Birdman swoops away with seven Golden Globe nominations

In nominations announced Thursday by the Hollywood Foreign Press, Boyhood and The Imitation Game trailed with five nods apiece.
Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from Birdman.  The film led the Golden Globes nominations with seven. Atsushi Nishijima / Fox Searchlight / AP Photo
Michael Keaton portrays Riggan in a scene from Birdman. The film led the Golden Globes nominations with seven. Atsushi Nishijima / Fox Searchlight / AP Photo

NEW YORK // Birdman squawked loudly in the Golden Globes, flying away with a leading seven nominations.

In nominations announced Thursday by the Hollywood Foreign Press, Boyhood and The Imitation Game trailed with five nods apiece. Those two films led a best drama category that also included Foxcatcher, Selma and The Theory of Everything.

In the best picture, comedy or musical, category, Birdman was joined by St Vincent, Grand Budapest Hotel, Into the Woods and independent British film Pride.

One of the surprise winners of the day was Grand Budapest Hotel. Along with a best picture nod in comedy, it earned nominations for Ralph Fiennes as best actor, and Wes Anderson for screenplay and director.

Full list of nominations:

Picture, Drama: Boyhood, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, Selma, The Theory of Everything.

Picture, Musical or Comedy: Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Into the Woods, Pride, St Vincent.

Actor, Drama: Steve Carell, Foxcatcher; Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game; Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler; David Oyelowo, Selma.

Actress, Drama: Jennifer Aniston, Cake; Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything; Julianne Moore, Still Alice; Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl; Reese Witherspoon, Wild.

Director: Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel; Ava DuVernay, Selma; David Fincher, Gone Girl; Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman; Richard Linklater, Boyhood.

Actor, Musical or Comedy: Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel; Michael Keaton, Birdman; Bill Murray, St Vincent; Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice; Christoph Waltz; Big Eyes.

Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, Big Eyes; Emily Blunt, Into the Woods; Helen Mirren, The Hundred-Foot Journey; Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars; Quvenzhane Wallis, Annie.

Supporting Actor: Robert Duvall, The Judge; Ethan Hawke, Boyhood; Edward Norton, Birdman; Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher; JK Simmons, Whiplash.

Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood; Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year; Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game; Emma Stone, Birdman; Meryl Streep, Into the Woods.

Foreign Language: Force Majeure Turist, Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem, Ida, Leviathan, Tangerines Mandariinid.

Animated Film: Big Hero 6, The Book of Life, The Boxtrolls, How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Lego Movie.

Screenplay: Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel; Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl; Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, Birdman; Richard Linklater, Boyhood; Graham Moore, The Imitation Game.

Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, The Imitation Game; Johann Johannsson, The Theory of Everything; Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Gone Girl; Antonio Sanchez, Birdman; Hans Zimmer, Interstellar.

Original Song: Big Eyes (music and lyrics by Lana Del Rey), Big Eyes; Glory (music by John Legend, Common), Selma; Mercy Is (music and lyrics by Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye), Noah; Opportunity (music and lyrics by Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler and Will Gluck), Annie; Yellow Flicker Beat (music and lyrics by Lorde), The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1.

Cecil B DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award: George Clooney.

* Associated Press

Published: December 11, 2014 04:00 AM

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