Jessica Chastain becomes "vulnerable" when nominated for awards.
The flame-haired beauty recently took home the Best Actress Golden Globe for her role as CIA agent Maya in Kathryn Bigelow's political thriller Zero Dark Thirty and with other potential awards in the pipeline - including an Oscar - she feels "anything" is possible after receiving so much support from family, friends and fans.
"I don't work for awards but when you receive support and encouragement, it opens me up more, it helps me be vulnerable. I think that's why I got so emotional at the Golden Globes - to feel the support I was getting at that moment made me feel like I could do anything," she said.
Since soaring to fame after playing ditzy housewife Celia Foote in 2011's The Help - which she won numerous Best Supporting Actress awards for - Jessica ensures she focuses more on her career and avoids causing any drama in her personal life: "I really made an effort to not put myself in situations where my private life becomes more interesting than my work. Like being seen dancing on a table in a nightclub. I'm not interested in that kind of, er, acknowledgement."
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Lincoln leads the Golden Globe 2013 nominations with seven nods. Steven Spielberg's biopic about former President Abraham Lincoln is up for a host of top prizes including Best Drama, Best Director, Best Actor for Daniel Day-Lewis and Best Screenplay.
Quentin Tarantino's western flick Django Unchained and political drama Argo follow close behind with five nominations each. Critically-acclaimed films Zero Dark Thirty, Les Miserables and Silver Linings Playbook each received four nods.
With three nominations are Life of Pi, dark cult drama The Master and heart-warming British comedy Salmon Fishing in the Yemen. The great Dames of British film, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith and Helen Mirren, all have acting nods for The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Quartet and Hitchcock respectively.
Surprises include Nicole Kidman's Best Supporting Actress nomination for The Paperboy and John Hawkes and Helen Hunt being up for Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress for their performances in The Sessions.
Kate Winslet wants to play a man. The 36-year-old actress - who earlier this week won a Golden Globe for her performance in TV mini-series Mildred Pierce - is keen to take on a part of someone as the opposite gender, previously done by stars including Cate Blanchett and Glenn Close, because she believes it would be the "ultimate challenge."
"I would like to one day play a man. That is something that I do know. I don't know what kind of a man, I don't know whether it will ever happen, but I do know I would be really interested because I think that would probably be the ultimate challenge."
Kate has previously claimed she would love to take on the part of the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor - a role both Angelina Jolie and Lindsey Lohan have coveted - and admits the possibility is a massive undertaking: "It's a massive undertaking for anybody who should be fortunate enough to get that part."
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is divided about Ricky Gervais returning to host the Golden Globes.
The British comedian has sparked controversy for his put-downs and jokes at the expense of some of the film industry's biggest names - including Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp - in the past two years of presenting the awards, and now members have a few days to make a final decision. However, many are angry that network NBC, which hosts the show, is putting pressure on the Association to force them to accept him back.
"NBC has put the HFPA in a lose-lose situation. If the Hollywood Foreign Press says yes to Ricky, it risks turning the Globes into The Ricky Gervais Show and leaving the impression that they're annually throwing a great party while inviting someone who humiliates all of the guests. If it says no, the HFPA looks like it has no sense of humor about itself," a source said.
Watch out, Oscar! Ricky Gervais has offered to host the Academy Awards.
The controversial comedian - who upset Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie when he hosted the Golden Globes earlier this year - has revealed he would be happy to present the Oscars following the departure of Eddie Murphy as the host.
"I'll do it. I'll do that as well. I'll be in town any way for the Globes. I can knock off 20 per cent. A two for one deal! I'll just stay up there."
The British star, however, admits he is not yet been offered the opportunity to present the Golden Globes for the third time on January 15, 2012: "They haven't asked me officially yet, and I don't know whether I'd say yes. It's very tempting. It's tempting because for three hours, I'm the most feared man in Los Angeles, so that's nice. I think NBC wants me to do it, but the Hollywood Foreign Press have got to want me as well. It's their event, it's their party."
"To be selected with these extraordinary nominees is an honor and boy was I ready for some good news!"
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Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood helped kick off the 2010-11 awards season Tuesday morning by formally announcing the latest round of Golden Globe contenders.
In the film category, The King's Speech -- starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush -- lead all nominees with a total of six nods. (The Fighter and The Social Network tied for second with six each.)
Although the Academy Awards will not necessarily mirror the choices made by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, there were some notable inclusions/omissions in this year's list of Globe nominees:
- Justin Timberlake did not earn an acting nomination for The Social Network.
- Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp were both recognized for their work in The Tourist, a movie that has been panned by critics. (BTW - they were nominated in the "Comedy" category.)
- Speaking of Depp, he will be running against himself. (He was also nominated for Alice in Wonderland.)
- Wall Street's Michael Douglas has now received another Golden Globe nod for his role as Gordon Gekko. (He won for Best Actor in 1987.)
- Gwyneth Paltrow did not earn a nomination for her role in Country Strong.
- 127 Hours was left out of the Best Movie category -- so was True Grit. (The Coen Brothers western received zero nominations.)
The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards -- hosted again by Ricky Gervais -- will air Jan. 16 on NBC.
(You can find the full list of nominees after the jump. Click here for the TV nominations.)
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The 2009-10 awards season kicked into high gear this morning with the official announcement of the Golden Globe nominations. The event - which will be hosted by funnyman Ricky Gervais - will take place just over two weeks before the Academy Award contenders are revealed.
Here are some of the noteworthy mentions from this year’s list of film nominees:
- Up in the Air leads all film nominations with six. The musical Nine follows with five while Avatar and Inglourious Basterds tied with four.
- As expected, Meryl Streep has received another two mentions—unfortunately, they are both in the Comedy category (Julie & Julia, It’s Complicated). On the surprising end, Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side, The Proposal) and Matt Damon (Invictus, The Informant) both have two nominations as well—thankfully, in different categories.
- Talk about drama! An ex-husband and wife will be competing against each other in the Best Director race. (Avatar‘s James Cameron and The Hurt Locker‘s Kathryn Bigelow.)
- Despite backing from both Tyler Perry and Oprah Winfrey, Precious is not a contender for Best Film. Mo’Nique and Gabourey Sidibe were both recognized for their excellent acting though.
The 67th Golden Globe Awards airs Jan. 17 on NBC.
(You can find the full list of film nominees after the jump. Click here for the TV nominations.)
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Although it was initially unclear who might accept any posthumous Heath Ledger honors, there no is debate over who will receive his Golden Globe award.
According to Ledger’s ecstatic mother, the statue he was awarded last night - and any others that may follow - will eventually wind up with Heath’s daughter, Matilda. Sally Bell told People. “At this stage she is only so young, but down the track she will have all these things. It will belong to her because she is part of him.”
“It is such a fantastic and wonderful legacy for his daughter. Matilda will have so many people who will be able to speak to her about her father’s abilities and [the] respect he had in the industry. That is such a wonderful legacy to leave,” Bell added.
Well, the family better start clearing some space in Matilda’s room now. Something tells me she’ll be collecting a few more mementos soon…
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