The Golden Globes

The Golden Globe Nominations Are Here! See Who Surprised and Who Was Snubbed

by Steven Panzarella (@ProCreateSteve)

Edward Norton and Michael Keaton get close in Birdman

 

It shouldn’t be a shock that every year when the Golden Globes are announced at 5:30 am on the east coast by 6 am almost everyone is pissed about someone not making the nominee list. There are always surprises and snubs this year there aren’t Argo sized snubs in my opinion but there are a few glaring omissions. In a lighter note there are also a few times where the Hollywood Foreign Press just gets it right. You can check out the nominations below but let’s go through them and see who maybe got snubbed from the list.

Where in the heck is Everything is Awesome!?- The catchy theme for The Lego Movie not only deserves to be nominated but it probably would win the award if it was. It will probably win the Oscar if nominated and that was the thing that shocked me the most. The year’s biggest snub is a song by The Lonely Island and Tegan & Sara.

Unbroken and Angelina Jolie- Unbroken might be a 2 hour and 20 min marathon that drags at 2 separate extremely  long sections but it is still one of the most emotional and beautiful films of 2014. Angelina Jolie’s direction is very good and it is the kind of biopic that normally makes voters give it the extra push but it is nowhere to be found on this list.

Whiplash- During an awards show that 2 of the major nominees are not in the drama category, movies like Unbroken and Whiplash could have crept in but thanks to the overwhelming love for Boyhood and Selma we find ourselves without this Jazzy drama about a student being tormented by his teacher. At least J.K. Simmons earned a nomination, for a role that right now could lock him in for at least an Oscar nom and possibly a win in both shows.

Gone Girl- Again another movie in the drama category displaced thanks to Boyhood, and Selma.

Calvary- Hear me out; Calvary is available on iTunes to rent for $5, go rent it. It was my best movie of the first half of 2014; Brendan Gleeson gives an incredible performance as a priest trying to discover who and why a man has threatened to kill him by the end of the week. It is a beautiful movie and deserves so much more than it is getting.

Now let’s move to surprises

Jennifer Aniston Getting some Love- I have yet to see her performance in Cake but it is supposed to be a transformative one. She plays a women dealing with exhausting amounts of pain after an injury as she engages in an affair with a man whose wife killed herself while hallucinating meetings with the wife. Aniston has done her time and seems to be locked in to a spot on the best actress nominee list, we will see if that can cross over to Oscar territory.

Pride- The British biopic that barely had a US release (It played at I believe one theater here in NY and it is already gone) should be available to rent in a week or two on itunes. About a group of gay activists led by Dominic West (The Affair), and Andrew Scott(Sherlock, Spectre) among others go to a mining town to help support them during the strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. It has gotten great reviews but is definitely the most surprising nominee, some started to believe that it was a category that Guardians of The Galaxy or The Last 5 Years with Anna Kendrick could have snuck into.

The Grand Budapest Hotel- Let’s be honest, this movie was done zero favors by being released in March but it was in my opinion Wes Anderson’s best movie. It seems that the March release didn’t hurt it though because it was suddenly getting loads of buzz a few weeks ago and now here it is. Ralph Fiennes is amazing and The Grand Budapest Hotel should be a solid contender against Into The Woods, and Birdman, whom right now stand as the top contenders.   

What is going on with The Best Actress in a Comedy Category? - Please don’t ask me to pick this category when the time comes because I don’t have the slightest Idea. My friends at Vulture made this point earlier today and I will reiterate, I am almost more excited to see who wins this award than any other because they will most likely NOT get an Oscar Nom. This is the Golden Globes way of telling The Oscars to piss off, nominating 5 deserving actresses but none of which were getting an overwhelming amount of buzz. None are expected to get invited to Oscar night unless your name is Julianne Moore who is considered a favorite in the clubhouse for Drama Still Alice.  

For all the TV snubs and some of the film snub’s I’ve listed above there aren’t many glaring omissions. Sure you can ask where the hell is Sherlock? and what is the Hollywood Foreign Presses obsession with programming that hasn’t had a consistently good season in years? but as far as the films are concerned I can’t find too many places where I would say “Well that movie doesn’t deserve to be there” Sure I think Foxcatcher earned a best picture nom based on its cast and it’s cast alone and I think Channing Tatum gives a more transformative performance than Mark Ruffalo even though Ruffalo deserves the nomination just as much.  

BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA

Boyhood

Selma

The Imitation Game

The Theory of Everything

Foxcatcher

 

BEST ACTRESS, MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA

Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl

Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything

Jennifer Aniston, Cake

 

BEST ACTOR, MOTION PICTURE DRAMA

Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game

Steve Carell, Foxcatcher

David Oyelowo, Selma

Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler

 

BEST DIRECTOR

Richard Linklater, Boyhood

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman

Ava DuVernay, Selma

David Fincher, Gone Girl

Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

BEST MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Birdman

Into the Woods

St. Vincent

Pride

The Grand Budapest Hotel

 

BEST ACTRESS, MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Emily Blunt, Into the Woods

Amy Adams, Big Eyes

Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars

Helen Mirren, The Hundred-Foot Journey

Quvenzhané Wallis, Annie

 

BEST ACTOR, MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY

Michael Keaton, Birdman

Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel

Bill Murray, St. Vincent

Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice

Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes


BEST SCREENPLAY, MOTION PICTURE

Birdman

Boyhood

Gone Girl

The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Imitation Game

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Ida

Tangerine Mandarin

Leviathan

Force Majeure

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, MOTION PICTURE

J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Edward Norton, Birdman

Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher

Ethan Hawke, Boyhood

Robert Duvall, The Judge

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, MOTION PICTURE

Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Emma Stone, Birdman

Meryl Streep, Into the Woods

Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game

Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

The Lego Movie

Big Hero 6

How to Train Your Dragon 2

The Boxtrolls

The Book of Life

 

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

John Legend & Common, “Glory" (Selma)

Lana Del Rey, “Big Eyes” (Big Eyes)

Patti Smith, "Mercy Is" (Noah)

Sia, "Opportunity" (Annie)

Lorde, "Yellow Flicker Beat" (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part I)

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything

Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game

Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gone Girl

Antonio Sanchez, Birdman

Hans Zimmer, Interstellar


BEST TV DRAMA

The Good Wife

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

The Affair

House of Cards

 

BEST ACTOR, TV SERIES, DRAMA

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Clive Owen, The Knick

Dominic West, The Affair

James Spader, The Blacklist

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

 

BEST ACTRESS, TV SERIES, DRAMA

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder

Ruth Wilson, The Affair

Claire Danes, Homeland

 

BEST TV COMEDY

Girls

Jane the Virgin

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Transparent

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES, COMEDY

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Lena Dunham, Girls

Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

 

BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES, COMEDY

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Ricky Gervais, Derek

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Louis C.K., Louie

William H. Macy, Shameless

 

BEST TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE

True Detective

Fargo

The Normal Heart

Olive Kitteridge

The Missing

 

BEST ACTRESS IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Frances O'Connor, Missing

Allison Tolman, Fargo

 

BEST ACTOR IN A TV MINISERIES OR MOVIE

Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Martin Freeman, Fargo

Woody Harrelson, True Detective

Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES, MINISERIES, OR MOTION PICTURE

Allison Janney, Mom

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Michelle Monaghan, True Detective

Joan Frogatt, Downton Abbey

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A TV SERIES, MINISERIES, OR MOTION PICTURE

Matthew Bomer, The Normal Heart

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge

Alan Cumming, The Good Wife

Colin Hanks, Fargo

 

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Steven Panzarella: ProCreate Film Critic

Steven Panzarella has been reviewing movies for as long as he can remember, but his passion flourished while working at 88.7 FM WRHU, and writing for popgoestheweek.com.

Steven is ProCreate's resident film critic.

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