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12 Years A Slave leads Golden Globe nominations

2013-12-12 16:33:07

Chiwetel Ejiofor

12 Years A Slave, directed by Britain's Steve McQueen, and starring Chiwetel Ejiofor is leading the nominations at this year's Golden Globe Awards.

The movie about a man forced to live as a slave picked up seven nominations, including film drama.

McQueen will go head to head for the best director trophy with American Hustle's David O Russell, whose film also received seven nods.

Ejiofor will vie with fellow Brit Idris Elba for best actor in a film drama.

Elba was nominated for his role as Nelson Mandela in Long Walk to Freedom.

The British pair face stiff competition from Matthew McConaughey in Dallas Buyers Club, Hollywood royalty Robert Redford in All is Lost and Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips.

Ejiofor and Elba are also rivals for the best actor in a TV movie or mini-series category for their respective performances in Dancing on the Edge and Luther.

They will be competing against Behind the Candelabra leads Michael Douglas and Matt Damon, and Al Pacino as the eponymous Phil Spector.

12 Years A Slave is joined by Captain Phillips, Gravity, Formula One drama Rush and Philomena in the best film drama category.

It also picked up nominations for Ireland's Michael Fassbender in the best supporting actor category, Lupita Nyong'o for supporting actress, best screenplay and best score.

American Hustle is shortlisted in the best film comedy or musical category, alongside Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska and Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street.

Nebraska's Alexander Payne joins O Russell on the best director shortlist, alongside Gravity's Alfonso Cuaron, McQueen and fellow Briton Paul Greengrass for Captain Phillips.


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