'Birdman' leads the Golden Globe nominations with seven nods.

The black comedy movie - which stars Emma Stone, Edward Norton and Michael Keaton - is up for Best Screenplay, Best Score and Best Comedy or Musical as well as several individual awards for its cast and director Alejandro González Iñárritu.

The Best Film category will be hotly contested with nods for 'Boyhood' and 'The Imitation Game', which both received five nominations apiece, as well as 'The Theory of Everything', 'Foxcatcher' and 'Selma'.

The Imitation Game's Benedict Cumberbatch will do battle with fellow Brits Eddie Redmayne and David Oyelowo in the Best Actor in a Drama category, while Jake Gyllenhaal and Steve Carell are also up for the prestigious accolade.

Redmayne's movie 'The Theory of Everything' - in which he plays physicist Stephen Hawking - is up for four awards, including Felicity Jones' Best Actress in a Drama nod, which will see her go up against Jennifer Aniston, Julianne Moore, Rosamund Pike and Reese Witherspoon.

Birdman's Norton has been nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama, but will face competition from Robert Duvall, Mark Ruffalo, JK Simmons and Ethan Hawke, while his 'Birdman' co-star Stone will go up against Patricia Arquette, Jessica Chastain, Keira Knightley and Meryl Streep for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama.

'The Grand Budapest Hotel' helmer Wes Anderson will do battle with Ava Duvernay ('Selma'), David Fincher ('Gone Girl'), Iñárritu ('Birdman') and Richard Linklater ('Boyhood') in the Best Director category.

Anderson will also take on Iñárritu, Linklater, Gillian Flynn ('Gone Girl') and Graham Moore ('The Imitation Game') for the Best Screenplay prize.

Emily Blunt earned a nod for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for 'Into the Woods', but will go up against fellow Brit Dame Helen Mirren as well as Amy Adams, Julianne Moore and Quvenzhané Wallis in the category.

There was also plenty of joy for Brits in the TV categories as 'Downton Abbey' picked up two nominations, for Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actress for Joanne Froggatt.

The ITV period drama will take on 'The Affair', 'Game of Thrones', 'The Good Wife' and 'House of Cards' in the main category, but the show missed out on a Best Actor or Best Actress nod.

'The Affair' had nods for both thanks to Dominic West and Ruth Wilson, while 'House of Cards' also earned a hat-trick of nods as its leading stars Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright were put up for Best Actor and Best Actress in a Drama Series respectively.

The Golden Globe nominations were announced by Kate Beckinsale, Peter Krause, Paula Patton and Jeremy Piven, who all took turns reading out the names of the fortunate stars.

The 72nd Annual Golden Globes will take place on January 11, 2015, and the ceremony will welcome back hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who are set to present the show together for a third year running.

Golden Globes 2015 selected nominations:

Film Categories:

Best Film:

'Boyhood'

'Foxcatcher'

'The Imitation Game'

'Selma'

'The Theory of Everything'

Best Comedy of Musical:

'Birdman'

'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

'Into the Woods'

'Pride'

'St. Vincent'

Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical:

Amy Adams - 'Big Eyes'

Emily Blunt - 'Into the Woods'

Helen Mirren - 'The Hundred-Foot Journey'

Julianne Moore - 'Maps to the Stars'

Quvenzhané Wallis - 'Annie'

Best Supporting Actor

Robert Duvall - 'The Judge'

Ethan Hawke - 'Boyhood'

Edward Norton - 'Birdman'

Mark Ruffalo - 'Foxcatcher'

JK Simmons - 'Whiplash'

Best Song

'Big Eyes' - 'Big Eyes' (Lana Del Ray)

'Glory' - 'Selma' (John Legend, Common)

'Mercy Is' - 'Noah' (Patty Smith, Lenny Kaye)

'Opportunity' - 'Annie'

'Yellow Flicker Beat' - 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' (Lorde)

Best Director:

Wes Anderson - 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Ava Duvernay - 'Selma'

David Fincher - 'Gone Girl'

Alejandro González Iñárritu - 'Birdman'

Richard Linklater - 'Boyhood'

Best Actor in a Drama:

Steve Carell - 'Foxcatcher'

Benedict Cumberbatch - 'The Imitation Game'

Jake Gyllenhaal - 'Nightcrawler'

David Oyelowo - 'Selma'

Eddie Redmayne - 'The Theory of Everything'

Best Supporting Actress:

Patricia Arquette - 'Boyhood'

Jessica Chastain - 'A Most Violent Year'

Keira Knightley - 'The Imitation Game'

Emma Stone - 'Birdman'

Meryl Streep - 'Into the Woods'

Best Actress in a Drama:

Jennifer Aniston, 'Cake'

Felicity Jones, 'The Theory of Everything'

Julianne Moore, 'Still Alice'

Rosamund Pike, 'Gone Girl'

Reese Witherspoon, 'Wild'

Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical:

Ralph Fiennes - 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Michael Keaton - 'Birdman'

Bill Murray - 'St. Vincent'

Joaquin Pheonix - 'Inherent Vice'

Christoph Waltz - 'Big Eyes'

Best Screenplay:

Wes Anderson - 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

Gillian Flynn - 'Gone Girl'

Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris and Armando Bo - 'Birdman'

Richard Linklater - 'Boyhood'

Graham Moore - 'The Imitation Game'

Television Categories:

Best Series, Drama:

'The Affair'

'Downton Abbey'

'Game of Thrones'

'The Good Wife'

'House of Cards'

Best Actress in a Drama Series:

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'

Best Actor in a Drama Series:

Clive Owen - 'The Knick'

Liev Schreiber - 'Ray Donovan'

Kevin Spacey - 'House of Cards'

James Spader - 'The Black List'

Dominic West - 'The Affair'

Best Series, Comedy or Musical:

'Girls'

'Jane the Virgin'

'Orange is the New Black'

'Silicon Valley'

'Transparent'

Best Actress, Comedy or Musical Series:

Lena Dunham - 'Girls'

Edie Falco - 'Nurse Jackie'

Gina Rodriguez - 'Jane the Virgin'

Julia Louis Dreyfuss - 'Veep'

Taylor Schilling - 'Orange Is the New Black'

Best Actor, Comedy or Musical Series:

Don Cheadle - 'House of Lies'

Ricky Gervais - 'Derek'

Jeffrey Tambor - 'Transparent'

Louis CK - 'Louie'

William H. Macy - 'Shameless'

Best Mini-Series or TV Movie:

'Fargo'

'The Missing'

'True Detective'

'The Normal Heart'

'Olive Kitteridge'

Best Actress, Mini-Series or TV 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'

Best Actor, Mini-Series or TV Movie:

Martin Freeman - 'Fargo'

Woody Harrelson - 'True Detective'

Matthew McConaughey - 'True Detective'

Mark Ruffalo - 'The Normal Heart'

Billy Bob Thornton - 'Fargo'

Best Supporting Actress:

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'

Best Supporting Actor:

Matt Bomer - 'The Normal Heart'

Alan Cumming - 'The Good Wife'

Colin Hanks - 'Fargo'

Bill Murray - 'Olive Kitteridge'

Jon Voight - 'Ray Donovan'