2015 Golden Globe nominations and surprises

Awards season has arrived! The nominations for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards were announced this morning and there were certainly some surprises for tv and movie buffs.

Leading the nominations on the film side is Birdman, a film with an ensemble cast that includes Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Emma Stone. Birdman received nominations in all of the major categories including Best Motion Picture (Comedy).

On the television side, Fargo, an FX miniseries starring Allison Tolman, Martin Freeman and Billy Bob Thornton, led with five nominations. HBO’s True Detective, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, followed closely behind with four nominations.

There were a few shockers that mainly took the form of absences. Many expected Angelina Jolie to receive a nod for her directorial debut in the highly-regarded film Unbroken but she did not receive a nomination. Other notable snubs include Brooklyn Nine-Nine (a 2014 Golden Globe winner), Lisa Kudrow for The Comeback, Modern Family, Amy Poehler for Parks and Recreation and Julia Roberts for The Normal Heart.

Just as there were snubs, there were also a number of surprises. Gina Rodriguez, star of the surprise hit Jane the Virgin on the CW network, received a nomination for Best TV Comedy Actress. The show also received a nod for Best TV Comedy. Uzo Aduba of Orange is the New Black fame received a surprising nomination for her role in the Netflix series.

Many are also applauding the Globes for its recognition of the Amazon series Transparent with Best TV Comedy and Best TV Comedy Actor (Jeffrey Tambor) nominations. The nominations for Transparent are the first major award nominations for Amazon.

The dynamic duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will return to host the Golden Globe Awards on January 11, 2015.

A full list of the nominees by category can be found here.

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