Sunday's Golden Globe Awards will fire the starting pistol on 2015's gong season.
Awards season is now picking up a head of steam, with the Golden Globes just around the corner. The ceremony is being broadcast on Sunday January 11th on NBC at 7pm, so here’s a little reminder of the front runners.
The nominations for 72nd edition of the annual awards show were announced on December 11th. The Michael Keaton-starring Birdman received the most film nominations with seven, including Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy category), Best Director and Best Performance for an Actor.
Birdman, starring Michael Keaton, leads the way in the Golden Globes nominations with seven. The ceremony is on Sunday night.
However, Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and World War 2 codebreaking biopic The Imitation Game are also in the frame to have a good night, with five nominations each. Psychological thriller Gone Girl, word-of-mouth success The Grand Budapest Hotel, civil rights story Selma and Stephen Hawking biopic The Theory of Everything all have four nominations.
In terms of the TV awards, the small screen adaptation of ‘Fargo’ that starred Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman leads the way with five nominations, while the Matthew Mcconaughey and Woody Harrelson-featuring ‘True Detective’ is just behind with four nods. All four of those actors will be going up against each other in the Best Performance for a Television Series (Musical or Comedy) – Actor category. ‘House of Cards’, ‘Olive Kitteridge’ and ‘Orange is the New Black’ each have three nominations.
As has been the case for the last two years, comedy duo Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will be hosting the ceremony, but they’ve already confirmed that they will be doing so for the last time. Many more stars have been confirmed as presenting awards, including Chris Pratt, Robert Downey Jr., Kristen Wiig and Gwyneth Paltrow.
It’s sure to be an entertaining evening – make sure you stay up to catch it all!
More: Idris Elba loses Golden Globe hopes for Mandela and Luther