The 2015 Golden Globe nominations will be announced at 8:20 a.m. Thursday, December 11, 2014. The 72nd edition of the show will air on Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 8 p.m. and will be hosted for the third consecutive year by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. Sadly, this will be the final year that Poehler and Fey helm the broadcast. Everyone should tune in because they are an absolute delight, and the Golden Globes is the most entertaining awards show to watch because the guests can get a little tipsy. Remember Ricky Gervais in 2010, 2011, and 2012? That was fantastic.

Golden Globe awards are handed out for both film and television by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The HFPA consists of 93 members and has been awarding the Globes since 1943. They also have the longest category titles of any award show by a wide margin (see below). Make sure you refresh the page, as Audiences Everywhere will have live updates of the nominations as they are announced and a recap after they are finished.

Film Awards

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 Director:

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ava DuVernay – Selma

David Fincher – Gone Girl

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama:

Steve Carell – Foxcatcher

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler

David Oyelowo – Selma

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy:

Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Michael Keaton – Birdman

Bill Murray – St. Vincent

Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice

Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes

Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama:

Jennifer Aniston – Cake

Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon – Wild

Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy:

Amy Adams – Big Eyes

Emily Blunt – Into the Woods

Helen Mirren – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars

Quvenzhane Wallis – Annie

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture:

Robert Duvall – The Judge

Ethan Hawke – Boyhood

Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher

Edward Norton – Birdman

J.K. Simmons – Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture:

Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year

Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game

Emma Stone – Birdman

Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

Best Screenplay:

Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl

Alejandro G. Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Graham Moore – The Imitation Game

Best Original Score:

Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game

Hans Zimmer – Interstellar

Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Gone Girl

Antonio Sanchez – Birdman

Best Original Song:

“Big Eyes” – Big Eyes

“Glory” – Selma

“Mercy Is” – Noah

“Opportunity” – Annie

“Yellow Flicker Beat” – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I

Best Foreign Language Film:

Force Majeure




Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Best Animated Feature Film:

Big Hero 6

The Book of Life

The Boxtrolls

How to Train Your Dragon 2

The Lego Movie


Television Awards

Best Drama Series:

The Affair

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

The Good Wife

House of Cards

Best Comedy Series:


Jane the Virgin

Orange is the New Black


Silicon Valley

Best Actor in a Television Drama Series:

Clive Owen – The Knick

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

James Spader – The Blacklist

Dominic West – The Affair

Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series:

William H. Macy – Shameless

Don Cheadle – House of Lies

Louis C.K. – Louie

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Ricky Gervais – Derek

Best Actress in a Television Drama Series:

Claire Danes – Homeland

Viola Davis – How to Get Away with Murder

Robin Wright – House of Cards

Ruth Wilson – The Affair

Julianne Margulies – The Good Wife

Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series:

Lena Dunham – Girls

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie

Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin

Best Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television:


The Missing

The Normal Heart

True Detective

Olive Kitteridge

Best Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television:

Martin Freeman – Fargo

Woody Harrelson – True Detective

Matthew McConaughey – True Detective

Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart

Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo

Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture made for Television:

Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honorable Woman

Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freakshow

Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge

Frances O’Connor – The Missing

Allison Tolman – Fargo

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture made for Television:

Colin Hanks – Fargo

Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge

Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

Alan Cumming – The Good Wife

Matt Bomer – The Normal Heart

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture made for Television:

Michelle Monaghan – True Detective

Allison Janney – Mom

Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Freak Show

Johane Frogat – Downton Abbey

Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black



Birdman is the headline of the 2015 Golden Globe nominations as it snagged seven nominations across a wide range of categories. Boyhood and The Imitation Game are a close second with five nominations each. At this point in the season, I think it is somewhat safe to assume that Birdman and Boyhood are the current frontrunners for the coveted Oscar, with a few potential contenders bringing up the rear. Birdman is a film tour de force and is brilliant in every aspect of filmmaking. Boyhood is a landmark film with astonishing scope and execution, and possibly the most emotionally effective film in ages. If the race ends up being between these two films, we are in for a treat.


Feature Image:   Birdman, Fox Searchlight Pictures