Two films shot in India nominated for Golden Globe Awards

MUMBAI: Two films that were shot in India have been nominated for Best Picture at the Golden Globe Awards.

The show is organised by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and takes place next month at the Beverly Hilton.

‘Life of Pi‘ directed by Ang Lee and shot in Pondicherry was nominated for best picture drama among other nods. Its competition includes ‘Lincoln‘ which got the most number of nominations - seven.

Lee said, “I am deeply honored and grateful to the HFPA for these very generous nominations. Making ‘Life of Pi‘ was one of the most challenging yet rewarding experiences of my life. I am proud of the film we all made and it is wonderful to get this recognition.”

In the same category getting a much needed boost was Quentin Tarantino‘s ‘Django Unchained‘ which got five nominations along with Ben Afflecks Argo. ‘Zero dark Thirty‘ also features in the best picture list. Missing from the list, however, is ‘Beasts Of the Southern Wild‘ which was completely ignored.

‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel‘, which was filmed in Rajasthan, got a nomination for best picture comedy or musical. Competing in hat category is ‘Silver Lining‘s Playbook‘ and the musical ‘Les Miserables‘. What is a surprise though is that neither of those two films‘ directors David O Russell and Tom Hooper were nominated.

A surprise nomination for best picture comedy is ‘Salmon Fishing In The Yemen‘. Its two stars, Emily Blunt and Ewan McGregor, have also been nominated. ‘Moonrise Kingdom has also been nominated for best picture comedy or musical. Paul Thomas AAnderson‘s The Master got a boost with its three stars getting nominated.

But it is Lincoln that is faring the best in terms of nominations in different awards so far. Earlier it got 13 nominations from the broadcast film critics Association, an all time record. Oscar ballots have to be submitted in a few days time and it will be interesting to see how the nominations at these different awards influence voters.

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