Iñárritu and Larraín Earn Golden Globes Nominations

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced this morning the nominations for the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards, which include Latin American filmmakers Alejandro González Iñárritu, and Pablo Larráin.

Mexican director González Iñárritu’s The Revenant was nominated for Best Motion Picture, Drama, for Best Director, and for Best Actor. The film tells the story of legendary frontiersman Hugh Glass (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) who sustains injuries from a brutal bear attack while exploring the uncharted wilderness in the 1800s. When his hunting team leaves him for dead, Glass must utilize his survival skills to find a way back home to his beloved family. Grief-stricken and fueled by vengeance, Glass treks through the wintry terrain to track down John Fitzgerald (Tom Hardy), the former confidant who betrayed and abandoned him.

This marks González Iñárritu’s third Golden Globe nomination for Best Director, after Babel in 2007, and Birdman last year. The Mexican filmmaker has won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Drama for Babel, and for Best Screenplay for Birdman.

The Chilean film The Club / El Club by Pablo Larraín was nominated for Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language. In the Silver-Bear winning film, four unrelated men and the woman who tends their domestic needs live in a secluded house in a small seaside tow. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to purge the sins of their pasts, the separation from their communities the worst form of punishment by the Church. Their fragile stability is disrupted by the arrival of an emissary from the Vatican who seeks to understand the effects of their isolation, and a newly-disgraced housemate.

Additionally, Mexican actor Gael García Bernal received a nomination for Best Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy for his work in Mozart in the Jungle; Wagner Moura from Brazil received a nomination for Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama for Narcos; the Netflix series Narcos was nominated for Best TV Series, Drama
; Gina Rodriguez from Jane the Virgin was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy; and Guatemalan-born Oscar Isaac was nominated for Best Actor in a Limited-Series or TV Movie.

The 73rd edition of the Golden Globe Awards, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will air January 10, 2016.