No Golden Globe Glory For Rush

Ron Howard’s Biopic ‘Rush‘ failed to scoop an award at the Golden Globe awards last weekend.

The film centres on the intense and near-fatal battle between James Hunt and Niki Lauda for the 1976 Formula One World Championship and was an instant hit with die hard F1 fans, aswell as well received by the critics (you can read my review here).

Despite this, however, it failed to beat its rivals at the Golden Globes last weekend. In the Best motion picture (drama) category, Rush faced heavyweights such as ‘Captain Philips’, ‘Gravity’ and ’12 Years a Slave’, with the latter taking the award.

Daniel Bruhl was also nominated for an award for his depiction as Niki Lauda, but lost to Jared Leto who was victorious for his part in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ in the Best Supporting Actor in a motion picture category. 

Rush is also likely to be included in the Academy Awards, but will face the same tough competition that it did in the Golden Globes. It has been tipped to win a BAFTA, nominated for four awards such as Outstanding British Film and Best Supporting Actor, again for Bruhl.

Despite not winning an award, Rush received its fair share of the attention at the Golden Globes ceremony, with Niki Lauda and Chris Hemsworth (who played Lauda’s rival, James Hunt) appearing on stage on introduce the film.


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