BEVERLY HILLS, CA – AUGUST 04: Actor Hugh Grant attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Grants Banquet at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on August 4, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins – Nominee,Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

Hugh Grant approached his character in Florence Foster Jenkins – Florence’s conflicted, supportive husband St. Clair Bayfield- from a place of fear. “I did a surprising uncharacteristic amount of research on this film; mainly out of terror because I signed up for it a year before we shot it, and that’s a long time to be frightened.”, Grant told us in New York. I was frightened of Meryl; I was frightened of (director) Stephen Frears. And I was frightened of some parts of the script where I thought I was really going to have to act.” He shouldn’t have: his St.Clair, devoted to his wife and determined to keep her happy in the denial of her spectacular lack of vocal talent, is a fine tuned performance of love under pressure. “The one thing that really comes out of his diaries is how much he loved her and how heartbroken – I mean the day she died he says something like ‘the sky fell in today.’   This is Hugh Grant’s fourth nomination; he won in this category in 1995, for Four Weddings And A Funeral. (Hugh Grant también en español.)