‘House of Cards’ scores big in Golden Globe nominations

“12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” were the top nominees for the 71st Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday morning, with each film receiving seven nominations.

The searing slave drama received nods for best movie (in the drama category), screenplay, score, best actor for star Chiwetel Ejiofor, best director for Steve McQueen, best supporting actress for Lupita Nyonog’o, and best supporting actor for Michael Fassbender.

Among the seven nominations for “American Hustle,” which was shot partially in Boston, were nods for best movie (in the comedy or musical category), best director for David O. Russell, and best screenplay for Russell and co-writer Eric Warren Singer, as well as acting nominations for leads Christian Bale and Amy Adams and supporting actors Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.

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Facing off against “12 Years a Slave” in the best drama category are “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” “Philomena,” and “Rush.” “American Hustle” will compete against “Her,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Nebraska,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” in the best musical or comedy category.

The Golden Globe Awards, bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and often seen as a bellwether for the Academy Awards, also handed out multiple nominations to “Nebraska,” “Captain Phillips,” “Gravity,” and “Inside Llewyn Davis.”

On the TV side, HBO’s Liberace biopic “Behind the Candelabra” and Netflix’s political drama “House of Cards” made a splash with four nominations apiece. “Candelabra” stars Michael Douglas and Matt Damon both received nods for best actor in a miniseries or TV movie.

“House of Cards” star Kevin Spacey faces Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad,” Liev Schreiber of “Ray Donovan,” Michael Sheen of “Masters of Sex,” and James Spader of “The Blacklist” in the category of best actor in a TV drama series.

“Breaking Bad,” “Downton Abbey,” “The Good Wife,” “House of Cards,” and “Masters of Sex” will compete for best TV drama series, while “The Big Bang Theory,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Girls,” “Modern Family,” and “Parks and Recreation” will battle for best TV comedy series.

In what should be a hotly contested race for best original song from a motion picture, the nominees include country pop sweetheart Taylor Swift and Jack Antonoff of the pop group fun. (for “Sweeter Than Fiction” from “One Chance,”) Coldplay (“Atlas” from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”), U2 and Danger Mouse (“Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”), and Justin Timberlake, T Bone Burnett, and Joel and Ethan Coen (“Please Mr. Kennedy” from “Inside Llewyn Davis”).

In other notable nomination news, actors Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, and Julia Louis-Dreyfus all received acting nods in both film and TV races.

The Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who is also a nominee for best actress in a comedy (“Parks and Recreation”), will be broadcast Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. on NBC.