Golden Globe Noms: Who’s Up For Awards Tonight?

December 12, 2013  |  

Am I the only one who gets super excited about Golden Globe Nominations? It tells me that awards season is really underway and I’m always hoping that I’ll see a few more black faces on the nominations list. This year, I got my wish! From Kerry to Don, to Idris and Chiwetel, black folks were nominated for their excellence, but we couldn’t help but notice some folks we thought would be a shoo-in were left out to dry…

The Steve McQueen film 12 Years a Slave picked up a Best Motion Picture-Drama nomination, and the cast struck gold as well. Chiwetel Ejiofor nabbed a Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture-Drama nomination, while Lupito Nyong’o and Michael Fassbender grabbed Supporting Role nominations. Twelve Years a Slave also received Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Score for Hans Zimmerman as well.

Idris Elba received a Best Performance By An Actor nomination for Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, but his co-star, Naomie Harris didn’t get any love for her work as Winnie Mandela.

Kerry Washington finally nabbed a Golden Globe Nomination for her work on Scandal, and Don Cheadle, who won a Golden Globe for Best Actor In A Comedy Or Musical for House of Lies in 2012, grabbed another nomination. On a side note, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Idris Elba actually received two Golden Globe nominations, not just for 12 Years a Slave and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, but also for their BBC miniseries Dancing on The Edge and Luther. And on a side note, Taylor Schilling, aka Piper of Orange Is The New Black, a show we love, also received a nomination for Best Actress in a Drama. No Uzo Aduba for Crazy Eyes though!?

So that’s about it. The glaring omissions from such a list include the aforementioned Naomie Harris, Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer for Fruitvale Station, Uzo Aduba for Orange Is The New Black as well as Lee Daniels, Oprah Winfrey or even Forest Whitaker for The Butler. The Golden Globes usually mirror the Academy Award nominations, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed that these performances (aside from Aduba obviously) will still get some love from the Academy.

Congrats to all those nominated, and good luck! The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards are set to air on Sunday, January 12, and will be hosted once again by funny ladies Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

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