Justin Timberlake and Mariah Carey are kicking off Hollywood award season in a big way with nominations for their work in films including Inside Llewyn Davis and The Butler.
Earlier today (Thursday) Justin Timberlake was nominated for a Golden Globe Award.
Up for Best Original Song-Motion Picture, Timberlake is nominated thanks to his vocal and written contribution to "Please Mr. Kennedy" from Inside Llewyn Davis, the Coen Brothers' upcoming film about the Sixties folk scene in Greenwich Village, New York.
Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen are also credited on "Please Mr. Kennedy."
Coldplay ("Atlas" – The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), Bono ("Ordinary Love" – Mandela: A Long Walk To Freedom) and Taylor Swift ("Sweeter Than Fiction" – One Chance) are also nominated in the Best Original Song – Motion Picture category for their contributions.
Actress Kerry Washington has also been nominated for a Golden Globe in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama for "Scandal." She is joined by Robin Wright (House of Cards), Taylor Schilling (Orange Is The New Black), Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) and Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife).
While Lee Daniels' The Butler was completely shut out at the Golden Globes, the film did pick up a few nominations at the SAG Awards (Screen Actors Guild Awards) earlier this week.
In addition to Oprah Winfrey (Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role) and Forest Whitaker (Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role) the ensemble cast of the film, including Mariah Carey, was nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Additional SAG nominations went to Angela Bassett for the Lifetime television movie "Betty & Coretta," Kerry Washington for "Scandal" and the ensemble casts of 30 Rock, Arrested Development, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family and Veep for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series.
The Golden Globes are set to air Sunday, Jan. 12. The SAG Awards will be held Jan. 18.