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Freak shows and fabulously fu%*ed-up films lead Golden Globe nominations


This year’s Golden Globe nominations have a surprisingly high amount of freakish nominations, including various nods for TV series that have gone way against the grain of ‘normal’ such as ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’, ‘Fargo’, ‘How To Get Away With Murder’, rites-of-passage series ‘Girls’ and hilarious political satire ‘Veep’. Several fabulously fucked-up films, as well, have earned nominations including ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, the very twisted ‘Birdman’, the “only-took-twelve-years-to-make” ‘Boyhood’, and horror take on the classic musical ‘Into The Woods’.

Australians have generally done okay in the nominations for Golden Globes this year. Perth-raised actress Frances O’Connor is nominated for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie (for ‘The Missing’), up against the veteran likes of Jessica Lange for ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ and Frances McDormand in ‘Olive Kitteridge’.

Two music artists from Down Under (well, one from Australia, the other from New Zealand) are up for the Globes’ Best Original Song category, with Adelaide’s Sia Furler’s song ‘Opportunity’ from ‘Annie’ getting a nod, up against New Zealander Lorde’s ‘Yellow Flicker Beat’ from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part I’ soundtrack.

Television series (both weekly and mini-) that did very well with numerous nominations include ‘House Of Cards’, ‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’, ‘Orange Is The New Black’, ‘Girls’ and ‘The Blacklist’. Films that scooped a stack of nods include the quirky ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’, ‘The Theory of Everything’, ‘Boyhood’, ‘Birdman’ and star-studded ‘Into The Woods’.

A couple of the surprise nominations are ‘Gone Girl’ for Best Screenplay given the Ben Afflick-featured flick is so over-the-top in its premise, and quirky telenovela ‘Jane the Virgin’.

The Golden Globes, which will be hosted February 11, are considered a general indicator of February 22’s Academy Awards ceremony. See ull nominations below.  Antonino Tati





Best Motion Picture, Drama

“The Imitation Game” ↑

“The Theory of Everything”






Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

“The Grand Budapest Hotel” ↑


“Into the Woods”

“St. Vincent”




Best TV Series, Drama

“Game of Thrones” (HBO) ↑

“Downton Abbey” (PBS)

“The Good Wife” (CBS)

“House of Cards” (Netflix)

“The Affair” (Showtime)



Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy

“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

“Girls” (HBO)

“Jane the Virgin” (CW)

“Transparent” (Amazon)

“Silicon Valley” (HBO)




Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX) ↑

Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)

Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honourable Woman” (SundanceTV)

Allison Tolman, “Fargo” (FX)

Frances O’Connor, “The Missing” (Starz)



Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

Robin Wright, “House of Cards” (Netflix)

Julianna Marguiles, “The Good Wife” (CBS)

Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder” (ABC)

Ruth Wilson, “The Affair” (Showtime)

Claire Danes, Homeland (HBO)




Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep” (HBO) ↑

Taylor Schilling, “Orange Is the New Black” (Netflix)

Lena Dunham, “Girls” (HBO)

Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin” (CW)

Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)



Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Allison Janney, “Mom” (CBS) ↑

Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” (FX)

Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Michelle Monaghan, “True Detective” (HBO)



Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Bill Murray, “Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)

Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)

Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife” (CBS)

Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan” (Showtime)

Colin Hanks, “Fargo” (FX)



Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy

Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent” (Amazon)

William H. Macy, “Shameless” (Showtime)

Don Cheadle, “House of Lies” (Showtime)

Ricky Gervais, “Derek” (Netflix)

Louis C.K., “Louie” (FX)




Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards” (Netflix) ↑

Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan” (Showtime)

James Spader, “The Blacklist” (NBC)

Clive Owen, “The Knick” (Cinemax)

Dominic West, “The Affair” (Showtime)



FARGO -- Pictured: Martin Freeman as Lester Nygaard -- CR. Matthias Clamer/FX

Best TV Movie or Miniseries

“Fargo” (FX) ↑

“True Detective” (HBO)

“The Normal Heart” (HBO)

“Olive Kitteridge” (HBO)

“The Missing” (Starz)



Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Joaquin Phoenix, “Inherent Vice”

James Corden, “Into the Woods”

Michael Keaton, “Birdman”

Bill Murray, “St. Vincent”

Christoph Waltz, “Big Eyes”



Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood” ↑

J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Edward Norton, “Birdman”

Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”

Robert Duvall, “The Judge”




Best Actress in a 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 in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart” (HBO)

Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective” (HBO)

Woody Harrelson, “True Detective” (HBO)

Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo” (FX)

Martin Freeman, “Fargo” (FX)




Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

Meryl Streep, “Into The Woods” ↑

Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”

Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”

Emma Stone, “Birdman”

Jessica Chastain, “A Most Violent Year”


Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Amy Adams, “Big Eyes”

Emily Blunt, “Into The Woods”

Julianne Moore, “Maps To The Stars”

Quvenzhane Wallis, “Annie”

Helen Mirren, “The Hundred Foot Journey”



Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”

Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”

Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”

David Oyelowo, “Selma”



Best Director — Motion Picture

Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”

Ava DuVernay, “Selma”

Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”

David Fincher, “Gone Girl”




Best Original Song

“Yellow Flicker Beat” from “The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1”, music and lyrics by Lorde ↑

“Big Eyes” from “Big Eyes”, music and lyrics by Lana Del Rey

“Glory” from “Selma”, music and lyrics by John Legend and Common

“Mercy Is” from “Noah”, music and lyrics by Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye

“Opportunity” from “Annie”, music and lyrics by Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck


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