‘Close’ by Lukas Dhont nominated for Golden Globe

Close has to compete against the German in the category ‘Best film (non-English)’ All quiet on the Western frontthe Argentinian Argentina, 1985the South Korean Decision to leave and the Indian RRR. With the film, director Dhont tells the story of thirteen-year-old Remi and Leo, who share a close friendship. Until an unthinkable event pulls them apart completely. It is also the Belgian entry for the Oscars, the nominations of which will be announced in January.

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In 2018 also got Girl – Dhont’s previous film – already a nomination, in the same category. That was the first Flemish title ever to win the statuette. Jaco Van Dormael and the Dardenne brothers, among others, have already received nominations about the language border. Farinelli van Gérard Corbiau (1994) in My life in Pink by Alain Berliner (1997) are the only two Belgian winners.

Lukas Dhont (right) with protagonist Eden Ambrine. © AFP

Should Close win the statuette, then that is the umpteenth prize in a row. Dhont was previously allowed to go home with the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival, in addition to other prizes at various film festivals. Last weekend there was also the prize for best international film at the National Board of Review Awards. Films that score well there are also screened for the Oscars. Although Dhont could not live up to his favorite role at the European Film Awards. Close was nominated in the categories ‘Best Picture’, ‘Best Screenplay’, and ‘Best Leading Role’ (Eden Dambrine), but he had to leave Icelandic Reykjavik without a prize. The nomination for the Globes is then a comforting boost.

Incidentally, there is still Belgian news to pick up. The TV series Black bird not only wins the trophy for ‘Best Actor in a Leading Role’ (Taron Egerton) and ‘Best Actor in a Supporting Role’ (Paul Walter Hauser), but also for ‘Best TV Series (Limited, Anthology or TV Movie)’ . The first three episodes were directed by Round scopecreator Michael R. Roskam.

Nomination for Avatar

Remarkable, it will only be in the halls this week, yet it is the new one Avatar: The way of watalready nominated as ‘Best Picture (Drama)’. What he’s facing Elvis, The Fabelmans, Warehouse and the box office success Top gun: Maverick stands. Director James Cameron comes thirteen years after technical tour de force Avatar – and highest-grossing film of all time at the box office with around 2.75 billion euros – now finally with a sequel. He himself has also been nominated for ‘Best director’. With the movies The banshees of Inisherin most nominated, with eight (including Best Motion Picture (Musical, Comedy)), Everything everywhere all at once follows with six nominations. The Fabelmans, Babylon in Elvis get five each.

Tom Cruise played the leading role in the blockbuster Top gun: Maverick, but he won’t get a Golden Globe for it. © AP

Tom Cruise, on the other hand, has no chance of winning a statuette as ‘Best Actor’. Cruise sent back his three Globes when it became clear last year that the organization, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, had little diversity in its ranks. The ceremony then disappeared from television and the stars stayed away, but returns this year after a redraw. It’s hard to say if it has anything to do with that. It is remarkable, given its success Top gun: Maverick in which he plays the lead role.

Nothing for ‘Lord of the rings’ series

Actress Zendaya then strings together the awards at the Emmys, among others, but only now does she receive her first Golden Globe nomination for her role in the series Euphoria. Including TV series The crown, Only murders in the building in Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer story win four figurines. Disney+ range Abbott elementary is the leader, with five nominations. The shower is cold for the two most talked about fantasy series of the year: House of the Dragon has only two. Lord of the rings-prequel Rings of power excels in absence. That while the Amazon series had a budget of almost 1 billion dollars.

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