MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA
"The Imitation Game"
"The Theory of Everything"
Bubbling under: "Interstellar," "Foxcatcher," "Selma," "American Sniper"
Analysis: Our hunch is that "Gone Girl" claims the commercial slot over "Interstellar," though it wouldn't be a surprise to see both nominated. Globe voters love rewarding anything that will bring viewers to the show. Snubbing the acclaimed indie "Boyhood," though, would reap a whirlwind of derision. Don't even think about it, voters.
Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"
Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"
Ben Affleck, "Gone Girl"
Analysis: Cooper has received nominations the last two years on the comedy side and should make it a hat trick for his superb turn as the Navy SEAL in "Sniper." Oyelowo could be a factor, though the Globes completely ignored the civil rights drama "The Butler" last year.
Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"
Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"
Amy Adams, "Big Eyes"
Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"
Jessica Chastain, "The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby"
Bubbling under: Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything,"
Analysis: Maybe I'm giving
MOTION PICTURE, MUSICAL/COMEDY
"Into the Woods"
"The Grand Budapest Hotel"
Bubbling under: "Top Five," "St. Vincent," "Inherent Vice," "Annie," "Chef"
Analysis: The Globe voters adore musicals (
Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
Chadwick Boseman, "Get On Up"
Mark Ruffalo, "Begin Again"
Analysis: The HFPA has never nominated Ruffalo or Rock, which should change, unless voters really dug "Into the Woods." Then look for the British Corden, soon to succeed
Emily Blunt, "Into the Woods"
Angelina Jolie, "Maleficent"
Keira Knightley, "Begin Again"
Quvenzhane Wallis, "Annie"
Analysis: Moore could get a second nomination here for "Maps," the David Cronenberg misfire that will have an Oscar-qualifying run before it opens in theaters in late February. Its collection of tired stereotypes about L.A. and the movie industry feels like the kind of film that this group would find trenchant.
"House of Cards"
"Masters of Sex"
"How to Get Away With Murder"
Analysis: Globes voters love to claim new series before the
ACTOR IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Michael Sheen, "Masters of Sex"
Bubbling under: Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"; Timothy Dalton, "Penny Dreadful"; Jon Hamm, "Mad Men";
Analysis: Subbing out one Showtime series headliner (Schreiber) for another (West). Owen, an HFPA favorite, should also break through for his strong work on Steven Soderbergh's nasty "The Knick."
ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION DRAMA
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"
Analysis: It's possible we'll see a Shonda Rhimes twofer with Davis and Washington, though with 11 nominations, it's hard to bet against Margulies returning.
Analysis: "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was the surprise winner last year and it wouldn't be shocking to see Amazon's transgender dramedy "Transparent" do the same this time around. And just in case you were wondering: "Veep" has never been nominated.
ACTOR IN A TELEVISION COMEDY
Ricky Gervais, "Derek"
Analysis: The Anderson nomination for first-year comedy "black-ish" is a hunch and goes against the voting body's propensity to reward premium-cable performances. McKellan's a nice dark horse for the biting British import "Vicious," broadcast in the U.S. on
ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION COMEDY
Lisa Kudrow, "The Comeback"
Anna Faris, "Mom"