'12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' Lead Golden Globes Nods - 8 News NOW

'12 Years a Slave,' 'American Hustle' Lead Golden Globes Nods

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LOS ANGELES - The slavery epic "12 Years a Slave" and the con-artist caper "American Hustle" led the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each.

The nominations, announced Thursday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, were widespread, but the large haul for "American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" suggested the films may be this year's Oscar favorites.

Also in the mix are Alexander Payne's father-son road trip "Nebraska," with five nominations, including Best Actor for Bruce Dern. The space odyssey "Gravity" earned four nominations, as did the Somali pirate thriller "Captain Phillips."

The entire list of nominees for Best Dramatic Film are: "12 Years a Slave," "Captain Phillips," "Gravity," "Philomena" and "Rush," while the nominees for Best Musical or Comedy Film include: "American Hustle," "Her," "Inside Llewyn Davis," "Nebraska" and "The Wolf of Wall Street." 

The nominees for Best Television Drama Series include: "Breaking Bad," "Downton Abbey," "The Good Wife," "House of Cards" and "Masters of Sex," while the nominees for Best TV Comedy Series include: "The Big Bang Theory," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "Girls," "Modern Family" and "Parks and Recreation.

This year's Golden Globes, to take place Jan. 12, will again be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who last year led the broadcast to a large ratings increase and a viewership of 19.7 million.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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