The Golden Globes, otherwise known as the silliest of awards during an already silly awards season, announced nominations this morning, and the most-honored film was “Birdman,” which picked up seven nominations. Behind it were “The Imitation Game” and “Boyhood,” with five each. Since the Globes, unlike virtually every other awards-giving organization, has twice the categories for its movie awards (movies are split into dramas and comedy/musicals), plenty of names were read this morning and few were left out; “Selma,” snubbed yesterday in the SAG Awards (due, apparently, to a lack of screeners being sent out), received four nominations. A few of the more unusual choices:
- Julianne Moore getting a double nomination, as best actress for “Still Alice” (for which she’s the Oscar front-runner) and best supporting actress for “Maps to the Stars,” a movie that seems to have vanished without a trace since winning an award in Cannes.
- Previous Oscar nominee Quvenzhane Wallis (“Beasts of the Southern Wild,” at 11 the youngest nominee, as best actress in a comedy/musical for “Annie”
- “Pride,” a lovely but little-seen film about the unlikely friendship between striking miners and gay rights activists in 1980s U.K., made it to the best picture roster for comedy/musical.
- Angelina Jolie’s “Unbroken” (which I haven’t yet seen), widely believed to be an Oscar front-runner, was completely shut out. There was, however, a woman nominated in the directing category: Ava DuVernay, for “Selma.”
See all the nominations here — and join me here tomorrow at noon to chat about all things movies.
Julianne Moore, in her nominated role as a woman struggling with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease in “Still Alive” (opening in Seattle in late January). (Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures Classics.)