Here we highlight stand-out nominees with connections to New England. The nominees for the 2013 Golden Globes were announced early Dec. 13, and the annual ceremony took place on Jan. 13, 2013.
Not only is the Cambridge local’s film “Argo” nominated for best picture, his third directorial venture also bagged him a nomination for Best Director. This should be a good week for Affleck: Barbara Walters chose him for her annual list highlighting he most fascinating people of the year and “Good Will Hunting” turned 15 years old on Dec. 12.
Affleck, along with George Clooney, were two of the producers of “Argo.” Affleck also starred in and produced the film.
Local connection: Lived in Cambridge, attended Cambridge Rindge and Latin School, and briefly attended the University of Vermont.
Nominations: Best Picture, Best Director for “Argo” (pictured)
Filmmaker Wes Anderson has developed a cult following because of his quirky films, such as “Rushmore” and “Royal Tenenbaums.” And now his latest project, “Moonrise Kingdom,” has earned him a Golden Globe nomination among other critical acclaim in part because of the film’s fairytale-like presentation and strong cast. The movie took place on a fictional New England island and was filmed in many New England locations.
Pictured from left to right are Bill Murray as Mr. Bishop, Frances McDormand as Mrs. Bishop, Edward Norton as Scout Master Ward, and Bruce Willis as Captain Sharp.
Local connection: Although the film is located on a fictional idyllic New England island (think Nantucket or Martha’s Vineyard), a good portion of the movie was shot in Narragansett, R.I.
Nomination: Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
No, that isn’t Sarah Palin pictured next to someone who kind of maybe resembles John McCain (it’s Ed Harris). Pictured is Julianne Moore from the HBO movie “Game Change,” based on the book about the 2008 presidential campaign.
Local connection: Julianne Moore attended Boston University and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1983.
Nominations: Julianne Moore was nominated for Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie. “Game Change” was nominated for Best Miniseries or TV Movie.
In its first season, “Girls” has managed to gain a vast amount of acclaim and a strong dosage of criticism. It’s the show that many have been buzzing about for months, and it won’t be a surprise to many that it bagged a nomination.
Unfortunately, current small-screen darling Lena Dunham doesn’t have any local connections to New England, but the three other girls on her show all do.
Pictured from left: Lena Dunham, Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke.
Local connections: NBC anchor Brian Williams’s daughter Allison Williams was raised in New Canaan, Conn., and attended Yale University, Jemima Kirke attended Rhode Island School of Design, while Zosia Mamet was born in Randolph, Vt.
Nominations: “Girls” is nominated for Best Television Comedy or Musical.
Funny man Matt LeBlanc seems to have a better post-“Friends” career than his character on “Episodes,” which portrays a fictional account of LeBlanc’s life after “Friends” (and unfortunately, “Joey.”)
Pictured is Matt LeBlanc (right) with “Episodes” costar Stephen Mangan.
Local connection: The actor attended Newton North High School and graduated in 1985. Funnily enough, LeBlanc graduated with another person who made this list.
Nominations: Matt LeBlanc was nominated for Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical.
He’s smart, he’s funny, and he’s local! Louis C.K., a fellow Newton North graduate with Matt LeBlanc, has been considered the “it” funny man for the past few years. His show “Louie” and his stand-up comedy series have been hugely successful during the past few years.
Local connections: C.K. attended high school in Newton and then lived in Boston where he tried his hand at stand up for a few years until moving to New York.
Nominations: Louis C.K. is up for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are not only hosting the Golden Globes—they are also competing for Best Actress in a Comedy Series category. But only Poehler is local. Poehler and Fey worked together on “Saturday Night Live,” and now each have their own shows, “30 Rock” (Fey) and “Parks and Recreation” (Poehler).
Local connection: Poehler was born in Newton and grew up in Burlington. She graduated from Boston College in 1993.
Nomination: The “Parks and Recreation” star is up for Best Actress in a Comedy Series. The annual awards ceremony will take place on Jan. 13, 2013. Back to the beginning
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