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12 Years a Slave and American Hustle Dominate 71st Golden Globe Noms

The nominations for the 71st Golden Globe Awards were announced today and, to the surprise of some the nominations, were not identical to those of the SAG Awards, announced yesterday.

The nominations for the 71st Golden Globe Awards were announced today and, to the surprise of some the nominations, were not identical to those of the SAG Awards, announced yesterday. They did have 12 Years a Slave as a commonality in both the Best Motion Picture category, as well as Captain Phillips. The aforementioned 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle dominated with seven nominations each.  But noticeably absent from the Golden Globe nominations is your main man, and ours, Mr. Forest Whitaker.

Idris Elba was nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture for playing Mandela in Long Walk to FreedomLee Daniels' The Butler is like a motherless child right about now. Not one nomination, where as the SAGs featured a buffet of support for the film, which saw Whitaker nominated for Best Actor in a major motion picture for his role and Oprah Winfrey nominated for her supporting role as well. Nope, no such support at the Globes for any of them. Meanwhile, as was to be expected, Kerry Washington was good for a nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series, playing high-powered Washington D.C. insider on ABC's Scandal.

An abbreviated list is below.

Best Motion Picture – Drama:
12 Years A Slave
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Philomena
Rush


Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical
American Hustle
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
The Wolf of Wall Street


Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Idris Elba, Mandela
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical:
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

 

Starting his career as lead writer for EURweb.com back in 1998, Ricardo A Hazell has served as Senior Contributor with The Shadow League since coming to the company in 2013. His byline has appeared in the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the South China Sea Morning Post, the Root and many other publications. At TSL he is charged with exploring black cultural angles where they intersect with the mainstream.