Golden Globes Nominations 2014: Our Picks


Movies and TV have been really great this year, so trying to choose who the winner will be in some of these categories can be difficult. Luckily, we’ve done some of the hard work for you! Here are our thoughts on who should win in each category, our picks are the bolded titles.

This year, our favourite movie was definitely 12 Years a Slave but there were a lot of close seconds. The inclusion of Rush in a few categories was exciting, as we hoped that would get some nods. Best Supporting Actor and Actress was definitely difficult. Lupita Nyong’o was incredible in 12 Years a Slave, but Jennifer Lawrence also pulled off a stunning performance in American Hustle. Similarly, every actor in the Supporting Actor category had us thinking they could win. In the end, we went with Dallas Buyers Club’s Jared Leto for his incredible transformation despite our love of 12 Years a Slave’s Michael Fassbender due to his captivating layered portrayal of Master Epps. The TV categories were a bit of a shambles for us this year. We had so few opportunities to check out full seasons of these awesome shows…

Let us know in the comments below who you think will win for each category!


Best Motion Picture, Drama
12 Years a Slave
– Captain Phillips
– Gravity
– Philomena
– Rush

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 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 Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
– American Hustle
– Her
– Inside Llewyn Davis
– Nebraska
– The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actress In A Motion Picture, 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)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, 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)

Best Animated Feature Film
– The Croods
– Despicable Me 2
– Frozen 

Best Foreign Language Film
– Blue is the Warmest Color
– The Great Beauty
– The Hunt 
– The Past
– The Wind Rises

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 Brühl (Rush)
– Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
– Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
– Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

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)
– Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan (Philomena)
– John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)
– Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell (American Hustle)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture
– 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)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
– Atlas (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 TV Series, Drama
– Breaking Bad 
– Downton Abbey
– The Good Wife
– House of Cards
– Masters of Sex

Best Actress in a TV 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 Actor in a TV 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 TV Series, Musical or Comedy
– The Big Bang Theory 
– Brooklyn Nine-Nine
– Girls
– Modern Family
– Parks and Recreation

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy
– Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) 
– Lena Dunham (Girls)
– Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
– Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
– Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

Best Actor in a TV Series, 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)

Best TV Movie or Mini-Series
– American Horror Story: Coven 
– Behind the Candelabra
– Dancing on the Edge
– Top of the Lake
– The White Queen

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
– Helena Bonham Carter (Burton and Taylor)
– Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen)
– Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Coven) 
– Helen Mirren (Phil Spector)
– Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake)

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
– Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra)
– Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra)
– Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dancing on the Edge)
– Idris Elba (Luther) 
– Al Pacino (Phil Spector)

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
– Jacqueline Bissett (Dancing On the Edge)
– Janet McTeer (The White Queen)
– Hayden Panettiere (Nashville)
– Monica Potter (Parenthood)
– Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) 

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie
– Josh Charles (The Good Wife)
– Rob Lowe (Behind the Candelabra)
– Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad) 
– Corey Stoll (House of Cards)
– Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)