Golden Globes: Strong Showing For Brit Nominees


British performers have had a strong showing in the Golden Globe nominations in Hollywood.

Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne, who stars in The Danish Girl, is pitted against Leonardo DiCaprio (The Revenant) and the German-Irish actor Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs), Bryan Cranston (Trumbo) and Will Smith (Concussion) in the best performance by an actor in a motion picture drama category.

DiCaprio has been nominated for a Golden Globe 11 times and many believe this is his year.

Kate Winslet and Dame Helen Mirren have been named in the best supporting actress in a drama category, while Dame Maggie Smith will be competing for best supporting actress in a comedy or musical for her role in The Lady In The Van.

Winslet said: “I am completely over the moon and feel so honoured to be nominated for a Golden Globe by the HFPA for this film. I am genuinely ecstatic.”

Dame Maggie will face off against Trainwreck star Amy Schumer, Spy actress Melissa McCarthy, Jennifer Lawrence, who is nominated for Joy, and Lily Tomlin, for Grandma.

Saoirse Ronan is in contention for the best performance by an actress in a motion picture drama, for her role in Brooklyn.

She will have to beat Cate Blanchett (Carol), Alicia Vikander (The Danish Girl), Rooney Mara (Carol) and Brie Larson (Room).

Carol, a lesbian romance about a 1950s housewife in New York who falls for a store clerk, leads the nominations with five nods in total, including for best drama film.