This summer’s breakout hit, “The Help” has been nominated for five Golden Globe Awards, including Best Motion Picture – Drama.
Nominations for the 69th annual awards ceremony were announced Dec. 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., according to EUR Web.
The film, based on author Kathryn Stockett’s best-selling novel of the same name, racked up on a bevy of other nominations including Best Original Song for Mary J. Blige’s “Living Proof,” and three acting awards. Actress Viola Davis was nominated for Best Actress, while Octavia Spencer and Jessica Chastain were both nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
“The Help,” which details the lives of Black maids and their employers during the 1960s, also picked up four Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations a day before the Golden Globe announcements.
During a recent interview with The Huffington Post, director Tate Taylor spoke about his first awards nominations.
“It’s a crazy cocktail of surrealism, exhilaration, nerves and being busy,” he said. “But really, pride. Complete pride. I mean, just to think, this just doesn’t happen. A book nobody wanted to publish, a movie no one wanted to make with this director…c’mon, you’ve got to admit, this just doesn’t happen.”
Actor Idris Elba was also nominated for Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie for his role in the BBC series “Luther.”
“The Artist” led the pack with six film nominations including Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical. Other films earning multiple nominations included “The Descendants,” “The Ides of March” and “Moneyball.”
The Golden Globes will be broadcast live on NBC on January 15.
For a complete listing of nominees, visit http://www.goldenglobes.org.