The nominations for the 71st Golden Globe Awards were announced today and, to the surprise of some the nominations, were not identical to those of the SAG Awards, announced yesterday. They did have 12 Years a Slave as a commonality in both the Best Motion Picture category, as well as Captain Phillips. The aforementioned 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle dominated with seven nominations each. But noticeably absent from the Golden Globe nominations is your main man, and ours, Mr. Forest Whitaker.
Idris Elba was nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture for playing Mandela in Long Walk to Freedom. Lee Daniels' The Butler is like a motherless child right about now. Not one nomination, where as the SAGs featured a buffet of support for the film, which saw Whitaker nominated for Best Actor in a major motion picture for his role and Oprah Winfrey nominated for her supporting role as well. Nope, no such support at the Globes for any of them. Meanwhile, as was to be expected, Kerry Washington was good for a nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series, playing high-powered Washington D.C. insider on ABC's Scandal.
An abbreviated list is below.
Best Motion Picture – Drama:
12 Years A Slave
Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf of Wall Street
Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Idris Elba, Mandela
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost
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