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‘Birdman’ leads Golden Globe nominations with 7 bids

'Birdman' leads Golden Globe nominations with 7 bids“Birdman” led Golden Globe nominations with 7 bids in various categories, including best picture.

In nominations announced Thursday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press, “Boyhood” and “The Imitation Game” trailed with five nods apiece. Those two films led a best drama category that also included “Foxcatcher,” ”Selma” and “The Theory of Everything.”

In the best picture, comedy or musical, category, “Birdman” was joined by “St. Vincent,” ”Grand Budapest Hotel,” ”Into the Woods” and — in a surprise — the independent British film “Pride.”

One of the surprise winners of the day was “Grand Budapest Hotel.” Along with a best picture nod in comedy, it earned nominations for Ralph Fiennes as best actor, and Wes Anderson for screenplay and director.

For the third time in a row, the Globes telecast will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The show will air live from the Beverly Hilton on Sunday, Jan. 11. Last year’s awards drew 20.9 million viewers, marking it the most-watched Globes since 2004.

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