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'Chernobyl' Nabs 4 Golden Globe Nominations

The highly acclaimed HBO miniseries was nominated for best television limited series or motion picture made for television. Chernobyl / HBO

HOLLYWOOD — “Chernobyl” captured Golden Globe nominations Monday in every category it entered, including the best television category. 

The highly acclaimed HBO miniseries was nominated for best television limited series or motion picture made for television.

The show’s leading actors also received recognition, with Jared Harris nominated for best actor, Emily Watson for best supporting actress and Stellan Skarsgard for best supporting actor (all for limited series or television movies).

The 77th annual Golden Globe Awards will be presented on Sunday, Jan. 5.

“Since ‘Chernobyl’ aired, we have heard from thousands of people from across the globe who have connected to this story because they or their parents experienced Chernobyl firsthand, or because it reminds them so much of tragedies their nations and their families have endured,” said Craig Mazin, its creator and writer.

“Our show is also about the cost of lies. Right now there is a global war on the truth,” he told The Moscow Times, adding: “We are proud of the part we have played to bring that conversation to the forefront.”

The Golden Globe Awards do not have a category for musical score in television, but this year’s Emmy-winning composer Hildur Gudnadottir, who scored the music for “Chernobyl,” was nominated for her work on the movie “Joker.” 

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, whose members vote on the Golden Globe nominees and winners each year, passed on nominating any Russian films despite the fact that a record number of Russian films were submitted in the foreign-language category. 

Of the record 92 foreign-language film submissions, movies representing France, Spain, South Korea, France and the U.S. made the cut.

This year’s Russian entries included “The Bull,” “Saving Leningrad,” “Strangers of Patience,” The Sun Above Me Never Sets,” “Wild League” and “Beanpole,” which was submitted by two-time Golden Globe-winning Russian producer Alexander Rodnyansky, whose past winning films included “Leviathan” and “Loveless.”

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