In the past few months, the majority of the big Award-seeking (and worthy) films have made their debut. Well, folks, the season of talent recognition is upon us and finally (properly) kicking off with the major awards as, today, the nominations for the 2015 Golden Globes are in.

Returning to host the sure to be wonderful event, next year, is this year's hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Leading the nominations, with seven nominations, is Alejandro Inarritu's critically acclaimed Birdman - which doesn't open here in the UK until January - with Richard Linklater's glorious masterpiece Boyhood not too far behind with 4 nominations.

The biggest surprise, for me anyway, is how Nightcrawler has very few nominations - especially considering it's one of the year's best films! However, I'm glad to see Jake Gyllenhaal getting some attention for his stunning performance. It's also good to see Jennifer Aniston getting a nod for her performance in Cake but I disagree with the few times St. Vincent pops up. Now, I haven't seen it but - from what I've gathered - I don't exactly think it's award material.

The Golden Globes are always fun but kind of act as pre-Oscar bait. However, the awards are still widely respected and praised so I'm interested to see who walks away victorious with this weird and wonderful batch of nominations. Of course, don't forget to tune into the forthcoming Globes on January 12th, 2015.

Check out the FULL list of nominations below:


Best Motion Picture — Drama
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Pride
St. Vincent
Best Director
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
Ava DuVernay, Selma
David Fincher, Gone Girl
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
David Oyelowo, Selma
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
Best Actor in a Motion Picture — 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 in a Motion Picture — Drama
Jennifer Aniston, Cake
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wil
Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Emily Blunt, Into the Woods
Helen Mirren, The Hundred Foot Journey
Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhane Wallis, Annie
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
Keira Knightley, The Theory of Everything
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Best Screenplay from a 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 Original Score from a Motion Picture
Imitation Game
Theory of Everything
Gone Girl
Birdman
Interstellar
Best Original Song from a Motion Picture
“Big Eyes,” Lana Del Rey
“Glory,” John Legend and Common
“Mercy Is,” Patty Smith and Lenny K
“Opportunity,” Annie
“Yellow Flicker Beat,” Lorde
Best Foreign Language Film
Force Majeure
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Ida
Leviathan
Tangerines
 Best Animated Feature Film
Big Hero 6
Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The LEGO Movie
Best Television Drama Series
The Affair
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards
 Best Television Comedy Series
Girls
Jane the Virgin
Orange is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Transparent
Best Actor in a Television Drama Series
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
Clive Owen, The Knick
Dominic West, The Affair
James Spader, The Blacklist
Liev Schrieber, Ray Donovan
Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
Louis C.K., Louie
William H. Macy, Shameless
Best Actress in a Television Drama Series
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Ruth Wilson, The Affair
Best Actress in a Television Comedy Series
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
Lena Dunham, Girls
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Best Miniseries or Motion Picture made for Television
Fargo
The Missing
The Normal Heart
Olive Kittridge
True Detective
Best Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture made for Television
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew McConaughey, True Detective
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
Best Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture made for Television
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honourable Woman
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteredge
Frances OConnor, American Horror Story
Allison Tolman, Fargo
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture made for Television
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture made for Television
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Allison Janney, Mom
Michelle Monaghan, True Detective

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Awais Irfan
Founder of Oasis Awais, and avid lover of life, Awais Irfan's love of writing and film is unequivocal. Ever since he was a little kid, he has loved the cinematic experience; so much so, he is studying Film Production in Glasgow and hopes to be the next "big thing" in directing.

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