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‘Birdman,’ ‘Fargo’ and ‘True Detective’ Dominate Golden Globe Nominations

‘The Imitation Game,’ ‘Boyhood’ and ‘House of Cards’ also scored several nods for the 72nd annual awards show

Michael Keaton in Birdman

Michael Keaton in 'Birdman.'

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Birdman soared to the top of the Golden Globe nominees, picking up seven nods, including Best Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical, while Boyhood, The Imitation Game and Big Eyes followed with five each. In the television categories, Fargo led the pack with five, while True Detective and House of Cards followed with four each.

Boyhood will compete in the Best Motion Picture — Drama category, against Selma, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything. Meanwhile, Birdman will go toe-to-toe in the Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical category with The Grand Budapest Hotel, Into the Woods, Pride and St. Vincent.

Along with its Best Picture — Comedy or Musical nomination, Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton were all nominated for their performances in Birdman, as was director Alejandro González Iñárritu. Boyhood mastermind Richard Linklater picked up nominations for writing and directing his 12-year opus, as did the film’s stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette.

Selma star David Oyelowo and director Ava DuVernay were also recognized, as was Steve Carell for his performance in Foxcatcher. Both Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley were nominated for their performances in The Imitation Game, as were Christoph Waltz and Amy Adams for Big Eyes. And proving once again why he’s the greatest, Bill Murray notched two acting nominations, one in film for his starring performance in St. Vincent, the other for his supporting role in HBO’s mini-series, Olive Kitteridge

Oprah Winfrey in 'Selma.'

Lana Del Rey’s title-track for Big Eyes notched her a Best Original Song nomination, for which she’ll compete against John Legend and Common’s “Glory” (Selma), Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye’s “Mercy Is” (Noah), Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat” (Mockingjay) and Sia, Greg Kurstin and Will Gluck’s “Opportunity” (Annie).

As for the television awards, Fargo and True Detective will face off in most of the Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television categories, including Best Mini-Series or TV Movie, as well as the Best Performance by an Actor, in which True Detective‘s Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, and Fargo‘s Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton were all nominated (Mark Ruffalo filled out the category for his turn in The Normal Heart; he was also nominated for his performance in Foxcatcher).


In the Best Television Series — Drama category, the nominees were The Affair, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife and House of Cards, while the Comedy category will feature Girls, Jane the Virgin, Orange Is the New Black, Silicon Valley and Transparent.

A full list of nominees for the 72nd Golden Globes is below. The big show airs January 11th on NBC, with hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
St Vincent

Best TV Series, Drama
The Affair
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy
Jane the Virgin
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Best Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
The Missing
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge
True Detective

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo, Selma
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, 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 Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jennifer Aniston, Cake
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, 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 Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Clive Owen, The Knick
Liev Schrieber, Ray Donovan
James Spader, The Blacklist
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Dominic West, The Affair

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Louis C.K., Louis
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson, The Affair
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thortnon, Fargo

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Frances McDorman, Olive Kitteridge
Frances O’Connor, The Missing
Allison Tolman, Fargo

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Robert Duval, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture for TV
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture for TV
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Allison Janney, Mom
Michelle Monaghan, True Detective

Best Director, Motion Picture
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay, Selma
David Fincher, Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Best Animated Feature
Force Majeure (Sweden)
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Leviathan (Russia)
Tangerines Mandariinid (Estonia)

Best Animated Feature
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Gone Girl
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Big Eyes,” Big Eyes
“Glory,” Selma
“Mercy Is,” Noah
“Opportunity Is,” Annie
“Yellow Flicker Beat,” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1

Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

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