Television
January 13, 2014 • 08:54:07 a.m.

Golden Globes set for surprises - with nominees

By SANDY COHEN - The Associated Press

Actress Cate Blanchett, left, director Woody Allen, center, and Alec Baldwin on the set of "Blue Jasmine." Allen will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sundayís ceremony. (Photo provided)

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — If Woody Allen attends the Golden Globe Awards, he'd rival Bill Clinton as its biggest surprise guest.

Allen will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award at Sunday's ceremony. The writer-director famously avoids awards shows, though, and skipped those for his previous 12 Golden Globe nominations.

"We've read that Woody's not going to be here," said executive producer Barry Adelman, who kept Clinton's appearance under wraps until airtime last year. "We've heard rumors there may be some surprises."

Though the 71st annual Golden Globes are just days away, the show is still coming together.

Sounds of buzzing drills and beeping scissor lifts fill the Beverly Hilton's International Ballroom, where workers are busy hanging chandeliers, assembling a stage and installing some of the 18 cameras that will capture the starry action on show night.

Apart from Allen, most of the stars supplying that action are confirmed: Emma Stone, the lead of Allen's latest film, will present his DeMille award, and Diane Keaton "is going to join in," Adelman said. Chris Hemsworth and Formula One driver Niki Lauda will introduce best picture nominee "Rush." Laura Dern will present best picture nominee "Nebraska," which stars her dad, best actor candidate Bruce Dern. Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon will introduce their daughter, Sosie Bacon, who's serving as this year's Miss Golden Globe.

Other presenters announced this week include Tom Hanks, Melissa McCarthy, Channing Tatum, Jennifer Lawrence, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Downey, Jr., Mark Ruffalo and Emma Watson.

With such a high celebrity quotient, there's a great image in every lens, said Globes director Louis J. Horvitz, who will call the shots broadcast worldwide from a giant truck parked behind the Beverly Hilton.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return as hosts for a second time after winning raves and ratings last year. They work without restriction with their own writing teams, Adelman said. His first look at their material will be Friday. They also write and improvise throughout the show.

When Clinton left the stage last year, Poehler quipped: "Wasn't that Hilary Clinton's husband?"

"That was a total ad-lib," Adelman said.

Leading nominees this year are the con-artist caper "American Hustle" and historical drama "12 Years A Slave." Each has seven bids, including best picture, director and actor.

Besides "12 Years A Slave," directed by Steve McQueen, other contenders in the best dramatic film category include the Somali-pirate thriller "Captain Phillips," racing story "Rush," space adventure "Gravity" and the family tale "Philomena."

David O. Russell's "American Hustle" is joined in the best musical or comedy film category by the computer love story "Her," road movie "Nebraska," folk-musician story "Inside Llewyn Davis" and Martin Scorsese's romp through greed and excess, "The Wolf of Wall Street."

For best TV series, the dramatic nominees are "Breaking Bad," ''Downton Abbey," ''The Good Wife," ''House of Cards" and "Masters of Sex." Comedy contenders are "The Big Bang Theory," ''Brooklyn Nine-Nine," ''Girls," ''Modern Family" and Poehler's "Parks and Recreation."

The Golden Globe Awards, voted on and presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will air live on NBC from 8-11 p.m. EST on Sunday.

List of nominees for 71st Golden Globe Awards 

MOTION PICTURES

— Picture, Drama: "12 Years a Slave," ''Captain Phillips," ''Gravity," ''Philomena," ''Rush."

— Picture, Musical or Comedy: "American Hustle," ''Her," ''Inside Llewyn Davis," ''Nebraska," ''The Wolf of Wall Street."

— 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."

— Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmine"; Sandra Bullock, "Gravity"; Judi Dench, "Philomena"; Emma Thompson, "Saving Mr. Banks"; Kate Winslet, "Labor Day."

— Director: Alfonso Cuaron, "Gravity"; Paul Greengrass, "Captain Phillips"; Steve McQueen, "12 Years a Slave"; Alexander Payne, "Nebraska"; David O. Russell, "American Hustle."

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: Christian Bale, "American Hustle"; Bruce Dern, "Nebraska"; Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Wolf of Wall Street"; Oscar Isaac, "Inside Llewyn Davis"; Joaquin Phoenix, "Her."

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, "American Hustle"; Julie Delpy, "Before Midnight"; Greta Gerwig, "Frances Ha"; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Enough Said"; Meryl Streep, "August: Osage County."

— Supporting Actor: Barkhad Abdi, "Captain Phillips"; Daniel Bruhl, "Rush"; Bradley Cooper, "American Hustle"; Michael Fassbender, "12 Years a Slave"; Jared Leto, "Dallas Buyers Club."

— 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."

— Foreign Language: "Blue Is the Warmest Color," ''The Great Beauty," ''The Hunt," ''The Past," ''The Wind Rises."

— Animated Film: "The Croods," ''Despicable Me 2," ''Frozen."

— Screenplay: Spike Jonze, "Her"; Bob Nelson, "Nebraska"; Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan, "Philomena"; John Ridley, "12 Years a Slave"; Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell, "American Hustle."

— 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."

— Original Song: "Atlas" (music and lyrics by Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland and Will Champion), "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire"; "Let it Go" (music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson Lopez and Robert Lopez), "Frozen"; "Ordinary Love" (music by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and Brian Burton, lyrics by Bono), "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"; "Please Mr. Kennedy" (music and lyrics by Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen), "Inside Llewyn Davis"; "Sweeter Than Fiction" (music and lyrics by Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff), "One Chance."

TELEVISION

— Series, Drama: "Breaking Bad," ''Downton Abbey," ''The Good Wife," ''House of Cards," ''Masters of Sex."

— Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"; Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"; Michael Sheen, "Masters of Sex"; Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards."

— 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."

— Series, Musical or Comedy: "The Big Bang Theory," ''Brooklyn Nine-Nine," ''Girls," ''Modern Family," ''Parks and Recreation."

— Actress, Musical or Comedy: Zooey Deschanel, "New Girl"; Lena Dunham, "Girls"; Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"; Amy Poehler, "Parks and Recreation."

— Actor, Musical or Comedy: 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."

— Miniseries or Movie: "American Horror Story: Coven," ''Behind the Candelabra," ''Dancing on the Edge," ''Top of the Lake," ''White Queen."

— Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Helena Bonham Carter, "Burton and Taylor"; Rebecca Ferguson, "White Queen"; Jessica Lange, "American Horror Story: Coven"; Helen Mirren, "Phil Spector"; Elisabeth Moss, "Top of the Lake."

— Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Matt Damon, "Behind the Candelabra"; Michael Douglas, "Behind the Candelabra"; Chiwetel Ejiofor, "Dancing on the Edge"; Idris Elba, "Luther"; Al Pacino, "Phil Spector."

— Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Jacqueline Bisset, "Dancing on the Edge"; Janet McTeer, "White Queen"; Hayden Panettiere, "Nashville"; Monica Potter, "Parenthood"; Sofia Vergara, "Modern Family."

— Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Josh Charles, "The Good Wife"; Rob Lowe, "Behind the Candelabra"; Aaron Paul, "Breaking Bad"; Corey Stoll, "House of Cards"; Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan."


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