Golden Globes film races: 15 fascinating facts, stats and records

Meryl Streep extended her record as the perfomer with the most Golden Globe nominations with her Supporting Actress nomination this year for playing The Witch in “Into the Woods.” This brought her up to a staggering 29 nods for her film and TV work. She has won a record eight times already.

Below, a baker’s dozen more facts, stats and records regarding the film categories. After looking these over, be sure to make your last minute Globe predictions for both film and television by clicking here.

Related: Complete list of 2014 Golden Globe film winner predictions

Double nominees
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“).

Triple threats
Three fellows have three film nominations each for producing, directing, and writing their movies: Wes Anderson (“The Grand Budapest Hotel”), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (“Birdman”), and Richard Linklater (“Boyhood”).

Eight of this year’s 30 film acting nominees are first-ime contenders here: 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 drama film categories, three nominees are previous Globe winners: Jennifer Aniston (“Cake“), Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), and Reese Witherspoon (“Wild“). However, Aniston and Carell have never won film awards before.

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”).

Back-to-back wins?
Amy Adams is the reigning Globe champ as Best Comedy/Musical Actress, having won last year for “American Hustle.” She is back in the race this year with “Big Eyes.” 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).

Two for two
As at the Academy Awards, Christoph Waltz has never lost here, prevailing as Best Supporting Actor for “Inglourious Basterds” (2009) and “Django Unchained” (2012). He contends this year for Comedy/Musical Actor for “Big Eyes.” 

Studio scorecard
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).

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Best Drama Actor
Whoever wins this race should feel great about their Academy Awards chances. In the past 70 years, only three have prevailed here and failed to reap an Oscar bid: Anthony Franciosa (Career,” 1959); Omar Sharif (“Doctor Zhivago,” 1965) and Jim Carrey (“The Truman Show,” 1998). And eight of the past 14 Globe champs in this category — including Matthew McConaughey (“Dallas Buyers Club” last year — went on to win the Oscar.

Best Drama Actress
The same goes for the ladies as only two Best Film Drama Actress champs were then snubbed by academy voters. There were unusual circumstances, however. In 1988, Shirley MacLaine (“Madame Sousatzka) tied at the Globes with two other actresses (Jodie FosterSigourney Weaver) that did earn Oscar nominations. And in 2008, Kate Winslet (“Revolutionary Road”) won the Oscar for “The Reader” instead. Nine of the previous 14 Globe winners in this category triumphed at the Academy Awards, including last year’s Cate Blanchett (“Blue Jasmine”).

Best Supporting Actor
While the early days of the Golden Globes did not predict this one very well, the past 38 Globe champs have earned Oscar bids. The most recent seven winners (Javier BardemHeath LedgerChristoph Waltz (twice), Christian BaleChristopher Plummer, and Jared Leto all repeated at the Oscars.

Best Supporting Actress
Likewise, four of the first 34 Supporting Actress champs were spurned by the Oscars but the last 37 Globe winners have gone on to contend at the Oscars. Five of the past six (Winslet in lead, Mo’Nique, Melissa LeoOctavia Spencer, and Anne Hathaway) also prevailed at the Academy Awards. Last year’s champ Jennifer Lawrence (“American Hustle”) lost out to Lupita Nyong’o (“12 Years a Slave”) but did receive a nomination.

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