Sunday 24 September 2017

Michael Fassbender’s portrayal of a sex addict in Shame lands him Golden Globe nomination

Michael Fassbender plays a sex addict in Shame
Michael Fassbender plays a sex addict in Shame
Brendan Gleeson

IRELAND’S Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson have both been nominated for the Golden Globe Awards, considered the precursor to the Oscars.

Mr Fassbender’s nomination is for his appearance in Shame while Mr Gleeson’s is for The Guard.



Mr Fasssbender plays a New York-based sex addict in the provocative Shame.



A song sung by Sinead O’Connor is also nominated - Lay Your Head Down is featured in the film Albert Nobbs.



The Artist has been nominated for six awards.



Gerard Butler, Rashida Jones, Sofia Vergara and Woody Harrelson announced the movies in the running for the prestigious accolades at an event held in the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles this morning.



The Artist is a homage to silent movies and received a mention in the best comedy or musical category alongside 50/50, Midnight in Paris and My Week with Marilyn.



The female best supporting actress prize in a motion picture will go to Berenice, Janet McTeer, Jessica Chastain, Octavia Spencer or Shailene Woodley.



Woody Allen, George Clooney, Michel Hazanavicius, Alexander Payne and Martin Scorsese are all in the running for the best director gong.



It was a good day for George, who also received a mention in the best actor, drama category. His nomination came from his role in The Descendants. Also featuring in the group is Leonardo DiCaprio for J. Edgar, Mr Fassbender for Shame, Ryan Gosling for The Ides of March and Brad Pitt for Moneyball.



Stars in the running for the best actress, drama prize are Glenn Close for Albert Nobbs, Viola Davis for The Help, Rooney Mara for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Iron Lady star Meryl Streep or Tilda Swinton for We Need to Talk About Kevin.



Best actress in a TV drama will be contested by Julianna Margulies, Claire Danes, Mireille Enos, Madeleine Stowe and Callie Thorne.



Stars including Zooey Deschanel, Tina Fey and Laura Linney will battle it out for the best actress in a comedy TV show.



Best supporting actor in a TV series, miniseries or movie will see Peter Dinklage, Paul Giamatti, Guy Pearce, Tim Robbins or Eric Stonestreet triumph.



Vying for the best supporting actress in a TV series, miniseries or movie title are Jessica Lange for American Horror Story, Kelly McDonald for Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey star Maggie Smith and Evan Rachel Wood for Mildred Pierce.



Presenter Sofia also got a nod for her role in Modern Family.



Woody read out the coveted best motion picture drama nominees, with The Descendants, The Help, Hugo, The Ides of March, Moneyball and War Horse all getting a mention in the category.



He took the opportunity to poke fun at the awards event, and query why his upcoming picture didn’t get a mention.



“Best Motion Picture Drama – Rampart, opens January 27 um… But I don’t see it on the list here. Ha Ha! There’s a lot of things left off today, I just want to say,” he laughed.



Morgan Freeman will receive the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement.



The 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards will be staged on January 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The ceremony is being presented by Ricky Gervais, who has hosted proceedings twice before. He caused widespread outrage last year by poking fun at stars including Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie during the ceremony.







The 69th Annual Golden Globe nominations





BEST PICTURE, DRAMA

The Descendants

The Help

Hugo

The Ides of March

Moneyball

War Horse



BEST PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY

50/50

The Artist

Midnight in Paris

My Week with Marilyn



BEST DIRECTOR

Woody Allen, Midnight In Paris

George Clooney, The Ides of March

Michel Hazanavicius, The Artist

Alexander Payne, The Descendants

Martin Scorsese, Hugo



BEST ACTOR, DRAMA

George Clooney, The Descendants

Leonardo DiCaprio, J Edgar

Michael Fassbender, Shame

Ryan Gosling, The Ides of March

Brad Pitt, Moneyball



BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA

Glenn Close, Albert Nobbs

Viola Davis, The Help

Rooney Mara, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Meryl Streep, The Iron Lady

Tilda Swinton, We Need to Talk About Kevin



BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Brendan Gleeson, The Guard

Joseph Gordon Levitt, 50/50

Ryan Gosling, Crazy Stupid Love

Owen Wilson, Midnight in Paris



BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Jodie Foster, Carnage

Charlize Theron, Young Adult

Kristen Wiig, Bridesmaids

Michelle WIlliams, My Week With Marilyn

Kate Winslet, Carnage



BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Kenneth Branagh, My Week with Marilyn

Albert Brooks, Drive

Viggo Mortensen, A Dangerous Method

Christopher Plummer, Beginners



BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Berenice Bejo, The Artist

Jessica Chastain , The Help

Janet McTeer, Albert Nobbs

Octavia Spencer, The Help

Shailene Woodley, The Descendants



BEST SCREENPLAY

Midnight in Paris, Woody Allen

The Ides of March, George Clooney, Grant Heslov, Beau Willimon

The Artist, Michel Hazanavicius

The Descendants, Alexander Payne, Nat Faxon and Jim Rash

Moneyball, Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin



BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

The Adventures of Tintin

Arthur Christmas

Cars 2

Puss in Boots

Rango



BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

The Flowers of War

In The Land of Blood and Honey

The Kid WIth The Bike

A Separation

The Skin I Live In



BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

The Artist, Ludovic Bource

W.E., Abel Korzeniowski

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Hugo, Howard Shore

War Horse, John Williams



BEST ORIGINAL SONG

Lay Your Head Down, Albert Nobbs

Hello Hello, Gnomeo and Juliet

The Living Proof,"The Help

The Keeper, Machine Gun Preacher

Masterpiece, W.E.

Editors Choice

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