Literary adaptations produce multiple nominees for this year’s Golden Globes!
Well, readers, awards season is officially upon us, and this morning the nominations for the 72nd Golden Globe Awards were officially announced. Among them, as usual, were quite a few films based on bestselling novels. So while the book may always be better, sometimes the film can be pretty good, too. Read on to find out which films made the cut and let us know in the comments below if you’re rooting for any to take home the Globe on January 11, 2015!
Perhaps the most popular—and certainly the most successful—of this year’s nominees, Gone Girlpicked up nominations for director David Fincher and relative newcomer Rosamund Pike for her chilling turn as Amy Dunne. The flick also received a nod for Best Original Score (Trent Reznor) and Best Screenplay (for Gillian Flynn, who also wrote the bestselling novel).
The Imitation Game
Based on the memoir Alan Turing: The Enigma (of which you can save 50% off of with the promo code ENIGMA50 until January 1st!), this compelling drama was one of the year’s top nominees as it competes for Best Picture – Drama, Best Actor – Drama (Benedict Cumberbatch), Best Supporting Actress (Keira Knightley), Best Screenplay (Graham Moore), and Best Original Score (Alexandre Desplat).
A nearly unrecognizable Steve Carrell scored a nomination for Best Actor – Drama in this riveting true story based on the bestselling memoir. The flick also received nominations for Best Picture – Drama and Best Supporting Actor (Mark Ruffalo).
After being quickly picked-up following its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September, this stunning drama based on Lisa Genova’s heartbreaking bestseller was rewarded with a Best Actress – Drama nomination for star Julianne Moore.
Reese Witherspoon is back in the awards race, receiving a nomination for Best Actress – Drama (after winning for Walk the Line back in 2005), with her powerful turn as author Cheryl Strayed in this adaptation of the blazingly honest and inspiring memoir.
The Theory of Everything With four nominations—Best Picture – Drama, Best Actor – Drama (Eddie Redmayne), Best Actress – Drama (Felicity Jones), and Best Original Score (Johann Johannsson)—this moving film about the life of Stephen Hawking was also one of this year’s top honorees. It’s based on the memoir Travelling to Infinity by Stephen’s wife, Jane.
Joaquin Phoenix picked up a nomination for Best Actor – Comedy or Musical for his turn in this psychedelic flick based on the bestselling novel by Thomas Pynchon.
The Hundred-Foot Journey
This delicious flick based on the novel by Richard C. Morais was rewarded with a nomination for leading lady Helen Mirren in the Best Actress – Comedy or Musical field.
Have any of these been placed at the top of your to-read (or to-see) lists? You have until January 11th to catch up and be well-informed before the Globes are handed out! Amy Poehler and Tina Fey return to host, so we know it’ll be a good time regardless of the winners.