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Golden Globe Nominees Released, Non-Celebrities Underrepresented AS USUAL

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The Golden Globes released their nominees this morning and it was the typical list of who’s who among popular actors, directors, movies, and tv shows. Every award season we go through the same thing. “Oh, this person’s in the news just because they made a great movie recently, LET’S GIVE THEM AN AWARD NOMINATION!” It’s all so predictable and disgusting.

This year it’s all about Birdman, who got the most nominations (7), and the biggest surprise is TV newcomer Fargo with 5 nominations. But everyone has seen Birdman and Fargo and knows they are absolutely amazing.

Just once I’d like to wake up on the second Thursday in December, peruse the list of nominees for the upcoming Golden Globes, and see an actor or a film that no one has ever heard of. Like someone who doesn’t even have an imdb page because they aren’t an actor at all. Like a nurse in Delaware or a trash can salesman in Cincinnati. There are some people in the world who aren’t actors, Hollywood! If you take a look outside your little bubble, FOR ONCE.

Here’s a full list of the nominees. I took it upon myself to write in a non-Hollywood Insider to each list so that you don’t get bored with reading the same old boring famous names and titles:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Boyhood
Foxcatcher
The Imitation Game
Selma
The Theory of Everything
***FoD Write-In: A Sunset off the Coast of Myrtle Beach

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Birdman
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Into the Woods
Pride
St. Vincent
***FoD Write-In: My Dad Falling Through the Garage Crawl Space and Onto the Hood of His Ford Taurus

Best Director, Motion Picture
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Ava Duvernay, Selma
David Fincher, Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
***FoD Write-In: Jan Hostetler, Head Coach, St. Mary’s 7th Grade Basketball Team

Best TV Series, Drama
The Affair
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
House of Cards
***FoD Write-In: Who Opens Their Presents First at Christmas

Best Comedy Series
Girls
Jane the Virgin
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley
Transparent
***FoD Write-In: Who Gets to Hand Out the Presents at Christmas

Best TV Movie or Miniseries
Fargo
The Missing
The Normal Heart
Olive Kitteridge
True Detective
***FoD Write-In: Helping Aunt Peggy Move

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Steve Carell, Foxcatcher
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Imitation Game
Jake Gyllenhaal, Nightcrawler
David Oyelowo, Selma
Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything
***FoD Write-In: Uncle Don Saying He’s Going to get a Beer at the Family Christmas Party and Not Coming Back for an Hour

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Jennifer Aniston, Cake
Felicity Jones, The Theory of Everything
Julianne Moore, Still Alice
Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl
Reese Witherspoon, Wild
***FoD Write-In: Aunt Peggy Asking Where Don is at Christmas Dinner

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Amy Adams, Big Eyes
Emily Blunt, Into the Woods
Julianne Moore, Map to the Stars
Quvenzhané Wallis, Annie
Helen Mirren, Hundred Foot Journey
***FoD Write-In: Selma Bardua, Nurse in Delaware

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Ralph Fiennes, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Michael Keaton, Birdman
Bill Murray, St. Vincent
Joaquin Phoenix, Inherent Vice
Christoph Waltz, Big Eyes
***FoD Write-In: Andy White, Trash Can Salesman in Cincinnati

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Patricia Arquette, Boyhood
Jessica Chastain, A Most Violent Year
Keira Knightley, The Imitation Game
Emma Stone, Birdman
Meryl Streep, Into the Woods
***FoD Write-In: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood (Deserves this)

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Robert Duvall, The Judge
Ethan Hawke, Boyhood
Edward Norton, Birdman
Mark Ruffalo, Foxcatcher
J.K, Simmons, Whiplash
***FoD Write-In: Richard Deitschel, Pediatrician in Houston

Best Performance by an Actress in TV Series, Drama
Claire Danes, Homeland
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Ruth Wilson, The Affair
Robin Wright, House of Cards
***FoD Write-In: Sandra Deitschel, Putting up with Richard’s Mother-in-Law All These Years

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Clive Owen, The Knick
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
James Spader, The Blacklist
Dominic West, The Affair
***FoD Write-In: Gregory Hemming, Least Popular Kid at Rutgers University

Best Performance by an Actress in TV Series, Comedy
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
***FoD Write-In: Laura Dern, Enlightened

Best Performance by an Actor in TV Series, Comedy
Louis C.K., Louie
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Ricky Gervais, Derek
William H. Macy, Shameless
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent
***FoD Write-In: Teddy List, Garbageman from the Westside of Town

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Wes Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel
Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl
Alejandro Gonz√°lez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr., Birdman
Richard Linklater, Boyhood
Graham Moore, The Imitation Game
***FoD Write-In: Deb Kinsky, Her Green Bean Salad Recipe

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honorable Woman
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge
Frances O'Connor, The Missing
Allison Tolman, Fargo
***FoD Write-In: Mia Hamm, 1999 World Cup

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in TV
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Colin Hanks, Fargo
Bill Murray, Olive Kitteridge
Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
***FoD Write-In: Scotty Pippen, 1997 NBA Finals When He Helped Jordan of the Court After that Game Where Jordan Had the Flu

Best Performance by Supporting Actress in TV
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Kathy Bates, American Horror Story
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Allison Janney, Mom
Michelle Monaghan, True Detective
***FoD Write-In: Brandi Chastain, 1999 World Cup

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie
Martin Freeman, Fargo
Woody Harrelson, True Detective
Matthew Mcconaughey, True Detective
Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart
Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo
***FoD Write-In: Joey Votto, 2010 National League Baseball MVP

Best Foreign film
Force Majeure (Sweden)
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (France)
Ida (Poland)
Leviathan (Russia)
Tangerines (Estonia)
***FoD Write-In: Jacques, France

Animated Feature Film
Big Hero 6
The Book of Life
The Boxtrolls
How to Train Your Dragon 2
The Lego Movie
***FoD Write-In: Some 6 Year Olds Drawing Somewhere in the Midwest

Best Original Song in Motion Picture
“Big Eyes,” Big Eyes, Lana Del Rey
“Glory,” Selma, John Legend and Common
“Mercy Is,” Noah, Patty Smith and Lenny K
“Opportunity,” Annie
“Yellow Flicker Beat,” The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I, Lorde
***FoD Write-In: “You’re a fat ass” Freestyle Rap Contest in Detroit, MC Icky

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture
The Imitation Game
The Theory of Everything
Gone Girl
Birdman
Interstellar
***FoD Write-In: My mom humming along to her Rod Stewart CD

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