'12 Years A Slave,' 'American Hustle' lead Golden Globes nominees (Read the full list here)

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Actress Olivia Wilde reads nominations at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations announcement event, Dec. 12, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards will take place Jan. 12, 2014.

The searing historical epic "12 Years a Slave" and the con-artist caper "American Hustle" lead the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each.

The nominations announced Thursday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association suggested "American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" may be this year's Oscar favorites. Hailed by critics as the movies' most unblinking portrait of slavery, "12 Years a Slave" verified its front-runner status with nominations including best film drama, Chiwetel Ejiofor for best actor in a drama and Steve McQueen for best director.

"American Hustle" dominated on the Globes' other category side: comedy or musical. The fictionalized story of the FBI's Abscam investigation in the late 1970s earned nominations for best movie comedy, Christian Bale for best actor in a comedy, Jennifer Lawrence for best supporting actress in a comedy and David O. Russell for best director.

Also in the mix are Alexander Payne's father-son road trip "Nebraska," with five nominations, including best actor for Bruce Dern. The space odyssey "Gravity" earned four nominations, as did the Somali pirate thriller "Captain Phillips."

This year's comedy competition could be the strongest field ever for the Globes. Aside from "American Hustle," the group includes Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," Alexander Payne's "Nebraska," Spike Jonze's "Her" and the Coen brothers' "Inside Llewyn Davis."

The last film of 2013 to screen, Scorsese's three-hour financial industry extravaganza had been one of the biggest question marks this awards season. Along with the best picture nomination, it earned one for Leonardo DiCaprio's leading performance.

Along with "12 Years a Slave," the dramatic best picture category was rounded out by "Captain Phillips," ''Gravity," ''Philomena" and "Rush." Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity," which also received a nomination for Sandra Bullock, will surely benefit more from the Academy Awards' technical categories, which the Globes don't honor.

Most notably shutout was "Lee Daniels' The Butler," the Civil Rights history told through a long-serving White House butler played by Forest Whitaker.

The awards and their boozy telecast are known for a desire to attract stars, even if their films aren't quite up to snuff. (It will be a long time before the HFPA lives down its nominations for Johnny Depp's "The Tourist.") This year's ceremony on Jan. 12 will again be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Last year's telecast saw a bump in viewership to 19.7 million.

The last two years, one of the Globes' best-picture winners went on to top the Academy Awards. Last year, the Globes awarded Ben Affleck's "Argo" best picture for drama. The year before that, the silent film ode "The Artist" won best picture for a comedy.

The 2014 Golden Globes nominees

Best Motion Picture, Drama

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Gravity
  • Captain Phillips
  • Rush
  • Philomena

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Nebraska
  • American Hustle
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Her

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra)
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor (Dancing on the Edge)
  • Idris Elba (Luther)
  • Al Pacino (Phil Spector)
  • Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
  • Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)
  • Robert Redford (All is Lost)
  • Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
  • Christian Bale (American Hustle)
  • Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis)
  • Joaquin Phoenix (Her)

Best Actor in a TV Series, 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 Actor in a TV Series, Drama

  • Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
  • Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex)
  • Kevin Spacey(House of Cards)
  • James Spader (The Blacklist)
  • Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan)

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Helena Bonham Carter (Burton and Taylor)
  • Rebecca Ferguson (White Queen)
  • Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Coven)
  • Helen Mirren (Phil Spector)
  • Elisabeth Moss (Top of the Lake)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

  • Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
  • Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
  • Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks)
  • Judi Dench (Philomena)
  • Kate Winslet (Labor Day)

Best Actress In A Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • Meryl Streep (August: Osage County)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Enough Said)
  • Amy Adams (American Hustle)
  • Julie Delpy (Before Midnight)
  • Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha)

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

  • Zooey Deschanel (New Girl)
  • Lena Dunham (Girls)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
  • Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
  • Edie Falco (Nurse)

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

  • Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
  • Kerry Washington (Scandal)
  • Tatiana Maslany (Orphan)
  • Robin Wright (House of Cards)
  • Taylor Schilling (Orange Is the New Black)

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Frozen
  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2

Best Director - Motion Picture

  • Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
  • Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
  • David O. Russell (American Hustle)
  • Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
  • Alexander Payne (Nebraska)

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Blue is the Warmest Color
  • The Past
  • The Hunt
  • The Wind Rises
  • The Great Beauty

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

  • Gravity
  • The Book Thief
  • 12 Years a Slave
  • All is Lost
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

  • Atlas (Hunger Games: Catching Fire)
  • Let It Go (Frozen)
  • Ordinary Love (Mandela: The Long Walk to Freedom)
  • Please Mr Kennedy (Inside Llewyn Davis)
  • Sweeter Than Fiction (One Chance)

Best Screenplay - Motion Picture

  • John Ridley (12 Years a Slave)
  • Bob Nelson (Nebraska)
  • Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell (American Hustle)
  • Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan (Philomena)
  • Spike Jonze (Her)

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

  • Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)
  • Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
  • Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
  • Daniel Brühl (Rush)
  • Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips)

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Rob Lowe (Behind the Candelabra)
  • Josh Charles (The Good Wife)
  • Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
  • Corey Stoll (House of Cards)
  • Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

  • Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave)
  • Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
  • Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
  • June Squibb (Nebraska)
  • Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series or TV Movie

  • Hayden Panettiere (Nashville)
  • Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing On the Edge)
  • Janet McTeer (White Queen)
  • Monica Potter (Parenthood)
  • Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)

Best TV Movie or Mini-Series

  • American Horror Story: Coven
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • Dancing on the Edge
  • Top of the Lake
  • White Queen

Best TV Series, Drama

  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • House of Cards
  • Masters of Sex
  • The Good Wife

Best TV Series, Comedy

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Modern Family
  • Girls
  • Brooklyn 99
  • Parks and Recreation

PDF: The 2014 Golden Globes nominees

This story has been updated.

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