Paul Giamatti Nabs Golden Globe Nomination

Published: December 14th 2010
in Culture » Movies

Paul Giamatti (left) and Dustin Hoffman in a wedding scene from "Barney's Version."

Paul Giamatti has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his leading role in Barney’s Version. The film is an adaptation of Mordechai Richler’s celebrated novel of the same title.


“Thank you to everyone at The HFPA,” said Giamatti in a statement. “It’s a great thrill to be honoured for this performance. I believe Richard made a lovely movie, and I am really happy for the film to be recognized. I share this with Rosamund, Dustin and all the cast and crew, who were a joy to work with.”


Produced by Robert Lantos (Where the Truth Lies, Fugitive Pieces), Barney’s Version is based on Mordecai Richler’s celebrated comic novel. It tells the story of a Montrealer, Barney Panofsky (played by Giamatti), and the highs and lows of his life. 


The movie had its North American premiere at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival and won the Golden Cub Award at the Venice International Film Festival.


Barney’s Version opens in Toronto and Montreal on Dec. 24, 2010, followed by a nationwide release on Jan. 14, 2011. 


A number of Jewish actors, directors and screenwriters are nominated for Golden Globes this year. Among the nominated actors are: Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield (The Social Network), Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis (Black Swan), James Franco (127 Hours), Jake Gyllenhaal (Love and Other Drugs), Lea Michele (Glee), Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), among others. 


The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards will take place on Jan. 16, 2011.

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