Several Canadians, including some with Vancouver connections, were among the nominees for the 75th annual Golden Globes announced today (December 11).
The Disaster Artist, which was coproduced by and stars Vancouver's Seth Rogen, was nominated for best musical or comedy motion picture. James Franco, who portrays The Room filmmaker and star Tommy Wiseau, was nominated for best actor.
"We are thrilled and honored to be nominated," Rogen stated in a news release. "We want to thank the HFPA [Hollywood Foreign Press Association] for giving us a reason to bust out our finest tuxedos and footballs.”
Canadian actor Christopher Plummer was nominated for best supporting actor in a motion picture for his performance in the crime thriller All the Money in the World. The veteran actor took over the role of billionaire J. Paul Getty after Kevin Spacey was dropped due to sexual misconduct allegations against him. The film also received nominations for best director (Ridley Scott) and best actress in a dramatic motion picture (Michelle Williams).
Toronto-born star Eric McCormack, who has residences in Vancouver and L.A., was nominated for best actor in a musical or comedy series for the LGBT–themed Will and Grace.
McCormack and Will and Grace costar Debra Messing will cohost the two-hour Golden Globes 75th Anniversary Special at 9 p.m. (PT) on December 13.
The Canadian coproduction The Breadwinner, executive produced by Angelina Jolie, was named in the best animated feature category. The film is based on a children's novel by Canadian author Deborah Ellis.
The HBO series Big Little Lies, directed by Montreal's Jean Marc-Vallée, was nominated for six awards.
Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, shot in Toronto and Hamilton, Ontario, led the nominees with seven nominations, including best feature film drama and best motion-picture director.
The Handmaid's Tale, a television adaptation of Canadian author Margaret Atwood's novel, received three nominations, including best TV drama series.
Meanwhile Fargo, which is filmed in Alberta, was nominated for best TV limited series or movie.
The Golden Globes ceremony will be held on January 7.