Category: Golden Globe nominated names

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By Linda Rosenkrantz

The nominations for Golden Globe awards have been announced and, although the list isn’t as long as the Oscars’, with all its technical categories, the GGs do expand the field to include outstanding performances in both movies and television. And this year’s multicultural filmscape features a particularly fascinating diversity of names, enough to please any name nerd.

So here are our nominations for the most interestingly named nominees:

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By Linda Rosenkrantz

Whenever there’s a list of award show nominees announced, we like to make our own picks—but not for performances or achievements, no–for the best named candidates.  There are far fewer categories on the Golden Globes slate than there are for, say, the Academy Awards, where there are tons of technical nominees…but there are enough for us to make the following picks.

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EDIEEdie Falco, the former Carmela Soprano, is nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy, as Nurse Jackie. One of the nickname names that has long stood on its own, Edie is now in the Top 250 in the UK; British actress Samantha Morton chose it for her daughter.

GRETAGreta Gerwig, nominated as Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for her leading role in Frances Ha. Almost a one-person name in the Garbo era, Greta is back in the public domain, seen on Mad Men and picked by Kevin Kline and David Caruso for their daughters.

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