2013 Golden Globe Nominations Are All About These 2 Must-See Movies (VIDEO)

golden globes 2013 nominationsOnce again, the foreign press has gathered together to announce to Hollywood what they think of this year's movies and TV shows. The 2013 Golden Globe nominations are in! And this year it's all about the struggle to survive in America. The movies 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle are dominating the Globes with seven nominations each, including for best picture (drama and comedy, respectively). Are these the two most fascinating movies of the year?


Here's the tally for each:

12 Years a Slave

Best Motion Picture, Drama

Best Actor: Chiwetel Ejiofor

Best Supporting Actress: Lupita Nyong'o

Best Supporting Actor: Michael Fassbender

Best Director: Steve McQueen

Best Original Score

Best Screenplay: John Ridley

American Hustle

Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Best Actor: Christian Bale

Best Actress: Amy Adams

Best Supporting Actress: Jennifer Lawrence

Best Supporting Actor: Bradley Cooper

Best Director: David O. Russell

Best Screenplay: Eric Warren Singer and David O. Russell

12 Years a Slave is about a free man who gets kidnapped into slavery and has to struggle his way back out. We all know what a dark, shameful history America has with slavery. It's not something we're proud of, but I think we can take pride in the men and women who managed to escape and who helped end the practice. I'm sad to say that I haven't seen 12 Years a Slave! Out of cowardice (because it looks intense, and I'd read about some excruciating scenes), I decided to watch it later on the smaller screen when it comes out on video.

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American Hustle is about a con man and his partner who are forced to collaborate with the FBI -- and it's based on a true story. Hustling has long been a way to survive in America. Even though we disapprove of lying, cheating, and stealing, there's just something irresistible we admire about a good hustler, especially when that hustler is an underdog. American Hustle does look like a lot of fun. The costumes, the music, the cast. It's out in theaters now.

And a side note -- did you notice Breaking Bad is up for best TV drama? It's now or never, guys!

Have you seen either of these movies yet?

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