LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS) — “Birdman” squawked loudest in the Golden Globes nominations, flying away with a leading seven nods including best picture in the comedy or musical category. 

Showtime (a CBS Company) was honored with nine Golden Globe nominations, the most nominations ever in the network’s history. Critically-acclaimed freshman drama series “The Affair” was recognized with nominations in major categories including Best Television Series, Drama, and nods for lead actors Ruth Wilson and Dominic West. 

In nominations for the 72 annual Golden Globes announced Thursday morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, “Boyhood” and “The Imitation Game” trailed with five nods apiece. Those two films led a best drama category that also included “Foxcatcher,” ”Selma” and “The Theory of Everything.”

In the best picture, comedy or musical, category, “Birdman” was joined by “St. Vincent,” ”Grand Budapest Hotel,” ”Into the Woods” and — in a surprise — the independent British film “Pride.”

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu’s “Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue or Ignorance),” about a Hollywood star trying to mount a serious drama on Broadway, earned nods for its star, Michael Keaton, supporting players Edward Norton and Emma Stone, as well as for its direction, screenplay and score.

Richard Linklater’s long-in-the-making coming-of-age drama “Boyhood,” thus far the critical darling and the perceived front-runner of Hollywood’s awards season, added nominations for Linklater’s direction and script, and supporting actors Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette.

The World War II code breaker drama “The Imitation Game,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch as mathematician Alan Turing, also went over well with the HFPA. In addition to its best picture nod, the Weinstein Co. release nominated Cumberbatch for best actor, Keira Knightley for best supporting actress, Graham Moore for best screenplay and Alexandre Desplat for best score.

The other nominees for best actor in a drama were Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”), David Oyelowo (“Selma”), Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) and Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”).

In the best actress category, the young Quvenzhane Wallis (“Annie”) joined a battery of veteran performers in Julianne Moore (“Maps to the Stars”), Helen Mirren (“The Hundred-Foot Journey”), Amy Adams (“Big Eyes”) and Emily Blunt (“Into the Woods”).

On the dramatic side, the best actress category was notable for two stars in notably less adorned performances: Reese Witherspoon in the hiking drama “Wild” and Jennifer Aniston for “Cake.” Also nominated were Moore (her second, for “Still Alice“), Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”) and Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl“).

One of the surprise winners of the day was “Grand Budapest Hotel.” Along with a best picture nod in comedy, it earned nominations for Ralph Fiennes as best actor, and Wes Anderson for screenplay and director.

Fiennes and Keaton were joined in best actor, comedy or musical, by Bill Murray (“St. Vincent”) and in a few less expected choices, Joaquin Phoenix for “Inherent Vice” and Christoph Waltz for “Big Eyes.”

In the TV categories, nominations for best drama illustrated the variety of programming services striving for excellence — two premium cable networks, a commercial broadcaster, a public broadcaster and online provider. Nominees were “The Affair” from Showtime; “Downton Abbey” from PBS; “Game of Thrones” on HBO; “The Good Wife” on CBS; and “House of Cards” on Netflix.

The nominees for best TV comedy series are: “Girls,” ”Jane the Virgin,” ”Orange is the New Black,” ”Silicon Valley,” and “Transparent.”

Showtime, meanwhile, has supplanted HBO in critical eyes as the home of more highly regarded regular series. Eight of Showtime’s nine nominations were for programs or actors in series — despite Showtime’s “Masters of Sex,” whose lead actress Lizzy Caplan was nominated for an Emmy this year, being one of the Golden Globes’ most prominent snubs.

FX received eight nominations and Netflix seven — both more than the three largest commercial broadcasters (ABC, CBS and NBC) received combined.

“Fargo” was the individual program with the most nominations, earning five. HBO’s “True Detective” had four nominations, setting up a best actor matchup between its two stars, Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey.

Shut out were last year’s surprise winner, Fox’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” HBO’s “Veep” and television’s most popular comedy, “The Big Bang Theory.”

For the third time in a row, the Globes telecast will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The show will air live from the Beverly Hills Hotel in California on Sunday, Jan. 11.

The full list of nominees:

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—Picture, Drama: “Boyhood,” ”Foxcatcher,” ”The Imitation Game,” ”Selma,” ”The Theory of Everything.”

—Picture, Musical or Comedy: “Birdman,” ”The Grand Budapest Hotel,” ”Into the Woods,” ”Pride,” ”St. Vincent.”

—Actor, Drama: Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”; Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”; Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”; David Oyelowo, “Selma.”

—Actress, Drama: Jennifer Aniston, “Cake”; Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”; Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”; Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”; Reese Witherspoon, “Wild.”

—Director: Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”; Ava DuVernay, “Selma”; David Fincher, “Gone Girl”; Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman”; Richard Linklater, “Boyhood.

—Actor, Musical or Comedy: Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”; Michael Keaton, “Birdman”; Bill Murray, “St. Vincent”; Joaquin Phoenix, “Inherent Vice”; Christoph Waltz; “Big Eyes.”

—Actress, Musical or Comedy: Amy Adams, “Big Eyes”; Emily Blunt, “Into the Woods”; Helen Mirren, “The Hundred-Foot Journey”; Julianne Moore, “Maps to the Stars”; Quvenzhane Wallis, “Annie.”

—Supporting Actor: Robert Duvall, “The Judge”; Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”; Edward Norton, “Birdman”; Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”; J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash.”

—Supporting Actress: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”; Jessica Chastain, “A Most Violent Year”; Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”; Emma Stone, “Birdman”; Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods.”

—Foreign Language: “Force Majeure Turist,” ”Gett: The Trial Of Viviane Amsalem,” ”Ida,” ”Leviathan,” ”Tangerines Mandariinid.”

—Animated Film: “Big Hero 6,” ”The Book of Life,” ”The Boxtrolls,” ”How to Train Your Dragon 2,” ”The Lego Movie.”

—Screenplay: Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”; Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl”; Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Nicolas Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Armando Bo, “Birdman”; Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”; Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game.”

—Original Score: Alexandre Desplat, “The Imitation Game”; Johann Johannsson, “The Theory of Everything”; Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, “Gone Girl”; Antonio Sanchez, “Birdman”; Hans Zimmer, “Interstellar.”

—Original Song: “Big Eyes” (music and lyrics by Lana Del Rey), “Big Eyes”; “Glory” (music by John Legend, Common), “Selma”; “Mercy Is” (music and lyrics by Patti Smith, Lenny Kaye), “Noah”; “Opportunity” (music and lyrics by Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler and Will Gluck), “Annie”; “Yellow Flicker Beat” (music and lyrics by Lorde), “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1.”

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—Series, Drama: “The Affair,” ”Downton Abbey,” ”Game of Thrones,” ”The Good Wife,” ”House of Cards.”

—Actor, Drama: Clive Owen, “The Knick”; Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”; Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”; James Spader, “The Blacklist”; Dominic West, “The Affair.”

—Actress, Drama: Claire Danes, “Homeland”; Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”; Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”; Ruth Wilson, “The Affair”; Robin Wright, “House of Cards.”

—Series, Musical or Comedy: “Girls,” ”Jane the Virgin,” ”Orange Is the New Black,” ”Silicon Valley,” ”Transparent.”

—Actress, Musical or Comedy: Lena Dunham, “Girls”; Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”; Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”; Taylor Schilling, “Orange Is the New Black.”

—Actor, Musical or Comedy: Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”; Louis C.K., “Louie”; Ricky Gervais, “Derek”; William H. Macy, “Shameless”; Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent.”

—Miniseries or Movie: “Fargo,” ”The Missing,” ”The Normal Heart,” ”Olive Kitteridge,” ”True Detective.”

—Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”; Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”; Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”; Frances O’Connor, “The Missing”; Allison Tolman, “Fargo.”

—Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Martin Freeman, “Fargo”; Woody Harrelson, “True Detective”; Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective”; Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”; Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo.”

—Supporting Actress, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”; Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”; Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”; Allison Janney, “Mom”; Michelle Monaghan, “True Detective.”

—Supporting Actor, Series, Miniseries or Movie: Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart”; Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”; Colin Hanks, “Fargo”; Bill Murray, “Olive Kitteridge”; Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan.”

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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