Birdman leads Golden Globe nominations

Birdman squawked loudly at the Golden Globes, flying away with a leading seven nominations.

Birdman leads Golden Globe nominations

Birdman squawked loudly at the Golden Globes, flying away with a leading seven nominations.

In nominations announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press, Boyhood and The Imitation Game trailed with five nods apiece.

Those two films lead a best drama category that also includes Foxcatcher, Selma and The Theory Of Everything.

In the best picture, comedy or musical, category, Birdman is joined by St Vincent, Grand Budapest Hotel, Into The Woods and the independent British film Pride.

One of the surprise winners of the day was Grand Budapest Hotel. Along with a best picture nod in comedy, it earned nominations for Ralph Fiennes as best actor and Wes Anderson for screenplay and director.

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's Birdman - about a Hollywood star trying to mount a serious drama on Broadway - earned nods for its star, Michael Keaton, supporting players Edward Norton and Emma Stone, as well as for its direction, screenplay and score.

Richard Linklater’s long-in-the-making coming-of-age drama Boyhood, thus far the critical darling and perceived front-runner of Hollywood’s awards season, added nominations for direction and script, and supporting actors Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette.

The Second World War code-breaker drama The Imitation Game, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as mathematician Alan Turing, also went over well.

In addition to its best picture nod, Cumberbatch is nominated for best actor, Keira Knightley for best supporting actress, Graham Moore for best screenplay and Alexandre Desplat for best score.

The other nominees for best actor in a drama were Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), David Oyelowo (Selma), Eddie Redmayne (The Theory Of Everything) and Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler).

In the best actress category, the young Quvenzhane Wallis (Annie) joined a battery of veteran performers in Julianne Moore (Maps To The Stars), Helen Mirren (The Hundred-Foot Journey), Amy Adams (Big Eyes) and Emily Blunt (Into The Woods).

The best actress category was notable for two stars in less adorned performances: Reese Witherspoon in the hiking drama Wild and Jennifer Aniston for Cake.

Also nominated were Moore (her second, for Still Alice), Felicity Jones (The Theory Of Everything) and Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl).

Fiennes and Keaton were joined in the best actor, comedy or musical category, by Bill Murray (St Vincent) and a few less-expected choices, Joaquin Phoenix for Inherent Vice and Christoph Waltz for Big Eyes.

In the TV categories, the best drama series nominations went to The Affair, Downton Abbey, Game Of Thrones, The Good Wife and House Of Cards.

The nominees for best TV comedy series are: Girls, Jane The Virgin, Orange Is The New Black, Silicon Valley and Transparent.

For the third time in a row, the Globes telecast will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The show will air live from the Beverly Hills Hotel in California on Sunday January 11.

Golden Globes 2015 selected nominations:

Film Categories:

Best Film:

'Boyhood'

'Foxcatcher'

'The Imitation Game'

'Selma'

'The Theory of Everything'

Best Comedy of Musical:

'Birdman'

'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

'Into the Woods'

'Pride'

'St. Vincent'

Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical:

Amy Adams - 'Big Eyes'

Emily Blunt - 'Into the Woods'

Helen Mirren - 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

Julianne Moore - 'Maps to the Stars'

Quvenzhané Wallis - 'Annie'

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall - 'The Judge'

Ethan Hawke - 'Boyhood'

Edward Norton - 'Birdman'

Mark Ruffalo - 'Foxcatcher'

JK Simmons - 'Whiplash'

Best 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)

Best Director:

Wes Anderson - 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Ava Duvernay - 'Selma'

David Fincher - 'Gone Girl'

Alejandro González Iñárritu - 'Birdman'

Richard Linklater - 'Boyhood'

Best Actor in a Drama:

Steve Carell - 'Foxcatcher'

Benedict Cumberbatch - 'The Imitation Game'

Jake Gyllenhaal - 'Nightcrawler'

David Oyelowo - 'Selma'

Eddie Redmayne - 'The Theory of Everything'

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 Actress in a Drama:

Jennifer Aniston, 'Cake'

Felicity Jones, 'The Theory of Everything'

Julianne Moore, 'Still Alice'

Rosamund Pike, 'Gone Girl'

Reese Witherspoon, 'Wild'

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical:

Ralph Fiennes - 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Michael Keaton - 'Birdman'

Bill Murray - 'St. Vincent'

Joaquin Pheonix - 'Inherent Vice'

Christoph Waltz - 'Big Eyes'

Best Screenplay:

Wes Anderson - 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Gillian Flynn - 'Gone Girl'

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo - 'Birdman'

Richard Linklater - 'Boyhood'

Graham Moore - 'The Imitation Game'

Television Categories:

Best Series, Drama:

'The Affair'

'Downton Abbey'

'Game of Thrones'

'The Good Wife'

'House of Cards'

Best Actress in a Drama Series:

Claire Danes – 'Homeland'

Viola Davis – 'How to Get Away with Murder'

Julianna Margulies – 'The Good Wife'

Ruth Wilson – 'The Affair'

Robin Wright – 'House of Cards'

Best Actor in a Drama Series:

Clive Owen - 'The Knick'

Liev Schreiber - 'Ray Donovan'

Kevin Spacey - 'House of Cards'

James Spader - 'The Black List'

Dominic West - 'The Affair'

Best Series, Comedy or Musical:

'Girls'

'Jane the Virgin'

'Orange is the New Black'

'Silicon Valley'

'Transparent'

Best Actress, Comedy or Musical Series:

Lena Dunham – 'Girls'

Edie Falco – 'Nurse Jackie'

Gina Rodriguez – 'Jane the Virgin'

Julia Louis Dreyfuss – 'Veep'

Taylor Schilling – 'Orange Is the New Black'

Best Actor, Comedy or Musical Series:

Don Cheadle – 'House of Lies'

Ricky Gervais – 'Derek'

Jeffrey Tambor – 'Transparent'

Louis CK – 'Louie'

William H. Macy – 'Shameless'

Best Mini-Series or TV Movie:

'Fargo'

'The Missing'

'True Detective'

'The Normal Heart'

'Olive Kitteridge'

Best Actress, Mini-Series or TV Movie

Maggie Gyllenhaal - 'The Honorable Woman

Jessica Lange - 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Frances McDormand - 'Olive Kitteridge'

Frances O’Connor - 'The Missing'

Allison Tolman - 'Fargo'

Best Actor, Mini-Series or TV Movie:

Martin Freeman - 'Fargo'

Woody Harrelson - 'True Detective'

Matthew McConaughey - 'True Detective'

Mark Ruffalo - 'The Normal Heart'

Billy Bob Thornton - 'Fargo'

Best Supporting Actress:

Uzo Aduba – 'Orange is the New Black'

Kathy Bates – 'American Horror Story: Freak Show'

Joanne Froggatt – 'Downton Abbey'

Allison Janney – 'Mom'

Michelle Monaghan – 'True Detective'

Best Supporting Actor:

Matt Bomer - 'The Normal Heart'

Alan Cumming - 'The Good Wife'

Colin Hanks - 'Fargo'

Bill Murray - 'Olive Kitteridge'

Jon Voight - 'Ray Donovan'

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