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This Year’s Five Strangest Golden Globe Film Nominations

9 January 2015 7:00 AM, PST | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

By Anjelica Oswald

Managing Editor 

By separating the dramas from the musicals and comedies, the Golden Globes present an opportunity for a wider range of films to be recognized. The Globes also provide a place where expected nominees may be cast aside for relatively-unknown films. Some categories, such as those involving musicals or comedies, are harder to fill due to blurred definitions. Every year there are surprises — some thrilling and others confusing. Here are five of this year’s strangest nominations:

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical: Christoph Waltz for Big Eyes

Waltz was previously nominated for — and won —  Golden Globes for his supporting roles in Quentin Tarantino’s Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Django Unchained (2012). His nomination for Tim Burton’s Big Eyes is his first lead actor nomination. Waltz portrays Walter Keane, painter Margaret Keane’s husband who took credit for his wife’s iconic paintings. The Hollywood Reporter’s Todd McCarthy said, »

- Anjelica Oswald

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