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GOLDEN GLOBES 2017

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Golden Globe nominations peppered with European productions

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- Florence Foster Jenkins, Elle, Toni Erdmann, Divines and My Life as a Courgette are among the films that will jet off to Hollywood

Golden Globe nominations peppered with European productions
Florence Foster Jenkins by Stephen Frears

The awards season is in full swing on the other side of the Atlantic, and now it is the turn of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association to unveil the nominees of the 74th Golden Globe Awards. Taking place on 8 January next year in Los Angeles, the ceremony will be welcoming a few titles (co-)produced by European countries, both in and out of the Best Foreign-language Film category. 

Interestingly enough, only one big UK co-production has been selected this year for the English-language categories, as opposed to last year’s huge presence of titles such as Carol [+see also:
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, Steve Jobs [+see also:
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and The Danish Girl [+see also:
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 (read the news). Stephen Frears’ comedy Florence Foster Jenkins [+see also:
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 features in four categories (Best Comedy/Musical, Best Actress Comedy/Musical for Meryl Streep, Best Actor Comedy/Musical for Hugh Grant and Best Supporting Actor for Simon Helberg). Besides this, the list of nominees is peppered with minority British co-productions: Lion [+see also:
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by Garth Davis (four nominations), Nocturnal Animals [+see also:
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by Tom Ford (three nominations), Loving [+see also:
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by Jeff Nichols (two nominations) and Jackie [+see also:
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by Pablo Larraín (one nomination).

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The only majority European production that appears more than once on the nominations list is Paul Verhoeven’s Elle [+see also:
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, which is vying for the Best Actress Award for Isabelle Huppert, as well as the Best Foreign-language Film Award. It is precisely in this category where the European presence is most visible: the four other nominees are recent European Film Awards laureate Toni Erdmann [+see also:
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Q&A: Maren Ade
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by Maren Ade, the Cannes Caméra d’Or winner Divines [+see also:
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interview: Houda Benyamina
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by Houda Benyamina and the Cannes-awarded French majority production The Salesman [+see also:
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by Asghar Farhadi. Pablo Larraín’s Neruda [+see also:
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, co-produced by France and Spain, tops off the selection. 

Lastly, Claude Barras’ Swiss-French co-production My Life as a Courgette [+see also:
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will lock horns with a pack of major US productions in the Best Animated Feature Film category, Irish production Sing Street [+see also:
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by John Carney will vie for Best Comedy/Musical, and the joint Greek-British-Irish-Dutch-French production The Lobster [+see also:
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by Yorgos Lanthimos (which was not considered for last year’s American awards season) will see its lead Colin Farrell competing for the Best Actor Comedy/Musical Award.

The full list of film nominees:

Best Picture, Drama
Hacksaw Ridge - Mel Gibson
Hell or High Water - David Mackenzie
Lion [+see also:
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- Garth Davis (Australia/UK/US)
Manchester by the Sea - Kenneth Lonergan
Moonlight - Barry Jenkins

Best Picture, Comedy/Musical
20th Century Women - Mike Mills
Deadpool - Tim Miller
Florence Foster Jenkins [+see also:
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- Stephen Frears (UK/France)
La La Land - Damien Chazelle
Sing Street [+see also:
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- John Carney (Ireland/UK/US)

Best Director
Damien Chazelle - La La Land
Tom Ford - Nocturnal Animals [+see also:
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 (US/UK)
Mel Gibson - Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins - Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea

Best Actor, Drama
Casey Affleck - Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton - Loving [+see also:
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(US/UK)
Andrew Garfield - Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen - Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington - Fences

Best Actress, Drama
Amy Adams - Arrival
Jessica Chastain - Miss Sloane
Isabelle Huppert - Elle
Ruth Negga - Loving
Natalie Portman - Jackie [+see also:
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(US/UK/Chile/France/British Virgin Islands)

Best Actress, Comedy/Musical
Annette Bening - 20th Century Women
Lily Collins - Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld - The Edge Of Seventeen
Emma Stone - La La Land
Meryl Streep - Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Actor, Comedy/Musical
Colin Farrell - The Lobster [+see also:
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Q&A: Yorgos Lanthimos
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(Greece/UK/Ireland/Netherlands/France)
Ryan Gosling - La La Land
Hugh Grant - Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill - War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds - Deadpool

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali - Moonlight
Jeff Bridges - Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg - Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel - Lion
Aaron Taylor Johsnon - Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress
Viola Davis - Fences
Naomie Harris - Moonlight
Nicole Kidman - Lion
Octavia Spencer - Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams - Manchester By The Sea

Best Screenplay
Damien Chazelle - La La Land
Tom Ford - Nocturnal Animals
Barry Jenkins - Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea
Taylor Sheridan - Hell or High Water

Best Original Score
Moonlight
La La Land
Arrival
Lion
Hidden Figures

Best Animated Feature Film
Kubo and the Two Strings - Travis Knight
Moana - John Musker, Ron Clements, Don Hall, Chris Williams
My Life as a Courgette [+see also:
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interview: Claude Barras
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 - Claude Barras (Switzerland/France)
Sing - Garth Jennings, Christophe Lourdelet
Zootopia - Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush

Best Foreign Language Film
Divines [+see also:
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 - Houda Benyamina (France)
Elle [+see also:
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 - Paul Verhoeven (France/Germany/Belgium)
Neruda [+see also:
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 - Pablo Larraín (Argentina/Chile/France/Spain/US)
The Salesman [+see also:
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 - Asghar Farhadi (France/Iran)
Toni Erdmann [+see also:
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Q&A: Maren Ade
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 - Maren Ade (Germany/Austria)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Can’t Stop The Feeling - Trolls
City Of Stars - La La Land
Faith - Sing
Gold - Gold
How Far I’ll Go - Moana

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