Ruben Östlund’ satire of the mega rich gets a chance to win Best Picture-Musical or Comedy while Dolly De Leon who plays the resourceful Abigail is vying for Best Supporting Actress.
For the Swedish star writer/director, this will be his first ever double nomination at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globes.
He was twice nominated earlier in the Non-English Language category with The Square (2018) and Force Majeure (2015).
The Neon release of Triangle of Sadness will have to fend off strong competition from Searchlight Pictures’ entry The Banshees of Inisherin - top favourite with eight nods- A24’s Everything Everywhere All at Once and Netflix’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.
Meanwhile Filippino-born Dolly De Leon will be running against Angela Bassett for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Kerry Condon for The Banshees of Insherin, Jamie Lee Curtis for Everything Everywhere All at Once, and Carey Mulligan for She Said.
De Leon is in a strong position as she just snapped a Best Supporting Actress statuette at the L.A. Film Critics Association Awards on December 12 (shared with Ke Huy Quan from Everything Everywhere All at Once) and received a nomination for the Satellite Awards, given by the International Press Academy (IPA) in Los. Angeles.
In a statement to the media following her L.A. Film Critics prize, De Leon said: "It’s an honour and a privilege to be recognised by critics who think outside the box and recognise the artistry of film-making. I’m proud to represent every individual who is struggling in their chosen industry - much like Abigail.”
The Palme d’or winning film Triangle of Sadness just won four major awards at the European Film Awards-Best Film, Director, Script and Actor (Zlatko Burić). The film produced by Plattform Produktion was supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond.
Also nominated at the 80th Hollywood Foreign Press Association awards is Iceland’ top composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, whose 2019 Golden Globe nomination with Joker was successfully transformed into an Oscar win.
Guðnadóttir’s score for Sarah Polley’s Women Talking is also in contention for an Oscar nomination and the Icelandic composer could make history as a double-Oscar contender with her score for Todd Field’s Tár.
For the drama Women Talking which tells a horrific true-life story of women and girls who were drugged and raped by men in their Mennonite religious community, Guðnadóttir told Deadline (CLICK HERE) that she chose to bring in opposing feelings of hope, and collaborated with her fellow composer and guitarist Skúli Sverrisson for the “acoustic and very earthy and very folky” sound.
The Golden Globes for Best Non-English Language Film section where Nordic films have sent strong contenders in the past, such as last year’s Compartment No6, has no entry from the Nordic region this year.
This year’s Golden Globes ceremony will be held January 10, 2022 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.
Last year’s event was cancelled by NBC and boycotted by Hollywood celebrities, following a report by the Los Angeles Times which denounced the HFPA’s lack of diversity.
To re-establish their reputation, the journalists behind the awards have introduced reforms and according to the HFPA’s statement, this year’s nominations were selected by a voting body including 52% female, 51.8% racially and ethnically diverse members.