Birdman Tops 72nd Golden Globes Noms

Birdman led the way with seven Golden Globe film nominations, followed by Boyhood and Imitation Game with five. Animation nods went to Big Hero 6, How to Train Your Dragon 2, The Book of Life, The Boxtrolls, and The Lego Movie.

“Nearly 10 years in the making, The Boxtrolls was a labor of wholehearted love crafted a frame at a time,” said Laika president and lead animator Travis Knight.  ”From the inky black puppet mines in Portland to the well-appointed recording studios in London, our production was blessed with diverse and passionate artists of the highest caliber: brilliant actors, visionary directors, and a sublimely gifted crew.  I’m so pleased that their prodigious talents have been so meaningfully recognized.”

“Like getting suckered punched by a thousand cherubs, I woke up to the fantastic news of our film’s Golden Globe nomination,” said director Jorge R. Gutierrez. “This made my heart dance and my mustache grow a least a full inch! Reel FX, 20th Century Fox, Guillermo del Toro and everyone on our crew could not be more thankful. I’m thrilled that an honor like this will encourage more people all over the world to discover and experience the labor of love that is The Book of Life. To the HFPA, I don’t know what you guys are drinking but please let me buy you the next round. Salud!”

“Over three years ago,  we started this journey on a research trip to Norway and Svalbard,” recalled Dragon 2 writer-director Dean DeBlois.   “As a filmmaker, what has been so gratifying is to have had the experience of traveling all over the world and seeing how Toothless and Hiccup have resonated with audiences.   I’m so proud of our cast and crew and also want to congratulate the other nominees.  It’s been a great year for animation and I’m humbled to be in their company.  Today’s nomination from the Hollywood Foreign Press is the icing on the cake of an amazing year for us — so thanks to all at the HFPA for a great wake-up call.”

“We are so excited to be nominated for a Golden Globe,” said Phil Lord and Chris Miller. “The only kind of globes we have are made of cardboard or whatever normal ones are made of. We’re incredibly proud of our accomplice, Chris McKay, along with the rest of an amazing crew and cast who brought so much passion and artistry to a film that could have easily been so much less. It’s a great year for animation and we’re grateful that a film called The Lego Movie can be appreciated and recognized in this way. Everything in the world may not actually be awesome, but this really is.”

Here are the rest of the nominees:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything

Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
St. Vincent

Best Director
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava DuVernay, Selma
David Fincher, Gone Girl
Alejandro González Iñárritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood

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

Best Actor – Drama
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nighcrawler
David Oyelowo, Selma
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Best Actress – Comedy
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Emily Blunt, Into the Woods
Helen Mirren, The Hundred Foot Journey
Julianne Moore, Maps to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis, Annie

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

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

Best Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K. Simmons, Whiplash

Best Screenplay
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gone Girl
The Imitation Game

Best Foreign Film
Force Majeure
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Tangerine Manderin

Best Original Score 
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Gone Girl

Best Original Song
“Big Eyes” – Big Eyes (Lana Del Ray)
“Glory” – Selma (John Legend, COmmon)
“Mercy Is” – Noah (Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye)
“Opportunity” – Annie
“Yellow Flicker Beat” – The Hunger Games, Mockingjy Pt 1 (Lorde)



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