Thursday, December 12, 2013

IndieLondon: Golden Globes 2014: House of Cards and Behind the ...

NETFLIX drama House of Cards and HBO’s Behind The Candelabra lead the TV nominees at this year’s Golden Globes with four nods apiece.

The latter film, a biopic on Liberace directed by Steven Soderbergh, qualified for the TV awards because it could not find a distributor in the US willing to release it in cinemas, thereby also depriving its stars – Michael Douglas and Matt Damon – of an Oscar shot.

Both men were shortlisted in the best actor in a mini-series or TV movie category.

For House of Cards, meanwhile, Old Vic curator Kevin Spacey and his co-star Robin Wright were shortlisted as best actor and actress in a TV series. The show is a remake of the BBC TV series and marked one of Netflix’s first original pieces of content.

Netflix, making its debut as a TV production company, also received nominations for its revival of Arrested Development as well as blackly comic prison drama Orange is the New Black (which also featured prominently among the recent SAG nominations).

British period drama Downton Abbey is shortlisted against House of Cards in the best TV drama series, along with cult favourite Breaking Bad, legal drama The Good Wife and the Michael Sheen starrer Masters of Sex.

Indeed, Sheen’s performance in Masters Of Sex is also shortlisted for best actor in a TV drama series, along with Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), James Spader (The Blacklist), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) and Spacey.

While other British nods came for Helena Bonham Carter for the one-off TV movie Burton and Taylor, Helen Mirren for her role in Phil Spector alongside Al Pacino (who was also nominated) and Janet McTeer in The White Queen.

Chiwetel Ejiofor and Idris Elba will also compete against each other in two categories: as best actor in a TV movie or mini-series for, respectively, Dancing On The Edge and Luther, and for Twelve Years A Slave and Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom in the film categories.

Two further BBC-backed productions, Dancing on the Edge and Top of the Lake, were shortlisted in the best mini-series or TV film category along with The White Queen, Behind The Candelabra and American Horror Story: Coven.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the award ceremony, which takes place on January 12, 2014, in Los Angeles.

View the film nominees

TV nominees at a glance:

Best TV series, Drama

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

The Good Wife

House of Cards

Masters of Sex

Best Actress in a TV Series, 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 Actor in a TV series, Drama

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan

Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

James Spader, The Blacklist

Best TV Series, Comedy

The Big Bang Theory

Brooklyn Nine-Nine


Modern Family

Parks and Recreation

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

Zooey Deschanel, New Girl

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Lena Dunham, Girls

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Actor in a TV Series, 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

Best TV Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story: Coven

Behind the Candelabra

Dancing on the Edge

Top of the Lake

White Queen

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor

Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen

Helen Mirren, Phil Spector

Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Best Actor in a 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 Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie

Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge

Janet McTeer, The White Queen

Hayden Panettiere, Nashville

Monica Potter, Parenthood

Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or TV 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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