And the 2014 Golden Globe Nominees Are...

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, Drama
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex

Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical
The Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Modern Family
Parks and Recreation

Best Actress, TV Drama
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Kerry Washington, Scandal
Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Robin Wright, House of Cards
Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Best Actor, TV Drama
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist

Best Actress, TV Series Comedy or Musical
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy or Musical
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 Actor in a Mini-Series 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 Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie
Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor
Rebecca Ferguson, White Queen
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or TV Movie
Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
Janet McTeer, The White Queen
Monica Potter, Parenthood
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series, 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

Best Mini-Series Or TV Movie
American Horror Story: Coven
Behind The Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
The White Queen

Best Motion Picture, Drama
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
American Hustle
Inside Llewyn Davis
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Director of a Motion Picture
Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
Alexander Payne, Nebraska 
David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale, American Hustle
Bruce Dern, Nebraska
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf of Wall Street
Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy 
Amy Adams, American Hustle
Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama 
Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
Robert Redford, All is Lost
Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama
Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Sandra Bullock, Gravity
Judi Dench, Philomena
Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
Kate Winslet, Labour Day

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
Daniel Brühl, Rush
Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture
All is Lost
12 Years a Slave

The Book Thief
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Best Screenplay in a Motion Picture
Spike Jonze, Her
Bob Nelson, Nebraska
Jeff Pope Steve, Philomena
John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
David O. Russell, American Hustle

Best Animated Motion Picture
The Croods
Despicable Me 2

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue 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

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