British actresses are dominating the best actress in a motion picture category at this year’s Golden Globes.
Judi Dench, Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet are each nominated for their leading roles in Philomena, Saving Mr Banks and Labor Day, respectively, up against Australian actress Cate Blanchett and US star Sandra Bullock, who take the final two places in the group for Blue Jasmine and space thriller Gravity.
Meanwhile, Helena Bonham Carter has also been recognised in the best actress in a TV mini-series for her performance as Elizabeth Taylor in BBC4 drama Burton & Taylor, while Helen Mirren and Sally Hawkins receive a nod for their roles in Phil Spector and Blue Jasmine.
Janet McTeer from BBC1 historical drama the White Queen and Jacqueline Bisset, from BBC2’s period piece Dancing on the Edge, were also nominated.
When it comes to our chaps, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Idris Elba have both been named in the best actor in a motion picture category for 12 Years a Slave and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. In fact, both actors have been nominated for two awards, for best actor in a motion picture drama as well as best actor in a TV mini series for their roles in Dancing on the Edge and Luther respectively.
BBC dramas Dancing on the Edge, which followed the lives of a jazz band in the 1930s, historical tudor romp The White Queen and dark Jane Campion drama Top of the Lake have also been nominated for best TV mini series, while ITV period drama Downton Abbey has been nominated for best TV drama for the second year in a row.
The winners of the 2014 Golden Globes will be revealed at an awards ceremony at the Beverly Hilton on 12 January 2014. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the event for the second year in a row.