Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley lead British actors nominated for Golden Globes

Rosamund Pike, Eddie Redmayne, Helen Mirren and Felicity Jones all pick up nominations too

Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley and Eddie Redmayne lead a pack of British acting talent who have been nominated for next month’s Golden Globe Awards.

Cumberbatch, Redmayne and a third British actor, David Oyelowo, will compete against Steve Carell and Jake Gyllenhaal in the Best Actor (Drama) film category – with Cumberbatch recognised for his performance as late World War II codebreaker Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.

Knightley’s performance in the same film earns her a nomination in the Best Supporting Actress film category, where her rivals include Meryl Streep, who receives the 29th Golden Globe nomination of her career for her performance in movie-musical Into the Woods.

The other British actors nominated in the film categories are Rosamund Pike, Felicity Jones, Helen Mirren, Emily Blunt and Ralph Fiennes.

Meanwhile, Julianne Moore receives a pair of film acting nominations: in the Best Actress (Drama) category for Still Alice and Best Actress (Comedy) category for Maps to the Stars. Her rivals across both categories include Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Amy Adams.

Boyhood, Foxcatcher, The Imitation Game, Selma and The Theory of Everything will compete for the prestigious Best Motion Picture (Drama) prize, while Birdman, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Into the Woods, Pride and St Vincent are all nominated for the Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) gong.

In the TV categories, Homeland‘s Claire Danes, House of Cards‘ Kevin Spacey, The Knick‘s Clive Owen, Girls‘ Lena Dunham, Fargo‘s Martin Freeman and Derek‘s Ricky Gervais are among the acting talent recognised.

Bill Murray is another double nominee, receiving a nod for his TV work in Olive Kitteridge alongside a nomination for his big screen performance in St Vincent. Meanwhile, True Detective‘s Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey will compete against each other in the TV Movie or Miniseries – Actor category.

This year’s Drama Series nominees are The Affair, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife and House of Cards, while the Comedy or Musical series contenders are Girls, Jane the Virgin, Orange is the New Black, Silicon Valley and Transparent.

The winners will be announced on January 11 at a ceremony in Los Angeles hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Click here to view the full list of nominees.