On Sunday night Hollywood’s top creatives and performers will meet at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills California to celebrate the achievements made within the film and television industry throughout the past year. Every year the Hollywood Foreign Press Association ushers in the awards season with an impressive list of nominees representing the very best of their respective backgrounds and upbringings from all around the world. The Golden Globes are very much a litmus test for the rest of the season, and with the Academy Awards on the horizon, these nominees will likely meet again on the red carpet in February.
To celebrate this year’s nominees we’ve picked a handful of our favorite international performers and artists who are up for honors at this year’s Golden Globes!
If you’re been to the movies in the past fifteen years you have definitely experienced Afonso Cuarón’s work. Whether you’ve seen such heralded films as Y Tu Mamá También, Great Expectations, A Little Princess, or major mainstream works including Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the Clive Owen, Julianne Moore, and Michael Caine starring Children of Men, or the seven time Academy Award winning Sandra Bullock and George Clooney starring Gravity, Cuarón has actively shaped the future of cinema through his breathtaking work. Cuarón himself earned two Academy Awards for his work for Gravity, including for Best Director and Best Film Editing. On top of this Cuarón has additionally earned a number of international awards ranging from the BAFTA Award for Best Direction, as well as the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Feature Film.
Cuarón and his film Roma are nominated for a number of Golden Globes at this year’s ceremony, and the recognition is not only earned it is deserved. Roma tells the story of Cleo, a young maid working in a household in the Colonia Roma neighborhood of Mexico City. The black and white film follows Cleo’s day to day life, from working with the family and children, to her dating life and more, until her unexpected pregnancy and falling out with her boyfriend lead to internal and external strife. The film is Cuarón’s semi-autobiographical loveletter to his hometown and highlights his storytelling chops as a filmmaker. In addition to directing, Cuarón additionally was the cinematographer for Roma, which includes a number of visually stunning long shots and wide camera angles to capture the sprawling view of 1970s Mexico.
Canadian actress Sandra Oh became the first Asian actress nominated for the Best Actress in a Drama Emmy in 2018 with her performance as Eve Polastri in the award-winning drama series for BBC America, Killing Eve. On Sunday, she squares off against a number of talented actresses for the Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama. Killing Eve tells the story of MI5 officer Eve Polastri as she tracks down assassin Villanelle, and the shared obsession the two maintain in their respective pursuits.
Viewers will most recognize Oh for her leading roles throughout the longstanding, awards favorite doctoral procedure series Grey’s Anatomy, Academy Award winning wine-dramedy Sideways with Paul Giamatti , as well as Under The Tuscan Sun with Diane Lane. Oh has already earned awards from the Golden Globes, Emmys, and Screen Actors Guild for her role throughout Grey’s Anatomy. Oh is one of the most talented and recognizable Canadian actresses, and a Golden Globe victory for Oh for her leading role in Killing Eve would solidify her as one of Canada’s most celebrated television actresses of all time.
Swedish film composer Ludwig Göransson earned his Golden Globe nomination for his score throughout 2018’s superhero thriller Black Panther, but to say that the Marvel box office showstopper was his introduction into the mainstream would be incorrect. Göransson is not only previously known for his composing work for such celebrated, award winning films as Fruitvale Station, Creed and Creed II, but also for his composing work throughout such widely distributed television sitcoms including Community, Happy Endings, and New Girl, to only name a few. On top of this, Göransson is the right hand man to Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover.
Having met Glover on the set of NBC’s Community, Göransson has worked with Glover throughout Gambino’s three albums, Camp, Because of the Internet, and “Awaken, My Love!.” If that weren’t already impressive enough, he has additionally produced and written music for such acclaimed musicians and artists as Haim, Chance the Rapper, Pell, Moses Sumney, Vince Staples, and is rumored to have collaborated with Kanye West throughout a score of unreleased music. Whatever Ludwig earns at Sunday’s Golden Globes, it is clear that he already has shaped his own course in film, television, and music throughout his accomplished career.