Movies The Imitation Game, Pride and The Normal Heart, plus TV shows Transparent and Orange is the New Black, are among the Golden Globe nominations. Benedict Cumberbatch in The Imitation Game The Imitation Game is up for Best Motion Picture - Drama, Best Screenplay and Best Original Score, with Benedict Cumberbatch nominated Best Actor for his role as Alan Turing in the film. The movie has landed good reviews, but also some criticism for its loose use of facts in some areas. Pride, a British film about gay rights activists banding together with striking miners, is nominated for Best Picture – Comedy or Musical. The Normal Heart is among the finalists in the Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, and actors Mark Ruffalo and Matt Bomer are nominated for acting awards for their roles in the film based on Larry Kramer’s play about the rise of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York. Transparent One of the most buzzed about TV series of the year Transparent is up for Best Television Series — Comedy or Musical, while its star Jeffrey Tambor is in the running for an acting award for his role as a newly-out transgender woman. Popular prison show Orange is the New Black is up against Transparent in the Best Television Series — Comedy or Musical category, while Taylor Schilling is in the role for Best Actress for Piper, and Uzo Aduba is up for Best Supporting Role for Crazy Eyes. Jane The Virgin, which features lesbian and bisexual characters, and Girls, which has a semi-regular gay character, are in also in the Best Television Series — Comedy or Musical category. As for New Zealand finalists, Lorde has been nominated for Yellow Flicker Beat from the soundtrack of the latest Hunger Games movie. The lack of a nomination for Orphan Black actress Tatiana Maslany is being described as a notable snub by some entertainment media, and fans of the show. The Imitation Game will be released in New Zealand cinemas on 1 January. Pride is still showing in some cinemas, while The Normal Heart has been played on Sky’s pay channel SoHo a number of times. Season two of Orange is the New Black is showing on TV2 late on Monday nights, but is also available on TVNZ on Demand or via Netflix for those who have access. Transparent is available through Lightbox or Amazon, Girls has shown on SoHo, while Jane The Virgin is yet to make it to New Zealand television.
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First published: Friday, 12th December 2014 - 8:06am
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