08/01/2015 14:37 GMT | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Golden Globes 2015: 5 Nominees To Watch Out For

The Golden Globes are just around the corner - but there are a few names on the 2015 nominations list that we're not so familiar with.

Here are five film and television stars to watch out for during awards season...


1. Ava DuVernay
Ava DuVernay has been nominated for Best Director for her film Selma and she's no stranger to receiving awards. The American filmmaker won the African-American Film Critics Association award for best screen play of her film I Will Follow in 2010 and was the first African-American woman to receive the Best Director Prize at the 2012 Sundance film festival for Middle of Nowhere. With such prestigious titles already under her belt, DuVernay is one to watch come awards season.


2. Felicity Jones
If you recognise this face, it's because the 31-year-old British star has appeared on billboards for Dolce & Gabbana and Burberry. Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Jane Hawking in The Theory of Everything, this is set to be Felicity's breakthrough movie. She has previously starred in Chalet Girl, alongside Ed Westwick and Like Crazy.


3. David Oyelowo
Best known for playing Danny Hunter in Spooks, this name might be familiar. The British actor has previously starred in The Butler and Lincoln, and started his craft on stage with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Starring in DuVernay's Selma, he has been nominated for Best Actor in the Drama category.


4. Gina Rodriguez
The Hollywood Reporter featured 30-year-old Gina in its Top 35 Latinos Under 35 list and with previous film stints in Filly Brown and Go For It, she's hoping to clinch the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role in Jane The Virgin.


5. Uzo Aduba
Best known for her role as Suzanne "Crazy Eyes" Warren on hit show Orange Is The New Black, American star Uzo Aduba is a hot favourite to win her category: Best Supporting Actress in a TV series. Having originally auditioned for the role of Janae Watson, Uzo Aduba got lucky when "Crazy Eyes" was made permanent in the series, having only been intended to appear in two episodes.