The Golden Globe nominations were announced today, and while British actors did not, as in many years, dominate the list, there were several UK performers who were recognized. Notably, three of the five nominees for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama were British: Emily Blunt for The Young Victoria, Dame Helen Mirren for The Last Station, and upstart Carey Mulligan for An Education.
Actor Colin Firth, who was just interviewed by Anglophenia guest blogger Tom Brook, was nominated for his role in A Single Man
Colin Firth interview
A Single Man trailer
House star Hugh Laurie was once again nominated for Best Actor in Drama Series. The British comedian-turned-dramatic actor already has two Golden Globes to his name.
Another category overrun with Brits is the Best Actor in a Miniseries or Made-for-TV Movie category. Chiwetel Ejiofor (Endgame), Kenneth Branagh (Wallander: One Step Behind), and Jeremy Irons (Georgia O’Keefe) were nominees in that category. They face Irish actor Brendan Gleeson, who was nominated for his performance as British Prime Minister Winston Churchill in Into the Storm.
Oh, if that’s not Brit-tastic enough for you, the shindig this year will be hosted by none other than Extras and Office star Ricky Gervais. He’s been a mainstay of the Globes for the past few years, providing priceless moments like this one: