Today’s Golden Globes nominations for the Best Foreign Language Film include some of the leading favorites with potential to be in the mix for the similar category at the Oscars like Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters
and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
’s Never Look Away
. But there is one glaring omission. Pawel Pawlikowski
’s black-and-white Polish drama Cold War did not make the cut despite plaudits from Cannes and critics bodies.
There’s been a lot of heat on Cold War which was the Best Director laureate in Cannes and has frontrunner status at the upcoming European Film Awards. Star Joanna Kulig
is currently spending several weeks in La to talk up the film (and croon), and the 1950s-set romantic drama from Amazon
has also scored a Best Foreign Language Film win from the National Board of Review
and the New York Film Critics Circle.