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The royal roles up for prizes in the first big awards of 2020

Helen Mirren
By Dick Thomas Johnson from Tokyo, Japan, CC BY 2.0, Wiki Commons

The Queen and Catherine the Great have provided two top British stars with nominations for some of the most sought after awards in the entertainment industry. Olivia Colman and Dame Helen Mirren are both up for Golden Globes in the first major prize ceremony of 2020.

Olivia Colman, who won Best Actress for her portrayal of Queen Anne at last year’s Globes, is nominated this time round for her portrayal of Elizabeth II in The Crown. The Golden Globes recognise both TV and film achievements and the Netflix hit has four nods in total in the forthcoming presentations.

Helena Bonham Carter is up for Best Supporting Actress for her part as Princess Margaret while Tobias Menzies is also nominated for a Golden Globe for his role as the Duke of Edinburgh in Season Three of the hit show. The programme itself is also on the shortlist for Best Television Series – Drama.

Dame Helen Mirren is also nominated in a TV category. She will be in the running for Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her lead role in Catherine the Great. It’s the third royal part to land her a Golden Globe nomination. She has already won Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film for her portrayal of Elizabeth I and Best Actress in a Film (Drama) for playing Elizabeth II in The Queen.

The Golden Globes will be handed out on January 5th 2020.

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