Golden Globes loves Steve Jobs even if nobody else does

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Michael Fassbender received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Jobs.
Michael Fassbender received a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of Jobs.
Photo: François Duhamel/©2015 Universal Studios

It may not have done well at the box office, but Steve Jobs is poised to make a huge splash this award season.

The film picked up four Golden Globe nominations when the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the candidates this morning. The association loved the Aaron Sorkin flick so much they made it the second-most nominated movie for the prestigious award show set to take place on January 10th.

Michael Fassbender received a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture for his role as the Apple co-founder. Kate Winslet got a nob for best performance by an actress in a supporting role, while writer Aaron Sorkin picked up a best screenplay nomination.

“I’m just very, very excited,” Kate Winslet told THR. “I’m quite delighted, especially for this particular film. It was one of the highlights of my career, and a real personal challenge for me. The role of Joanna herself, it was a very complex and a difficult part to play. She’s nothing like me, she doesn’t look like me, she doesn’t sound like me. That sense of total immersion and the desire to really disappear fully into the character was something I was constantly nervous about. It was an amazing experience.”

The music for Steve Jobs also received high praise with a best original score nomination going to Daniel Pemberton who served up three songs for the film.

“Thank you, HFPA, for this personal honor, and for all four nominations for STEVE JOBS,” said Aaron Sorkin today in a statement. “This has been a very special film for all of us involved as well as a brave choice for Universal, and we’re grateful for the support you’ve shown it today.”

Carol led all films with five nominations, including best actress nominations for both Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara. Mad Max: Fury Road surprised some film fans by receiving a Best Picture nomination, and Will Smith appears to have redeemed his last five horrible movie decisions by getting a nomination for best actor for his role in Concussion.

Source: Hollywood Reporter