Here it is, folks – the first major hurdle of the 2013-14golden_globes_logo awards season is finally here as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announces its contenders for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards!

12 Years A Slave and American Hustle tied for the most amount of nominations each, with seven. Steve McQueen’s harrowing slavery drama is up for Best Picture (Drama), Best Director, Best Actor (Drama) (Chiwetel Ejiofor), Best Supporting Actor (Michael Fassbender), Best Supporting Actress (Lupita Nyong’o), Best Screenplay and Best Score, while David O. Russell’s 70s caper was nominated for Best Picture (Comedy/Musical), Best Director, Best Actor (Comedy/Musical) (Christian Bale), Best Actress (Comedy/Musical) (Amy Adams), Best Supporting Actor (Bradley Cooper), Best Supporting Actress (Jennifer Lawrence) and Best Screenplay.

Competing with 12 Years A Slave in the Best Picture (Drama) category are Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena and Rush, and going against American Hustle for Best Picture (Comedy/Musical) are Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska and The Wolf of Wall Street.

The acting categories, like the Best Picture ones, are divided into Drama and Comedy/Musical. Representing the former, alongside Ejiofor, are Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) and Robert Redford (All Is Lost); and representing the latter, alongside Bale, are Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Joaquin Phoenix (Her).

With the lead actresses, the nominees for the Drama category are Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) and Kate Winslet (Labor Day); and the nominees for the Comedy/Musical category, alongside Adams, are Julie Delpy (Before Midnight), Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Enough Said) and Meryl Streep (August: Osage County).

The supporting categories are filled out by Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Daniel Bruhl (Rush) and Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club) for Supporting Actor, and by Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Julia Roberts (August: Osage County) and June Squibb (Nebraska) for Supporting Actress.

Already announced to be receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Honorary Award during the ceremony, due to be hosted for a second consecutive year by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, is filmmaker Woody Allen, though recurring actress Diane Keaton is due to accept on his behalf, keeping in line with Allen’s infamous dismissal of awards shows.

To save you time, a full list of nominees – including the television categories – is below for your reading pleasure:

BEST MOTION PICTURE � DRAMA
12 Years a Slave (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
Captain Phillips (Columbia Pictures)
Gravity (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Philomena (The Weinstein Company)
Rush (Universal Pictures)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN 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 PERFORMANCE BY AN 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 MOTION PICTURE � COMEDY OR MUSICAL
American Hustle (Columbia Pictures)
Her (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Inside Llewyn Davis (CBS Films)
Nebraska (Paramount Pictures)
The Wolf of Wall Street (Paramount Pictures)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE � COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Amy Adams – American Hustle
Julie Delpy – Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig – Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss – Enough Said
Meryl Streep – August: Osage County

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN 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

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
The Croods (20th Century Fox)
Despicable Me 2 (Universal Pictures)
Frozen (Walt Disney Pictures)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Blue is the Warmest Color (IFC Films)
The Great Beauty (Janus Films)
The Hunt (Magnolia PIctures)
The Past (Sony Pictures Classics)
The Wind Rises (Touchstone Pictures)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Sally Hawkins – Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence – American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o – 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts – August: Osage County
June Squibb – Nebraska

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE
Barkhad Abdi – Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl – Rush
Bradley Cooper – American Hustle
Michael Fassbender – 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto – Dallas Buyers Club

BEST DIRECTOR � MOTION PICTURE
Alfonso Cuaron – Gravity
Paul Greengrass – Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen – 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne – Nebraska
David O. Russell – American Hustle

BEST SCREENPLAY � MOTION PICTURE
John Ridley – 12 Years a Slave
Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell – American Hustle
Spike Jonze – Her
Bob Nelson – Nebraska
Jeff Pope, Steve Coogan – Philomena

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE � MOTION PICTURE
Alex Ebert – All is Lost
Alex Heffes – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Steven Price – Gravity
John Williams – The Book Thief
Hans Zimmer – 12 Years a Slave

BEST ORIGINAL SONG � MOTION PICTURE
“Atlas,” performed by Coldplay – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
“Let It Go,” performed by Idina Menzel – Frozen
“Ordinary Day,” performed by U2 – Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
“Please Mr. Kennedy,” performed by Justin Timberlake, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver – Inside Llewyn Davis
“Sweeter Than Fiction,” performed by Taylor Swift – One Chance

BEST TELEVISION SERIES � DRAMA
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Masters of Sex” (Showtime)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES � DRAMA
Juliana Margulies, “The Good Wife”
Tatiana Maslany, “Orphan Black”
Taylor Schilling, “Orange Is the New Black”
Kerry Washington, “Scandal”
Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES � DRAMA
Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad”
Liev Schreiber – “Ray Donovan”
Michael Sheen – “Masters of Sex”
Kevin Spacey – “House of Cards”
James Spader – “The Blacklist”

BEST TELEVISION SERIES � COMEDY OR MUSICAL
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” (Fox)
“Girls” (HBO)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES � COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Zooey Deschanel, “New Girl”
Lena Dunham, “Girls”
Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
Amy Poehler, “Parks and Recreation”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES � COMEDY OR MUSICAL
Jason Bateman, “Arrested Development”
Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
Michael J. Fox, “The Michael J. Fox Show”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”
Andy Samberg, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Beyond the Candelabra” (HBO)
“Dancing on the Edge” (Starz)
“Top of the Lake” (Sundance Channel)
“White Queen” (Starz)

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Helena Bonham Carter, “Burton and Taylor”
Rebecca Ferguson, “White Queen”
Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Coven”
Helen Mirren, “Phil Specter”
Elisabeth Moss, “Top of the Lake”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Matt Damon, “Behind the Candelabra”
Michael Douglas, “Behind the Candelabra”
Chiwetel Ejiofor, “Top of the Lake”
Idris Elba, “Luther”
Al Pacino, “Phil Specter”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Jacqueline Bisset, “Dancing on the Edge”
Janet McTeer, “White Queen”
Hayden Panettiere, “Nashville”
Monica Potter, “Parenthood”
Sofia Vergara, “Modern Family”

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Josh Charles, “The Good Wife”
Rob Lowe, “Behind the Candelabra”
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad”
Corey Stoll, “House of Cards”
Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on 12th January 2014.

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