Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Aussies Charge for Golden Globes

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Aussies Charge for Golden Globes

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Byline: James Wigney

HOMEGROWN A-listers Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman will lead the Aussie charge at next year's Golden Globe Awards.

Robbie has been nominated in the best comedy/musical actress category for her title role in I, Tonya, an unconventional biopic based on real-life, disgraced figure skater Tonya Harding.

Robbie has earned rave reviews for the role as the foul-mouthed, ultra-competitive skater who was infamously linked to an attack on her rival Nancy Kerrigan ahead of the 1994 Winter Olympics. The Queensland actor also co-produced the film, which opens in Australia on January 25, and could collect another trophy if, I Tonya triumphs in the best comedy/musical category in which it is also nominated.

Robbie, who also impressed in last year's Suicide Squad and is currently on screens in the drama Goodbye Christopher Robin, is considered a hot chance when the winners are announced on January 7 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Robbie will go up against this year's best actress Oscar winner Emma Stone (Battle Of the Sexes), highly fancied Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) as well as Oscar-winning Dames Helen Mirren (The Leisure Seeker) and Judi Dench (Victoria and Abdul).

The Golden Globes is traditionally one of the indicators of success at the Academy Awards and this year's ceremony comes more than two weeks before the Oscars nominations are released on January 23.

However, given that the Golden Globes splits films and acting categories into musical/comedy and drama, Robbie's competition for the Oscars will be even tougher with acting heavyweights such as Meryl Streep (The Post), Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) and Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri) all nominated for best drama actor at the Globes.

Nicole Kidman also continued her red hot streak with a couple of nominations for Big Little Lies and is a chance to repeat her Emmys double for best actor in a limited series or TV movie and as a producer in best TV movie or limited series. …

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