As Hollywood stars are gearing up for the glitzy Golden Globe Awards, Sunday night, the protagonists include one of our own, Yorgos Lanthimos.
Lanthimos won the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival last September for his film Poor Things, and is now nominated for seven Golden Globe awards.
Competing against powerful names from the film industry, Lanthimos is ready for yet another great night in his career.
His film Poor Things is nominated in seven categories: for Best Screenplay (Tony McNamara), Best Director (Yorgos Lanthimos), Best Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role (Willem Dafoe and Mark Ruffalo), Best Motion Picture—Musical or Comedy, and finally, Best Original Score—Motion Picture (Jerskin Fendrix).
Emma Stone plays Bella Baxter, a young woman who has died but is brought back to life by a scientist who replaces her brain with that of her unborn child, giving her the mind of an infant.
Her brain and body aren’t quite in sync.
“The film is about freedom and the ability to see the world with our own eyes and not those of others,” Lanthimos said.
Other nominated movies include the blockbuster Barbie, which picked up nine nominations, making it the second-most-nominated film in the 81-year history of the awards, according to Variety, and Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer with eight nominations. Martin Scorsese’s Killer of the Flower Moon also picked up seven nominations.
Poor Things premiered in Greek cinemas on Jan 1.