Emerald Fennell, Regina King and Chloe Zhao have made history at the 2021 Golden Globe nominations today, 3 February. Their nomination for Best Director is the first time three women have been shortlisted in the category in the same year.
The news marks the first time more than one woman has been shortlisted for Best Director in a year. Emerald Fennell, who some might recognise from her turn as Camilla Parker Bowles in season four of The Crown, was recognised for her acclaimed film, Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan, while Regina King is up for One Night In Miami, about a fictional meeting of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke in 1964.
Chloe Zhao is nominated for Nomadland, a contemporary Western which tells the story of a woman (Frances McDormand) living as a nomad in America after losing everything in the recent recession. The movie, which on a book by Jessica Bruder, won the 2020 Golden Lion, the top prize, at Venice Film Festival in September.
British talent fared very well in the nomination list - Brits up for awards include Emma Corrin, Carey Mulligan, Anya Taylor-Joy, Olivia Colman, Sacha Baron Cohen, James Corden and Hugh Grant. The winners will be announced in a ceremony on 28 February.
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