Nominee Profiles 2022

  • Golden Globe Awards

Nominee Profile 2022: Denis Villeneuve, “Dune”

Frank Herbert’s acclaimed 1965 science fiction novel Dune has always proved a cinematic challenge to filmmakers trying to adapt the sprawling story set in the distant future of a feudal interstellar society where various noble houses control planetary fiefs. Whereas David Lynch’s 1984 adaptation received mixed critical reception, Denis Villeneuve, the French-Canadian director who brought Sicario, Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 to the screen, not only received critical and commercial praise for his revision, but two Golden Globe nominations for Best Motion Picture - Drama and Best Director.
  • Golden Globe Awards

Nominee Profile 2022: Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Lost Daughter”

With her fifth nomination for a Golden Globe (she won Best Performance by an Actress in A Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television in 2015 for The Honourable Woman), actress Maggie Gyllenhaal makes her debut as a director with the film The Lost Daughter for which she also wrote the screenplay based on the Italian novel by Neapolitan writer Elena Ferrante La figlia oscura. In the film, which premiered at the 2021 Venice Film Festival, Olivia Colman is Leda, a middle-aged English teacher divorcee who decides to spend a vacation alone in a Greek sea resort.