Award season kicks into high-profile gear this morning with the announcement of the star-studded Golden Globes nominations by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
It’s star-studded because the foreign press loves to recognize and honor the most famous movie and TV people, invite them to gather and feast in one room together in January, then televise it live to the world. Happy happy joy joy. Sometimes even if said stars haven’t starred in anything worth honoring.
Either way, at least Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will make great hosts, live on NBC on Jan. 12, 2014. Here is their first promo video for it!
The 71st annual Golden Globes, then, ladies and gentlemen.
And here are your nominees in the “comedy” and “musical” categories. Make of this what you will, having the knowledge you have of everything that is right in the world and everything that is true in the real world.
No Anchorman 2, no The World’s End, nor even This Is The End nor The Heat among the movie comedies recognized. I mean, really now. In a world without Hollywood’s foreign press, I’d rather live in Lake Bell’s In A World.
BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL
- American Hustle
- Inside Llewyn Davis
- The Wolf Of Wall Street
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-Dreyfus, 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 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 Bruel, Rush
- Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
- Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
- Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
- The Croods
- Despicable Me 2
BEST TV SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
- The Big Bang Theory
- Modern Family
- Brooklyn Nine-Nine
- Parks and Recreation
BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES — COMEDY OR MUSICAL
- Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
- Lena Dunham, Girls
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
- Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
- Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
BEST ACTOR IN A TV 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
Supporting acting categories for TV are all lumped together — comedy, drama, miniseries and TV movie — so Modern Family‘s Sofia Vergara is the lone comedic wolf in sheep’s clothing there.