Cynthia Erivo grabs double Golden Globe nominations for portraying Harriet Tubman

December 10, 2019 at 08:00 am | Entertainment

Mohammed Awal

Mohammed Awal

December 10, 2019 at 08:00 am | Entertainment

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Multiple award-winning actress Cynthia Erivo has received double Golden Globe nominations.

Her nominations was for starring as Harriet in the Focus Features biopic of the charismatic and fearless slave turned abolitionist Harriet Tubman and for the film’s original song Stand Up.

Erivo co-wrote the song with Joshuah Brian Campbell.

The British singer and songwriter who is an Emmy, Tony and Grammy award-winner ventured into films in 2018 starring in the heist film Widows and the thriller Bad Times at the El Royale.

She also cast as Aretha Franklin in National Geographic’s new Genius Anthology series.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Erivo was on set for the Genius series when she found out about the nominations.

“I’m in the woods here, getting ready to do the first shot, in full hair and makeup,” The Hollywood Reporter quoted her as saying.

“To say I’m very excited is an understatement. This is unbelievable.”

In a separate interview Erivo told Deadline that: “Finally, we get to see her [Harriet Tubman].

“I think she’s been a picture for so long or a monument. Our history books don’t really talk about her life. She’s almost a paragraph and only a paragraph. Now we get to at least have an image. 

“We get to know a little bit more of who she was as a person. Hopefully what that will do is encourage more storytellers to tell her story again and again.”

Responsibility to fight just like she did

Erivo said the ‘Stand Up’ song which was written after filming Harriet and conceived in the middle of shooting The Outsider aimed at encouraging people to know “that we are responsible to fight just like she did.”

“I wanted people to know that the work that she did was special and important. 

“I wanted to pay homage to who she was and what she had done and the legacy she had left behind which is probably why it ends with the line ‘I go to prepare a place for you’ which was her final line [before she passed away],” she said.

Check the list of all nominees below

Television:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Michael Douglas (“The Kominsky Method”)

Bill Hader (“Barry”)

Ben Platt (“The Politician”)

Paul Rudd (“Living with Yourself”)

Ramy Youssef (“Ramy”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

Christina Applegate (“Dead to Me”)

Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

Kirsten Dunst (“On Becoming a God in Central Florida”)

Natasha Lyonne (“Russian Doll”)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama

Brian Cox (“Succession”)

Kit Harington (“Game of Thrones”)

Rami Malek (“Mr. Robot”)

Tobias Menzies (“The Crown”)

Billy Porter (“Pose”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama

Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”)

Olivia Colman (“The Crown”)

Jodie Comer (“Killing Eve”)

Nicole Kidman (“Big Little Lies”)

Reese Witherspoon (“Big Little Lies”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Christopher Abbott (“Catch-22”)

Sacha Baron Cohen (“The Spy”)

Russell Crowe (“The Loudest Voice”)

Jared Harris (“Chernobyl”)

Sam Rockwell (“Fosse/Verdon”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Kaitlyn Dever (“Unbelievable”)

Joey King (“The Act”)

Helen Mirren (“Catherine the Great”)

Merritt Wever (“Unbelievable”)

Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon”)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

“Catch-22″

“Chernobyl”

“Fosse/Verdon”

The Loudest Voice

“Unbelievable”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Patricia Arquette (“The Act”)

Helena Bonham Carter (“The Crown”)

Toni Collette

Meryl Streep (“Big Little Lies”)

Emily Watson (“Chernobyl”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Alan Arkin (“The Kominsky Method”)

Kieran Culkin (“Succession”)

Andrew Scott (“Fleabag”)

Stellan Skarsgård (“Chernobyl”)

Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Best Television Series — Drama

“Big Little Lies”

“The Crown”

“Killing Eve”

“The Morning Show”

“Succession”

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy

“Barry”

“Fleabag”

“The Kominsky Method”

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

“The Politician”

Movies:

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

“Jojo Rabbit”

“Knives Out”

“Rocketman”

“Dolemite Is My Name”

Best Motion Picture — Drama

“The Irishman”

“Marriage Story”

“1917”

“Joker”

“The Two Popes”

Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language

“The Farewell”

“Pain and Glory”

“Portrait of a Lady on Fire”

“Parasite”

“Les Misérables”

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story”)

Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won (“Parasite”)

Anthony McCarten (“The Two Popes”)

Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

Steven Zaillian (“The Irishman”)

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

“Beautiful Ghosts” (“Cats”)

“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” (“Rocketman”)

“Into the Unknown” (“Frozen II”)

“Spirit” (“The Lion King”)

“Stand Up” (“Harriet”)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”)

Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”)

Al Pacino (“The Irishman”)

Joe Pesci (“The Irishman”)

Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Kathy Bates (“Richard Jewell”)

Annette Bening (“The Report”)

Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”)

Jennifer Lopez (“Hustlers”)

Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Daniel Craig (“Knives Out”)

Roman Griffin Davis (“Jojo Rabbit”)

Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”)

Eddie Murphy (“Dolemite Is My Name”)

Best Motion Picture — Animated

“Frozen II”

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

“Missing Link”

“Toy Story 4”

“Lion King”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

Christian Bale (“Ford v Ferrari”)

Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”)

Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”)

Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”)

Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”)

Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”)

Saoirse Ronan (“Little Women”)

Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”)

Renée Zellweger (“Judy”)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Awkwafina (“The Farewell”)

Ana de Armas (“Knives Out”)

Cate Blanchett (“Where’d You Go, Bernadette”)

Beanie Feldstein (“Booksmart”)

Emma Thompson (“Late Night”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

Daniel Craig (“Knives Out”)

Roman Griffin Davis (“Jojo Rabbit”)

Leonardo Dicaprio (“Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood”)

Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”)

Eddie Murphy (“Dolemite is My Name”)

Best Director — Motion Picture

Bong Joon-ho (“Parasite”)

Sam Mendes (“1917”)

Todd Phillips (“Joker”)

Martin Scorsese (“The Irishman”)

Quentin Tarantino (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”)

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