Argentinean actress Bérénice Bejo and Colombian scene-stealer Sofia Vergara were among the nominees for the 69th annual Golden Globe nominations, announced this morning in Beverly Hills, California.
Bejo, who picked up nominations from the Critics Choice Awards and the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards earlier this week for her charming performance in The Artist, was nominated once again for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture! Her fellow nominees include Shailene Woodley (The Descendants), Octavia Spencer (The Help), Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs), and Jessica Chastain (The Help).
Having now earned a trifecta of nominations (Critics Choice, SAG, Golden Globe), Bejo has a great chance of being nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar when those nominations are announced on January 24th, 2012. In addition to her performance in the film, Bejo's movie, The Artist was also nominated for Best Comedy/Musical of the Year.
Puss in Boots, the animated movie starring Salma Hayek and Antonio Banderas was also nominated for Best Animated Film, while Banderas’ Spanish-language film The Skin I Live In was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film.
The biggest Latino snub from this year’s crop of GG nominees is Demián Bichir. The Mexican actor, who was nominatied for a Screen Actor’s Guild award for Best Actor yesterday, was overlooked for Best Actor at the Globes in favor of Ryan Gosling (The Ides of March) and Michael Fassbender (Shame). The snub isn't entirely surprising given the Globes' tendency toward awarding nominations to big Hollywood movie stars. Still, because Bichir was nominated by his fellow actors at the SAG Awards, he still has a shot at getting an Oscar nomination this year.
In the TV categories, Sofia Vergara was the only Latina nominated for an acting award. The Modern Family scene stealer was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Mini-Series, or Made-for-TV Movie. Her show Modern Family was also nominated for Best TV Comedy.
The Golden Globes will be presented Jan. 15 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, televised live by NBC and hosted by Ricky Gervais. Congratulations to all of the nominees!