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Golden Globes: Newcomer Lupita Nyong'o on her big day and letting go of Patsey

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In the spring of 2012,  Lupita Nyong’o graduated from the Yale School of Drama. Then she was cast in Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave — and her life changed almost overnight.

The Kenyan actress and filmmaker has won numerous accolades for her powerful performance as Patsey, a slave who faces unfathomable cruelty at the hands of both a plantation owner (Michael Fassbender) and his wife (Sarah Paulson). And as of this morning, she’s also a Golden Globe nominee for Best Supporting Actress. How does it feel? “I haven’t yet found a suitable word in the English language that captures how it feels,” Nyong’o tells EW. “It’s overwhelming. It’s exciting. It’s humbling. It’s a lot.”
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Golden Globes: Double nominee Chiwetel Ejiofor speaks out on '12 Years' (and two big snubs)

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12 Years a Slave covers a lot of ground, from the quiet New York town of Saratoga Springs to the humid plantations of rural Louisiana. And right now, the film’s celebrated cast and director are even more far-flung: “I think Steve McQueen’s on a plane at the moment, and Michael [Fassbender]‘s in New Zealand or something, and Lupita [Nyong'o]‘s in Paris,” 12 Years star Chiwetel Ejiofor tells EW. (The actor himself is currently in London, where he landed today after 12 Years‘ French premiere.)

But though they’re spread across the world, each one has something to celebrate: They’ve all been nominated for Golden Globes for their work in McQueen’s devastating movie, based on the true story of Solomon Northup — a free New York resident who was captured and enslaved in 1841. Ejiofor received a Best Actor in a Drama nod for his work as the stoic Northup. And that’s not his only reason to celebrate today: the British star was also recognized for his work in Dancing on the Edge, a BBC period drama about a black jazz band in the 1930s that aired on Starz in the U.S.

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Golden Globes: Nominee Jared Leto on touring and transformation

Anyone attending Thirty Seconds to Mars’s sold-out concert in St. Louis tonight is in for a special treat: They’ll get to see Jared Leto’s very first show since being nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Golden Globe this morning.

Leto wasn’t even awake when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced that he was up for the award; instead, the Dallas Buyers Club star tells EW that he was “on a bunk aboard a bus that’s traveling across America in the absolute freezing cold, dead asleep.” Adds Leto: “I still may be sleeping; I’m not sure.”

But Leto will be fully alert tonight, when he takes the stage for another performance with his band — one that will double as a post-nominations victory lap. “Any night onstage with Thirty Seconds to Mars is a great night,” he says. “It’s a celebration. I couldn’t think of a better way to spend the night celebrating this nomination. Our shows are all about a celebration. It’s all about a celebration of life, and it’s a wonderful way to spend your life, sharing excitement and creativity with people all around the world.”

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Golden Globes: Sure-things, shocks, and shutdowns -- ANALYSIS

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It was a good day to be lesser-known. If Barkhad Abdi, June Squibb, and Lupita Nyong’o can win nominations from the celebrity-obsessed Golden Globes, then their path to the Academy Awards ceremony is a near certainty. On the other hand, today’s list of contenders was not so kind to one of the most famous women on the planet.

Sorry, Oprah. You’ve been snubbed. The Globes also had two opportunities to get George Clooney at the ceremony — and declined both chances.

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'12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' lead Golden Globe nominees

12 Years a Slave and American Hustle led the way with seven nominations apiece when the 71st annual Golden Globes nominations were announced this morning in Beverly Hills. Both were nominated for Best Picture in their respective categories, both films’ directors were honored, and both films’ casts were generously rewarded, with Hustle landing four acting nominations.

Joining 12 Years for Best Drama are Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena, and Rush. Nominated alongside Hustle for Best Comedy or Musical are Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, and The Wolf of Wall Street.

In television, Breaking Bad was nominated for Best Drama, with Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul also receiving nods. Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, House of Cards, and Masters of Sex also were named in Best Drama.

Girls was nominated for Best TV Comedy, alongside The Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Modern Family, and Parks and Recreation

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014.

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Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
Taylor Schilling, Orange is the New Black
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Diane Keaton to accept Cecil B. DeMille Award on Woody Allen's behalf at Golden Globes

Woody Allen has never been one for awards shows, or Los Angeles for that matter. When the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their plans to honor the prolific filmmaker with the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award at this year’s Golden Globes ceremony, the big question was whether or not Allen would turn out to accept it.

In a move that’s perfectly suited for his and co-star Diane Keaton’s Annie Hall alter egos, Keaton has agreed to accept the Award at the 71st Golden Globes on behalf of her onetime partner, and longtime friend, director, and co-star, EW confirmed Tuesday. Annie always liked Los Angeles more than Alvy after all.

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Golden Globes refuse to consider Scarlett Johansson's 'Her' performance -- BREAKING

The Golden Globes will not be speaking up on behalf of Scarlett Johansson’s voice.

The vocal performance by the actress in Spike Jonze’s new romantic drama Her has been ruled ineligible by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for a supporting actress bid, according to sources close to the submission process. The final decision came today after an appeal from distributor Warner Bros.

Just last week, the Rome Film Festival gave Johansson its Best Actress award for the film.  READ FULL STORY

Amy Poehler talks hosting Golden Globes with Tina Fey: 'I can't stress enough how little we prepare'

Now that Amy Poehler and Tina Fey have secured their spot on the Golden Globes stage through 2015, what do they have to say about how things went last year and what audiences can expect in the future? Well, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association talked with Poehler this morning about her initial hosting experience and what her job as co-host really means.

“Well last year was really fun! We didn’t know what to expect. It was exciting to work with Tina, as always, and it was a strange experience,” Poehler said. “We had a lot of fun so we said maybe we can try it again and like fools we are giving it another shot. Looking forward to understanding more of how the night goes and what works and what doesn’t. In all honesty — just setting the tone for a really fun evening. I think as a host that’s your job. Telling some jokes, getting everyone excited and then stay out of everyone’s way.”
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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler sign on to host Golden Globes through 2015

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are coming back to the Golden Globes. And back again.

The former Saturday Night Live duo, who hosted last year’s Globes to much acclaim — and a 28 percent jump in the 18-49 demo, natch — has agreed to host the next two Golden Globes Awards, in 2014 and 2015, NBC announced today. Speculation that they would return began nearly immediately after last year’s show ended, and Poehler herself now seems prescient with one of her opening jokes. “We want to assure you that we have no intention of being edgy or offensive tonight,” Poehler said during last year’s Globes, “because as Ricky [Gervais] learned the hard way, when you run afoul of the Hollywood Foreign Press, they make you host this show two more times.”

“Tina and Amy are two of the most talented comedic writer/performers in our business and they were a major reason the Golden Globes was the most entertaining awards show of last season,” said Paul Telegdy, NBC’s president of Alternative and Late Night Programming.  “We’re elated they wanted to host together again and that they committed for the next two years.”

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Golden Globes to honor Woody Allen's career

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The organizers of the Golden Globe Awards say they will honor Woody Allen for his contributions to filmmaking.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association said Friday that Allen will receive the 2014 Cecil B. DeMille Award.

A tribute to the 77-year-old actor, writer, and director will be included in the 71st annual Golden Globe ceremony set for Jan. 12. Morgan Freeman and Martin Scorsese are among the previous recipients.

Allen’s much-honored films include Annie Hall, Hannah and Her Sisters, and Midnight in Paris, which won a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for its screenplay last year.

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