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  • 13 December 2013, 12:49

Golden Globe Nominations Revealed

American Hustle and 12 Years A Slave lead the way with seven nominations for the Golden Globe Awards.

British hopes are led by Dame Judi Dench, Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet, all nominated in the best actress category.

The nominees in the coveted best motion picture (drama) category are Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks, 3D space movie Gravity, Philomena, 12 Years A Slave, and Formula One biopic Rush.

The shortlist was announced at a Hollywood event on Thursday.

British actors Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor also go head-to-head in the best actor (motion picture drama) category.

Elba is in the running for his portrayal of Nelson Mandela in Long Walk to Freedom and Ejiofor for his performance in 12 Years A Slave.

They are up against Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Robert Redford (All Is Lost) and Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club).

12 Years A Slave, based on the autobiography of a man sold into slavery in 19th century America, is already being talked about as a potential Oscar contender.

Its British director, Steve McQueen, is also nominated.

More domestic success could be on the cards for UK trio Dench, Thompson and Winslet.

Dame Judy is nominated for her lead role in Philomena, a true story about a woman searching for the son she gave up for adoption.

Thompson and Winslet are in the running for their parts in Saving Mr Banks and Labor Day.

Hunger Games star and Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, one of Hollywood's most in-demand actresses, is also up for a Globe, one of seven nods for American Hustle.

Released on December 20, the film also stars Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale, and tells the tale of a 1970s conman forced by the FBI to infiltrate the criminal underworld.

On the television front, Breaking Bad, whose climax was one of the biggest film or TV moments of 2013, is a strong favourite for best drama.

It takes on the likes of ever-popular period drama Downton Abbey and Showtime series Masters of Sex, which stars Britain's Michael Sheen.

The Globes, one of the major events of the awards season, will be held on January 12. They come nearly two months before the Oscars on March 4.

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