Golden Globes 2014: Five things to know about the nominees

Written by Gitanjali Roy   | January 10, 2014 16:33 IST (New Delhi)
Golden Globes 2014

Golden Globes Awards will be held on January 13


It's that time of the year again. Awards season begins with the Golden Globes and here are five facts about this year's nominees.

1. All five Best Actress Drama nominees - Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench, Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet - are previous Golden Globe and Oscar winners. However, Kate Winslet is the only of the five to have won a Grammy, for Best Spoken Word Album For Children.

2.In 2009, Meryl Streep became the most-nominated actor in Golden Globes history with a double nomination for Best Actress - Drama for Doubt and Best Actress - Comedy or Musical for Mamma Mia! This year, Ms Streep is nominated for her 28th Golden Globe in the Best Actress - Comedy or Musical category for August: Osage County

3.Of the five Best Actor - Drama nominees, two actors - Tom Hanks and Idris Elba - have won a Golden Globe each, Chiwetel Ejiofor has been nominated for five Globes without ever winning, and Robert Redford and Matthew McConaughey have never been nominated previously.

4.Three of the 10 films nominated for Best Motion Picture across Drama and Comedy/Musical categories are based on books - 12 Years A Slave, Philomena and The Wolf Of Wall Street. Three other films - Captain Phillips, Rush and American Hustle - are based on real life incidents and people.

5.It's a melting pot of nominees at the Globes this year. Countries represented include - Guatemala and Cuba (Oscar Isaac, Best Actor Comedy/Musical nominee for Inside Llewyn Davis); Somalia (Barkhad Abdi, Best Supporting Actor nominee for Captain Phillips); Germany (Daniel Bruhl, Best Supporting Actor nominee for Rush); Kenya (Lupita Nyong'o, Best Supporting Actress nominee for 12 Years A Slave); France (Julie Delpy, Best Actress Comedy/Musical for Before Midnight); and Mexico (Alfonso Cuaron, Best Director nominee for Gravity).