The 75th annual Golden Globe Awards’ jury has announced the full shortlist of nominations, and director Angelina Jolie landed two nods this year. She can receive two statuettes for her recent works – war drama First They Killed My Father and animated The Breadwinner.
The Hollywood A-lister and talented director Angelina Jolie was happy to find out her works are on the Golden Globe’s list. According to the actress, she wasn’t only directed and co-wrote the film. That means a lot to Jolie because she is also one of the producers which means if the film wins, she will be on stage giving a speech.
Both films have heavy subject matters. The drama First They Killed My Father is about the atrocities in Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge, the second, animated The Breadwinner, is about a young girl who lives under Taliban rule in Afghanistan who cuts off her hair to go to work so she can support her family. Jolie is a producer on that one too.
The actress Jolie got her first Golden Globe in 1998 for her work in the drama Gia, the jury called her the Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV category. Next year, it was another win for Angie’s work with Winona Ryder and the late Brittany Murphy in the movie Girl, Interrupted.
And in 2011 her film In the Land of Blood And Honey, which she directed, was placed in the Best Foreign Language Film category. Last week, Angelina surprised people when she confessed that she got into acting mainly to help her mom Marcheline Bertrand pay the bills. The Lara Croft star admitted that acting wasn’t in her nature despite having actors for parents.