North­ern ex­po­sure at Globes

Car­rey, Oh, Valleee, James among Cana­di­ans to earn Golden Globe nom­i­na­tions

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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 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.

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, also 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.

Adams also scored a Golden Globe nod for her role in the se­ries, as did co-star Pa­tri­cia Clark­son, who plays her judg­men­tal mother.

Vallee’s pre­vi­ous HBO se­ries, Big Lit­tle Lies, won sev­eral Golden Globes, in­clud­ing best tele­vi­sion lim­ited se­ries or movie.

Gosling was widely ex­pected to be nom­i­nated for his role as as­tro­naut Neil Arm­strong in the biopic First Man, but his name was not called, prompt­ing a stream of an­gry so­cial me­dia posts from up­set fans.

Win­ners in 25 cat­e­gories — 14 in film and 11 in tele­vi­sion — are voted on by the Hol­ly­wood For­eign Press As­so­ci­a­tion.

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Left to right: Home­com­ing star Stephan James, San­dra Oh, who plays an MI5 oper­a­tive on Bravo’s Killing Eve and comedic vet­eran Jim Car­rey all re­ceived Golden Globe nom­i­na­tions Thurs­day.

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