At the award ceremony for Golden Globes is the Netflix series "Unorthodox" with nominations for best mini-series as well as in the category for best actress the greatest hope for Germany. The production competes against, among others, the series "Normal People," "Damengambit" and "The Undoing".
Director Maria Schrader Was born in Hanover in 1965 and is known as both an actress and a filmmaker. In "Unorthodox," she tells the story of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman who flees her husband from New York to Berlin. It stars Israeli actress Shira Haas, who is in the running for a Golden Globe against Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman.
"Unorthodox" – Netflix series wows viewers worldwide
In the four series episodes in Yiddish, English and German, Haas plays Esther, a Jewish woman from the Satmar religious community in Brooklyn. It's a world with strict rules of faith: Women must shave off their hair and wear wigs, for example. During their period they are not allowed to be touched by their husbands. Esty initially looks forward to marriage, but much is different than expected.
The scenes set in New York are loosely based on the 2012 book "Unorthodox" by Deborah Feldman. The plot line in Berlin, on the other hand, is fictional. "Unorthodox" received much international attention – the "New York Times," for example, called the Emancipation Story "breathtaking".
Helena Zengel: Twelve-year-old German nominated for Golden Globes
Another hope for Germany: The twelve-year-old German young actress Helena Zengel was nominated for her role in "News of the World" alongside Tom Hanks as best Supporting actress nominated At the age of nine, Helena Zengel appeared in front of the camera for the film "Systemsprenger", and was subsequently offered a role alongside Tom Hanks. The result is the western "News of the World" – and immediately brings the schoolgirl a Golden Globe nomination.
Tom Hanks raved, according to the film company Universal, the schoolgirl has an "incredible expressiveness". "Her silence, her eyes, her instincts – she may not be aware of the rules of acting, but she already knows them implicitly."
The industry journal "Hollywood Reporter" attested her an "amazing performance," and the trade journal "Variety" recently named Zengel one of ten promising young actresses whose careers should be given special attention. So now a Golden Globe nomination has been added to the mix.
"The Crown" and "Schitt's Creek" are favorites
The Royal Family series "The Crown" and the comedy production "Schitt's Creek" enter the race for the TV Golden Globes as favorites – and the production "Unorthodox" by German director Maria Schrader also has a chance of winning the coveted trophy. "The Crown", which is about the history of the British royal family, was nominated six times by Association of Foreign Press on Wednesday in Hollywood.
In addition to nominations in the best TV series category, Olivia Colman and Emma Corrin of "The Crown" are up for best actresses. Josh O'Connor enters as best actor. Also Kaley Cuoco Is nominated for best leading actress for her role in "The Flight Attenant".
The comedy "Schitt's Creek," about a snobby American family that loses its possessions and is forced to live in a small town, received five Golden Globe nominations.
Golden Globes: Netflix dominates nominations
Among the major producers Netflix in the TV division thereby with 20 Golden Globe nominations far ahead of its competitors – the provider HBO comes to seven, the platform Hulu to six. The Globe trophies in the form of a gold-colored globe are considered the most important film awards in the USA after the Oscars and will be presented on February 28. February awarded in Beverly Hills.
The increase planned by "Sex and the City" star Sarah Jessica Parker and actress Taraji P. Henson announced Golden Globes nominations heralded the start of this year's film awards season. The Golden Globes, awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), will be held on 28. February in Beverly Hills – about two months later than planned. Moderated the 78. Golden Globes ceremony by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.