Wednesday, December 16, 2009

NM-made films among Golden Globe nominees

New Mexico-produced films are represented this year among the Golden Globe nominees, which were announced on Tuesday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

“Georgia O’Keeffe,” a film about one of New Mexico’s most famous artists, which was made for Lifetime Television in and around Santa Fe, is up for best mini-series or motion picture made for television. Joan Allen, who portrayed O’Keeffe, and Jeremy Irons, who portrayed Alfred Steiglitz, are also nominated for best actress and actor in that category.

Jeff Bridges is nominated for a best actor Golden Globe in a drama for “Crazy Heart,” which shot in Albuquerque and Santa Fe in 2008 and also starred Maggie Gyllenhaal. Toby Maguire is also nominated for best actor for his role in “Brothers,” which also starred Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal and shot in northern New Mexico in late 2007.

The song “Winter” from “Brothers,” written by Bono and performed by U2, is nominated for best song, as is the song “The Weary Kind” from “Crazy Heart” that was written by Ryan Bingham and performed by T. Bone Burnett.

The Golden Globes will be broadcast live January 17, 2010 on NBC. See the original article by clicking here!