Oh, Car­rey get award nom­i­na­tions

Journal Pioneer - - CLASSIFIEDS/ENTERTAINMENT - BY VIC­TO­RIA AHEARN

Jim Car­rey, San­dra Oh, Stephan James and Jean-Marc Vallee were among the Cana­dian Golden Globe nom­i­nees an­nounced Thurs­day, while Ryan Gosling’s lack of a men­tion for “First Man” had many fans declar­ing the Lon­don, Ont., na­tive was snubbed.

Oh got a nod for best ac­tress in a TV drama se­ries for “Killing Eve,” on which she’s also an ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer.

The Korean-Cana­dian star plays an MI5 op­er­a­tive hunt­ing down a fe­male as­sas­sin on the BBC Amer­ica se­ries, which aired on Bravo in Canada. Ear­lier this year Oh was nom­i­nated for an Emmy for lead ac­tress in a drama se­ries for the role, mak­ing her the first Asian woman to be nom­i­nated in that cat­e­gory. She didn’t win but made a big splash by bring­ing her par­ents to the awards show.

In an in­ter­view ear­lier this year, the former “Grey’s Anatomy” star said she en­joyed “delv­ing deeply into a piece about fe­male psy­chol­ogy.”

“What is more in­ter­est­ing to me is see­ing two hu­man be­ings em­broiled in a re­la­tion­ship that they can’t de­fine or let go of,” Oh told The Cana­dian Press.

Oh’s com­pe­ti­tion for the Golden Globe in­cludes Elis­a­beth Moss for “The Hand­maid’s Tale,” which is shot in Toronto, as well as Caitri­ona Balfe for “Out­lander,” Ju­lia Roberts for “Home­com­ing,” and Keri Rus­sell for “The Amer­i­cans.”

Oh will also host the 76th an­nual Golden Globes, along with Andy Sam­berg, from Bev­erly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 6 on NBC and CTV. Toronto-born Car­rey is up for best per­for­mance by an ac­tor in a tele­vi­sion se­ries, mu­si­cal or com­edy for “Kid­ding.” The Show­time com­edy-drama is set in Colum­bus, Ohio, and stars Car­rey as a beloved chil­dren’s tele­vi­sion host.

Car­rey’s com­pe­ti­tion in­cludes Michael Dou­glas for “The Komin­sky Method,” Don­ald Glover for “At­lanta,” Bill Hader for “Barry” and Sacha Baron Co­hen for “Who Is Amer­ica?”

James, who also hails from Toronto, made the cut for the Ama­zon Prime Video se­ries “Home­com­ing.” He stars along­side Roberts as a sol­dier in a post-bat­tle­field treat­ment cen­tre in the noir psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller, which is based on the pod­cast cre­ated by Eli Horowitz and Micah Bloomberg.

Other ac­tors nom­i­nated in that cat­e­gory in­clude Ja­son Bate­man with “Ozark,” Richard Mad­den for “Body­guard,” Billy Porter for “Pose” and Matthew Rhys with “The Amer­i­cans.”

It’s been a big year for James, who grew up in the Toronto suburb of Scar­bor­ough, with an­other ma­jor lead­ing role — in the widely ac­claimed Barry Jenk­ins film “If Beale Street Could Talk.”

Mean­while, Vallee’s pro­duc­tion com­pany Crazy­rose was named in the nom­i­na­tion for best tele­vi­sion lim­ited se­ries or movie for “Sharp Ob­jects.” Mon­treal-based Vallee also di­rected the HBO gothic mys­tery, which stars Amy Adams as an al­co­holic re­porter in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mur­der of a pre­teen girl and the dis­ap­pear­ance of an­other in her Mis­souri home­town.

“Sharp Ob­jects” is up against “The Alienist,” “The As­sas­si­na­tion of Gianni Ver­sace: Amer­i­can Crime Story,” “Es­cape at Dan­nemora” and “A Very English Scan­dal.”

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