And the 2014 Golden Globe Nominees Are...

by Kate Ward

We've been pleased thus far with the 2014 Golden Globes' selection. After all, we're talking about an awards show that recruited, for the second year in a row, our imaginary best friends Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as hosts. But, when it comes to the awards themselves — which were announced Thursday by delightful celebrities Olivia Wilde, Zoe Saldana, and Aziz Ansari — were the Globes infallible?

Well, if you were a fan of The Butler, you might not think so. Though Oprah Winfrey, and the rest of the cast and crew of Lee Daniels' film, were snubbed this year, the list of nominations prove that 2014 will be a tight race. Not only do freshman TV nominees like House of Cards and Masters of Sex have to contend with the critical behemoth that was Breaking Bad, which ended this past September, but the movie categories this year seem even more competitive. A Best Actress category that includes all former Oscar winners? A Best Actor category made up of Oscar alums and heavily hyped newbies? A Musical or Comedy Best Motion Picture category that, for the first time ever, seems more palatable than the Drama Best Motion Picture category? We have no idea how we'll fill out our ballots this year, so we certainly don't envy the Hollywood Foreign Press Association this year.

That said, a few projects seem to have a leg up — both 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle picked up seven nominations, to the surprise of few awards season prognosticators. But who is trailing the two films? Look below to see the full list of nominees!

Best TV series, DramaBreaking BadDownton AbbeyThe Good WifeHouse of CardsMasters of Sex

Best TV Series, Comedy or MusicalThe Big Bang TheoryBrooklyn Nine-NineGirlsModern FamilyParks and Recreation

Best Actress, TV DramaJulianna Margulies, The Good WifeKerry Washington, ScandalTatiana Maslany, Orphan BlackRobin Wright, House of CardsTaylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Best Actor, TV DramaBryan Cranston, Breaking BadLiev Schreiber, Ray DonovanMichael Sheen, Masters of SexKevin Spacey, House of CardsJames Spader, The Blacklist

Best Actress, TV Series Comedy or MusicalZooey Deschanel, New GirlLena Dunham, GirlsJulia Louis-Dreyfus, VeepAmy Poehler, Parks and RecreationEdie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy or MusicalJason Bateman, Arrested DevelopmentDon Cheadle, House of LiesMichael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox ShowJim Parsons, The Big Bang TheoryAndy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV MovieMatt Damon, Behind the CandelabraMichael Douglas, Behind the CandelabraChiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the EdgeIdris Elba, LutherAl Pacino, Phil Spector

Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV MovieHelena Bonham Carter, Burton and TaylorRebecca Ferguson, White QueenJessica Lange, American Horror Story: CovenHelen Mirren, Phil SpectorElisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV MovieHayden Panettiere, NashvilleJacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the EdgeJanet McTeer, The White QueenMonica Potter, ParenthoodSofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV MovieJosh Charles, The Good WifeRob Lowe, Behind the CandelabraAaron Paul, Breaking BadCorey Stoll, House of CardsJon Voight, Ray Donovan

Best Mini-Series Or TV MovieAmerican Horror Story: CovenBehind The CandelabraDancing on the EdgeTop of the LakeThe White Queen

Best Motion Picture, Drama12 Years a SlaveCaptain PhillipsGravityPhilomenaRush

Best Motion Picture, Musical or ComedyAmerican HustleHerInside Llewyn DavisNebraskaThe Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director of a Motion PictureAlfonso Cuarón, GravityPaul Greengrass, Captain PhillipsSteve McQueen, 12 Years a SlaveAlexander Payne, Nebraska David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or ComedyChristian Bale, American HustleBruce Dern, NebraskaLeonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall StreetOscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn DavisJoaquin Phoenix, Her

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy Amy Adams, American HustleJulie Delpy, Before MidnightGreta Gerwig, Frances HaJulia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough SaidMeryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a SlaveMatthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers ClubTom Hanks, Captain PhillipsRobert Redford, All is LostIdris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Actress in a Motion Picture DramaCate Blanchett, Blue JasmineSandra Bullock, GravityJudi Dench, PhilomenaEmma Thompson, Saving Mr. BanksKate Winslet, Labour Day

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion PictureBarkhad Abdi, Captain PhillipsDaniel Brühl, RushBradley Cooper, American HustleMichael Fassbender, 12 Years a SlaveJared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion PictureSally Hawkins, Blue JasmineJennifer Lawrence, American HustleLupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a SlaveJulia Roberts, August: Osage CountyJune Squibb, Nebraska

Best Original Score in a Motion PictureAll is Lost12 Years a SlaveThe Book ThiefGravityMandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Screenplay in a Motion PictureSpike Jonze, HerBob Nelson, NebraskaJeff Pope Steve, PhilomenaJohn Ridley, 12 Years a SlaveDavid O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Animated Motion PictureThe CroodsDespicable Me 2Frozen

Best Foreign Language FilmBlue Is The Warmest Color (France)The Great Beauty (Italy)The Hunt (Denmark)The Past (Iran)The Wind Rises (Japan)

Best Original Song in a Motion Picture"Atlas," Catching Fire"Let It Go," Frozen"Ordinary Love," Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom"Please, Mr. Kennedy," Inside Llewyn Davis"Sweeter Than Fiction," One Chance