Broadway Well Represented Among This Year's GOLDEN GLOBE Nominations!
Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause and Paula Patton announced the nominees of the 72nd GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS this morning, Thursday, Dec. 11th. The announcement was broadcast on NBC's TODAY, beginning at 5:38 a.m. PST.Click here for the full list of nominations! Broadway was well-represented among this year's list of esteemed actors, films and television series. The Broadway-themed Birdman received multiple nominations including one for Michael Keaton as Best Actor, and a nod for Best Motion Picture, comedy or musical. The film will compete against Rob Marshall's Into the Woods, opening Christmas Day. HBO's adaptation of The Normal Heart, based on Larry Kramer's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, received nods for Best TV mini-series, and Mark Ruffalo for Best Performance by an Actor. Ruffalo also picked up a nom for his work in Foxcatcher. Normal Heart's Matt Bomer will vie for Best Performance by a Supporting Actor, against Cabaret's Alan Cumming. Maggie Gyllenhaal, who recently made her Broadway debut in The Real Thing, received a nomination for Best Actress for her work in The Honorable Woman. She will vie for the award against Jessica Lange, France McDormand, Allison Tolman and Frances O'Connor.
In the heated race for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture, Into the Woods' Meryl Streep will compete against Jessica Chastain for A Most Violent Year, Keira Knightley (soon to make her Broadway debut) for The Imitation Game and Cabaret's Emma Stone for Birdman.In the category of Best Performance by an Actress Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, Amy Adams received a nod along with Woods star Emily Blunt, The Audience's Helen Mirren for The Hundred-Foot Journey, Julianne Moore and Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis who takes on the iconic role of Annie in the upcoming remake. Annie also received a nod for Best Original Song-Motion Picture for Sia's "Opportunity." The Best Actor in a Motion Picture drama category includes Benedict Cumberbatch, Jake Gyllenhaal, who will soon star in Broadway's Constellations and Les Mis actor Eddie Redmayne.
Tony winner Ralph Fiennes is up for an award as Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical for The Grand Budapest Hotel.Best Performance by an Actress in a TV drama series will feature Claire Danes for Homeland, Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder, Ruth Wilson, who makes her Broadway debut opposite Gyllenhaal in Constellations and Robin Wright, for House of Cards. Tony winner Kevin Spacey was nominated as Best Actor in the male-led category for his work on House of Cards. In the category of Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a TV drama series, 'Mom's Allison Janney goes head to head with AHS' Kathy Bates, Godspell's Uzo Aduba for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK and Downton Abbey's Joanne Froggatt. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and dick clark productions (dcp) will present the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Hosted by Golden Globe Award winners Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third year in a row, the ceremony will air on NBC live coast-to-coast from 5-8 p.m. (PT) and 8-11 p.m. (ET) from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA. Who will you be rooting for?