Tuesday 21 October 2014

Carter, Mirren gets Globe nods

Published 12/12/2013 | 16:07

Helena Bonham Carter has received a Golden Globe nod for her role as Elizabeth Taylor

Helena Bonham Carter will face Dame Helen Mirren at the Golden Globes as they are both up for the same award.

Helena's portrayal of Elizabeth Taylor in BBC Four's Burton And Taylor sees her nominated for best actress in a mini-series or TV movie, along with Helen's performance as defence attorney Linda Kenney Baden in Phil Spector.

White Queen star Rebecca Ferguson, Jessica Lange and Elisabeth Moss for Top Of The Lake are also up for the same gong.

Idris Elba and Chiwetel Ejiofor are both nominated for best actor in a mini-series or TV movie for BBC dramas Luther and Dancing On The Edge respectively. They're up against Matt Damon and Michael Douglas, who star in Steven Soderbergh's Liberace biopic Behind The Candelabra, while Al Pacino gets a nod for his portrayal of jailed music producer Phil Spector.

Ejiofor, also nominated for his film role in 12 Years A Slave, said: "It is such a huge honour to be nominated for two Golden Globes and I would like to thank the members of the HFPA for this incredible recognition.

"The response to 12 Years A Slave and Dancing On The Edge from the public and media alike has been overwhelming and I am so very grateful. To have been a part of these amazing projects was a gift in itself, that the HFPA have responded in this way truly means so much."

Michael Sheen's performance in Masters Of Sex is shortlisted for best actor in a TV series drama along with Breaking Bad's Bryan Cranston, James Spader, Liev Schreiber and House Of Cards star Kevin Spacey.

ITV period drama Downton Abbey has been nominated for best TV drama series alongside Breaking Bad, House Of Cards, Masters Of Sex and The Good Wife, while Dancing On The Edge, White Queen and Top Of The Lake face American Horror Story: Coven and Behind The Candelabra for the best TV movie or mini-series.

Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) and Girls star Lena Dunham are among those shortlisted for best actress in a TV comedy series along with Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Poehler and Edie Falco.

Michael J Fox, Jason Bateman, Don Cheadle, Andy Samberg and Jim Parsons are up for best actor in a TV comedy series.

Three of the five nominees for best mini-series or movie are from the BBC with Dancing On The Edge, Top Of The Lake and White Queen all recognised. White Queen star Janet McTeer and Dancing On The Edge's Jacqueline Bisset are among the nominees for best supporting actress in a series, mini-series or movie.

BBC drama controller Ben Stephenson said: "BBC Drama's ten nominations in today's Golden Globes reinforces our international reputation and position as the very best producers of drama both at home and across the pond."

The 2014 Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will take place on January 12, 2014.

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