Benedict Cumberbatch plays the mathematician Alan Turing in 'The Imitation Game'. Turing's team broke the Nazi Germany's Enigma code which eventually led to the Allied winning Second World War. This is a second Golden Glob nomination for Cumberbatch, he was nominated for mini-series 'Sherlock' in 2013.
In the 'Nightcrawler', Jake Gyllenhaal plays a thief turned cameraman, roaming the streets of L.A recording crime scenes for the local news. His performance has bagged him his second Golden Globe nomination.
Bill Murry in the comedy drama 'St. Vincent', plays a drunk war veteran who is employed by a single mother to look after her 12 year old son. The odd pair help change each other's views and grow. This is Murry's fifth golden globe nomination.
Known for his comic roles, Steve Carell in the 'Foxcatcher' plays John du Pont, philanthropist and wrestling enthusiast. The movie is based on true life events of Jhon du Pont and Schultz brothers.
Winning his third Golden Globe nomination in 'Big Eyes' Christoph Waltz plays Walter Keane husband of painter Margarate Keans, who cheats her of the credit for her paintings.
After being appreciated in 'Her' (2013) Joaquin Phoenix comes back with 'Inherent Vice' to bag his fifth Golden Globe nomination. In a completely different look he plays Larry "Doc" Sportello, a detective investigating his girlfriend's disappearance, with a drugs, crime infested 70's L.A as backdrop.
Michael Keaton's performance in the 'Birdman' has won him a nomination for best actor in the musical or comedy category in the Golden Globes. He plays a faded Hollywood star trying to reinvent his career.
Eddie Redmayne, nominated in the Golden Globe's best actor drama category, portrays the theoretical physicist and cosmologist Stephen Hawking in 'The Theory of Everything'. The film is based on the physicist's biography written by his former wife Jane Wilde Hawking.
David Oyelowo plays Martin Luther King Jr. in 'Selma' a period drama about the Civil Right's Movement. This is Oyelowo's first Golden Globe nomination.
Nominated for the four times, Ralph finnes bags his fifth Golden Globe nomination with his performance in 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'. He plays a devoted hotel concierge who, in his free time, indulges in relationships with elderly women who flock to the hotel for his service.