Meryl Streep continues to break her own records at many awards events, and the Golden Globes are no exception. On Thursday mornning, she received her 29th Globe nomination, the most of any man or woman in all film and television categories combined. She is nodded as Best Film Supporting Actress for playing The Witch in “Into the Woods.” During her career, she has prevailed eight times already with the Hollywood Foreign Press (yes, another record as well).
Streep is a three-time Oscar champ who is also the all-time nominations leader at the Academy Awards with 18 bids. Just yesterday, she added to her lead among film nominations at the Screen Actors Guild when her career total went to 15 (plus another for TV work).
Among the other interesting facts and figures among film nominees:
Eight of this year’s 30 film acting nominees are first-timers at the Globes: Ethan Hawke (“Boyhood“), Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything“), David Oyelowo (“Selma“), Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl“), Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”), Mark Ruffalo (“Foxcatcher”), J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash“), and Quvenzhane Wallis (“Annie“).
In the comedy film categories, seven nominees are previous Globe winners: Amy Adams (“Big Eyes“), Emily Blunt (“Into the Woods”), Helen Mirren (“The Hundred-Foot Journey“), Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”), Bill Murray (“St. Vincent”), Joaquin Phoenix (“Inherent Vice“), and Christoph Waltz (“Big Eyes”).
In the supporting film categories, four nominees are previous Globe winners: Jessica Chastain (“A Most Violent Year“), Robert Duvall (“The Judge“), Edward Norton (“Birdman“), and Meryl Streep (“Into the Woods”).
Amy Adams is the reigning Globe champ as Best Comedy/Musical Actress. The last time an actress won this category two years in a row was 30 years ago: Kathleen Turner (“Romancing the Stone,” 1984; “Prizzi’s Honor,” 1985).
Much like the Academy Awards, Christoph Waltz has never lost at the Golden Globes. At both ceremonies, he has prevailed as Best Supporting Actor for “Inglourious Basterds” (2009) and “Django Unchained” (2012).
Every lead and supporting SAG film winner in the past 20 years has also received an Oscar nomination for the same performance.
Performers with multiple nominations this year are: Julianne Moore (“Still Alice,” “Maps to the Stars“), Bill Murray (“St. Vincent,” “Olive Kitteridge“), and Mark Ruffalo (“Foxcatcher,” “The Normal Heart“).
The studio leader among 2014 nominations is Fox Searchlight (12), followed by The Weinstein Company (10), Sony Classics (6), 20th Century Fox (6), Focus Features (5), IFC Films (5), Paramount (5), Walt Disney (4), and Warner Bros. (4).