The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations are out and Atlanta filmed productions have definitely made an impact. It’s no surprise with Georgia’s rapidly growing film industry that hosts the production of shows like “The Vampire Diaries” and films like “Captain America: Civil War” that Atlanta-made productions were represented well in this year’s nominations.
Breakout hit “Atlanta,” starring and written by Atlanta native Donald Glover, earned a nomination for Best Television Series Musical or Comedy in its debut season. Glover was also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy for his work on the show.
One of 2016’s biggest TV crazes “Stranger Things,” a Netflix original, scored a nomination for Best Television Series, Drama. Its leading lady Winona Ryder also landed a nomination for the series.
Scandal’s Kerry Washington was nominated for made for television political drama “Confirmation.”
“Hidden Figures” star Octavia Spencer earned a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in Supporting Role in Any Movie along with Viola Davis who stars in “Fences,” which recently had an advance screening in Atlanta. “Hidden Figures,” which did some of its shooting at historic Morehouse College, also stars Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae.
The Golden Globes will be broadcast Jan. 8 on NBC and will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon.