Hollywood's top leading men were honored on Thursday with nominations in the Golden Globes Best Actor categories. The Globes, which are handed out by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, include four Best Actor groupings, two for film and two for television, categorizing for dramas and musicals or comedies.
The 71st annual Golden Globes nominations were announced by Zoe Saldana, Olivia Wilde, and Aziz Ansari in Los Angeles.
Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama
Chiwetel Ejiofor for "12 Years a Slave"
Matthew McConaughey for "Dallas Buyers Club"
Tom Hanks for "Captain Phillips"
Robert Redford for "All is Lost"
Idris Elba for "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy
Christian Bale for "American Hustle"
Bruce Dern for "Nebraska"
Leonardo DiCaprio for "The Wolf of Wall Street"
Oscar Isaac for "Inside Llewyn Davis"
Joaquin Phoenix for "Her"
Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama
Bryan Cranston for "Breaking Bad"
Liev Schreiber for "Ray Donovan"
Michael Sheen for "Masters of Sex"
Kevin Spacey for "House of Cards"
James Spader for "The Black List"
Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy
Jason Bateman for "Arrested Development"
Don Cheadle for "House of Lies"
Michael J. Fox for "The Michael J. Fox Show"
Jim Parsons for "The Big Bang Theory"
Andy Samberg for "Brooklyn Nine-Nine"
At the 70th annual Golden Globes, Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama for "Lincoln," Hugh Jackman won Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy for "Les Misérables," Damian Lewis won Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama for "Homeland," and Don Cheadle won Best Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy for "House of Lies."
The 2014 winners will be crowned on Jan. 12 at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards, airing on NBC. Funny women Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the awards show, which takes place the The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.