Turkish film ‘Mustang’ gets Golden Globe nomination

Turkish film director Erguven’s film ‘Mustang’ gets Golden Globe nomination in best foreign language category

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

The poster of Deniz Gamze Erguven’s film Mustang

Turkish filmmaker Deniz Gamze Erguven received a Golden Globe Award nomination Thursday in the best foreign language category for her debut motion-picture “Mustang".

The French-produced coming-of-age drama  will compete with "Son of Saul" from Hungary, "The Club" from Chile, "The Brand New Testament" from Belgium and "The Fencer" from Finland.

Set in a remote village in Turkey, "Mustang" tells the story of five close-knit orphaned sisters and their fight for independence from societal restrictions.

The 37-year-old female director’s work is also France's official 2015 submission to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for best foreign language Oscar.

The movie "Carol" lead all nominations in the movie category with five for the 73rd edition of the Golden Globes.

In addition to receiving a nod for best drama, the British-American romantic drama also took a best director nomination for Todd Haynes, best actress nominations for Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and a nod for best original score.

Frontier drama "The Revenant" followed with four nominations, including best drama, best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio, best director for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and best score for Ryuichi Sakamoto.

"Mad Max: Fury Road", "Room" and "Spotlight" rounded out the best drama category.

The Golden Globes are considered second only to the Academy awards in importance for film and is closely observed as a precursor to the Oscars. The ceremony is frequently among television’s most-watched events.

Awards will be handed out Jan. 10 in Beverly Hills, California.

The nominees for key motion picture categories are available below.

Picture, Drama: "Carol;" "The Revenant;" "Mad Max: Fury Road;" "Room;" "Spotlight"

Actor, Drama: Bryan Cranston, "Trumbo;" Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant;" Michael Fassbender, "Steve Jobs;" Will Smith, "Concussion;" Eddie Redmayne, "The Danish Girl"

Actress, Drama: Cate Blanchett, "Carol;" Brie Larson, "Room;" Rooney Mara, "Carol;" Saoirse Ronan, "Brooklyn;" Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl"

Picture, Comedy or Musical: "The Big Short;" "Joy;" "The Martian;" "Spy;" "Trainwreck"

Actor, Musical or Comedy: Christian Bale, "The Big Short;" Steve Carell, "The Big Short;" Matt Damon, "The Martian;" Al Pacino, "Danny Collins;" Mark Ruffalo, "Infinitely Polar Bear"

Actress, Musical or Comedy: Jennifer Lawrence, "Joy;" Melissa McCarthy, "Spy;" Amy Schumer, "Trainwreck;" Maggie Smith, "Lady in the Van;" Lily Tomlin, "Grandma"

Director: Todd Haynes, "Carol;" Alejandro Inarritu, "The Revenant;" Tom McCarthy, "Spotlight;" George Miller, "Mad Max;" Ridley Scott, "The Martian."