Golden Globe Awards

Irish Abroad: Room, Emma Donoghue, Saoirse Ronan, and Michael Fassbender nominated for Golden Globes

The 73rd Golden Globe award nominees were announced today (December 10th) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood. Irish actor Michael Fassbender was nominated for Best Actor for his performance in Steve Jobs, with Saoirse Ronan nominated for Best Actress for Brooklyn. Room actress Brie Larson was nominated alongside Ronan, with Emma Donoghue nominated for Best Screenplay for her adaptation of her own novel. Room also made the grade in the Best Picture Drama category. Irish actress Caitriona Balfe was also nominated for Best Actress TV Drama for her role in Outlander.

Todd Haynes’ Carol leads the nominations with 5, including Best Picture Drama, Best Director, Best Score, and two Best Actress nominations for leads Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Three films follow on 4 nominations; Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu’s The Revenant, Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs and Adam McKay’s The Big Short.

[quote title=”Lenny Abrahamson – Room, Director”]I want to thank the HFPA for this incredible honour. For an independent film like Room to be nominated for Best Picture for the Golden Globes is an extraordinary vote of confidence and a tribute to the amazing work done by all the talented people involved in the production. I am particularly delighted for Brie Larson and Emma Donoghue. Their unique artistry is being recognised today.[/quote]

[quote title=”Ed Guiney – Room, Producer]I am absolutely thrilled with both SAG and the Golden Globes nominations. Its such a testament to Brie, Jacob, Emma and of course Lenny. As well as the brilliant and well deserved recognition for the team these nominations also give the film incredible momentum at the box office.[/quote]

[quote title=”James Hickey – Bord Scannán na hÉireann/Irish Film Board, CEO”]Irish film is enjoying a real ‘coming of age’ this year, with our writers, directors and actors all receiving unprecedented global acclaim – both with awards and from audiences. Today the industry is celebrating the Golden Globe nominations and coming next month are the Academy Award® nominations, with Irish talent tipped to take centre stage. With support from the Irish Film Board, productions like Room and Brooklyn are considered to be amongst the world’s best films in 2015.[/quote]   

Irish born playwright and novelist Emma Donoghue, has already won awards for her previous works. She adapted Room as a screenplay and it was then directed by Lenny Abrahamson (Adam & Paul, Garage, What Richard Did). The film was developed and produced by Ed Guiney for Element Pictures, with Andrew Lowe as Executive Producer. Room was the winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival. It was named Best International Independent Film at the British Independent Film Awards.

Saoirse Ronan has already won major international awards including the Best Actress Award at the New York Film Critics Circle and the British Independent Film Awards for her role in John Crowley’s Brooklyn. She will be honoured as Performer of the Year at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival (shared with Room’s Brie Larson) and she received the New Hollywood Award at the Hollywood Film Awards. She has been nominated by the Screen Actors Guild in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.

Brie Larson will share the Performer of the Year Award at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival with Saoirse Ronan. She was nominated at the Independent Spirit Awards in the category of Best Female Lead. The Screen Actors Guild has nominated her in the category of Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.

Michael Fassbender was nominated in the category of Best Actor in a Motion Picture for his performance in Danny Boyle’s Steve Jobs. Caitriona Balfe received a nomination in the category of Best Actress in a TV series for Outlander. Also in this category is Eva Green, nominated for her role in Penny Dreadful, which was shot on location in Dublin. The Northern Irish filmed Game of Thrones is also nominated for Best TV Series Drama.

The Globes are bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, an organisation of about ninety members from approximately fifty-five countries, who work in Hollywood as agents of international publications.

The ceremony, hosted by Ricky Gervais for the fourth time, will be held on January 10th.

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Revenant

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Bryan Cranston, Trumbo
Leonardo DiCaprio, The Revenant
Michael Fassbender, Steve Jobs
Eddie Redmayne, The Danish Girl
Will Smith, Concussion

Best Director – Motion Picture
Todd Haynes, Carol
Alejandro Iñárritu, The Revenant
Tom McCarthy, Spotlight
George Miller, Mad Max
Ridley Scott, The Martian

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Cate Blanchett, Carol
Brie Larson, Room
Rooney Mara, Carol
Saoirse Ronan, Brooklyn
Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Jane Fonda, Youth
Jennifer Jason Leigh, The Hateful Eight
Helen Mirren, Trumbo
Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina
Kate Winslet, Steve Jobs

Best TV Series, Comedy
Mozart in the Jungle
Orange Is the New Black
Silicon Valley

Best TV Movie or Limited-Series
American Crime
American Horror Story: Hotel
Flesh and Bone
Wolf Hall

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Emma Donoghue, Room
Tom McCarthy, Josh Singer, Spotlight
Charles Randolph, Adam McKay, The Big Short
Aaron Sorkin, Steve Jobs
Quentin Tarantino, The Hateful Eight

Best Animated Feature Film
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
The Peanuts Movie
Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie
Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Regina King, American Crime
Judith Light, Transparent
Maura Tierney, The Affair

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder
Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
Eva Green, Penny Dreadful
Taraji P. Henson, Empire
Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy
Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex Girlfriend
Jamie Lee Curtis, Scream Queens
Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
Lilly Tomlin, Grace & Frankie

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Damian Lewis, Wolf Hall
Ben Mendelson, Bloodline
Tobias Menzies, Outlander
Christian Slater, Mr. Robot

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Love Me Like You Do” 50 Shades of Grey
“One Kind of Love” Love and Mercy
“See You Again” Furious 7
“Simple Song No. 3” Youth
“Writing’s on the Wall” Spectre