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You know the Oscars are drawing nearer when Christmas and Golden Globes are trending on Twitter. Earlier today the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for January’s ceremony, seen by many as an indicator for the Academy Awards. If you disagree just look at last year, when the Globes proved to be a game-changer for Argo.

This year has sparked a hoard of comments and replies, with a few high profile exclusions from the list, and some other films doing surprisingly well among the Hollywood Foreign Press. The biggest surprise was Oprah Winfrey not winning a nomination for Supporting Actress in The Butler. Could this be a bad omen for the Oscars?

Those gaining plenty of momentum recently include June Squibb and Daniel Bruhl, both receiving SAG and Golden Globe nominations this week, propelling them up the supporting ranks and making them solid outsiders at the Oscars. Judi Dench and Emma Thompson are also good bets for an Oscar nom as leading actresses, and with the extra boost of a Best Film and Best Screenplay nomination Philomena is rising up the ranks and may (deservedly) secure a Best Picture nomination from the Academy.

Monsters University was not nominated for Best Animated Feature, making way for The Croods, which probably surprised many. Frozen was predictably included, and will probably win. Other surprise appearances include One Chance, the Paul Potts biopic, nominated for Best Song, and Julia Louise-Dreyfus as Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) for Enough Said.

Leading the charge is 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle with 7 nominations each. Nebraska follows with 5, then Gravity and Captain Phillips with 4 each. A full list of nominations is below.

The 2014 Golden Globe awards will be presented by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler and broadcast live around the world on Sunday January 12th 2014.

2014 Golden Globe Nominations

Best Film, Drama
12 Years a Slave
Gravity
Captain Phillips
Rush
Philomena

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

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

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

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

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

Best Animated Feature Film
Frozen
The Croods
Despicable Me 2

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

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

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

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