Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" is looking at a bright future in this year's awards season by taking seven nominations at the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards. HFPA announced its selection on Thursday, December 12 morning with the help of Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde and Aziz Ansari.
Lead actor to the drama, Chiwetel Ejiofor is nominated for Best Actor while Lupita Nyong'o and Michael Fassbender are up for supporting actress and actor respectively. McQueen is taking a nod for Best Director. The film itself is put under Best Drama, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score.
"Slave" will compete in Best Drama with "Gravity", "Captain Phillips", "Philomena" and "Rush". In the Best Comedy/Musical category, there are "American Hustle", "Her", "Nebraska", "Inside Llewyn Davis", and "The Wolf of Wall Street". "Hustle" in particular is also leading the Globes nomination this year with seven nods.
Over in TV land, the Best Drama category is filled by "Breaking Bad", "Downton Abbey", "The Good Wife", "House of Cards", "Masters of Sex". For Best Comedy category there are "The Big Bang Theory", "Brooklyn Nine-Nine", "Girls", "Modern Family", "Parks and Recreation".
Full nomination list can be found on the official site. The Golden Globes awards show will take place January 12 in Beverly Hills and be aired live on NBC. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler return for the second year in a row as hosts.