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Tuesday 20 March 2018

Filmmakers react to Globe shortlist

Lee Unkrich said he never expected Toy Story 3 to be nominated
Lee Unkrich said he never expected Toy Story 3 to be nominated

Director Lee Unkrich has said he never expected a Golden Globe nomination for Toy Story 3 because "sequels typically aren't included at awards time."

The film, in which Woody, Buzz Lightyear and co face their fate when Andy heads off to university, is battling it out in the animation category with films including How To Train Your Dragon, Despicable Me and Tangled.

Unkrich said: "When we were making Toy Story 3, I first and foremost did not have any awards thoughts in my mind at all while we were making it, especially because we had a '3' in the title."

Helena Bonham Carter, who has been nominated for supporting actress for playing the Queen Mother the 1930s-era The King's Speech, said the Globe nominations had some medicinal value for her and partner Tim Burton, director of Alice In Wonderland, which had three nominations.

She and their children were nursing colds at their London home, while Burton was suffering from kidney stones.

But she added: "I've had a Golden Globe nomination before and then didn't get an Oscar nomination," Helena said. "But I presume Colin will get one, and I presume Colin will win."

The news of her supporting actress nomination for Black Swan came as a wake-up call for Mila Kunis.

"It's good news to wake up to, for sure," she said. "Being woken up at 5.30 in the morning, it was very funny, people were screaming on the phone, and my poor dogs were like, 'What's happening?'"

Ryan Kavanaugh, producer of The Fighter, said it was "exciting" to have earned six nominations.

"We were hopeful for a couple, but to get this number was unexpected, exciting, and when it comes to the actors, so well deserved on their front," he said. "Everyone brought their A-game."

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