Sony Pictures leads studios with 15 Golden Globes film nominations

Jennifer Lawrence stars in Sony Pictures Entertainment's "American Hustle," which has been nominated for seven Golden Globes.
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Buoyed by the seven nominations snagged by “American Hustle,” Sony Pictures Entertainment led all studios with 15 Golden Globe nominations in film categories.

Trailing Sony were 20th Century Fox Film with 10 nominations, the Weinstein Co. with nine, Paramount Pictures with eight and Warner Bros. with seven.

Golden Globes nominations are considered a top indicator of Academy Awards success. The Golden Globes awards show takes place Jan. 12.


The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. also gave Sony Pictures four nominations for the Tom Hanks-starring thriller “Captain Phillips” and two for Woody Allen’s “Blue Jasmine,” which was distributed by Sony Pictures Classics, a division of Sony Pictures.

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“12 Years a Slave” received seven nominations — tied with David O. Russell’s crime drama “American Hustle” for the most of any film. The movie was distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures, a unit of 20th Century Fox. The studio also received nominations for “The Book Thief” and “Enough Said.”

The Weinstein Co. received three nominations for “Mandela” and two for “August: Osage County,” but its box-office hit “The Butler,” which has grossed more than $160 million worldwide, was snubbed, receiving no nominations.

Paramount received five nominations for Alexander Payne’s “Nebraska,” two for “The Wolf of Wall Street,” and one for “Labor Day.”

“Gravity” led the day for Warner Bros., as the space disaster picture snared four nominations. The Sandra Bullock-starring drama has taken in $632 million worldwide since being released in October. The studio’s “Her,” from director Spike Jonze, received three nominations.


Universal Pictures earned five nominations, Walt Disney Co. landed four, and CBS Films and Lions Gate Entertainment received three apiece.

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The Golden Globes, of course, aren’t the only awards event that give the studios a chance to jockey for prestige supremacy.

On Wednesday, nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards — another important Oscars bellwether — were released. Fox Searchlight’s “12 Years a Slave” led the pack, picking up four nominations. Though the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. didn’t reward Weinstein’s “The Butler” with any nods, SAG gave it three.

Warner Bros. was the big winner with the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. on Sunday. The studio’s “Gravity” and “Her” tied for the organization’s best film honors. And “Gravity” won four awards from LAFCA, the most of any movie.

On Dec. 3, the New York Film Critics Circle announced its 2013 winners, with Sony’s “American Hustle” receiving the best film honors and two other awards. “12 Years a Slave” director Steve McQueen won for best director. The film has grossed more than $35 million worldwide.


Typically, neither the Los Angeles nor New York critics’ picks are reliable predictors of which films will receive Oscar gold.


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