HACKSAW RIDGE secures three Golden Globe nominations, continuing a strong Awards Season showing.
Following its domination last week at the AACTA Awards where the film recorded nine wins from thirteen nominations including Best Film, Best Direction & Best Lead Actor, Mel Gibson’s HACKSAW RIDGE has today added 3 Golden Globe nominations to its Award Season bounty thus far.
Overnight, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced nominations for the film in the Best Motion Picture, Drama category, as well as nods for the film’s Director, Mel Gibson and star, Andrew Garfield.
In addition to its haul at the AACTA Awards, the film, shot entirely in NSW with an all-Australian crew, also won local recognition at the GQ Man of the Year Awards where the largely Australian cast was awarded Best Ensemble of the Year.
International awards to date have also included the Director, Editor and Make Up & Hair Styling Awards at the Hollywood Film Awards; Best Action Movie & Best Actor in an Action Movie at the Critics’ Choice Awards; and inclusion in the Top 10 Films of the Year by both the AFI and National Board of Review.
The film was also nominated for nine Satellite Awards including Best Motion Picture, Best Director & Best Actor in a Motion Picture and is tipped to feature strongly amongst the Academy Award nominations when they are announced on January 14 in the US.
HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun and was the first conscientious objector to be awarded the ‘Congressional Medal of Honor’.
In addition to awards focus for the film’s star, Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spider-Man, Silence) his performance has also attracted critical acclaim, as has those of his fellow cast members, Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crasher), Luke Bracey (TV’s Home & Away, Point Break), Teresa Palmer (Warm Bodies), Hugo Weaving (The Matrix, The Dressmaker), Sam Worthington (Avatar) and Rachel Griffiths (TV’s Brothers & Sisters and Six Feet Under).
The 74th Golden Globes Award ceremony will take place on January 8, 2017.