“Potter” actors announced for Golden Globe nominations

In continuation of the upcoming award season, the 72nd annual Golden Globe nominees were announced this morning. Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Paula Patton, and Peter Krause read the nominations live from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Of course, in addition to many favorites, a number of Harry Potter alumni and their associated projects were nominated.

The Theory of Everything, which features David Thewlis (Remus Lupin) and Simon McBurney (voice of Kreacher – DH 1), was nominated for Best Motion Picture, Drama. Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson was nominated for Best Original Score – Motion Picture, while Eddie Redmayne was nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama and Felicity Jones, for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for their roles as Stephen Hawking and his first wife, Jane, respectively.

The Grand Budapest Hotel, which features Ralph Fiennes (Lord Voldemort), was nominated for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, and director and screenwriter Wes Anderson was recognized with nominations for Best Director – Motion Picture and Best Screenplay – Motion Picture. Continuing his whirlwind month, Fiennes was additionally nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for his role as M. Gustave in the film.

Pride, which features three Harry Potter alumni, including Imelda Staunton (Dolores Umbridge), Jessie Cave (Lavender Brown), and Bill Nighy (Rufus Scrimgeour), is also up for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.

Downton Abbey, which features Dame Maggie Smith (Minerva McGonagall) as Violet, Countess of Grantham, was nominated for Best TV Series, Drama. Joanne Froggatt also received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Mini-Series, or a TV Movie for her role as Anna Bates.

Game of Thrones, which features Julian Glover (voice of Aragog), Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore – DH2), and Michelle Fairley (Mrs. Granger – DH1) as Grand Maester Pycelle, Mance Rayder, and Catelyn Stark, respectively, was also nominated for Best TV Series, Drama. The series also features Stephen Dillane, father of Frank Dillane (15-year-old Tom Riddle – HBP), as Stannis Baratheon and has featured Natalia Tena (Nymphadora Tonks) and David Bradley (Argus Filch) in previous seasons as Osha and Walder Frey, respectively.

Finally, Viola Davis was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama for How to Get Away with Murder, which includes Harry Potter alumnus Alfie Enoch (Dean Thomas).

To see who else was recognized, you can see the full list of nominations here. To see who wins, watch the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards on NBC on January 11, 5:00 p.m. PST/8:00 p.m. EST, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.

Congrats to everyone who was nominated or had projects nominated. Are you excited to see so many familiar names? What about any snubs? Let us know in the comments!