Canada’s Maslany, Fox earn Golden Globe nominations

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TORONTO — Saskatchewan native Tatiana Maslany earned a Golden Globe nomination Thursday for her role in the made-in-Toronto series Orphan Black.

The 28-year-old is up against Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Taylor Shilling (Orange is the New Black), Kerry Washington (Scandal) and Robin Wright (House of Cards) for the Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama honour.

The Regina-born star won’t be the only Canadian at the 71st Golden Globe Awards, though.

Michael J. Fox, who was born in Edmonton and grew up in Vancouver, also earned a nod for his work on his eponymous comedy series, which airs on Global.

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VIDEO: Nominations in major TV categories

Fox is nominated in the Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy along with Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy nominees are Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Lena Dunham (Girls), Julia Louis Dreyfus (Veep) and Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation).

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards) and James Spader (The Blacklist) are in the running for Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama.

VIDEO: Nominations in major film categories both Drama and Musical/Comedy

Best Motion Picture, Drama nominees are: 12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena and Rush. All but Captain Phillips were screened at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

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In the Musical/Comedy category, American Hustle, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska and Wolf of Wall Street will battle it out.

Best Director – Motion Picture contenders are Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Alexander Payne (Nebraska) and David O. Russell (American Hustle).

Chiwetel Ejiofor of 12 Years a Slave earned a nod for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama against Idris Elba (Mandela), Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club) and Robert Redford (All is Lost).

Ejiofor and Elba are also up for Best Actor in a TV Miniseries or Movie for their work in Dancing on the Edge and Luther respectively.

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Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy nominees are: Christian Bale (American Hustle), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Leonardo DiCaprio (Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis) and Joaquin Phoenix (Her).

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama nominees are: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judy Dench (Philomena), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks) and Kate Winslet (Labour Day).

Brooklyn Nine-Nine is the only new show nominated in for Best TV Series, Comedy. It will challenge The Big Bang Theory, Girls, Modern Family and Parks and Recreation.

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The Good Wife is the only network show nominated for Best TV Series, Drama. It’s up against Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, House of Cards and Masters of Sex.

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In the Best TV Miniseries or Movie category, American Horror Story: Coven, Behind the Candelabra, Dancing on the Edge, Top of the Lake and White Queen earned nods.

Both Michael Douglas and Matt Damon are up for Best Actor in Behind the Candelabra. Al Pacino is nominated for portraying the title character in Phil Spector.

Some big name acts are competing for Best Original Song honours, including Coldplay (“Atlas” from Hunger Games), U2 (“Ordinary Love” from Mandela), Taylor Swift “Sweeter Than Fiction” from One Chance).

The 71st Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will be handed out Jan. 12 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. A full list of nominations is available here.

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