BEVERLY HILLS, CA – NOVEMBER 06: Actress Lily Collins attends the 20th Annual Hollywood Film Awards on November 6, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
  • Golden Globe Awards

Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply – Nominee, Best Performance By An Actress In a Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy

In a key scene from Warren Beatty’s Rules Don’t Apply, Lily Collins’ Marla Mabrey, a young would-be star under contract with the powerful Howard Hughes (played by Beatty), plays the piano and sings a tune she had composed. Lily, daughter of popstar Phil Collins, was, she admitted, “very nervous. Anxiety set in.” On the other hand, she was “extremely excited”: “I always wanted to experiment with singing in a film”. Not being aware of the full weight of Howard Hughes’ myth was also an important element for Collins: “I grew up with stories of old Hollywood and Howard Hughes was one of these names that I grew up hearing, but was very much an enigma. So this movie was very cool for me as Lily, because I was learning as Marla was.” This is Lily Collins’ first Golden Globe nomination.