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Golden Globes 2015: Nominees announced with Benedict Cumberbatch hotly tipped

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The nominees for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards have been announced today with Benedict Cumberbatch tipped to do well in the Best Actor in a Drama category. Cumberbatch is nominated for his role as computer scientist Alan Turing in The Imitation Game.

He will face stiff competition in his category from fellow Britons Eddie Redmayne and David Oyelowo for their parts in The Theory of Everything and Selma respectively. Jake Gyllenhaal is also nominated for his performance in Nightcrawler as is Steve Carell who put in a career changing turn in sports biopic Foxcatcher.

Jennifer Anniston, also better known for comedic roles, has been nominated for Best Actress in a Drama for her performance in Cake. Amy Adams and Emily Blunt take on the mighty Helen Mirren to be crowned Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. Hans Zimmer is also a red hot favourite to take home Best Original Score for his innovative soundtrack to Interstellar.

The Imitation Game has been nominated in the Best Motion Picture, Drama category and will come up against Foxcatcher, The Theory of Everything, Selma and Boyhood. Bill Murray meanwhile has been nominated in the Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy for St. Vincent which is favourite to land Best Musical or Comedy. Both are set for a big challenge from Michael Keaton though and the hilarious comedy Birdman which has been generating some serious buzz.

On the small box, Orange is the New Black will try to beat out competition from Girls, Jane the Virgin, Silicon Valley and Transparent in the Best Comedy category. Best Drama will most likely be contested by annual nominees Game of Thrones and House of Cards. The 72nd Golden Globes will take place on Sunday, January 11 and will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

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