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David Oyelowo Picks Up Golden Globe Nomination For Best Actor, Drama | See List of Nominees



Hollywood actor, David Oyelowo has today been nominated for Best Actor, Drama at the 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards nomination. The nomination was for his role in Selma a film directed by Ava Duvernay. Duvernay who is also nominated for Best Director is one of the co-writers of Selma – a movie about Dr. Martin Luther King and the civil rights movements in Selma, Alabama.

See the full list of nominees below:

Best film, drama


The Imitation Game


The Theory of Everything

Best film, comedy or musical

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Into the Woods


St. Vincent

Best actress, comedy or musical
Amy Adams – Big Eyes

Emily Blunt – Into the Woods

Helen Mirren – The Hundred-Foot Journey

Julianne Moore – Maps to the Stars

Quvenzhané Wallis – Annie

Best supporting actor
Robert Duvall – The Judge

Ethan Hawke – Boyhood

Edward Norton – Birdman

Mark Ruffalo – Foxcatcher

JK Simmons – Whiplash

Best score
Alexandre Desplat – The Imitation Game

Johann Johannsson – The Theory of Everything

Trent Reznor – Gone Girl

Antonio Sanchez – Birdman

Hans Zimmer – Interstellar

 (L-R) Actors Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Paula Patton and Peter Krause

(L-R) Actors Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Paula Patton and Peter Krause

Best song
Big Eyes – Big Eyes (Lana Del Ray)

Glory – Selma (John Legend, Common)

Mercy Is – Noah (Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye)

Opportunity – Annie

Yellow Flicker Beat – Hunger Games, Mockingjay Pt 1 (Lorde)

Best director
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Ava Duvernay – Selma

David Fincher – Gone Girl

Alejandro González Iñárritu – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Best actor, drama
Steve Carell – Foxcatcher

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler

David Oyelowo – Selma

Eddie Redmayne – The Theory of Everything

Best supporting actress
Patricia Arquette – Boyhood

Jessica Chastain – A Most Violent Year

Keira Knightley – The Imitation Game

Emma Stone – Birdman

Meryl Streep – Into the Woods

Best actress, drama
Jennifer Aniston – Cake

Felicity Jones – The Theory of Everything

Julianne Moore – Still Alice

Rosamund Pike – Gone Girl

Reese Witherspoon – Wild

Best actor, comedy or musical
Ralph Fiennes – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Michael Keaton – Birdman

Bill Murray – St. Vincent

Joaquin Phoenix – Inherent Vice

Christoph Waltz – Big Eyes

Best animation
Big Hero 6

The Book of Life

The Boxtrolls

How to Train Your Dragon 2

The LEGO Movie

Best screenplay
Wes Anderson – The Grand Budapest Hotel

Gillian Flynn – Gone Girl

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo – Birdman

Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Graham Moore – The Imitation Game

Best foreign language film
Force Majeure

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem





Best series, drama
The Affair

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

The Good Wife

House of Cards

Best actress, drama series
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

Best actor, drama series
Clive Owen – The Knick

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

Kevin Spacey – House of Cards

James Spader – The Black List

Dominic West – The Affair

Best series, comedy or musical

Jane the Virgin

Orange is the New Black

Silicon Valley


Best actress, comedy or musical series
Lena Dunham – Girls

Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie

Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin

Julia Louis Dreyfuss – Veep

Taylor Schilling – Orange Is the New Black

Best actor, comedy or musical series
Don Cheadle – House of Lies

Ricky Gervais – Derek

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Louis CK – Louie

William H. Macy – Shameless

Best mini-series or TV movie

The Missing

True Detective

The Normal Heart

Olive Kitteridge

Best actress, mini-series or TV movie
Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honorable Woman

Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Freak Show

Frances McDormand – Olive Kitteridge

Frances O’Connor – The Missing

Allison Tolman – Fargo

Best actor, mini-series or TV movie
Martin Freeman – Fargo

Woody Harrelson – True Detective

Matthew McConaughey – True Detective

Mark Ruffalo – The Normal Heart

Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo

Best supporting actress

Uzo Aduba – Orange is the New Black
Kathy Bates – American Horror Story: Freak Show

Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey

Allison Janney – Mom

Michelle Monaghan – True Detective

Best supporting actor
Matt Bomer – The Normal Heart

Alan Cumming – The Good Wife

Colin Hanks – Fargo

Bill Murray – Olive Kitteridge

Jon Voight – Ray Donovan

The awards will be held on the 11th of January 2015.

Watch the trailer for Selma here:

Photo Credit: Getty Images


  1. Ndubuisi

    December 11, 2014 at 10:32 pm

    Nigerians are doing big things in movies. last year was chiwetel ejiofor this year David Oyelowo

  2. umoh linda

    December 11, 2014 at 10:55 pm

    Congrats bro,d sky is ur starting point..

  3. Marc Francis of Chelsea

    December 12, 2014 at 12:56 am

    No mention for Uzo Aduba?

    • lolademi

      December 12, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      I am as shocked that BellaNaija will create a headline around just David but leave out Uzo

  4. Iyo

    December 12, 2014 at 3:11 am


  5. bruno

    December 12, 2014 at 6:03 am

    congrats to david oyelowo but he isnt going to win. benedict cumberbatch is the winner for best actor. (where are cumber b!tches)

    boyhood is the best film of 2014.

    congrata to uzo aduba , she is going to win in that category. no body can phase her.

    congrats to the best shows right now, house of cards and orange is the new black, well deserved nominations.

    snubs: tatiana maslany (actress from orphan black) she deserves a nomination, she plays more than 10 different characters on orphan black

    kerry washingston (scandal) so they couldn’t nominate 2 black women for best tv actress in a lead role, instead they removed kerry washingston and replaced her with viola davis. but lets face it, viola davis is a better actress ,have seen how to get away with murder, she’s amazing.
    the americans, hannibal and masters of sex are splendid shows, they were robbed.

    why did they nominate downton abbey. dont get me wrong, dowton abbey is a good show but last season was just uneventful, the most interesting thing that happen last season was when lady mary changed her hairstyle.

    why was Claire danes nominated? who still watches homeland.

    thank god, no modern family (very good show but over hyped)

  6. @edDREAMZ

    December 12, 2014 at 7:42 am

    Congrats to him…..

  7. Tosin

    December 12, 2014 at 8:34 am

    I’m really glad DO is getting some love, cos he beeen a good actor.
    I’m a little sad that I don’t know any current Hollywood (except Interstellar which a friend asked me to see, and I loved it because I’m sorta becoming a physics astro geek lately)
    I want to see, watch, listen to, read, everything that is wonderful but it’s not possible 🙁 so I sorta quit Hollywood 🙁 maybe I’m missing out 🙁

  8. Temilola

    December 12, 2014 at 10:09 am


  9. Naveah

    December 12, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    I DON’T claim any Nigerian celebrity that doesn’t claim NIGERIA PROUDLY. This dude here unlike Chiwetel Ejiofor does not claim Naija so he can sit his cocky arrogant behind dere I no send am. Congrats to him, I don’t take away from his skills, he is good at his job but I will not be shaking no pompoms for him. Seal is the same way, una wan be British die then please go ahead jare but me I will save my breath for those who respect their ancestral home land thank you very mucho.

  10. Naveah

    December 12, 2014 at 5:50 pm

    Let me clarify – I mean celebrities of Nigerian descent making waves abroad that don’t claim that they are Nigerians.

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