Award season is upon us, yet again, and Hollywood is raking out their favorite celebrities to announce 2014 nominations. With the Grammys not far behind, Hollywood recently released the list of nominees for the 2014 Golden Globe awards.
Each year the nominees are announced and with each nomination a wave of excitement or shock floods fans who are either disappointed that their favorites were not nominated or thrilled that they were.
Lets take a look at some of the 2014 nominees and see how they stack up and while we’re at lets make a few Golden Globe predictions of our own.
Best Motion Picture (Drama)
12 Years a Slave (starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael K. Williams and Michael Fassbender) - The film tells the tale of a free black man who is taken from his New York home and sold into a life of slavery.
Captain Phillips (starring Tom Hanks, Barkhad Abdi and Barkhad Abdirahaman) - The film depicts the real-life story of Captain Phillips terrifying ordeal when Somali Pirates board and take over his boat and crew.
Gravity (starring George Clooney, Sandra Bullock and Ed Harris) - The horrifying tale of an astronaut who is launched adrift in space.
Philomena (starring Judi Dench, Steve Coogan and Sophie Kennedy Clar) - The film is about a political journalist who writes the story about a women desperately trying to find her son.
Rush (starring Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde and Daniel Bruhl) - Based on the real-life rivalry between Formula One drivers, James Hunt and Niki Lauda.
Predicted winner: 12 Years a Slave
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
American Hustle (starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Bradley Cooper) - The story of a con man and his forced compliance with the FBI to take down the mafia and powerful Jersey brokers.
Her (starring Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams and Scarlett Johansson) - Depicting the tale of a writer and his relationship with his over the top operating system.
Inside Llewyn Davis (starring Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan and John Goodman) - Following the tale of a singer making his way through 1961 Greenwich Village.
Nebraska (starring Bruce Dern, Will Forte and June Squibb) - The story of an alcoholic and his estranged son.
The Wolf of Wall Street (starring Leonardo DiCaprio, P.J. Byrne and Jon Favreau) - The true story of Jordan Belfort and his rise as a successful stockbroker.
Predicted winner: American Hustle
Best 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
Predicted winner: Judi Dench
Best 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
Predicted winner: Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Best Supporting Actress 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
Predicted winner: Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl - Rush
Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
Michael Fassbinder - 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club
Predicted winner: Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Best TV Series, Drama
Breaking Bad - Starring Bryan Cranston, Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul and Dean Norris
Downtown Abbey - Starring Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter and Brendan Coyle
The Goodwife - Starring Julianna Marguiles, Matt Czuchry, Archie Panjabi and Josh Charles
House of Cards - Starring Kevin Spacey, Michael Gill and Robin Wright
Masters of Sex - Starring Michael Sheen, Lizzy Caplan and Caitlin FitzGerald
Predicted winner: Breaking Bad
Best TV Series, Comedy
The Big Bang Theory - Starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons and Kaley Cuoco
Brooklyn Nine-Nine - Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz and Terry Crews
Girls - Lena Dunham, Allison Williams and Jemima Kirke
Modern Family - Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet
Parks and Recreation - Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones and Aziz Ansari
Predicted winner: Girls
Best TV Movie or Mini-Series
American Horror Story: Coven - Starring Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Lily Rabe, Sarah Paulson, Taissa Farmiga, Denis O’Hare, Kathy Bates, Jamie Brewer and Emma Roberts
Behind the Candelabra - Starring Matt Damon, Michael Douglas, Scott Bakula and Eric Zuckerman
Dancing on the Edge - Starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Matthew Goode and Joanna Vanderham
Top of the Lake - Starring Elisabeth Moss, Thomas M. Wright, Peter Mullan and David Wenham
The White Queen - Starring Aneurin Barnard, Rebecca Ferguson, Amanda Hale, Faye Marsay and Max Irons
Predicted winner: Behind the Candelabra
You’ve heard our predictions, what are yours?