Britain's Golden Girls; Royal Drama Leads the Way in a Bumper Crop of Globes Nominations

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Britain's Golden Girls; Royal Drama Leads the Way in a Bumper Crop of Globes Nominations


Byline: Baz Bamigboye

IT is entitled The Favourite - and now the all-star royal drama also seems sure to be a front-runner in the awards season.

The saucily adventurous period piece, about two cousins jockeying for position in the court of Queen Anne, has won Golden Globe nominations for its three female stars. Olivia Colman wins a best actress mention for her acclaimed role as the Stuart monarch, along with fellow Briton Rachel Weisz and American Emma Stone, both in the supporting actress category.

The Favourite, released here on New Year's Day, also bagged a nomination in its own right in the best musical or comedy motion picture category.

In all, Britain secured a bumper crop of nominations yesterday for the Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which votes on and awards the honours, has long demonstrated a fondness for British talent.

Emily Blunt's turn as the world's most famous nanny in Mary Poppins Returns won her a best actress nomination. The indescribably delightful romp was recognised four times in all.

Claire Foy, who played the Queen in the first two seasons of Netflix drama The Crown (the part has now been taken over by Miss Colman), was recognised for her role as Janet Armstrong, wife of astronaut Neil, in the film First Man. Rosamund Pike received a nod for best actress in a film drama for her portrayal of war correspondent Marie Colvin in A Private War.

Others in that line-up include Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born, Glenn Close in The Wife, Nicole Kidman in Destroyer and Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me. McCarthy's co-star, Richard E Grant, was also nominated for the film.

Britain's Christian Bale was named in the best actor in a comedy group for his incredible performance as former US vice president Dick Cheney in the wonderfully mischievous black comedy Vice. …

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