’12 Years A Slave’ and ‘American Hustle’ lead Golden Globes nominations

Both films have seven nods each

12 Years A Slave and American Hustle are the frontrunners for next year’s Golden Globes after receiving seven nominations apiece each.

The Globes are generally seen as the second most prestigious of Hollywood’s annual awards and distinguish themselves from the Oscars by recognising drama films separately from more lighthearted movies.

Steve McQueen’s 12 Years A Slave is nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama along with Gravity, Captain Phillips, Philomena and Rush. In the Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical category, meanwhile, David O. Russell’s American Hustle was joined by The Wolf Of Wall Street, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis and Nebraska.

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender and Lupita Nyong’o all have acting nominations for their work in 12 Years A Slave, as do Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper for their work in American Hustle. Both McQueen and Russell have recieved Best Director nods, and each film is also nominated for Best Screenplay.

Other actors nominated for their work in a drama film included Idris Elba in the Nelson Mandela biopic Long Walk To Freedom, Sandra Bullock in Gravity, Emma Thompson in Saving Mr Banks and Tom Hank for his role in Captain Phillips. Meryl Streep has been nominated in the musical or comedy category for her turn in August: Osage County, as have Leonardo DiCaprio for The Woolf Of Wall Street and Julie Delpy for Before Midnight.

Next year’s Golden Globes ceremony will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, LA on January 12, 2014. The nominations in full are as follows:

Best Motion Picture – Drama
12 Years A Slave
Captain Phillips

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr Banks
Kate Winslet, Labor Day

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Tom Hanks, Saving Mr Banks
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Robert Redford, All Is Lost

Best Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
American Hustle
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf Of Wall Street

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Comedy Or Musical
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf Of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Best Animated Feature Film
The Croods
Despicable Me 2

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue Is The Warmest Color
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
The Wind Rises

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years A Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Brühl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years A Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

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

Best Screenplay
Spike Jonze, Her
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Jeff Pope, Steve Coogan, Philomena
John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave
Eric Warren Singer, David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Original Score
Alex Ebert, All Is Lost
Alex Heffes, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
Steven Price, Gravity
John Williams, The Book Thief
Hans Zimmer, 12 Years A Slave