Still from Unbelievable, episodes directed by alumna Lisa Cholodenko ’97, image courtesy of Vanity Fair

Columbia Filmmakers Nominated for 2019 Golden Globes

BY Felix van Kann, January 6, 2020

On January 5th, the Golden Globes ceremony took place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles where two films and one mini series by Columbia alumni earned nominations for the prestigious awards. 


Unbelievable, a mini series for which alumna Lisa Cholodenko ’97 served as an executive producer and director of three episodes, received a total of four nominations in the categories Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series (for Kaitlyn Dever and Merritt Wever respectively) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (for Toni Collette). 


Unbelievable is based on the true story of Marie, a teenager who was charged with lying about having been raped, and the two female detectives who followed the path to the truth. 


Still from Frozen II


Frozen II, written and co-directed by alumna Jennifer Lee ’05, came in with two nominations for Best Motion Picture, Animated and Best Original Song, Motion Picture (“Into the Unknown”). 


Frozen II explores the question why Elsa was born with magical powers. The answer is calling to her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she'll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey.


Still from Ford v Ferrari, a feature film directed by alumnus James Mangold ’99. Image courtesy of Telluride Film Festival


Alumnus James Mangold’s ’99 Ford v Ferrari took home a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama (for Christian Bale).


The film follows American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles who battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. 

This year marked the 77th edition of the historic award ceremony. The Golden Globes recognize achievements in 25 categories; 14 in motion pictures and 11 in television.