December 16, 2009
Film4 & Channel 4 Nominated For Golden Globes.
London, Wednesday 16th December 2009: The 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards herald the beginning of the major awards season, and in the nominations announced, The Lovely Bones has been selected for Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In A Motion Picture for Stanley Tucci and Chiwetel Ejiofor in Endgame for Best Performance By An Actor In A Mini-Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television. Golden Globe winners will be announced on Sunday, January 17th, 2010.
This follows Film4’s early December success at the British Independent Film Awards, where Channel 4’s film arm picked up four awards for Nowhere Boy, Looking For Eric, Bunny & The Bull and Love You More. Steve McQueen’s Hunger also won Best First Film at the New York Critics Circle this week.
Tessa Ross, Controller of Film4 and Channel 4 Drama said: “I’m delighted that the The Lovely Bones and Endgame have been recognised at the Golden Globes. Congratulations and best of luck to Stanley Tucci and Chiwetel Ejiofor for the awards ceremony in January.”
At the recent British Independent Film Awards, Anne-Marie Duff picked up Best Supporting Actress for Film4-funded Nowhere Boy, John Henshaw was awarded Best Supporting Actor for Looking For Eric, Love You More took home Best Short and Best Achievement in Production went to Bunny & The Bull.
Film4’s current slate of British feature films either in production or due to be released includes Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones, Sam Taylor-Wood’s Nowhere Boy, Chris Morris’ Four Lions, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, Mark Romanek’s Never Let Me Go based on Ishiguro’s novel of the same name, Peter Mullan’s Neds, Mike Leigh’s next film and finally Kevin Macdonald’s Roman epic, The Eagle of the Ninth.
Film4’s reputation for nurturing new talent and building on its family of returning talent in the UK is now well established and with a bill shortly due to be passed enshrining film in Channel 4’s public service remit, that commitment is clearly stronger than ever. Directors such as Danny Boyle, Shane Meadows, Michael Winterbottom, Andrea Arnold, Kevin Macdonald, Ken Loach, Sam Taylor-Wood and Mike Leigh have all benefited from Film4’s unflinching support of their particular vision.
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