Awards season is officially underway for 2018, and what better way to celebrate than acknowledging some of the just-announced Golden Globes nominees who’ve been featured in Splash? From “Shameless” star William H. Macy — nominated as Best Actor in a Television Series for Musical or Comedy — to DePaul University grad Joe Keery, who co-stars in the nominated Best Television Drama Series “Stranger Things,” here are the nominees who sit in our archives.
Michael Shannon, who frequently visits his hometown Chicago — usually making stops Old Town’s A Red Orchid Theatre (1531 N. Wells), which he co-founded — stars in nominated fantasy thriller “The Shape of Water.”
“I, Tonya” features Allison Janney — who we talked to in 2013 about her Midwestern roots — in this role as Tonya Harding’s mother, Lavona Harding. Janney also received a personal nomination in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for the part.
Alongside the movie’s stars Saoirse Ronan, Lucas Hedges and Laurie Metcalf, are supportive roles played by Tracy Letts (again!) and 20-year-old Israeli actress Odeya Rush, who we talked to in 2014 about her role in “The Giver.”
Helen Mirren was just honored with her director husband Taylor Hackford at the Chicago International Film Festival in May, and now she’s nominated in this category for her role in “The Leisure Seeker.”
Roseanne favorite and Tony-winner Laurie Metcalf is nominated for her role in “Lady Bird,” joining Allison Janney in this supporting role by an actress category. The Edwardsville native has been honored by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company and frequently returns to Chicago to act in theater.
From The Jonas Brothers to Golden Globe-nominated songwriter for the movie “Ferdinand,” this is a first time nomination for 25-year-old Nick Jonas. Splash met up with him in 2014 when he came to perform at the Bottom Lounge (1375 W. Lake).
“Stranger Things” and “This is Us” are both nominated for their second seasons. Some of the shows biggest studs include September cover star and Orland Park native Justin Hartley and actor Joe Keery, who Splash featured in “Who to Watch” in 2016.
Besides being a supporting cast member in “The Post,” Bob Odenkirk is everybody’s favorite lawyer on the “Breaking Bad” spinoff “Better Call Saul,” which is his third time being nominated for the role.
Aziz Ansari has brought Chicago a lot of laughs over the years headlining comedy shows, and now he is nominated for the second time for his Netflix hit “Master of None,” which he acts in, writes and directs.
The South Side’s most notorious fictitious character, Frank Gallagher, is played by none other than William H. Macy, who has been nominated four times for a Globe, but has never taken it home. This is his second nom for “Shameless.”
Highland Park native Rachel Bresnahan — who you may know from her recurring role on “House of Cards” — has been nominated for her first standout Globe in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.”
Ping pong lover Susan Sarandon — who has been nominated for a Golden Globe nine times, but never won — has a Best Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television nom for her role as Bette Davis in “Feud: Bette and Joan.”
Former “Divergent” (shot in Chicago!) star Shailene Woodley is nominated for a supporting role in “Big Little Lies,” which dominated this year’s nominations and just got renewed for a second season.
For the complete list of nominees, click here.
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