Canadian Talent Shines at Golden Globe Nominations

Published January 7, 2024

Tonight's Golden Globe Awards feature a strong Canadian presence, with talent such as Celine Song, Ryan Gosling, and Martin Short among the nominees. These artists are set to represent the breadth of Canadian creativity on the international stage.

Celine Song's Debut Feature Scores Multiple Nominations

Indie filmmaker Celine Song has captured critical acclaim with her debut work, Past Lives, which has been nominated for five Golden Globes. The film has secured nods in heavyweight categories like best motion picture drama, best director, and best screenplay, showcasing Song's multifaceted storytelling prowess. Past Lives delves into the intricate tale of two childhood sweethearts who, after 24 years apart, explore the depths and meanings of their past connection.

Ryan Gosling and Martin Short: From Blockbusters to TV Comedies

Ryan Gosling, hailing from London, Ontario, has earned a nomination for his supporting role in the widely popular movie Barbie, where he stars as Ken. Meanwhile, Hamilton's own Martin Short competes for best TV actor in a musical or comedy, thanks to his acclaimed performance as a quirky true-crime podcast host in the series Only Murders in the Building.

Posthumous Nod for Robbie Robertson and Shawn Levy's Nomination

In a bittersweet acknowledgment, the late Robbie Robertson, a Toronto-native musician, received a nomination for best original score with his contributions to Killers of the Flower Moon. Additionally, Montreal director Shawn Levy is recognized for All the Light We Cannot See, which is up for best limited, anthology, or motion picture made for TV.

Golden Globes: Back in the Limelight

The 81st Golden Globe Awards, hosted by comedian Jo Koy, mark a pivotal event in this awards season, broadcasting on CBS and Citytv in Canada. The ceremony aims to regain its prominence following a year marked by controversy. With NBC having dropped the 2022 show amidst concerns over nominee diversity and internal voting practices, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association experienced significant changes, including its dissolution last summer.

The anticipation mounts as the award ceremony approaches, foretelling both potential victory for Canadian stars and a renewed Golden Globes legacy.

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