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  • 12 January 2014, 21:12

Golden Globes: High Hopes For British Talent

The British film industry has high hopes of success at the Golden Globe awards.

British films, actors, and directors have more nominations this year than at almost any time in the last few years.

The results of the first major movie awards of the season will be known within the next 24 hours.

Leading the hopes is 12 Years A Slave, which has been nominated for Best Film and Best Actor in Chiwetel Ejiofor.

But there are also big hopes for other British involvement in the two Best Film and Best Actor and Actress categories.

British films Philomena and Rush have been nominated in the Best Motion Picture - Drama category.

Paul Greengrass and Steve McQueen have been nominated as best director for Captain Phillips and 12 Years A Slave.

Idris Elba has been nominated for Best Actor - Drama after playing the late South African president in Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.

Dame Judi Dench, Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet are all up in the Best Actress - Drama category, for their roles in Philomena, Saving Mr Banks and Labor Day.

American Hustle's Christian Bale has been nominated for a Best Actor - Comedy Golden Globe.

London-based Michael Fassbender is a contender for the Best Supporting Actor - Drama award for his role in 12 Years A Slave.

The film has also picked up nominations for best screenplay and best original score.

Philomena has also been nominated for best screenplay.

Movie critic Karen Krizanovich said: "It's a really strong list this year. Every single one of those nominated is a really interesting project."

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