"American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" lead Golden Globe nominations
'American Hustle' and '12 Years a Slave' lead the Golden Globes 2014 nominations with seven nods each.
David O. Russell's American crime drama 'American Hustle' is up for a slew of the top prizes, including Best Director for O. Russell, the prestigious Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy award and Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for Amy Adams.
Critically acclaimed historical drama '12 Years a Slave' - based on the real life story of Solomon Northup, a free African/American who was kidnapped and sold into slavery in 1841 - is up for Best Motion Picture Drama and Best Screenplay, while lead male star Chiwetel Ejiofor is competing for Best Actor in a Drama and Steve McQueen is in line for Best Director in a Motion Picture among the film's other nods.
'Nebraska' follows close behind with five nominations, including Best Actor in a Musical of Comedy for Bruce Dern.
The space odyssey 'Gravity', which stars George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, earned four nominations, as did Somali pirate thriller 'Captain Phillips'.
Competing against Chiwetel in the Best Actor in a Drama category are Idris Elba for 'Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom', Tom Hanks for 'Captain Phillips', Matthew McConaughey for 'The Dallas Buyers Club' and Robert Redford for 'All Is Lost'.
Meanwhile, the Best Actress in a Drama category will be contested between Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Dame Judi Dench, Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet for 'Blue Jasmine', 'Gravity', 'Philomena', 'Saving Mr. Banks' and 'Labor Day' respectively.
The awards are considered to be an important precursor to the Oscars and the films are voted for by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which organises the ceremony.
The Golden Globes ceremony - aired by NBC - will take place on January 12, 2014, and will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Select nominations for the Golden Globes 2014:
Best Motion Picture Drama:
12 Years a Slave
Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy:
Inside Llewyn Davis
Wolf of Wall Street
Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama:
Chiwetel Ejiofor,12 years a Slave
Idris Elba, Mandela
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All is Lost
Best Actor in a motion picture, Musical or Comedy:
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo Dicaprio, Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama:
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet, Labour Day
Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy:
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delphy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August Osage County
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong'o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Daniel Bruhl, Rush
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Best Director in a Motion Picture:
Alfonso Cuaron, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska
David O. Russell, American Hustle
Best Screenplay for a Motion Picture:
Spike Jonze, Her
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, Philomena
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell and Eric Singer Warren, American Hustle
Best Original Score for a Motion Picture:
All Is Lost
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
The Book Thief
12 Years a Slave