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Cate leads Aussie Golden Globes charge - see complete list

CATE Blanchett is flying the flag for Australia in the 2014 Golden Globe nominations, released overnight.

She is in the running for Best Actress in a motion picture, drama for her leading role in Blue Jasmine, but faces some stiff competition with Sandra Bullock, Judi Dench, Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet also in the category.

Blanchett is one step closer to an Oscar nomination after receiving nods in both the Golden Globes and SAG Awards for her moving performance in the Woody Allen drama.

American Hustle and 12 Years A Slave lead the nominations tally with seven nods each.

The Best Actor category is also highly competitive, with Tom Hanks, Matthew McConaughey, Robert Redford and Idris Elba facing off against 12 Years A Slave's rising star Chiwetel Ejofor.

Television dramas Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, Masters of Sex and hit online series House of Cards are all in the running for Best TV series, while the New Zealand filmed Top of the Lake received two nominations.

The Best Actor in a TV series category is another highly contested award, with James Spader, Kevin Spacey, Bryan Cranston, Michael Sheen and Liev Schreiber all in the running.

The Golden Globes will be held on January 12 in Los Angeles and will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Nominations for the Academy Awards will be announced on January 16.

AND THE NOMINEES ARE ...

Best motion picture, drama

  • 12 Years a Slave
  • Captain Phillips
  • Gravity
  • Philomena
  • Rush

Best motion picture, musical or comedy

  • American Hustle
  • Her
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Nebraska
  • The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Actress in a motion picture, drama

  • Cate Blanchett  - Blue Jasmine
  • Sandra Bullock - Gravity
  • Judi Dench - Philomena
  • Emma Thompson - Saving Mr. Banks
  • Kate Winslet - Labor Day

Best Actor in a motion picture, drama

  • Chiwetel Ejiofor - 12 Years a Slave
  • Idris Elba - Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
  • Tom Hanks - Captain Phillips
  • Matthew McConaughey - Dallas Buyers Club
  • Robert Redford - All Is Lost

Best Actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy

  • Amy Adams - American Hustle
  • Julie Delpy - Before Midnight
  • Greta Gerwig - Frances Ha
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Enough Said
  • Meryl Streep - August: Osage County

Best Actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy

  • Christian Bale - American Hustle
  • Bruce Dern - Nebraska
  • Leonardo DiCaprio - The Wolf Of Wall Street
  • Oscar Isaac - Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Joaquin Phoenix - Her

Best supporting Actress in a motion picture

  • Sally Hawkins - Blue Jasmine
  • Jennifer Lawrence - American Hustle
  • Lupita Nyong'o - 12 Years a Slave
  • Julia Roberts - August: Osage County
  • June Squibb - Nebraska

Best supporting Actor in a motion picture

  • Barkhad Abdi - Captain Phillips
  • Daniel Brühl - Rush
  • Bradley Cooper - American Hustle
  • Michael Fassbender - 12 Years a Slave
  • Jared Leto - Dallas Buyers Club

Best Director - motion picture

  • Alfonso Cuarón - Gravity
  • Paul Greengrass - Captain Phillips
  • Steve McQueen - 12 Years a Slave
  • Alexander Payne - Nebraska
  • David O. Russell - American Hustle

Best Screenplay - motion picture

  • Spike Jonze - Her
  • Bob Nelson - Nebraska
  • Jeff Pope and Steve Coogan - Philomena
  • John Ridley - 12 Years a Slave
  • Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell - American Hustle

Best Foreign Language Film

  • Blue is the Warmest Color
  • The Great Beauty
  • The Hunt
  • The Past
  • The Wind Rises

Best Animated Feature film

  • The Croods
  • Despicable Me 2
  • Frozen

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

  • Atlas - The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
  • Let It Go - Frozen
  • Ordinary Love - Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Please Mr. Kennedy - Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Sweeter Than Fiction - One Chance

Best Original Score - Motion Picture

  • Alex Ebert - All is Lost
  • Alex Heffes - Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
  • Steven Price - Gravity
  • John Williams - The Book Thief
  • Hans Zimmer - 12 Years a Slave

Best TV series, drama

  • Breaking Bad
  • Downton Abbey
  • The Goodwife
  • House of Cards
  • Masters of Sex

Best TV Series, Comedy

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • Girls
  • Modern Family
  • Parks and Recreation

Best TV movie or mini-series

  • American Horror Story: Coven
  • Behind the Candelabra
  • Dancing on the Edge
  • Top of the Lake
  • The White Queen

Best Actress in a TV series, drama

  • Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife
  • Tatiana Maslany - Orphan Black
  • Taylor Schilling - Orange is the New Black
  • Kerry Washington - Scandal
  • Robin Wright - House of Cards

Best Actor in a TV series, drama

  • Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad
  • Liev Schreiber - Ray Donovan
  • Michael Sheen - Masters of Sex
  • Kevin Spacey - House of Cards
  • James Spader - The Blacklist

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

  • Zooey Deschanel - New Girl
  • Lena Dunham - Girls
  • Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep
  • Amy Poehler - Parks and Recreation

Best Actor, TV Series Comedy

  • Jason Bateman - Arrested Development
  • Don Cheadle - House of Lies
  • Michael J. Fox - The Michael J. Fox Show
  • Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory
  • Andy Samberg - Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Best Actress in a mini-series or TV movie

  • Helena Bonham Carter - Burton and Taylor
  • Rebecca Ferguson - White Queen
  • Jessica Lange - American Horror Story: Coven
  • Helen Mirren - Phil Spector
  • Elisabeth Moss - Top of the Lake

Best Actor in a mini-series or TV movie

  • Matt Damon - Behind the Candelabra
  • Michael Douglas - Behind the Candelabra
  • Chiwetel Ejiofor - Dancing on the Edge
  • Idris Elba - Luther
  • Al Pacino - Phil Spector

Best Supporting Actress in a series, mini-series, or TV movie

  • Jacqueline Bisset - Dancing on the Edge
  • Janet McTeer - White Queen
  • Hayden Panettiere - Nashville
  • Monica potter - Parenthood
  • Sofia Vergara - Modern family

Best Supporting Actor in a series, mini-series or TV movie

  • Josh Charles - The Good Wife
  • Rob Lowe- Behind the Candelabra
  • Aaron Paul - Breaking Bad
  • Corey Stoll - House of Cards
  • Jon Voight - Ray Donovan

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