Golden Globes: Idris Elba, Helena Bonham Carter, Tatiana Maslany Score Nods

Who will take home one of these trophies on Sunday?

Who will take home one of these trophies on Sunday?

The nominations are in for this year’s crop of Golden Globes, and as you’d expect, the list is dominated by the best of British talent, from Dame Helen Mirren, to Michael Sheen, to Dame Judi Dench. BBC AMERICA earned three nominations, with nods for Luther‘s Idris Elba, Burton and Taylor‘s Helena Bonham Carter, and Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany, a Canadian who plays British among her many roles.

Idris has done particularly well, being up for two best actor awards. One for the latest Luther miniseries on BBC AMERICA, and one for Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. He’s up against Chiwetel Ejiofor in both categories, for 12 Years A Slave and Dancing on the Edge.

The Steve Coogan/Dame Judi Dench double header Philomena is perhaps the most surprising of the heavily nominated productions, having picked up plaudits in the motion picture, actress and screenplay categories.

The cheesily-bewigged American Hustle has been fighting its corner too, with a best actor nod for Christian Bale, best actress for Amy Adams, best supporting nominations for Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence, best movie, best director AND best screenplay.

Mind you, that best actress in a film drama category is particularly Brit-heavy, with Dame Judi, Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet dominating the list, although they’ll have to fight off stiff competition from Cate Blanchett and Sandra Bullock.

And they should be glad Helena Bonham Carter’s bravura performance as Elizabeth Taylor in BBC AMERICA’s Burton and Taylor was ‘only’ eligible for the Best Actress in a TV Mini-Series category, or she’d be nipping at their heels too. And SHE’S up against Dame Helen Mirren, who is nominated for her role in Phil Spector.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

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 – 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 Actor – 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 – Motion Picture Drama
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet, Labor Day

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

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

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

Best Original Score
All Is Lost
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Gravity
The Book Thief
12 Years A Slave

Best Original Song
“Atlas,” Coldplay (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
“Let It Go,” Idina Menzel (Frozen)
“Ordinary Love,” U2 (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)
“Please Mr. Kennedy,” Oscar Isaac, Justin Timberlake and Adam Driver (Inside Llewyn Davis)
“Sweet Than Fiction,” Taylor Swift (One Chance)

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

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

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

Best Actress in a Television Drama Series
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Comedy Series
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn 99
Girls
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

Best Actor in a Television Comedy Series
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 99

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

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
American Horror Story: Coven
Behind the Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
White Queen

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
Idris Elba, Luther
Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Corey Stoll, House of Cards
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer, White Queen
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

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