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Golden Globes Nominations Team: Dick Clark Productions Executive Vice President Barry Adelman, Miss Golden Globe 2014 Sosie Bacon, actors Olivia Wilde, Aziz Ansari, Zoe Saldana and Hollywood Foreign Press Association President Theo Kingman | Getty Photo

The Hollywood Foreign Press announced their nominations this morning, and “American Hustle” and “12 Years a Slave” were leaders with seven Golden Globe nominations each.

This follows the many nominations by SAG and other critics groups recently indicating these movies are the frontrunners and will probably square off in the Oscar race. They are directed by David O. Russell and Steve McQueen, who are also in the best director race.

Next in number of nominations were “Nebraska,” with five Golden Globe nods and “Captain Phillips” and “Gravity” tied, each receiving four.

The Golden Globes divide films and actor nominations into best drama and best comedy/musical categories, giving movies and actors twice as much opportunity to be nominated. This also means twice as many big-name celebrities at the awards and at the glamorous and numerous parties. The Hollywood Foreign Press does love the big movie stars.

In the all-important Best Picture category, drama, along with “12 Years a Slave,” the nominees were “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” “Philomena,” and “Rush.” This is the first time “Philomena” and “Rush” have been part of the awards chatter, especially the latter film, which deserves another look.

The Best Motion Picture comedy or musical selections in addition to “American Hustle,” were “Her,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Nebraska” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”

The big surprise in today’s announcement was that “Lee Daniels’ ‘The Butler” didn’t receive a single nomination, either for the actors or director. Oprah Winfrey was considered a shoo-in by the celebrity loving Hollywood Foreign press.

“Rush” is also a nice unexpected addition to the Best Drama list and also got a nomination for Daniel Brühl, who is terrific as Niki Lauda.

Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Emma Thompson, Dame Judi Dench and Kate Winslet were nominated for Best Actress in a drama. “Labor Day,” starring Winslet, has not been screened widely, so her inclusion is a surprise, but not so much when you consider the Hollywood Foreign Press has favorites and she has always been popular with them.

There were no surprises in the Best Actor in a Drama category for Chiwetel Ejiofor (“12 Years a Slave), Idris Elba (“Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”), Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips”), Matthew McConaughey, who is picking up lots of awards steam with the numerous critics awards last week, and Robert Redford (“All Is Lost”). The 77-year-old Redford has never been nominated for a Golden Globe or an Oscar for his acting, although he won an Oscar and Golden Globe for Best Director in 1981 for “Ordinary People.” Redford’s appearance should make for a nice moment at the awards gala.

In the best performance by an actress in a comedy or musical, the nominees are Amy Adams (“American Hustle”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Enough Said”), Meryl Streep (“August: Osage County”), Greta Gerwig (“Frances Ha”), and Julie Delpy (“Before Midnight”). The last two nominees are surprises. Delpy told me only last week at the Gotham Awards that she was so happy about her Independent Spirit best actress nomination because she never gets recognized for her acting. Imagine how happy and thrilled she is this morning about this nomination.

For best performance by an actor in a comedy or musical, the nominees are Christian Bale (“American Hustle”), Bruce Dern (“Nebraska”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“The Wolf of Wall Street”), Oscar Isaac (“Inside Llewyn Davis) and Joaquin Phoenix “Her”).

NBC News, which announced the Globe nominations, continued their cheesy practice of having a likely nominee on the show as a guest and then asking him/her how surprised they were to be nominated. “It’s a dream come true,” said the laid-back Oscar Isaac.

On the small screen, the nominees for best television drama series are “Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “The Good Wife,” “House of Cards” and “Masters of Sex.” The comedy nominees are “The Big Bang Theory,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Girls,” “Modern Family,” and “Parks and Recreation.”

HBO was again the winner with nine nominations. Starz, Netflix and Showtime tied with six nominations.

The 71st Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will air on Sunday, January 12 from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Here are all the 2014 Golden Globe nominations:

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Best Drama
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Philomena
Rush

Best Musical/Comedy
American Hustle
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Actress in a Drama
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet, Labor Day

Best Actor in a Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyer’s Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo Di Caprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Supporting Actress
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Supporting Actor
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyer’s Club

Best Screenplay
Spike Jonze, Her
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Jeff Pope/Steve Coogan, Philomena
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue is the Warmest Color
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
The Wind Rises

Best Animated Feature
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Frozen

Best Original Song
“Atlas,” The Hunger Games, Catching Fire
“Let It Go,” Frozen
“Ordinary Love,” Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
“Please Mr. Kennedy,” Inside Llewyn Davis
“Sweeter Than Fiction,” One Chance

Best Score
Alex Ebert, All Is Lost
Alex Heffes, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Steven Price, Gravity
John Williams, The Book Thief
Hans Zimmer, 12 Years a Slave

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Best TV Comedy or Musical
Girls
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best TV Drama
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex

Best Actress in a TV Drama
Julianna Marguiles, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actress in a TV Comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Actor in a TV Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist

Best Actor in a TV Comedy
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

Best Miniseries or TV Movie
American Horror Story: Coven
Behind the Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
White Queen

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, White Queen
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Show, Miniseries or TV Movie
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer, White Queen
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Show, Miniseries or TV Movie
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

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