The 73rd Golden Globes will kick off the awards season in Hollywood this Sunday (January 10). The ceremony often gives a hint of what the Academy Awards will bring. But unlike the Oscars, it crowns two best movies: one drama and one comedy or musical.
Leading the pack with five nominations is “Carol” by Todd Haynes, a 1950’s lesbian romance based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel ‘The Price of Salt’.
Set in New York in the 1950’s, ‘Carol’ tells the forbidden love affair between a wealthy housewife and a shop girl — played by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, who already won best actress in Cannes for the role. The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw called the movie “outstandingly intelligent” and “superbly realised”.
GoldenGlobes</a> with 5 nominations including 2 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BestActress?src=hash">#BestActress</a> nods for <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CateBlanchett?src=hash">#CateBlanchett</a> + <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RooneyMara?src=hash">#RooneyMara</a> <a href="https://t.co/1B9nwi6xLV">pic.twitter.com/1B9nwi6xLV</a></p>— Carol Movie (CarolMovie) December 10, 2015
Survival, abuse and resilience
Oscar-winning Alejandro González Iñárritu secured four Globe nominations for his frontier epic ‘The Revenant’, including best actor for Leonardo di Caprio. He plays a 19th century trapper left for dead by his team, struggling to survive in the wild, and thirsty for revenge.
Nominated for four
GoldenGlobes</a>, including Best Actor. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TheRevenant?src=hash">#TheRevenant</a> arrives in theaters everywhere this Friday. <a href="https://t.co/k9wcvlJLdZ">https://t.co/k9wcvlJLdZ</a></p>— #TheRevenant (RevenantMovie) January 3, 2016
Tim Gray, awards editor at Variety, says some of the movies competing for the Globes could also be selected for the Oscars. He cited ‘Spotlight’ as a frontrunner: “It’s very well-made. It’s very smart. It’s based on fact, it’s about a serious topic. It’s well put-together.”