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Golden Globes: 'Birdman,' 'Boyhood,' 'Imitation Game' lead film noms

Meanwhile "Selma," "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "The Theory of Everything" wind up not too shabby either.

The Golden Globes, the Oscars' more fun, slightly more dishevelled younger sibling, rolled out their nominations for 2014. Traditionally what they pick has been a reasonably accurate prediction of what the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will themselves choose, as well as what has been feted by other laudatory organizations. And if you've been following critics groups' awards, you already know that "Boyhood" and "Birdman" are the best horses for your betting needs.

That said, there are always some wild cars, the most glaring being the nomination for Robert Duvall for "The Judge" — a rickety, faintly offensive stab at a crowd pleasing Owards gobbler that presumably most people already forget ever existed. In a similar but different vein, Jessica Chastain racked up her token nod for the 10,000 movies she did this year, but it wasn't for "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby," as the Weinstein Company would have liked. Instead it's for her Brooklyn-accented work in the crime saga "A Most Violent Year." Julianne Moore wound up with two nominations — one for the Alzheimer's drama "Still Alice," another for David Cronenberg's Hollywood satire "Maps to the Stars," the latter which had seemed to have been lost in the shuffle but apparently nope.

The most curious bits involved the Globes' classification system, specially what it designates comedy and drama. It's neat that they didn't try to elevate the very silly "Birdman" — or the even nuttier "Inherent Vice," which scored a single nod, for Joaquin Phoenix — to the prestigious dramatic category. That said, is Tim Burton's "Big Eyes" really a comedy? Its tale of a woman (Amy Adams) whose paintings arestolen by her abusive husband (Christoph Waltz) is very broadly played, but is that even the same thing?

Anyway. Here's the noms in the film category:

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Best Picture, Drama

Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything

Best Picture, Comedy or Musical

Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Pride
St. Vincent

Best Director

Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Ava DuVernay, "Selma"
David Fincher, "Gone Girl"
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, "Birdman"
Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"

Best Actress, Drama

Jennier Aniston, "Cake"
Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything"
Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"
Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"
Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"

Best Actor, Drama


Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"
Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcatcher"
David Oyelowo, "Selma"
Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything

Best Actress, Comedy or Musical

Amy Adams, "Big Eyes"
Emily Blunt, "Into the Woods"
Helen Mirren, "The Hundred Foot Journey"
Julianne Moore, "Maps to the Stars"
Quvenzhae Wallis, "Annie"

Best Actor, Comedy or Musical

Ralph Fiennes, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
Bill Murray, "St. Vincent"
Joaquin Phoenix, "Inherent Vice"
Christoph Waltz, "Birdman"

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"
Jessica Chastain, "A Most Violent Year"
Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game"
Emma Stone, "Birdman"
Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall, "The Judge"
Ethan Hawke, "Boyhood"
Edward Norton, "Birdman"
Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher"
J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"

Best Screenplay

"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
"Gone Girl"
"Birdman"
"Boyhood"
"The Imitation Game"

Best Foreign Film

"Force Majeure"
"Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem"
"Ida"
"Leviathan"
"Tangerine Manderin"

Best Animated Feature

"Big Hero 6"
"Book of Life"
"How to Train Your Dragon 2"
"The Boxtrolls"
"The Lego Movie"

Best Original Score

"The Imitation Game"
"The Theory of Everything"
"Gone Girl"
"Birdman"
"Interstellar"

Best Original Song

"Big Eyes" — "Big Eyes" (Lana Del Ray)
"Glory" — "Selma" (John Legend, Common)
"Mercy Is" — "Noah" (Patty Smith, Lenny Kaye)
"Opportunity" — "Annie"
"Yellow Flicker Beat" — "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1" (Lorde)

 
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