NEW YORK — Birdman squawked loudly in the Golden Globes, flying away with a leading seven nominations.
In nominations announced Dec. 11 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.
(JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer)