January 5, 2009
Golden Globes Shine On Film4.
The Golden Globes herald the beginning of the major awards season, and in the nominations, Film4 funded films have scooped an estimable 9 nominations. This follows its early December success at the British Independent Film Awards, where Channel 4’s film arm triumphed, winning awards in an impressive 10 categories.
Three of Film4’s titles, Slumdog Millionaire, Happy-Go-Lucky and In Bruges have received Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama for Slumdog Millionaire, and Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical for In Bruges.
Tessa Ross, Controller of Film4 and Channel 4 Drama said: “It is very exciting for Film4 to be nominated in so many different categories and for such a range of film by such talented filmmakers – we congratulate them hugely along with our partners in each film.”
The full details of nominations are as follows:
* BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA : Slumdog Millionaire
* BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Happy-Go-Lucky
* BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL: In Bruges
* BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Sally Hawkins, Happy-Go-Lucky
* BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Colin Farrell, In Bruges
* BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Brendan Gleeson, In Bruges
* BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE: Danny Boyle, Slumdog Millionaire
* BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE: Simon Beaufoy, Slumdog Millionaire
* BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE: A R Rahman Slumdog Millionaire
Film Four headed by Tessa Ross, is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. The company develops and co-finances film productions and is known for working with the most innovative talent in the UK, whether new or established. Film4’s most recent releases include Steve McQueen’s Cannes award-winning Hunger, Bob Weide’s How To Lose Friends and Alienate People, Martin McDonagh’s In Bruges, Mike Leigh’s Happy-Go-Lucky which won a Silver Bear for actress Sally Hawkins at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Sarah Gavron’s Brick Lane, Anand Tucker’s And When Did You Last See Your Father?, Chris Waitt’s Complete History of My Sexual Failures and Olly Blackburn’s Donkey Punch. Up and coming Film4 projects include Michael Winterbottom’s Genova, Fabrice de Welz’s Vinyan, Sharon Maguire’s Incendiary, Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, Vito Rocco’s Faintheart, Mark Tonderai’s Hush, Duane Hopkins’ Better Things, which was selected for Cannes Critics Week 2008, Alexis Dos Santos’ Unmade Beds, Gerald McMorrow’s Franklyn, Sam Taylor-Wood’s The Story of You and Peter Jackson’s The Lovely Bones.
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