Screen Actors Guild and Golden Globes Nominations Twofer.

Some Snubs and Some Pushes from SAG and the Globes.

Still AliceOn two consecutive days, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, we got the first peer reviewed nomination list and the one from that odd group that is neither critic, insider or peer: the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Those guys who sponsor that yearly fest which is the Golden Globes.

In combination, these nominations cement a sure thing: Julianne Moore. She now has the momentum that Cate Blanchett had last year for her role– (Jasmine Francis/Blanche DuBois in Blue Jasmine and that landed Ms Blanchett an Oscar– plus no Woody Allen baggage.

Pleasant surprises: Cake; Jennifer Aniston in a role filled with drama and pain got nominated as Best Actress both by SAG and the Globes, and Jake Gyllenhall’s outstanding performance in Nightcrawler gains strong momentum with tandem nominations also.

In other news, Unbroken has not broken out in the Awards race yet. Plan B is not getting much love this season. But Wild stepped in with its first two nominations for Reese Witherspoon, and The Theory of Everything broke its no-nom streak with a strong presence in these.

(winners in yellow)

Nominations for Acting from The Screen Actors Guild

Outstanding Ensemble Cast
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role
Steve Carrel, for Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, for The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhall, for Nightcrawler
Michael Keaton, for Birdman
Eddie Redmayne, for The Theory of Everything

Outstanding Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jennifer Aniston, for Cake
Felicity Jones, for The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, for Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, for Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, for Wild

Outstanding Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Robert Duvall, for The Judge
Ethan Hawke, for Boyhood
Edward Norton, for Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, for Foxcather
JK Simmons, for Whiplash – Talk about another performance with momentum

Outstanding Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Patricia Arquette
, for Boyhhood
Keira Knightley, for The Imitation Game
Emma Stone
, for Birdman
Meryl Streep
, for Into the Woods – she does like to sing and does it with gusto
Naomi Watts, for St. Vincent

Golden Globe Nominees – Drama

Best Motion Picture

The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Actress

Julianne Moore
(Still Alice)
Rosamund Pike
(Gone Girl)
Reese Witherspoon
Felicity Jones
(The Theory of Everything)
Jennifer Aniston

Best Actor

Eddie Redmayne
(The Theory of Everything)
Steve Carell
Benedict Cumberbatch
(The Imitation Game)
David Oyelowo
Jake Gyllenhaal

Golden Globe Nominees – Comedy or Musical

Best Motion Picture

Into The Woods
The Grand Budapest Hotel
St. Vincent

Best Actress

Julianne Moore
(Maps To The Stars)
Amy Adams
(Big Eyes)
Emily Blunt
(Into The Woods)
Helen Mirren
(The Hundred Foot Journey)
Quvenzhané Wallis

Best Actor

Michael Keaton
Bill Murray
(St. Vincent)
Ralph Fiennes
(The Grand Budapest Hotel)
Christoph Waltz
(Big Eyes)
Joaquin Phoenix
(Inherent Vice)

Best Animated Feature Film
The Lego Movie
How To Train Your Dragon 2
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls

Best Foreign Language Film
Ida (Poland/Denmark) (Ida)
Force Majeure (Sweden) (Turist)
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Israel) (Gett)
Tangerines (Estonia) (Manderiinid)
Leviathan (Russia)
— This whittles down the field
in this category.

Best Supporting Actress

Jessica Chastain
(A Most Violent Year)
Keira Knightley
(The Imitation Game)
Patricia Arquette
Meryl Streep
(Into The Woods)
Emma Stone

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall
(The Judge)
Edward Norton
J.K. Simmons
Mark Ruffalo

Best Director
Ava DuVernay, for Selma
Wes Anderson, for The Grand Budapest Hotel
Alejandro González Iñárritu, for Birdman
David Fincher, for Gone Girl
Richard Linklater, for Boyhood

Best Screenplay
Wes Anderson, for The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn, for Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, for Birdman
Richard Linklater, for Boyhood
Graham Moore, for The Imitation Game

The Full List for Golden Globe Nominees

The last nomination list for December is the Critics Choice on December 15th. This is also the last significant outsider honors. After that it is all peer review and insiders, starting on January 5th with the the Producers Guild Award nominations.

1 comment

  1. Donna December 13, 2014 1:55 pm  Reply

    I think I have to get myself out to a theater and see some movies!