The 2014 Golden Globe Nominations are in!

Looking for the 2014 Golden Globe nominations? Check a select few of them out below, or to see a full list (and vote for who you think will win), head over here!

Best Motion Picture, Drama

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity
  • Philomena
  • Rush

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • American Hustle
  • Her
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Nebraska
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Cate Blanchett – “Blue Jasmine”
  • Sandra Bullock – “Gravity”
  • Judi Dench – “Philomena”
  • Emma Thompson – “Saving Mr. Banks”
  • Kate Winslet – “Labor Day”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor – “12 Years a Slave”
  • Idris Elba – “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
  • Tom Hanks – “Captain Phillips”
  • Matthew McConaughey – “Dallas Buyers Club”
  • Robert Redford – “All is Lost”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Amy Adams – “American Hustle”
  • Julie Delpy – “Before Midnight”
  • Greta Gerwig – “Frances Ha”
  • Julia Louis-Drefus – “Enough Said”
  • Meryl Streep – “August: Osage County”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Christian Bale – “American Hustle”
  • Bruce Dern – “Nebraska”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – “The Wolf of Wall Street”
  • Oscar Isaac – “Inside Llewyn Davis”
  • Joaquin Phoenix – “Her”

Golden Globe Nominations 2014If you’re fond of films and you enjoy watching film and TV actors, actresses, screenwriters, directors and producers (and other types of nominees) receive public accolades, you may adore the Golden Globes. This exciting and popular awards ceremony is a time-honored favorite with fans and film industry professionals. In fact, some people actually prefer it to the Oscars. To help you learn about the next Golden Globes ceremony, we’ve created a detailed guide. Once you’ve read this, you’ll know everything that you need to know about the 2014 Golden Globe nominations.

When is the Show?

Recently, the date for this show was announced, and it will be held on January 12th, 2014. This is just a few days after another thrilling awards ceremony, the People’s Choice Awards, will take place. The 2014 Golden Globes will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, USA, and it will run from eight to eleven p.m. You’ll be able to watch this glamorous telecast live, via NBC.

Who Will be Hosting the Show?

Last year, popular comediennes Amy Poehler (of Parks and Rec fame) and Tina Fey (who appears in the comedy television program, 30 Rock) took the helm, by co-hosting the program. They were well-received by fans and peers alike, so it’s quite possible that they will be back this year. Because ratings for the 2013 ceremony were very high (19.7 million people tuned in), choosing Poehler and Fey clearly makes lots of sense. In fact, both ladies have recently hinted they could come back for another round of co-hosting. However, at this stage, anything is possible…

Why is the Show Different?

The Golden Globes is known for its “party” vibe. Alcohol is served to guests as the ceremony rolls on, so those who imbibe champagne or other alcoholic beverages tend to get very relaxed at their tables, and they bring this “loose” spirit onto the podium when they win their awards. Because this awards ceremony isn’t as formal as the Oscars, it has an element of unpredictability that many viewers find appealing. And celebrities love the party spirit of the Golden Globes, too.

More Golden Globes Facts

Created by Dick Clark Productions, alongside the HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press Association), this awards ceremony is viewed in a vast array of nations (160), and it celebrates both film and television achievements. Unlike the People’s Choice Awards, winners are chosen based on the votes of their peers, rather than the votes of fans. Profits from each Golden Globes telecast are donated to charity via the efforts of the HPFA, so embracing this awards show is a great way to help others. Monies raised from the Golden Globes are funneled to forty non-profit organizations, which help underprivileged people to lead happier and healthier lives.

This awards ceremonies is like a cross between the Emmy’s (which is all about TV) and the Oscars (which is all about film). You’ll find the same types of categories (Best Actress, Best Film, Best TV show, et cetera), so you’ll be able to enjoy a two-in-one viewing experience. In addition, the show features comedic hosting and honours the achievements of legendary artists via special montages and awards. This year, the ceremony’s organizers are rumored to be honoring the achievements of Woody Allen, whose films, such as Vicky Cristina Barcelona and Manhattan, continue to inspire and intrigue new generations. While Allen is a controversial figure, his work stands alone.

Now that you know more about the Golden Globes 2014, you’ll be ready to decide if tuning into the broadcast is the right decision for you. If you do decide to watch, you’ll be enjoying a cutting-edge awards show with a free and easy vibe.

Sit back, relax, mix a cocktail, prepare some snacks, and then get ready for a fun and informative ride. Because this popular broadcast is all about helping others, via charitable donations, there’s really no downside to watching. The stars come out in full force on Golden Globes nights, and legend has it that those who win on this special night may also be destined to receive Oscars when that ceremony rolls around.

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