Sharon Stone, Garrett Hedlund, Alfre Woodard and Kristen Bell announced the nominations for the 75th Golden Globes Award that will be hosted by Seth Meyers On January 7, 2018, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Hollywood. Among the nominations there are three productions directed by as many Italian directors: Luca Guadagnino, Paolo Virzì, and Paolo Sorrentino.

The Italian production that received the most nominations is the unfailing ‘Call Me by your Name’ by Luca Guadagnino, which in the past months has collected an incredible array of awards – AFI Awards, Boston Online Film Critics Association, Gotham Awards, Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, Melbourne International Film Festival, etc. – and nominations – Adelaide Film Festival, Boston Society of Film Critics Awards, Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, Film Independent Spirit Awards, Ghent International Film Festival, Phoenix Critics Circle, San Sebastián International Film Festival, Satellite Awards, etc.. The movie, which tells the sensual story of first love played out during an idyllic and languid Italian summer of the early 1980s’, was widely appreciated by international press and critics, received 3 nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes:  ‘Best Motion Picture – Drama’, ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama’ for Timothée Chalamet, and ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture’ for Armie Hammer.

Helen Mirren ‘s performance in Paolo Virzì’s ‘The Leasure Seeker’ – the touching story of Ella and John, a runaway couple that go on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker – gets her a nomination for ‘Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy’. This nomination comes after the ones for ‘Outstanding Actress Feature Film’ and ‘Outstanding Feature Film’ at the 2018 Women’s Image Network Awards and the one as ‘Best Film’ at the Venice Film Festival.

‘The Young Pope’  the HBO series directed by Paolo Sorrentino, which won the Venice Film Festival in 2016, received a nomination for ‘Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television’ for the performance of Jude Law in his role as  Lenny Belardo, alias Pius XIII, the first American Pope in history. This is Law’s fourth career nomination, but his first for a role played in a TV series.

Ilona Catani Scarlett

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