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Golden Chance for British Product

Date posted: 15.12.2006

The nominations for the 64th Golden Globe awards have been announced.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association was founded more than 60 years ago by a group of Los Angeles-based journalists working for overseas publications.

Its annual Golden Globe awards have enabled the not-for-profit organisation to donate millions of dollars to entertainment-related charities, as well as funding scholarships and other programmes for future film and television professionals.

Once again, an array of British talent and London-shot productions feature in the line up for the Golden Globes.

The Queen appears in several categories, having been nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Screenplay (Peter Morgan), Best Director (Stephen Frears) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Helen Mirren).

Helen Mirren is also running against herself in the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture made for Television. She has been nominated for her portrayal of the lead characters in both Elizabeth I and Prime Suspect: The Final Act.

And she is not the only British performer to feature twice in the listings. Emily Blunt has been nominated for her supporting role in The Devil Wears Prada and Gideon's Daughter. Chiwetel Ejiofor’s double whammy is for Kinky Boots and Tsunami, The Aftermath.

Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan also features in two categories. The controversial mockumentary is up for Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical. The film’s creator, Sacha Baron Cohen, has also been nominated for his lead performance.

The live NBC telecast of the award ceremony takes place at 8 pm EST on 15 January 2007.

Find out more about the Golden Globes on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association website.

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