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Jennifer Aniston continues her awards season rise with Golden Globes nomination

December 11, 2014
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Just one day after the SAG Awards revealed their nominations for the year's best films - putting Jennifer Aniston on her way to a potential Oscar - the 72nd annual Golden Globe awards have announced their choices, with Jennifer once again garnering an important nomination for Best Actress in a Drama.

The Globes further echoed the SAG Awards with nominations for Reese Witherspoon in Wild, Felicity Jones for The Theory of Everything, Julianne Moore in Still Alice, and Rosamund Pike for Gone Girl.


Julianne Moore followed in Benedict Cumberbatch's SAG footsteps and found herself with two nominations, fo Still Alice, and for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for David Cronenberg's satire Map To The Stars.

Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Dame Helen Mirren, and Quvenzhane Wallis join Julianne in the latter category.

Best Male Actor in a Motion Picture nominees included Steve Carell for his daring turn in  Foxcatcher, David Oyelowo for American civil rights drama Selmaand Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler, as well as Brit stars Benedict Cumberbatch and Eddie Redmayne, who are both expected to make strong showings at the BAFTAs and Oscars in 2015.


Benedict's co-star Keira Knightley, who is reportedly expecting her first child, also gained a nomination for her work in The Imitation Game. The film, which tells the true tale of Alan Turing, the code-breaker who broke the Enigma code at Bletchley Park, has swept the board with nominations for Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Score.

Downton Abbey also scored big with nominations for Joanne Frogett, who plays head housemaid Anna in the ITV drama, in the Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television category, along with Allison Janney for Mom.

Thriller Gone Girl starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund, was nominated for Best Screenplay along with Grand Budapest Hotel, Birdman, Boyhood, and The Imitation Game. 

Best Motion Picture, Drama 

  • Boyhood
  • Foxcatcher
  • The Imitation Game
  • Selma
  • The Theory of Everything

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Birdman Into the Woods 
  • The Grand Budapest Hotel 
  • Pride St. Vincent

Best Actor, Drama

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

Best Actress, Drama

  • Jennifer Aniston, Cake
  • Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
  • Julianne Moore, Still Alice
  • Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
  • Reese Witherspoon, Wild

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy

  • Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Michael Keaton, Birdman
  • Bill Murray, St. Vincent
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
  • Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes

Best Actress, 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 Actress in a Motion Picture

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

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture 

  • Robert Duvall, The Judge 
  • Ethan Hawke, Boyhood 
  • Edward Norton, Birdman 
  • Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher 
  • J.K, Simmons, Whiplash
  • Best Screenplay, Motion Picture 
  • Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
  • Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl 
  • Alejandro González Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, 
  • Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Birdman 
  • Richard Linklater, Boyhood 
  • Graham Moore, The Imitation Game 

Best Animated Motion Picture

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

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

  • Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything
  • Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game
  • Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Gone Girl
  • Antonio Sanchez, BirdmanHans Zimmer, Interstellar

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical

  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
  • Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black

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

  • Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
  • Kathy Bates, American Horror Story: Freak Show
  • Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
  • llison Janney, Mom
  • Michelle Monaghan, True Detective

Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy

  • Girls (HBO)
  • Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
  • Transparent (Amazon)
  • Silicon Valley (HBO)
  • Jane the Virgin (CW)

Best TV Movie or Mini-series

  • The Normal Heart (HBO)
  • True Detective (HBO)
  • Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
  • Fargo (FX)
  • The Missing (Starz)

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

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