Michael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Irish feature Albert Nobbs and Irish filmed drama Game of Thrones are among the nominees for the 69th Annual Golden Globes. The Awards will be presented at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, 15th January 2012.
Fassbender was nominated for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in Shame, while Gleeson was nominated for the third time in his career for a Golden Globe for his role in John Michael McDonagh’s The Guard in the Actor in a Comedy or Musical category.
Irish composer Brian Byrne was nominated in the Best Original Song – Motion Picture category for ‘Lay Your Head Down’ featured in the Irish film Albert Nobbs and sung by Sinead O’Connor, while Game of Thrones, shot in Northern Ireland, was nominated for Best TV series Drama Globe.
James Hickey, Chief Executive of Bord Scannán na hÉireann /Irish Film Board (IFB) commented on the news: ‘We are delighted to see the wide range of nominations which showcase Ireland on the international stage, underlining Ireland’s reputation as a cultural hub. Funding from Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board is key for projects such as The Guard and Albert Nobbs to be produced in Ireland, creating opportunities for Irish talent to work on these projects.’