Nominee Profiles

  • Golden Globe Awards

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY (The Imitation Game)

It's always fun getting together with Londoner Keira Knightley, the vivacious, gorgeous 29 year-old actress, so young and already an old acquaintance of ours. She first appeared on the scene in 2002, with her role in Bend It Like Beckham, which led to acclaimed films like Pride & Prejudice (2005 – her first Golden Globe nomination as best actress), Atonement (2007, a second Globe nomination), of course the hugely popular Pirates of the Caribbean series and now The Imitation Game (her third Golden nod), in which she plays the math genius Joan Clarke, who helps Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) break the Nazi's Enigma code during WWII.
  • Golden Globe Awards


Quvenzhané Wallis stumbled into a stellar acting career with a lie: back in early 2009, when she was a mere five years old, she assured director Benh Zeitlin that she was, in fact, a mature six year old girl – the minimum age to be considered for a role in Zeitlin’s Beasts of the Southern Wild. The production was holding auditions in Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana, close to Quvenzhané’s hometown, Houma, and her family supported Quvenzhané’s sudden acting urge, taking her to try her luck against 4,000 other aspiring stars.