‘The Descendants’ Receives 5 Golden Globe Nominations

Twentieth Century Fox is delighted to announce that THE DESCENDANTS, which is released in Australia on 12th January 2012, received 5 Golden Globe nominations this morning.  The Alexander Payne directed, George Clooney starrer received nominations in the following top categories:

  • Best Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Director – Motion Picture (Alexander Payne)
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (George Clooney)
  • Best Performance by an Actress In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Shailene Woodley)
  • Best Screenplay Motion Picture (Nat Faxon, Alexander Payne, Jim Rash)

The winners will be announced on Sunday, 15th January 2012 in Los Angeles.      

From Alexander Payne, the creator of the Oscar-winning SIDEWAYS, set in Hawaii, THE DESCENDANTS is a sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic journey for Matt King (George Clooney) an indifferent husband and father of two girls, who is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki.  The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

THE DESCENDANTS IS RELEASED IN AUSTRALIA ON 12TH JANUARY 2012