Winners will be announced during January 10 telecast on NBC.
Congratulations to filmmaker Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Cowboys & Indians cover guy Leonardo DiCaprio. The director and star of The Revenant loomed large among the nominees announced Thursday for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards.
The Revenant — Iñárritu’s gritty and gripping period drama based on the exploits of legendary 19th-century frontiersman Hugh Glass — was honored by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) in a total of four Golden Globe categories: Best Motion Picture, Drama; Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama (DiCaprio); Best Director — Motion Picture (Iñárritu); and Best Original Score (Ryuichi Sakamoto, Alva Noto, Bryce Dessner).
Iñárritu expressed his gratitude in a prepared statement:
“I can’t believe this time last year we were in Calgary shooting The Revenant, and right now I’m in London and just heard the good news! I’m thrilled for our incredible cast and crew. Any nominations for this film are an acknowledgement of them, their hard work and great passion. I’m especially happy for Leo, his emotional performance and what he does is truly remarkable. This film is very personal for me, so I think I will have a drink with my daughter tonight to toast to everyone who was a part of it. Thank you to the HFPA, this is very nice.”
Also worth noting: The Hateful Eight, Quentin Tarantino’s controversial western drama, scored three Golden Globe nominations: Best Screenplay — Motion Picture (Tarantino), Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Jennifer Jason Leigh) and Best Original Score (Ennio Morricone).
Winners of the 73rd annual Golden Globes will be announced during a January 10 telecast hosted by Ricky Gervais on NBC.