Among those included on the list were Robert Redford. The 77-year-old icon was nominated for best actor in a drama for “All Is Lost.”
Redford was conspicuously absent from the Screen Actors Guild Award nominees released two days ago.
The biggest Globes exclusion had to be “Lee Daniels’ The Butler.” The uplifting film was shut out of the nominations, even though it won SAG nods for Forest Whittaker (Best Actor) and Oprah Winfrey (Best Supporting Actress) and best picture.
Sally Hawkins traded places with Oprah, landing a Globe nomination for supporting actress for “Blue Jasmine.” She didn’t make the SAG list.
Among the surprise picks were Kate Winslet for “Labor Day,” Greta Gerwig for “Frances Ha,” Oscar Isaac for “Inside Llewyn Davis” Dern for “Nebraska” and Joaquin Phoenix for “Her.”
Winselt was nominated for best actress in a drama, while the other picks are from the musical or comedy categories. The SAG doesn’t differentiate among film genres.
Idris Elba was nominated for best actor, drama for his role in “Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.” Both he an the film where shut out of the SAG nominations.
And so it went.
Comparisons between the Globe and SAG nominees are inevitable because both are often cited as harbingers for Academy Award nominations. The SAG awards carry more credibility because SAG members will vote on Oscar contenders.
The Golden Globes are looked at slightly askance because of the small pool of voters, only members of the HFPA can recommend nominees. Allegations of favoritism and cronyism involving the selection process have also dogged the group.
Nonetheless, the Globes have been an accurate predictor of Oscar winners in recent years.
Among films, “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” led all other pictures with with seven nominations each. Both films were nominated for best picture. Directors Steve McQueen and David O. Russell were also nominated
Actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o from “12 Years a Slave,” and Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper from “American Hustle” were tapped for acting honors.
Adams and Cooper were passed over by SAG.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be back hosting the Golden Globes Award ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 12 in Beverly Hills. The show is usually much more relaxed and informal than the Oscars, but you can bet most of Hollywood will be there.
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|Golden Globes 2014 Nominees, Motion Pictures|
Best Musical or Comedy
Best Actor, Drama
Best Actress, Drama
Best Actor, Musical or Comedy
Best Actress, Musical or Comedy
Best Supporting Actor
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Best Supporting Actress
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Animated Feature film
Best Original Song
Best Original Score