American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave Lead Golden Globe Nominations


12 Years a Slave (left) and American Hustle (right) are among the top nominees for the Golden Globes.
  • 12 Years a Slave (left) and American Hustle (right) are among the top nominees for the Golden Globes.

The Hollywood Foreign Press weighed in on the best films of 2013 this morning with its nominees for the 71st Golden Globe Awards, which will be handed out Sunday, Jan.12, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returning to host the gala.

The Golden Globes throw out a much wider net than the Oscars, due in large part to the fact that they bestow separate honors for dramas and comedies/musicals. Simply put, the more nominees = the more stars attending; and the more stars in attendance = the higher the TV ratings—and the Golden Globes award show is usually among the year's highest rated programs.

Both 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle dominated the nominations, earning seven nods apiece, including best picture and multiple acting awards.

Here are the nominees:

Best Motion Picture, Drama: 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena, Rush

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy: American Hustle, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, The Wolf of Wall Street

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)

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)

Best Actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy: Christian Bale (American Hustle), Bruce Dern (Nebraska). Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf Of Wall Street). Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis). Joaquin Phoenix (Her)

Best Actress in a motion picture, 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 Actor in a motion picture: Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Daniel Bruhl (Rush), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)

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)

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

Best Animated Feature film: The Croods, Despicable Me 2, Frozen

(FYI: Oscar nominations are revealed Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014.)