The Golden Globes announced the nominees for its 74th annual awards ceremony in December, and several Philadelphia-connected projects received nods.
Damien Chazelle's La La Land led the nominations with seven overall, including one for best song with "City of Stars." Cowritten by Ardmore's Benj Pasek, the song features a duet between stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Inquirer music critic David Patrick Stearns caught up with Pasek last month.
NBC drama This Is Us picked up three nominations, chief among them a nod for Best Television Drama. Created by University of Pennsylvania graduate Dan Fogelman, the show quickly began gaining recognition after the debut of its first season in September this year. Fogelman told Inquirer TV critic Ellen Gray in September that This Is Us is one of only a few on television that "gives you this type of emotion."
Full-length crime drama Hell or High Water also nabbed three nominations, including nods for Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Original Screenplay. The film, which follows a series of heists as a bank prepares to foreclose on family's ranch, was produced by Sidney Kimmel Entertainment. Based in Los Angeles, that production company was started by Philadelphia philanthropist Sidney Kimmel in 2004.
The Golden Globe Awards will air live on NBC beginning at 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8. The Tonight Show's Jimmy Fallon hosts.