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BBC FILMS Receives Four Nominations At The Annual Golden Globe® Awards Nominations For FLORENCE FOSTER JENKINS


12 December 2016

BBC Films has scooped four nominations for Florence Foster Jenkins at this year’s Golden Globe® Awards which were announced today.

Hugh Grant has been nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Meryl Streep for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, Simon Helberg for Best Supporting Actor and the film for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. Florence Foster Jenkins is directed by Stephen Frears and written by Nicholas Martin.

The true story of Florence Foster Jenkins (Meryl Streep), the legendary New York heiress and socialite who obsessively pursued her dream of becoming a great opera singer. The voice she heard in her head was beautiful, but to everyone else it was hilariously awful. Her “husband” and manager, St Clair Bayfield (Hugh Grant) an aristocratic English actor, was determined to protect his beloved Florence from the truth. But when Florence decided to give a public concert at Carnegie Hall in 1944, St Clair knew he faced his greatest challenge.

 

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Joe Oppenheimer, Acting Head of BBC Films commented, "It’s wonderful to receive so many Golden Globe nominations for Florence Foster Jenkins,a credit both to the real Florence and to the team who brought her story to life. Congratulations to them all."

The winners will be announced at the Golden Globe® Awards ceremony, which will take place on Sunday 8 January at the Beverly Hilton, California.

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About BBC Films
BBC Films is at the forefront of independent filmmaking in the UK, developing and co-producing around twelve films a year. In 2015 BBC Films was awarded the Michael Balcon BAFTA for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema in 2015. BBC Films is currently headed up by Acting Head Joe Oppenheimer.

Recent releases include Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom, Ken Loach’s winner of the 2016 Cannes International Film Festival Palme d’Or I, Daniel Blake, Louis Theroux’s My Scientology Movie,Ricky Gervais’ David Brent: Life on the Road, Phillipa Lowthorpe’s Swallows and Amazons and Mandy Fletcher’s Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie.

Upcoming releases Mick Jackson’s Denial, Ritesh Batra’s The Sense of an Ending, Gurinder Chadha’s Viceroy’s House, Lone Scherfig’s Their Finest, James Marsh’sThe Mercy, Steve Cantor’s Dancer, and Pete Travis’City of Tiny Lights.

BBC Films’ eclectic back catalogue includes Brooklyn, Florence Foster Jenkins, The Lady in the Van, Mr Holmes, Far from the Madding Crowd, Pride, Saving Mr. Banks, Philomena, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa, My Week with Marilyn, We Need To Talk About Kevin, Jane Eyre, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, Made in Dagenham, An Education, In the Loop, Fish Tank, My Summer of Love, Truly Madly Deeply, and Billy Elliot.

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