nominees//2015 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

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In yet another huge precursor announcement, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globe Awards brought about surprises and snubs. Clearly entering the ring as a top contender, Jennifer Aniston received another Best Actress nomination (her second in two days) for Cake. In similar fashion, Jake Gyllenhaal looks to be a shoe-in for Nightcrawler. While the Golden Globes are less predictable when it comes to measuring them up to the Oscars, since they are chosen by a board of 19 people, there's still some merit to the publicity around their choices.

The largest gap in nominees comes in the form of Angelina Jolie. The HFPA has never shied away from its love of celebrity. The absence of Jolie's name in the Best Actress race for Maleficent and any mention of her film Unbroken, which she directed, missing, is a huge blow to the film's chances at Oscar and maybe even the box office. Likewise, Clint Eastwood's American Sniper wasn't among the nominees. Both films will make it up in the technical categories at the Oscars. The Golden Globes do not honor any technical achievements.

While some expected names may have not made the cut, one huge surprise sneaked through. Quvenzhane Wallis will be competing in the Best Actress, Comedy/Musical category for Annie. While this should stand as her big moment this award season, it is still head-scratching. She possesses a lot of charm, but a Best Actress nomination?

The Golden Globes will be awarded at a live ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Here's the complete list of motion picture nominees (for a list of all nominees, including television categories, click here):

Best Motion Picture - Drama
BOYHOOD (IFC Films)
FOXCATCHER (Sony Pictures Classic)
THE IMITATION GAME (The Weinstein Company)
SELMA (Paramount Pictures)
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (Focus Features)

Best Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
BIRDMAN (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
INTO THE WOODS (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
PRIDE (CBS Films Inc.)
ST. VINCENT (The Weinstein Company)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Steve Carell, FOXCATCHER
Benedict Cumberbatch, THE IMITATION GAME
Jake Gyllenhaal, NIGHTCRAWLER
David Oyelowo, SELMA
Eddie Redmayne, THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
Ralph Fiennes, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Michael Keaton, BIRDMAN
Bill Murray, ST. VINCENT
Joaquin Phoenix, INHERENT VICE
Christoph Waltz, BIG EYES

Best Performance by an 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, WILD

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Comedy/Musical
Amy Adams, BIG EYES
Emily Blunt, INTO THE WOODS
Helen Mirren, THE HUNDRED-FOOT JOURNEY
Julianne Moores, MAPS TO THE STARS
Quvenzhane Wallis, ANNIE

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Robert Duvall, THE JUDGE
Ethan Hawke, BOYHOOD
Edward Norton, BIRDMAN
Mark Ruffalo, FOXCATCHER
J.K. Simmons, WHIPLASH

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 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 Director - Motion Picture
Wes Anderson, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL
Ava DuVernay, SELMA
David Fincher, GONE GIRL
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, BIRDMAN
Richard Linklater, BOYHOOD

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture
BIRDMAN (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo)
BOYHOOD (Richard Linklater)
GONE GIRL (Gillian Flynn)
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL (Wes Anderson)
THE IMITATION GAME (Graham Moore)

Best Original Score - Motion Picture
BIRDMAN (Antonio Sanchez)
GONE GIRL (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross)
THE IMITATION GAME (Alexandre Desplat)
INTERSTELLAR (Hans Zimmer)
THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING (Johann Johannsson)

Best Original Song - Motion Picture
"Big Eyes" - BIG EYES (Music/Lyrics by Lana Del Rey)
"Glory" - SELMA (Music/Lyrics by John Legend, Common)
"Mercy Is" - NOAH (Music/Lyrics by Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye)
"Opportunity" - ANNIE (Music/Lyrics by Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck)
"Yellow Flicker Beat" - THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY: PART 1 (Music/Lyrics by Lorde)

Best Animated Feature Film
BIG HERO 6 (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
THE BOOK OF LIFE (Twentieth Century Fox)
THE BOXTROLLS (Focus Features)
HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 (Twentieth Century Fox)
THE LEGO MOVIE (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Best Foreign Language Film
FORCE MAJEURE TURIST (Sweden)
GETT: THE TRIAL OF VIVIANE AMSALEM GETT (Israel)
IDA (Poland/Denmark)
LEVIATHAN (Russia)
TANGERINES MANDARIINID (Estonia)

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