Which actors are you rooting for to take home the Golden Globe statuettes this Sunday? There are some newbies and veterans all mixed together for the fun, no pressure award show. Here are a few of the nominated ladies and gents and some of their past nominated/winning Golden Globe performances.
Sally Hawkins is nominated for her amazing supporting performance in Woody Allen's film Blue Jasmine. If you haven't seen her work, watch this film and her previous GG win for Happy-Go-Lucky.
Chiwetel Ejiofor has had a huge year starring in the masterful film 12 Years a Slave. Many expect him to take home the gold this Sunday and at the Oscars. This is Ejiofor's fifth GG nomination. He's been nominated for a few TV mini-series performances and for his role as Lola in Kinky Boots.
The controversial Scorsese pic, The Wolf of Wall Street is picking up a lot of publicity lately so it will be interesting to see how it all plays out at the awards shows this season. Regardless, Leo's performance as real-life stockbroker/criminal, Jordan Belfort, is nominated and if he's crowned the winner, it will be his second win. He won the GG for his performance of Howard Hughes in The Aviator.
Dame Judi's no stranger to the Globes. This year she's with the film, Philomena and talked to Variety about playing this role.
I met Philomena Lee herself. We had lunch, and she's terribly funny. In order to get the true essence of someone you need to get their flavor; you have to see them and listen to them. Playing her was a great responsibility. I didn't want to sell her short. You can do all kinds of things with Queen Victoria and Elizabeth I, but you can't with somebody who's standing right over your shoulder.
And then there's Meryl Streep. An actress like no other. 29 nominations and representing August: Osage County this year. Her first nomination was in 1979 for The Deer Hunter. Watch clips from three of her other nominated performances, Marvin's Room, Music of the Heart, and Doubt.
Cheer on all of the actors and their films this Sunday on NBC at 8 pm ET, 5 pm PT and find a full list of the nominees here.