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Diane Lane + Shailene Woodley + William Hurt: Golden Globes

Diane Lane Golden Globes Best Actress nominee
Diane Lane: Golden Globes Best Actress nominee in television category.

Diane Lane: Golden Globes Red Carpet

In the photo above, Diane Lane arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards, which took place on Sunday, Jan. 15, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

This year, Lane was nominated for Best Actress in a Television Movie or Miniseries for her performance in Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini’s Cinema Verite. She lost to Kate Winslet for Todd Haynes’ Mildred Pierce, a remake of the 1945 melodrama/film noir starring Best Actress Oscar winner Joan Crawford and Ann Blyth (Evan Rachel Wood in the remake).

Diane Lane and Kate Winslet’s Golden Globe competitors were:

  • Romola Garai for The Hour.
  • Elizabeth McGovern for Downton Abbey (which, really, is more of a TV series than a miniseries).
  • Emily Watson for Appropriate Adult.

Winslet won a Best Actress Academy Award for Stephen Daldry’s The Reader in early 2009. Three of the other Golden Globe nominees mentioned above have been nominated for Oscars as well:

  • Diane Lane as Best Actress for Adrian Lyne’s Unfaithful (2002).
  • Elizabeth McGovern as Best Supporting Actress for Milos Forman’s Ragtime (1981).
  • Emily Watson as Best Actress for Lars von Trier’s Breaking the Waves (1996) and Anand Tucker’s Hilary and Jackie (1998).

Cinema Verite cast

Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini directed Cinema Verite. Besides Diane Lane, the cast includes:

Kaitlyn Dever. James Gandolfini. Johnny Simmons. Patrick Fugit. Molly Hagan. Thomas Dekker. Lolita Davidovich.

Best Supporting Actor Oscar winner Tim Robbins (Mystic River, 2003).

Best Supporting Actress Oscar nominee Kathleen Quinlan (Apollo 13, 1995).

Diane Lane movies

Diane Lane has been featured in about 40 films since her debut in George Roy Hill’s A Little Romance in 1979. Notable titles include George Roy Hill’s A Little Romance (1979), with Laurence Olivier; Francis Ford Coppola’s The Cotton Club (1984), with Richard Gere; Richard Attenborough’s Chaplin (1992), in which she plays Paulette Goddard opposite Robert Downey Jr.’s Charles Chaplin); and Adrian Lyne’s Unfaithful (2002), with Richard Gere and Olivier Martinez.

As mentioned further up, Unfaithful, a remake of Claude Chabrol’s 1969 psychological crime drama The Unfaithful Wife / La femme infidèle, earned Diane Lane (in the old Stéphane Audran role) a Best Actress Oscar nomination – her only one to date. The winner that year was Nicole Kidman for her performance as troubled author Virginia Woolf in Stephen Daldry’s The Hours.

Diane Lane photo: Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet © HFPA.

Shailene Woodley Golden Globe nomination
Shailene Woodley: Golden Globe nomination as Best Supporting Actress.

Golden Globe nominee Shailene Woodley

Shailene Woodley, nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for her performance as George Clooney’s daughter in Alexander Payne’s The Descendants, arrives at the 2012 Golden Globes Awards. Woodley lost to odds-on favorite Octavia Spencer in Tate Taylor’s socially conscious period drama The Help.

Woodley and Spencer’s competition for Best Supporting Actress consisted of the following:

This is a hard category to predict at the Oscars. Chastain has been a favorite among film critics – at least in part because she has been featured in something like 200 movies in the last 12 months – but Spencer and The Help have become sentimental favorites. Tough to beat those.

The Descendants was voted the Golden Globes’ Best Motion Picture – Drama of 2011. Star Wars and Witness actor Harrison Ford presented the award.

Shailene Woodley movies

Shailene Woodley has been acting – mostly on television – since the late 1990s. Besides The Descendants, she has a mere two film credits: Drew Barrymore’s short Our Deal (2011), featuring Chloë Grace Moretz and Miranda Cosgrove; and Don Most’s Moola (2007), with William Mapother and Treat Williams.

Also worth noting, at one point the Simi Valley, California, native (born on Nov. 15, 1991) was considered for the role of Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games franchise. Jennifer Lawrence ultimately landed the assignment.

Shailene Woodley’s television credits include recurring roles in the series The O.C. and Crossing Jordan, plus the lead in The Secret Life of the American Teenager, in which she plays Amy Juergens opposite Daren Kagasoff and Ken Baumann.

Shailene Woodley photo: Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet © HFPA.

William Hurt Golden Globes Best Actor nominee
William Hurt and guest: Best Actor nominee on the Golden Globes’ Red Carpet.

Best Actor nominee William Hurt on Golden Globes Red Carpet

William Hurt, nominated as Best Actor in a Television Miniseries or Movie for his performance in Curtis Hanson’s HBO drama Too Big to Fail, arrives with a guest at the 69th Annual Golden Globes Awards held at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills, on Sunday, Jan. 15, ’12.

Hurt’s competition consisted of:

  • Eventual winner Idris Elba for Luther.
  • Hugh Bonneville for Downton Abbey.
  • Bill Nighy for Page Eight.
  • Dominic West for The Hour.

William Hurt movies

William Hurt has been featured in about 60 movies, notably Ken Russell’s psychedelic Altered States (1980), with Blair Brown; Lawrence Kasdan’s Body Heat (1981) and The Accidental Tourist (1988), both costarring Kathleen Turner; and Hector Babenco’s Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), which earned him a Best Actor Oscar.

Also: Randa Haines’ Children of a Lesser God (1986), with Marlee Matlin and Piper Laurie; and James L. BrooksBroadcast News (1987), with Holly Hunter and Albert Brooks; and David Cronenberg’s A History of Violence (2005), with Viggo Mortensen and Maria Bello.

William Hurt’s first wife was actress Mary Beth Hurt (The World According to Garp, Affliction). In the mid-’80s, he lived for a couple of years with Children of a Lesser God Best Actress Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, who in her 2009 autobiography I’ll Scream Later accused him of drug and physical abuse.

Among others, Hurt also had a relationship with actress Sandrine Bonnaire (Vagabond, East/West), with whom he has a child.

See also: “William Hurt among the Oscars’ movie veterans.”

William Hurt and guest photo: Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet © HFPA.

Janet McTeer and husband Joe Coleman artist
Janet McTeer and husband, artist Joe Coleman.

Janet McTeer & husband Joe Coleman

Janet McTeer and husband Joe Coleman are seen above on the 2012 Golden Globes’ Red Carpet outside the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills. McTeer was a nominee in the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture category for her work as a woman trying to pass for a man in 19th century Ireland in Rodrigo García’s Albert Nobbs, based on George Moore’s novella.

Her competition for the Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe consisted of:

  • Bérénice Bejo for Michel Hazanavicius’ The Artist.
  • Jessica Chastain and eventual winner Octavia Spencer for Tate Taylor’s The Help.
  • Shailene Woodley for playing George Clooney’s daughter in Alexander Payne’s The Descendants.

Janet McTeer and Albert Nobbs’ leading lady, Glenn Close, have been both shortlisted for the SAG Awards. Both are likely contenders for the Oscars as well.

Janet McTeer movies

Mostly a stage actress, Janet McTeer (born on Aug. 5, 1961, in Newcastle, England) has been featured in less than 20 big-screen efforts since her debut in Bob Swaim’s Half Moon Street (1986), starring Sigourney Weaver and Michael Caine.

Below is a trio of notable movies featuring Janet McTeer.

  • The Woman in Black (2012).
    Director: James Watkins.
    Cast: Daniel Radcliffe. Janet McTeer.
  • Albert Nobbs (2011).
    Director: Rodrigo García.
    Cast: Glenn Close. Janet McTeer. Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Mia Wasikowska. Pauline Collins. Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
  • Tumbleweeds (1999), which earned her a Best Actress Academy Award nomination.
    Director: Gavin O’Connor.
    Cast: Janet McTeer. Kimberly J. Brown. Jay O. Sanders. Gavin O’Connor. Laurel Holloman. Lois Smith. Michael J. Pollard.

Television & theater

On television, Janet McTeer played the title role in the series The Governor (1995-1996) and received an Emmy nomination for Thaddeus O’Sullivan’s Into the Storm (2009), a TV movie starring Brendan Gleeson as Winston Churchill and McTeer as his wife Clementine.

On stage, in 1997 she won an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for her performance as Nora in Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House. Other theater roles include:

  • Yelena in Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in London.
  • Veronique in Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage in London’s West End and, as replacing Tony Winner Marcia Gay Harden, on Broadway.
  • The title role in Robert McLellan’s Mary Stuart, once again in both London and on Broadway, a performance that earned Janet McTeer the 2009 Best Actress Drama Desk Award.

More Janet McTeer:

Joe Coleman

Janet McTeer’s husband Joe Coleman is a model – whose gigs include working for Donna Karan, Bruce Weber, Steven Klein, and Herb Ritts – and an artist/poet, whose collage work has been published in Vogue.

He is not to be confused with another Joe Coleman who also happens to be an American artist – but not a model or Janet McTeer’s husband.

Janet McTeer and husband Joe Coleman photo: Golden Globes 2012 Red Carpet © HFPA.

Golden Globes website.

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