2014 Golden Globe Awards Nominations Went a Little Old School & That's Awesome
Unless you've been living under a rock with no Wi-Fi or cellphone service since about 8 a.m. ET this morning, you probably know by now that the Golden Globe nominations were announced in LA this morning. While there were a few snubs, mostly in the form of Mad Men's sixth season not getting so much as one nomination, the list of actors/actresses, shows, and movies recognized for their excellence this past year seemed to encompass just about everyone deserving — even Tatiana Maslany got a nod for Orphan Black, finally!
Most significant, though, were the nominees for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama — namely, Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench, Emma Thompson, and Kate Winslet. What do these five actresses have in common other than the fact that they've all been nominated in the same category at the Golden Globes this year? They're all previous winners of both Golden Globes and Oscars, and total classic talents. The Golden Globes went old school this year, and it's awesome.
Case-in-point: Cate Blanchett. In 1998, she won a Golden Globe for Best Actress for her role as Queen Elizabeth I in Elizabeth, and in 2007, she won another for her role as Jude Quinn — a representation of legendary singer Bob Dylan — in I'm Not There. Additionally, in 2004, she won an Academy Award for her role as Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator.
Then there's Sandra Bullock: In 2010, she won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for her role as Leigh Anne Tuohy in The Blind Side.
Judi Dench: In 1997, she took home a Golden Globe for her role as Queen Victoria in Mrs. Brown, and in 1998, she won an Academy Award for her role as Queen Elizabeth I in Shakespeare in Love.
Emma Thompson won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award in 1992 for her role as Margaret Schlegel in Howards End.
And, finally, Kate Winslet: She took home two Golden Globes in 2008 for Best Actress for her role as April in Revolutionary Road, and Best Supporting Actress for her role as Hanna Schmitz in The Reader. That same year, she took home an Academy Award for The Reader, as well.
There is, of course, no indication whether or not these Golden Globe nominations mean anything for the upcoming Oscar race, but it's possible — and pretty telling that all five nominees have won both awards in the past. Let the race begin.