Awards season is underway in Hollywood and, aside from the Oscars, no night is bigger than the Golden Globes. The 72nd annual awards, voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will air this Sunday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m. EST on NBC. Have you seen all the nominated films this year? Most likely you’ve missed at least a few, but fear not! Here are the five movies you have to see before the Golden Globes, and where to see them:
Alejandro Iñárritu’s surreal film about a former blockbuster star (Michael Keaton) trying to restore his credibility on Broadway garnered more nominations than any other film, including ones for Best Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy, Best Director, and Best Actor -- Musical or Comedy. "Birdman" is currently being shown in theaters.
Perhaps the front-runner to win Best Motion Picture – Drama is Richard Linklater’s experimental coming-of age story filmed over 12 years. Ethan Hawke is also nominated for Supporting Actor. "Boyhood" is now available on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD.
3. "The Theory of Everything"
James Marsh’s drama about famed physicist Stephen Hawking’s relationship with his wife, Jane Wilde, got both Eddie Redmayne, who plays Hawking, and Felicity Jones, who plays Wilde, nominated. The film is also up for Best Motion Picture – Drama. “The Theory of Everything” is currently in theaters.
4. "The Imitation Game"
With critics raving about his performance as British code breaker Alan Turing in Morten Tyldum’s period drama, Benedict Cumberbatch might be the front-runner to win Best Actor – Drama. The film is not to be missed. “The Imitation Game” is currently in theaters.
5. "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
If any film has a chance to steal Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy away from “Birdman” it is Wes Anderson's wickedly funny tale of a European hotel caught between the World Wars. The film is available on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD and is currently streaming on HBO Go free for subscribers.
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