I’m not invested as much in awards this year. There will be no stomach-churning moments here or at the Oscars as in past years. As I said in another thread, I’m happy for all the nominees, wish them well, and hope they all have a good time.

The Globes are tonight on NBC, 8 EST / 5 PST.

We’ll be watching - one of the best awards shows as they don’t take it all that serious and people are having (drinks) fun.

I haven’t seen many of the films, but have read enough about them to know at least what they are about and the reviews, etc.

Plus, Tina and Amy should be good - as usual.

Tina is lookin’ quite the hottie tonight!

Working title of American Hustle - “Explosion at the Wig Factory.” Ha!

I’m able to watch after all thanks to my wonderful techie husband, but only in the bedroom. I’m probably going to fall asleep. Any posts I make would be way behind because typing on a tiny keyboard sucks.

I’m not liking Tina & Amy’s opening. It’s embarrassing. The Julia Louie Dreyfus bit was fun.

Jennifer Lawrence wins Best Supporting Actress. Love her to death. Lupine will be back. I hope. She was incredible.

Jackie Bissett making the loooong trek from the back of the room - you’d think she could have used the time to gather her thoughts, maybe?

The guy on the sound button seriously mistimed THAT one - that’s as clear a ‘shit’ as you’ll ever hear on network TV!

Was she toasted? And what did she say that got bleeped?

Jeez, it’s not often I look forward to a commercial. They needed a hook for her.

I think perhaps Ms. Bissett had been imbibing a bit. We just needed SNL’s Drunk Uncle to join her there at the mic …

Meant Lupita of course!

Poor Jackie, getting played off, but she kinda deserved it. Too much rambling.

Helen Mirren is still hot.

Random shot of The Edge applauding for Elizabeth Moss’ win.

It’s funny, Behind The Candelabra got several BAFTA nominations. Did it play in theaters in the UK?

Thanking the other nominees for “letting” her be in the category with them?

Yes it did.


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