Here they are! Last year we started compiling our own award nominations based on user reviews and critic reviews. We have some excellent contenders for films, video games, and television shows.
In FILM “Birdman” leads the way with 10 nominations, “Inherent Vice” follows with 7 nominations, and “Boyhood” with 6.
In TELEVISION “Game of Thrones” leads with 12 nominations, “True Detective” with 9 nominations, while “Fargo” and “The Knick” tie with 8 nominations.
In VIDEO GAMES “Dragon Age: Inquisition” and “Child of Light” lead with 4 nominations.
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The award season is underway and precursors are flooding in. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s chosen nominations will be announced on Thursday December 11th.
On the film side of things we expect “Boyhood” and “Birdman” to get a lot of attention. “The Imitation Game,” “Selma,” “Gone Girl,” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel” should make some appearances too.
On the television side of things “True Detective,” “House of Cards,” and “Modern Family” should all easily show up. “Game of Thrones,” “The Good Wife,” “Downton Abbey,” “Fargo, ” “Orange is the New Black,” and “The Big Bang Theory” are all strong possibilities in multiple categories as well.
Here are our chosen for each category. Click the “More” link to see alternates/dark horses in that category as well.
Motion Picture – Drama
The Imitation Game
Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Is “Fargo” based on a true story? No, it is not.
“The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers” is a book that collects essays about Joel and Ethan Coens’ films and dives into their deeper meanings. In this book their is an essay titled “The Coens’ Tragic Western” by Richard Gilmore. The essay begins with a quote for Cormac McCarthy from his novel “No Country for Old Men”:
“The point is there ain’t no point.”
Here is a passage from the Essay:
“How true a story is allegorically may even be the measure of a philosophy or of a work of literature, in general. This is very much, it seems to me, the measure of the value of the movies of the Coen brothers. Nearly all of their movies tell stories that are unbelievable at the literal level. It is certainly true that they are stories, but it is also true that they are in their own ways true stories, stories that reveal true things about the way the world is and about our ways of being in the world. It is precisely in this way that their movies function like philosophy.” (more…)
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Jim Parsons, The Normal Heart
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Alfred Molina, The Normal Heart
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Last Update: 07/12/14
Wow, “The Normal Heart” owned this category. Out of the four Matt Bomer has always been the strongest contender, and he is a very safe bet to win this category.
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Idris Elba, Luther
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Last Update: 08/06/14
This is tough because “Fargo” will likely be picking up the Mini-Series award and “The Normal Heart” will pick up the TV Movie award. Here we have a match between Ruffalo and Thornton. “The Normal Heart” isn’t exactly “Behind the Candelabra,” and if “Fargo” can breakthrough in any other category it is this one.
We have fully updated all of our Golden Globe Predictions. This includes all categories, from the major film categories, to the mini-series and tv movie categories.
We have listed the top 5 in ABC order per category below, to give us an idea what the Golden Globe nominations would look like if they came now. Keep in mind a lot of TV shows and mini-series will come out between now and then, so the tv categories should be taken with a grain of salt.
Here is where we stand on all our predictions:
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