From Virgins to Vets: What You Don't Know About the Golden Globe Nominees
BASED ON A TRUE STORY
There’s a little bit of truth to all of the films nominated in the Best Motion Picture, Drama category: Four of the flicks are based on historical events, and the fictional Boyhood tracks the real-life growth of its young star, Ellar Coltrane, filmed over the span of 12 years by director Richard Linklater.
ONE THING IS NOT LIKE THE OTHER
Everyone but is playing a real-life person in the Best Actor, Drama category. (Think that will give him the edge?)
The CW network has never earned a Golden Globe nod until now. Freshman comedy Jane the Virgin not only scored the network its first series nomination, but a nomination for the show’s star Gina Rodriguez, as well.
FOURTH TIME'S A CHARM?
Jessica Lange won for the first season of American Horror Story, but has yet to take home the gold again despite appearing in subsequent seasons of the series – and being nominated for each. Could her turn as Elsa Mars in Freak Show score the star her next piece of hardware?
PLAY IT AGAIN
Congrats, ladies! All of the women nominated in the Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy category – Julianne Moore, , , Helen Mirren and Quvenzhané Wallis – have been nominated before.
Just like the nominees in the Actress category, the fellas up for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy – Michael Keaton, Bill Murray, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz and Joaquin Phoenix – are also former Globe nominees.
Their parents must be so proud. The Gyllenhaals are all over the Globes this year, with Jake up for the aforementioned Nightcrawler and big sis nominated for her part on the Sundance series The Honourable Woman.
TWO FOR THE PRICE OF ONE
If Bill Murray should miss out on winning for the film St. Vincent, he’s got a second chance: He’s also nominated for the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge.
Murray’s Olive Kitteridge costar, Frances McDormand, is going up against Allison Tolman in the Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie category. Okay, so what gives the rivalry a twist? McDormand was nominated for her role in the movie Fargo back in 1997, while Tolman is seeking the win for her part in the new FX series of the same name.