STARS SET TO STRIKE GOLD IN AWARDS
GLOBES GLORY BID BY WEST:
THE West Country is set to make a wave at the Golden Globes after a slew of nominations for the January awards.
Prestigious in their own right, the Golden Globes also offer a number of Oscar-winner clues.
Former Badminton School pupil Rosamund Pike has been recognised with a nomination in the best female actor category for A Private War. She faces competition from Glenn Close and Lady Gaga, among others.
John C Reilly, who played Oliver Hardy in the Bristol-filmed Stan and Ollie, is nominated for best male performer in a musical or comedy.
Meanwhile, Hugh Grant’s turn as West Country MP Jeremy Thorpe in A Very English Scandal has him shortlisted in the best performance in a limited series category.
Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga have both been nominated for Golden Globes for A Star Is Born. The musical drama will go up against Black Panther, Blackkklansman, Bohemian Rhapsody and If Beale Street Could Talk in the category of best picture (drama).
A Star Is Born’s two leads, Cooper and Gaga, are nominated for best actor in a motion picture and best actress. Cooper is also nominated in the best director category, while Gaga is recognised in the best original song category.
In the musical and comedy best actress category, Mary Poppins Returns’ Emily Blunt, The Favourite’s Olivia Colman, Eight Grade’s Elsie Fisher, Tully’s Charlize Theron and Crazy Rich Asians’ Constance Wu were all nominated.
Vice, the biographical drama starring Christian Bale, leads the way in nominations with six. A Star Is Born, The Favourite and Green Book all have five.
The nominations, presented by Danai Gurira, Leslie Mann and Christian Slater, were announced at a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles yesterday.
The 2019 Golden Globes, which will be hosted by Killing Eve star Sandra Oh and Brooklyn Nine-Nine comedian Andy Samberg, will take place in Los Angeles on January 6.
Hugh Grant playing Jeremy Thorpe in A Very English Scandal
John C Reilly has earned a nomination for his portrayal of Oliver Hardy