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'Birdman' Leads Golden Globe Nominations, 'Selma' Makes History

Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause and Paula Patton were up bright and early on Thursday morning to announce the nominations for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards.

"Birdman" led the nominations with an impressive seven nods. The drama, starring Michael Keaton and directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, follows a washed up actor as he tries to make a comeback on Broadway. 

It was "Selma," however, that made history. Director Ava DuVernay is the first black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Director in the Motion Picture category. The film, about Martin Luther King and the civil rights marches of Selma, Alabama, earned four nods total. 

The 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards will air live at 8 PM ET on January 11 on NBC. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return as hosts.

Here are the nominees:


Best Motion Picture – Drama

"Imitation Game"
"The Theory of Everything"

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

"Grand Budapest Hotel"
"Into the Woods"
"St. Vincent"

Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama

Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"
Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"
Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler"
Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"
David Oyelowo, "Selma"

Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Ralph Fiennes, "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"
Quvenzhané Wallis, "Annie"

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall, "The Judge"
Ethan Hawke, "Boyhood"
Edward Norton, "Birdman"
Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher"
J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"

Best Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"
Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game"
Emma Stone, "Birdman"
Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"
Jessica Chastain, "A Most Violent Year" 

Best Director

Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Ava DuVernay, "Selma"
David Fincher, "Gone Girl"
Alejandro González Iñárritu, "Birdman"
Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"

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"

Best Original Score

Desplat, "Imitation Game"
Yohan Yohanson, "Theory of Everything"
Trent Reznor, "Gone Girl"
Antonio Sanchez, "Birdman"
Hans Zimmer, "Interstellar"

Best Original Song

"Big Eyes," Lana Del Ray ("Big Eyes")
"Glory," John Legend and Common ("Selma") 
"Mercy Is," Patty Smith and Lenny Kaye ("Noah")
"Opportunity," ("Annie")
"Yellow Flicker Beat," Lorde ("Hunger Games, Mockingjay Pt. 1")

Best Foreign Language Film

"Force Majeure Turist"
"Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem Gett"
"Tangerines" (Mandariinid)

Best Animated Feature Film

"Big Hero 6"
"The Book of Life"
"The Boxtrolls"
"How to Train Your Dragon 2"
"The Lego Movie"


Best Drama Series

"The Affair"
"Downton Abbey"
"Game of Thrones"
"The Good Wife"
"House of Cards"

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 Actress in a Television Drama Series

Claire Danes, "Homeland"
Viola Davis, "How To Get Away With Murder"
Julianna Marguiles, "The Good Wife"
Ruth Wilson, "The Affair"
Robin Wright, "House of Cards"

Best Comedy Series

"Jane the Virgin"
"Orange Is the New Black"
"Silicon Valley"

Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series

Louis C.K., "Louie"
William H. Macy, "Shameless"
Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"
Ricky Gervais, "Derek"

Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series

Lena Dunham, "Girls"
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
Gina Rodriguez, "Jane the Virgin"
Julia Louis Dreyfuss, "Veep"

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

"The Missing"
"Normal Heart"
"Olive Kitteridge"
"True Detective"

Best Actor in a Mini-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 Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”
Jessica Lange, "AHS: Freak Show"
Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”
Francis O’Connor, “The Missing”
Allison Tolman, “Fargo”

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television 

Matt Bomer, "The Normal Heart"
Allan Cumming, "The Good Wife"
Colin Hanks, "Fargo"
Bill Murray, "Olive Kitteridge"
Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan"

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is The New Black"
Kathy Bates, "AHS: Freak Show"
Johane Frogat, "Downton Abbey"
Allison Janney, "Mom"
Michelle Monaghan, "True Detective"