Steven Spielberg, Tracee Ellis Ross among Jewish 2022 Golden Globe nominees

JTA – The Golden Globes won’t be televised, but there are Jewish nominees, including two directors at different stages of their careers.

After the many controversies that rocked the Hollywood Foreign Press Association – from the “culture of corruption” to the absence of a single black member – NBC decided not to broadcast the annual film and television awards ceremony this year, so its future is uncertain. But the association continued to announce the nominations on Monday and plans to nominate the winners on January 9.

Two Jewish directors at different stages of their careers

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“West Side Story” by Steven spielberg won four nominations, including Best Film (comedy or musical) and Best Director.

A photo from “West Side Story” by director Steven Spielberg. (Credit: courtesy 20th Century Films)

“West Side Story” is the musical film based on the 1957 musical from Jewish creators Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents. Originally conceived as “East Side Story”, a conflict between an Irish Catholic family and a Jewish family on the Lower East Side, the musical features a rivalry between a white gang, the Jets, and a Puerto Rican gang, the Sharks. Jewish Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner adapted the script for 2021.

In the Best Director category, Maggie Gyllenhaal competes with Spielberg for his first production, “The Lost Daughter”, an adaptation of the eponymous novel by Elena Ferrante.

Gyllenhaal, 44, is the daughter of filmmakers Stephen Gyllenhaal and Naomi Achs, and was born Margalit Gyllenhaal. She is the sister of actor Jake Gyllenhaal. If the majority of her career has been devoted to comedy – she was nominated for four Golden Globes – this film marks her transition to the profession of director.

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Ariana DeBose, left, Steven Spielberg and Rachel Zegler at the ‘West Side Story’ premiere at the Rose Theater in Lincoln Center, New York on November 29, 2021 (Charles Sykes / Invision / AP)

Jewish actors nominated for outstanding performances

The star role ofAndrew Garfield as American Jewish songwriter and lyricist Jonathan Larson in “Tick, Tick… ​​Boom!” Earned him a nomination for the Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical) category.

Garfield, 38, was raised in a British American household and recently told an interviewer: “I identify with myself more as a Jew than anything else. “The movie” Tick, Tick … Boom! Is also in the running for Best Film (Comedy or Musical).

Among the nominees for actor films is also Alana haim for his role in “Licorice Pizza” by Paul Thomas Anderson. Alana Haim, 29, is the youngest of three sisters in the Haim group, and her portrayal of Alana Kane is her first screen role.

Anderson had directed Haim and her sisters in music videos, and reached out to him in 2019 with a screenplay for his ninth feature film.

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Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman in ‘Licorice Pizza.’ (Credit: United Artists)

The other Jewish nominees in the cinema categories are Aaron Sorkin, for his screenplay “Being the Ricardos”, and Hans zimmer, for “Dune”.

Jewish stars of “Ted Lasso” and “Hacks” honored

British Jewish actor and screenwriter Brett Goldstein earned his first-ever Golden Globe nomination for his role as gruff player-turned-coach Roy Kent in Apple TV + comedy “Ted Lasso.” Goldstein, 41, gave a momentous speech when he won an Emmy for the role in September. He is competing for the title of Best Supporting Actor in Television.

The Jewish actress Hannah einbinder, nominated for her role in “Hacks”, is also making her Golden Globe debut. Einbinder is in competition with her teammate, Jean Smart.

Einbinder told Alma : “As an actress, I really need to be sincere in my art, and to act – especially in a dark comedy, as is the case here – and to have these darker moments and more. sincere is a form of self-expression that I didn’t know I needed, but it does ”.

Einbinder is in competition with another Jewish actress, Tracee Ellis Ross, for his role in “black-ish”. This is the second Golden Globe nomination for Ross – she won in 2017 for the same role in the same category.

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Steven Spielberg, Tracee Ellis Ross among Jewish 2022 Golden Globe nominees