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Sex scandal fallout expected to dominate Hollywood awards

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7 January, 2018 21:03 PM



Sex scandal fallout expected to dominate Hollywood awards

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Film awards season gets underway with the Golden Globes later - the first major ceremony since Hollywood was hit by its sexual harassment scandals.
Stars of film and television are expected to wear black on the red carpet in a protest against misconduct.

Acceptance speeches - and host Seth Meyers' opening monologue - are also expected to focus on the issue.
Guillermo del Toro's otherworldly romance The Shape of Water has the most nominations of any film, with seven.
Its stars include Britain's Sally Hawkins, who is nominated for best actress in a film drama.

It's also up for best drama film, alongside Call Me By Your Name, Dunkirk, The Post and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. The best comedy or musical film nominees are The Disaster Artist, Get Out, The Greatest Showman, Lady Bird and I, Tonya.

The host is US comedian Seth Meyers

 

US comedian Seth Meyers has said he will address the issue of Hollywood sexual abuse and harassment in the light of accusations made against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and others.

Meyers told The Hollywood Reporter he had spoken to the women in his life, including his wife, about how to address the topic on stage, saying: "We all agreed it's an opportunity to be able to say some things that you wouldn't be able to see in previous years."

Christopher Plummer is among the nominees for best actor in a film drama, for Ridley Scott's film All the Money in the World. Plummer replaced Kevin Spacey in the role of John Paul Getty after Spacey was accused of sexual harassment.

British stars Dame Helen Mirren and Dame Judi Dench are nominated for the best actress in a comedy or musical film category - for The Leisure Seeker and Victoria and Abdul respectively.

They face competition from Margot Robbie, (I, Tonya), Saoirse Ronan (Lady Bird) and Emma Stone (The Battle of the Sexes).
Other British nominees include Gary Oldman, who's tipped to win the best actor in a film drama for playing Sir Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour.
Oldman faces competition from Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name), Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread), Tom Hanks (The Post) and Denzel Washington (Roman J Israel, Esq).

London-born Daniel Kaluuya is up for best actor in a comedy or musical for getting Out. Other nominees in the category are Steve Carrell (The Battle of the Sexes), Ansel Elgort (Baby Driver), James Franco (The Disaster Artist) and Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman).

Television awards

Nicole Kidman and Robert De Niro are among the nominees in the television categories. Kidman and Reese Witherspoon are both nominated for best actress in a limited series for their roles in Big Little Lies.

De Niro is nominated for best actor in a limited series for The Wizard of Lies, alongside Jude Law for The Young Pope and Geoffrey Rush for Genius.
That category is completed by Ewan McGregor, who is nominated for Fargo, and Kyle MacLachlan, for Twin Peaks.

Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman star in Big Little Lies

 

Big Little Lies has six nominations in total - making it the most-nominated TV series this year.

Kidman and Witherspoon are up against Jessica Biel, who is nominated for her role in The Sinner, and Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon, both of whom are nominated for Feud: Bette and Joan.

The Golden Globes, run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, are seen as pointers to the Oscars, which take place on 4 March. The Academy Award nominations are announced later this month.

The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony starts at 17:00 local time - which is 01:00 Monday GMT.


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