British and Irish Actors Score 18 Golden Globe Nominations

By Earl, Nicholas | Screen International, December 13, 2016 | Go to article overview

British and Irish Actors Score 18 Golden Globe Nominations


Earl, Nicholas, Screen International


British and Irish actors have once again found wide recognition for their performances on television and the big screen, earning 18 acting nominations between them at the 74th Golden Globes.

Read the full list of nominees HERE.

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Skyfall star Naomie Harris made the best supporting actress shortlist for Moonlight. She will face tough competition from Michelle Williams (Manchester By the Sea) and Viola Davis (Fences).

Dev Patel, most famous for his star turn in Slumdog Millionaire, is up for best supporting actor for his performance in the Weinstein-backed drama Lion.

Patel's competition will include another British actor, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who has been nominated in the same category for Nocturnal Animals, the follow up feature for Single Man director Tom Ford.

Sing Street, from Irish director Mark Carney, achieved a nomination for Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy where it will face offagainst La La Land and Deadpool.

The BBC-Pathe backed biopic of the infamously useless soprano singer Florence Foster Jenkins earned four nods from the HFPA, with Hugh Grant competing for best actor (musical or comedy).

Against the odds, Lily Collins has been nominated for Warren Beatty's box office flop Rules Don't Apply, while Irish-Ethiopian Ruth Negga's nod for Loving is much less surprising.

Andrew Garfield could've been up for the best drama actor prize for either Silence or war drama Hacksaw Ridge. …

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