The 2014 Golden Globe Award nominees were announced bright and early in Los Angeles on Thursday by Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde and Aziz Ansari.

A complete list of Golden Globe nominees is below! Surprises include Netflix’s House of Cards and Orange is the New Black going against one another in the drama category, while in the same arena Showtime’s newest drama Masters of Sex nabbed a nod.

Despite not hitting theaters until later this month, American Hustle won over critics with several nominations in the comedy film categories.

Television

Best TV Series, Drama
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
The Good Wife
House of Cards
Masters of Sex

Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Big Bang Theory
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Girls
Modern Family
Parks & Rec

Best Actress in a Drama
– Julianne Margulies, The Good Wife
– Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
– Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
– Kerry Washington, Scandal
– Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor in a Drama
– Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
– Liev Shreiber, Ray Donovan
– Michael Sheen, Masters of Sex
– Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
– James Spader, The Blacklist

Best Actress in a Comedy/Musical
– Zoey Deschanel, New Girl
– Lena Dunham, Girls
– Amy Poehler, Parks and Rec
– Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
– Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical
– Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
– Don Cheadle, House of Lies
– Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
– Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
– Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Miniseries
American Horror Story: Coven
Behind the Candelabra
Dancing on the Edge
Top of the Lake
White Queen

Best Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
– Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
– Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
– Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
– Idris Elba, Luther
– Al Pacino, Phil Spector

Best Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries
– Helena Bonham Carter, Burton & Taylor
– Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
– Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
– Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
– Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

Best Supporting Actor, TV
– Josh Charles, The Good Wife
– Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
– Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
– Corey Stoll, House of Cards
– Jon Voight, Ray Donovan

Best Supporting Actress, TV
– Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
– Janet McTeer, The White Queen
– Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
– Monica Potter, Parenthood
– Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

Film

Best Drama
12 Years a Slave
Captain Phillips
Gravity
Philomena
Rush

Best Musical/Comedy
American Hustle
Her
Inside Llewyn Davis
Nebraska
Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical
– Christian Bale, American Hustle
– Bruce Dern, Nebraska
– Leonardo DiCaprio, Wolf of Wall Street
– Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
– Joaquin Phoenix, Her

Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical
– Amy Adams, American Hustle
– Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
– Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
– Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
– Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

Best Actor in a Drama
– Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years a Slave
– Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
– Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
– Matthew McConaughy, Dallas Buyers Club
– Robert Redford, All is Lost

Best Actress in a Drama
– Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
– Sandra Bullock, Gravity
– Judi Dench, Philomena
– Emma Thompson, Saving Mr. Banks
– Kate Winslet, Labor Day

Best Supporting Actor
– Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
– Daniel Bruhl, Rush
– Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
– Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
– Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

Best Supporting Actress
– Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
– Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
– Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
– Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
– June Squibb, Nebraska

Best Screenplay
– Spike Jones, Her
– Bob Nelson, Nebraska
– Jeff Pope, Philomena
– John Ridley, 12 Years a Slave
– David O’Russell, American Hustle

Best Original Song
“Atlas” – Catching Fire
“Let it Go” – Frozen
“Ordinary Love” – Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
“Please Mr. Kennedy” – Inside Llewyn Davis
“Sweeter Than Fiction” – One Chance

Best Original Score in a Movie
All Is Lost
Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom
Gravity
The Book Thief
12 Years a Slave

Best Animated Feature
The Croods
Despicable Me 2
Frozen

Best Foreign Language Film
Blue is the Warmest Color
The Great Beauty
The Hunt
The Past
The Wind Rises

The 2014 Golden Globe Awards will be broadcast live Sunday, January 12 on NBC. They will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – see their first commercial in our previous story!

Which 2014 Golden Globe nominees do you want to see win?

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 brings the L.M.D. storyline to a truly wild end. Here’s what to expect from “Self Control”!

You don’t know what’s coming

Yeah, there’s a synopsis for “Self Control” — “Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.” But that’s the equivalent of saying that Iron Man is about a goateed man who can fly.

Sure, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 answers a lot of questions about who is and who isn’t a robot. More profoundly though, the episode goes in for a final knead and punch of the ideas that have been floating around all season.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 brings the L.M.D. storyline to a truly wild end. Here’s what to expect from “Self Control”!

You don’t know what’s coming

Yeah, there’s a synopsis for “Self Control” — “Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.” But that’s the equivalent of saying that Iron Man is about a goateed man who can fly.

Sure, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 answers a lot of questions about who is and who isn’t a robot. More profoundly though, the episode goes in for a final knead and punch of the ideas that have been floating around all season.

Free will and humanity. Sacrifice and love. The nature of reality — and even of life itself. Beneath the plot, surprises, and pain, that’s what’s really going on in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spring finale.

That, and the characters who get caught in the middle.

Jed Whedon is Not. Playing. Around.

Executive producer and showrunner Jed Whedon is the man behind the pen and the camera in “Self Control,” and he’s there for a reason. Whedon’s first try at the director’s chair on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is operatic, incisive, and perpetually gut-clenching.

Yes, there are lovely and disturbing vistas, an artistry that comes from a deliberate and careful eye. But more important is the unshakable Whedon impulse that animates Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, that builds through the episode like a cresting tide.

You know that unmistakable sense that someone is laughing behind the scenes? Yeah. That’s why Jed Whedon is here.

What’s next?

Well, that’s a very good question. “Self Control” leaves us with a few razor-like possibilities, all of which lead down spiky corridors of questions. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 is here to leave us thirsty for the season’s final seven episodes, and that’s exactly what it does.

Oh, and to answer your next question…

Cliffhanger?

Uh, yes. Cliffhanger.

Oh boy, cliffhanger.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, “Self Control,” airs Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10:00 p.m. on ABC.

What are your top theories for ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 4×15?

Have President’s Day off? Here are some movies, TV shows, and soundtracks with which to celebrate President’s Day.

‘Hamilton’


Even if you were somehow lucky enough to have already seen the musical, you might as well celebrate today with another listen to the soundtrack. In case you have been living under a rock, Hamilton is a hip-hop, rap, musical about Alexander Hamilton. Yes, Hamilton never became president, but the musical does include multiple would-be presidents. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and even birthday boy himself George Washington are heavily featured in Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, you can get a history lesson while you listen to great music.

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Have President’s Day off? Here are some movies, TV shows, and soundtracks with which to celebrate President’s Day.

‘Hamilton’


Even if you were somehow lucky enough to have already seen the musical, you might as well celebrate today with another listen to the soundtrack. In case you have been living under a rock, Hamilton is a hip-hop, rap, musical about Alexander Hamilton. Yes, Hamilton never became president, but the musical does include multiple would-be presidents. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and even birthday boy himself George Washington are heavily featured in Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, you can get a history lesson while you listen to great music.

‘Liberty’s Kids’


Liberty’s Kids aired in the early 2000s on PBS. Liberty’s Kids follows three teenagers from varying backgrounds throughout the American Revolution, mentored by Benjamin Franklin. It is geared for children but is still pretty enjoyable for adults. In each episode, the teenagers encounter a significant person or event from the revolution, giving a concise and entertaining history lesson. The show features many important figures throughout the revolution, showing even more presidents than in Hamilton. As one can imagine, Washington is among these.

‘Lincoln’


Lincoln is a 2012, Oscar nominated movie, directed by Steven Spielberg based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography of Abraham Lincoln, Team of Rivals. Instead of a biopic of Lincoln’s entire life, Lincoln is specifically about his passing of the 13th amendment. Essentially directed between each of his science fiction blockbusters, Spielberg also made many significant historical movies, Lincoln among them. Lincoln not only shows his power as a president, but also humanizes him through an Oscar winning performance by Daniel Day-Lewis.

‘1776’


Hamilton is not the first musical about American history. Thankfully, though, because this way there are other options, one of which is 1776. Even more conveniently, the musical 1776 was adapted into a movie in the early 1970s. Heavily implied by its name, 1776 is about the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 1776 definitely has a more classical musical theater vibe than Hamilton. The strange combination of American history and musical theater allows for a humorous yet educational experience. However, as reflective of the history of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Washington is not a character in the musical; yet, it obviously includes many other significant historical figures.

‘The West Wing’ or ‘The American President’


Unlike the other items on this list, these two are about fictional presidents. But it would be nice if they were real. Of the many politically charged movies and television shows by Aaron Sorkin, these two are specifically about presidents. If you have the day off and want to attempt to binge watch seven seasons, then you may want to check out The West Wing. The West Wing follows President Bartlet and his staff and advisors during their time in the White House. If you want a movie to help you transition between Valentine’s Day and President’s Day then The American President is worth watching. It is a romantic comedy about President Shepherd, who falls in love with a lobbyist.

How else will you celebrate President’s Day?

The first two cast members for Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King have been announced by director Jon Favreau.

James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the animated movie in the ’90s, is returning as the character in the live-action adaptation. Interesting!

Meanwhile, Donald Glover — who will co-star in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming for Disney and Marvel — will play Adult Simba.

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The first two cast members for Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King have been announced by director Jon Favreau.

James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the animated movie in the ’90s, is returning as the character in the live-action adaptation. Interesting!

Meanwhile, Donald Glover — who will co-star in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming for Disney and Marvel — will play Adult Simba.

Favreau tweeted the news Friday evening:

According to a statement from Disney, The Lion King “will build on the groundbreaking technology used in The Jungle Book to bring the story of Simba to photorealistic life.”

A release date for the film hasn’t been set. Favreau also helmed the live-action Jungle Book for the studio.

So far casting is off to a great start!