Michael Fassbender’s portrayal of a sex addict in Shame lands him Golden Globe nomination
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 Ides of March
BEST PICTURE, MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Midnight in Paris
My Week with Marilyn
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
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
Puss in Boots
BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
The Flowers of War
In The Land of Blood and Honey
The Kid WIth The Bike
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