BEVERLY HILLS, CA – OCTOBER 24: Actor Andrew Garfield arrives at the screening of Summit Entertainment’s “Hacksaw Ridge” at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater on October 24, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
  • Golden Globe Awards

Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge-Nominee, Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama

Desmond Doss, a World War II Army medic, was the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot – even though this conscientious objector saved dozens of lives in one of the bloodiest battles of the Pacific front, Okinawa. Andrew Garfield plays Doss with the mix of grit, sweetness and tenacity that, he says, were the real man’s essential traits: “His impetus came from knowing violence within himself and knowing his own ability to do harm to others. And choosing to put that energy into something else, put that energy into healing. So actually he became the most violent healer that the battlefield has ever seen.” This is Andrew Garfield’s second nomination – he was nominated in the Supporting Actor category in 2011, for The Social Network.