This week’s Golden Globe Awards were a great night for foreign film, with Best Foreign Film awarded to Iranian film A Separation.
The film follows a young Iranian family as they struggle to make a decision about leaving Iran for a new life or remaining with family. Accepting the award was director Asghar Farhadi, who dedicated it to peace-loving Iranians in an acceptance speech you can watch below. Even the Iranian government, who originally protested the film being made, have hailed its success.
Surprising many with three big wins was silent film The Artist, which is looking to be a strong contender in the upcoming award season. The film, about a silent movie star’s fear of the arrival of talking pictures, won Best Motion Picture (Musical or Comedy) and the Best Original Score (Motion Picture) award for Ludovic Bourve.
Actor Jean Dujardin won the Best Performance by an Actor award for a Comedy or Musical. His performance is getting rave reviews, and you can catch him on World Movies today (Thursday) at 4:45pm in French gunslinger film Lucky Luke.
Other winners included Michelle Williams for her performance in My Week With Marilyn. Awarded Best Actress (Musical or Comedy) for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe – who won the same award in 1960 – she can also be seen on World Movies tomorrow night (Friday) at 6.20pm in this month’s premiere thriller Mammoth alongside Gael Garcia Bernal.
With the BAFTA nominees announced this week as well, we’re looking forward to seeing more success of foreign film in the coming months. Which of 2011’s world movies do you think should win the big awards? Let us know on Facebook.