2013 Golden Globe Nominations

  • Publish Date: December 12, 2013
  • Comments: ↓ 4 user comments

Movie nominations: Getting it mostly right for a change

Films with Most Nominations
1 12 Years a Slave 7 noms
  American Hustle 7 noms
3 Nebraska 5 noms

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominees for the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards on Thursday morning, and for the first time in recent memory, there were no major gaffes in the best picture categories. While Rush and (to a lesser extent) Philomena were surprise nominees, all of the best picture candidates were positively reviewed films, and the HFPA didn't omit any major contenders. And voters didn't bite on best picture bait like Saving Mr. Banks, Lee Daniels' The Butler, and August: Osage County, which doesn't bode well for those films' Oscar hopes.

The Butler was also shut out of all acting categories, just days after it scored big in the SAG nominations. Other surprises included acting nominations for Kate Winslet (for the upcoming Labor Day, which previously had been shut out of awards season) and Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), but for once this was mostly a respectable showing from the HFPA. Even the foreign-language nominees were in line with previous awards from critic groups.

The full list of film nominations is below.

Best Picture Nominations, 71st Annual Golden Globes
Best Drama Metascore   Best Comedy or Musical Metascore
12 Years a Slave 97   American Hustle 85
Captain Phillips 83   Her 90*
Gravity 96   Inside Llewyn Davis 94
Philomena 76   Nebraska 86
Rush 75   The Wolf of Wall Street **

* Film not yet in theaters; Metascore will likely change as more reviews are published.
** Film not yet in theaters; no reviews in yet.

Other Film Nominations, 71st Annual Golden Globes
Best Director
  • Alfonso Cuarón Gravity
  • Paul Greengrass Captain Phillips
  • Steve McQueen 12 Years a Slave
  • Alexander Payne Nebraska
  • David O. Russell American Hustle
Best Lead Actor - Drama
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor 12 Years a Slave
  • Idris Elba Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Tom Hanks Captain Phillips
  • Matthew McConaughey Dallas Buyers Club
  • Robert Redford All Is Lost
Best Lead Actor - 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 Lead Actress - Drama
  • Cate Blanchett Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock Gravity
  • Judi Dench Philomena
  • Emma Thompson Saving Mr. Banks
  • Kate Winslet Labor Day
Best Lead Actress - 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 Supporting Actor
  • Barkhad Abdi Captain Phillips
  • Daniel Brühl Rush
  • Bradley Cooper American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender 12 Years a Slave
  • Jared Leto Dallas Buyers Club
Best Supporting Actress
  • Sally Hawkins Blue Jasmine
  • Jennifer Lawrence American Hustle
  • Lupita Nyong'o 12 Years a Slave
  • Julia Roberts August: Osage County
  • June Squibb Nebraska
Best Screenplay
  • Spike Jonze Her
  • Bob Nelson Nebraska
  • Jeff Pope, Steve Coogan Philomena
  • John Ridley 12 Years a Slave
  • David O. Russell, Eric Singer American Hustle
Best Foreign-Language Film
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • The Great Beauty
  • The Hunt
  • The Past
  • The Wind Rises
Best Animated Feature
  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Frozen
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
Best Original Song
  • "Atlas" The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • "Let It Go" Frozen
  • "Ordinary Love" Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • "Please Mr. Kennedy" Inside Llewyn Davis
  • "Sweeter Than Fiction" One Chance

TV nominations: Netflix is in and out

Shows with Most Nominations
1 Behind the Candelabra (HBO) 4 noms
  House of Cards (Netflix) 4 noms
3 4 tied with 3 noms

The Globe nominations for television were fairly safe and predictable, though there were a few surprises here as well, including the nomination of Fox newcomer Brooklyn Nine-Nine in the best comedy series category. Showtime's Masters of Sex and Netflix drama House of Cards also broke through in their debut seasons, though fellow Netflix series Arrested Development and Orange Is the New Black failed to earn nominations in the top categories (each picked up one acting nod).

The HFPA continued to pretend that AMC's Mad Men doesn't exist (that show received zero Globe nominations this year, after receiving just one for Jon Hamm the prior year), but it did recognize Orphan Black star Tatiana Maslany, something the Emmy voters failed to do earlier this year. And Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus were rare dual nominees this year, with honors for both film and television work.

HBO led all networks with nine nominations, followed by six apiece for Netflix, Starz, and Showtime. The full list of TV nominations is below.

Best TV Series Nominations, 71st Annual Golden Globes
Best TV Drama Nominees   Best TV Comedy or Musical Nominees
Breaking Bad (AMC)   The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Downton Abbey (PBS)   Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
The Good Wife (CBS)   Girls (HBO)
House of Cards (Netflix)   Modern Family (ABC)
Masters of Sex (Showtime)   Parks and Recreation (NBC)
Other TV Nominations, 71st Annual Golden Globes
Best Lead Actor - Drama
  • Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad
  • Liev Schreiber Ray Donovan
  • Michael Sheen Masters of Sex
  • Kevin Spacey House of Cards
  • James Spader The Blacklist
Best Lead Actress - Drama
  • Julianna Margulies The Good Wife
  • Tatiana Maslany Orphan Black
  • Taylor Schilling Orange Is the New Black
  • Kerry Washington Scandal
  • Robin Wright House of Cards
Best Lead Actor - Comedy or Musical
  • Jason Bateman Arrested Development
  • Don Cheadle House of Lies
  • Michael J. Fox The Michael J. Fox Show
  • Jim Parsons The Big Bang Theory
  • Andy Samberg Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Best Lead Actress - Comedy or Musical
  • Zooey Deschanel New Girl
  • Lena Dunham Girls
  • Edie Falco Nurse Jackie
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus Veep
  • Amy Poehler Parks and Recreation
Best Miniseries or Made-for-Television Movie
Best Lead Actor - Miniseries or TV Movie
  • Matt Damon Behind the Candelabra
  • Michael Douglas Behind the Candelabra
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor Dancing on the Edge
  • Idris Elba Luther
  • Al Pacino Phil Spector
Best Lead Actress - Miniseries or TV Movie
  • Helena Bonham Carter Burton and Taylor
  • Rebecca Ferguson The White Queen
  • Jessica Lange American Horror Story: Coven
  • Helen Mirren Phil Spector
  • Elisabeth Moss Top of the Lake
Best Supporting Actor
  • Josh Charles The Good Wife
  • Rob Lowe Behind the Candelabra
  • Aaron Paul Breaking Bad
  • Corey Stoll House of Cards
  • Jon Voight Ray Donovan
Best Supporting Actress
  • Jacqueline Bisset Dancing on the Edge
  • Janet McTeer The White Queen
  • Hayden Panettiere Nashville
  • Monica Potter Parenthood
  • Sofia Vergara Modern Family

More to come

The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony will be broadcast live on NBC on Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 8:00p ET, with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returning as hosts.

Don't forget to keep up with all of this year's film awards and nominations with our 2013 Film Awards Scorecard.

Comments (4)

  • KissMyAss  

    Last Chance to give Breaking Bad the long overdue and so well deserved Globe.
    You better don't screw this up! Unless you want to lose the last bit of critical credibility you still have.

  • kkrao  

    the supporting actor in the tv section is the most difficult to choose from

    only actors or actresses from TV series comedy or musical,miniseries and TV movie

    and i completely agree that Anna gun at least deserved a nomination

  • JRath  


    Agree with you completely about Anna Gunn.

    But also, since when have the Oscars been relevant? I actually didn't mind Argo winning last year, but almost every other year for the past decade I have vehemently disagreed with them.

  • KaizerAlex  

    Honest Question: Do the Golden Globes have any relevance? I mean, Oscars for Movies, Emmys for TV.. why have a price for both?

    And 2.) No nomination for Anna Gunn.. honestly? I really did not like Skylar in BB, but Anna Gunn was perfect in the last season.

New in Metacritic Reports

What Our Users Are Talking About

  1. /feature/movies-and-tv-shows-delayed-by-coronavirus Image
    List of Movies, TV Shows, Videogames, and Albums Postponed by the Coronavirus
    March 16, 2020 - 1 comment
    1. LamontRaymond : Damn, you're good at this type of thing. thanks! Read »
  2. /feature/game-publisher-rankings-for-2019-releases Image
    Metacritic's 10th Annual Game Publisher Rankings
    March 10, 2020 - 5 comments
    1. kcamfork : So I wonder what the rankings are considering Square Enix did NOT actually publish Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an... Read »
    2. YodaCracker : 3rd place: Nintendo 7th place: Microsoft 22nd place: Sony Yikes for PlayStation! That’s pretty embarrassing. Read »
    3. morrish : to clarify, as an example, this scoring system ranks a publisher with one very good game above someone that puts out... Read »
    4. LamontRaymond : Talk about upsets! Who would have ever thought 505 Games would be publisher of the year? Read »
    5. MGTSLT : Congratulations 505 Games on this incredible achievement Read »
  3. /feature/user-poll-results-best-of-2019 Image
    Metacritic Users Pick the Best of 2019 (and the Decade)
    January 9, 2020 - 11 comments
    1. ty92 : My favourite TV Shows of the Last Decade Spartacus - the first season Blood and Sand was incredible Vikings -... Read »
  4. /feature/critics-pick-top-10-best-albums-of-2018 Image
    Best of 2018: Music Critic Top Ten Lists
    November 26, 2018 - 22 comments
    1. VictoriaMcGlori : Silver Wheel by Adey Bell should really be on this list.  As one listener described, "Adey Bell's soaring,... Read »
  5. /feature/new-free-games-playstation-xbox-pc-switch Image
    This Month's Free Games
    February 25, 2020 - 15 comments
    1. ItsAllOgre5 : Where are the game publisher rankings for 2019? The other years got publisher rankings. Read »
  6. /feature/tv-premiere-dates Image
    2020 Spring/Summer TV Premiere Calendar
    February 26, 2020 - 222 comments
    1. convoyofbeef : Babylon Berlin premieres on Sunday, March 1 in the U.S. (Netflix) Read »