• Golden Globe Awards

Our Nominees: Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy

Annette Bening, 20th Century Women “I was 19 at the time this story takes place in Southern California, so (…) when I read the script was the first time I had read something that was placed where I was from, first of all.”, Annette Bening shared with us, talking about the road that took her to Dorothea, mater familias of a very peculiar kind of improvised family, in 1979 Santa Barbara, CA in writer-director Mike Mills’ film.  “When I first looked at (the script) I personally made a lot of connections in a way that I haven’t on many screenplays. I found myself wanting to go and rummage around in my boxes and I had all these associations and memories. This is Bening’s eighth nomination; she won twice in this very category- in 2005 for Being Julia and in 2011 for The Kids Are All Right. (Annette Bening también en español)Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply. 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. (Lily Collins también en español.)Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen. We first noticed Hailee Steinfeld in the Coen Brothers’ True Grit, all of 13 years old and standing her own opposite acting giants like Jeff Bridges, Josh Brolin and Matt Damon. In writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig’s The Edge of Seventeen she offers a bravura performance of a different kind, exploring and exposing the emotional chaos of a very smart, very bright teenager in the punishing universe of high school. “The thing that stood out to me is that it’s not a teen movie, it’s not a high school movie, it’s really about what being a teenager feels like today”, she told us. “What am I good at? Who am I? What is my place in the world? How do I fit in? Do I even want to fit in?” This is Hailee Steinfeld’s first Golden Globe nomination. (Hailee Steinfeld también en español)Emma Stone, La La Land. Emma Stone has been a fan of the musicals – on stage and on screen – since she was, by her own reckoning, “very young.” “My mom was a huge Les Mis fan and she played it in the house and explained what that was all about”, she told us at the Toronto Film Festival. “I think I always loved the art form of musicals, that you could move into song in that way.” Stone – who had an acclaimed turn on Broadway in 2015 playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret – is the very heart of Damien Chazelle’s La La Land as Mia, an aspiring actress struggling to leave a mark in the City of Stars, a reality she knows all too well. “Rejection can be brutal and people do look up at you and write you off before you have even talked . I could definitely relate to some elements of Mia’s struggle”. This is Emma Stone’s third Golden Globe nomination. (Emma Stone también en español.)Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins. Our 2017 Cecil B. deMille recipient is an accomplished singer, besides, of course, being an extraordinary actress. What could have been the attraction to play Florence Foster Jenkins, the real-life 1940s New York heiress who decided to launch a singing career in spite of her phenomenally bad vocal skills? “She sang with so much hope and joy, and with an approximation of the thing she was aspiring to”, Streep told us in New York. “When it inevitably went off the tracks (the audience) loved the mistakes too. There had to be something more than just bad singing. And that was what attracted me to the part, the humanity of this woman.” This is Meryl Streep’s 30th Golden Globe nomination. She won eight Golden Globes, from the Supporting category in 1980 with Kramer Vs. Kramer to Best Actress-Drama for her turn as Margaret Thatcher in Iron Lady, in 2012. (Meryl Streep también en español.)中文介绍请看这里