Golden Globes: Rachel Weisz, Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Ronson among hopefuls

The latest Jewish News

Read this week’s digital edition

Click Here

Golden Globes: Rachel Weisz, Sacha Baron Cohen and Mark Ronson among hopefuls

British Jewish actors, comedians and performers are up for numerous prestigious entertainment awards

Rachel Weisz filming for Disobedience
Rachel Weisz filming for Disobedience

Plenty of Jewish actors as well as films and shows with Jewish content made this year’s Golden Globes shortlist.

Here are the Jewish nominees for the award, presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Winners will be announced on Jan. 6 during the awards show on NBC.

Adam Driver was nominated for best supporting actor in a film for his role in  “BlackKkKlansman.” Driver, who is not Jewish, plays a Jewish cop who teams up with an African-American officer to infiltrate a Ku Klux Klan branch in the Spike Lee film, which was also nominated for best motion picture.

Rachel Weisz is up for best supporting actress in a film for portraying a friend of England’s Queen Anne in the 18th-century costume dramedy “The Favorite.”

Timothee Chalamet is up for best supporting actor in a film for his role as a teen struggling with a meth addiction in “Beautiful Boy.”

Composers Justin Hurwitz and Marc Shaiman were nominated for best original film score for “First Man” and “Mary Poppins Returns,” respectively.

South African pop star Troye Sivan‘s song “Revelation” in the film “Boy Erased” is among the nominees for best original song, as is Mark Ronson‘s “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born.”

“The Kominsky Method” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” were both nominated for best musical or comedy television series. Rachel Brosnahan, who is not Jewish but plays the Jewish protagonist in Amazon’s “Maisel,” is also up for a nomination for best actress. Alex Borstein was nominated for best supporting actress for her role as Brosnahan’s sidekick in the Amazon series.

Brosnahan is joined in that category by Alison Brie (“Glow”) and Debra Messing  (“Will & Grace”).

Sacha Baron Cohen‘s performance in his satirical ambush show “Who Is America” earned him a nomination for best musical or comedy television actor.

Henry Winkler was nominated for best supporting actor  for his role as an acting coach in the HBO comedy series “Barry.”

READ MORE – Jewish News meets Rachel Brosnahan and Rachel Weisz:

Help perform the greatest mitzvah: save a life

While life in Israel has returned to normal and hopes are high that Britain is set for a summer without restrictions thanks to vaccines, for billions around the world there is no such imminent light at the end of the tunnel. In the majority of countries around the globe, particularly the poorest, the vaccine rollout has barely kicked off.

That's why Jewish News, the leading source of news and opinion for the entire UK community, is throwing its full weight behind UNICEF’s VaccinAid campaign by using this platform usually reserved for encouraging donations towards our own journalism to instead urge our readers around the globe to perform the greatest mitzvah: saving a life.

We have never before done this for any charity fundraiser but it's hard to recall a campaign that affects so many people, and indeed an entire planet aching for a return to normality. Just like the Chief Rabbi and Rachel Riley, we hope to boost the mission to deliver two billion vaccines, 165 million treatments and 900 million test kits around the world by the end of this year.

Please donate as much as you can, in the spirit of the Talmudic sages: “to save one life is to save the world entire”

read more: