The Artist is Golden Globes favourite with six nominations
by Vitor Pinto
It was one of the most acclaimed foreign films in the United States this year and, even though France didn’t pick it as its entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar (see news), Michel Hazanavicius’s The Artist [+see also:
interview: Michel Hazanavicius
film profile] is the film with the most nominations (six) for the forthcoming Golden Globe Awards, which are given by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and are considered a prelude to the Oscars.
Hazanavicius’s homage to Hollywood’s silent cinema is nominated in the categories of Best Comedy, Best Director, Best Comedy Actor (Jean Dujardin), Best Supporting Actress (Bérénice Bejo), Best Screenplay and Best Original Score. The Artist thus emerges as favourite ahead of US productions The Descendants by Alexander Payne and The Help by Tate Taylor, with five nominations each.
In the category of Best Foreign Language Film are two European productions, Pedro Almodóvar’s The Skin I Live In [+see also:
interview: Pedro Almodóvar
film profile] and Jean Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s The Kid With a Bike [+see also:
interview: Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne
film profile], which will be up against Zhang Yimou’s The Flowers of War, Angelina Jolie’s In the Land of Blood and Honey, and Asghar Farhadi's A Separation (winner of the Golden Bear at the latest Berlin Film Festival).
The Golden Globes ceremony will be presented for the second time running by British comedian Ricky Gervais and will take place on January 15, in Los Angeles.
(Translated from Spanish)
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