Early Thursday morning, a day after the SAG nominees were announced, the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards were released. There were some shocks, some snubs and definitely some standouts.
As with the SAG Awards, the indie genre continued to dominated the movie categories. Birdman soars with seven nominations total, including best screenplay, best comedy or musical, best director and best actor. Boyhood and The Imitation Game both received five nominations each, while Selma, The Theory of Everything, Gone Girl and The Grand Budapest Hotel each received four.
In the television categories, "Fargo" leads with five nominations, including best mini-series, best actor and best actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for television. "True Detective" follows with four nominations, and "The Affair," "The Good Wife," "House of Cards," "The Normal Heart," "Olive Kitteridge" and "Orange is the New Black" each have three.
Now, every show nominated for a Golden Globe probably deserves this nomination. But, we can't help but notice that there were a few snubs in the TV categories. As for film, the list of nominees is much more diverse when compared to the SAG Awards, and for that reason we can't complain much.
However, if college students had the opportunity to nominate the TV shows and movies, we have a feeling the list would look something like this...
(Please note: We did not use a scientific method. We just guessed based on our interactions with students.)
Best Motion Picture - Drama
The Fault in Our Stars
The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 1
Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
22 Jump Street
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Jennifer Lawrence - The Hunger Games - Mockingjay Part 1
Shailene Woodley - The Fault in Our Stars
Jennifer Aniston - Cake
Reese Witherspoon - Wild
Angelina Jolie - Maleficent
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Miles Teller - Whiplash
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Imitation Game
Steve Carell - Foxcatcher
Bradley Cooper - American Sniper
Ben Affleck - Gone Girl
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Emma Stone - Birdman
Emily Blunt - Into the Woods
Amy Adams - Big Eyes
Jennifer Aniston - Horrible Bosses 2
Melissa McCarthy - Tammy
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical
Ralph Fiennes - The Grand Budapest Hotel
Jonah Hill - 22 Jump Street
Seth Rogen - Neighbors
Channing Tatum - 22 Jump Street
Zac Efron - Neighbors
Best TV Series - Drama
"Game of Thrones"
"How to Get Away with Murder"
"The Walking Dead"
Best TV Series - Comedy or Musical
"Orange is the New Black"
"How I Met Your Mother"
"The Big Bang Theory"
Best Performance by an Actress in TV Series - Drama
Viola Davis - "How to Get Away with Murder"
Kerry Washington - "Scandal"
Tatiana Maslany - "Orphan Black"
Claire Danes - "Homeland"
Jada Pinkett Smith - "Gotham"
Best Performance by an Actor in TV Series - Drama
Kevin Spacey - "House of Cards"
Norman Reedus - "The Walking Dead"
Peter Dinklage - "Game of Thrones"
Charlie Hunnam - "Sons of Anarchy"
Ben McKenzie - "Gotham"
Best Performance by an Actress in TV Series - Comedy
Mindy Kaling - "The Mindy Project"
Zooey Deschanel - "New Girl"
Amy Poehler - "Parks and Recreations"
Taylor Schilling - "Orange is the New Black"
Lena Dunham - "Girls"
Best Performance by an Actor in TV Series - Comedy
William H. Macy - "Shameless"
Jim Parsons - "The Big Bang Theory"
Louis C.K. - "Louie"
Don Cheadle - "House of Lies"
Ricky Gervais - "Derek"
Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
"American Horror Story"
"Orange is the New Black"
For the REAL list of nominees, click here.
The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015 on NBC. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host.