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NYC's 'Golden' stars: Nominees with Big Apple ties

The Big Apple will be well represented at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night. From nominated actors who ride among us on the subway to nominated movies filmed on our very own sidewalks, below are some of the many NYC connections this year.

"Birdman" and Emma Stone

“Birdman,” a nominee for Best Motion Picture, Musical
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“Birdman,” a nominee for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, was filmed in the historic St. James Theatre. The St. James, known as Erlanger’s Theatre when it opened in 1927 on West 44th Street between 7th and 8th avenues, has hosted Broadway hits from “The Producers” to “Oklahoma!” The backstage scenes in “Birdman” were actually shot in Queens’ Kaufman Astoria Studios.

In addition, Emma Stone, up for Best Supporting Actress, and her “Birdman” co-star Lindsay Duncan are both currently working on Broadway. Stone is starring in “Cabaret” and Duncan can be seen in the latest revival of "A Delicate Balance"

Uzo Adoba

Best Supporting Actress in a Series nominee Uzo
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Best Supporting Actress in a Series nominee Uzo Adoba of nominated Netflix prison drama “Orange is the New Black” made her acting debut on Broadway in 2007. Aduba has graced the stages of The Imperial, the Circle in the Square theatre and The Public Theater in New York. Her show shoots in the city from time to time.

"Girls"

Lena Dunham, one of Brooklyn’s iconic residents, received
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Lena Dunham, one of Brooklyn’s iconic residents, received a nod for Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy, while her Kings County-based show “Girls,” which Dunham writes, directs and stars in, was nominated for Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy.

Julianne Moore

West Village Julianne Moore is up for two
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West Village Julianne Moore is up for two awards as well: Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for “Still Alice” and Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy for “Maps to the Stars.”

Jessica Chastain

Jessica Chastain was a graduate of the Julliard
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Jessica Chastain was a graduate of the Julliard School. The current Golden Globe nominee for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture was a Drama major in her senior year when she was offered her first TV role. Now she scores parts and nominations in high-profile movies such as the NYC-set “A Most Violent Year.”

Mark Ruffalo

New Yorker Mark Ruffalo scored two nods: Best
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New Yorker Mark Ruffalo scored two nods: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or TV Movie, for his role as Ned Weeks in the “The Normal Heart,” about the early days of the HIV-AIDS crisis in NYC, and for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture as David Schultz in “Foxcatcher.” Ruffalo resides in the city with his wife and three kids, and can be seen taking his daughter to her elementary school in Greenwich Village.

Liev Schreiber

Liev Schreiber, too, can be seen toting children
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Liev Schreiber, too, can be seen toting children around New York on a bicycle. The nominee for Best Actor in a Drama Series lives in a TriBeCa loft and sends his sons to school in SoHo. His peg at this year's Golden Globes was for playing the title character in Showtime's "Ray Donovan."

Viola Davis

Another 2015 Golden Globe nominated Julliard School alum
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Another 2015 Golden Globe nominated Julliard School alum is Viola Davis for Best Actress in “Ho-w To Get Away With Murder.” Davis is an accomplished theater veteran, having won multiple Tony and Drama Desk awards over the years. ?

Jake Gyllenhaal

Jake Gyllenhaal, nominee for Best Actor in a
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Jake Gyllenhaal, nominee for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for “Nightcrawler,” often rides the subway among unsuspecting (and sometimes suspecting) city commuters. He also debuts on Broadway this winter in “Constellations,” so New Yorkers can expect even more Gyllenhaal train-spotting during his residency on the Big Apple stage.

"St. Vincent"

“St. Vincent” was filmed in the Deep South
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“St. Vincent” was filmed in the Deep South — of Brooklyn. The Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy nominee starring Bill Murray, a frequent and quixotic presence across the city, filmed in residential areas like Marine Park and Bay Ridge.

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