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Brendan Gleeson nominated for Golden Globe for portrayal of Donald Trump

Brendan Gleeson has been nominated for a Golden Globe for his portrayal of former US President Donald Trump, in The Comey Rule
Marie Louise McConville

Brendan Gleeson has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award.

The Dublin-born actor is among the nominees in the `Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television' category for his portrayal of former US President Donald Trump in The Comey Rule.

'Normal People', based on the book written by Co Mayo novelist Sally Rooney is also nominated in the `Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television' category while one of its stars, Daisy Edgar-Jones has been nominated in the `Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television' category.

However, there was no nod for the male lead, Maynooth-born actor, Paul Mescal.

Wolfwalkers, an animated film set in Kilkenney in 1605, which tells the story of a young apprentice hunter and her father who comes to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack, has also been nominated in the `Best Motion Picture - Animated' category.

Among the famous faces nominated across the categories are Olivia Colman, Jodie Comer, Nicole Kidman, Don Cheadle, Kaley Cuoco, Al Pacino and Jason Sudekis.

Also among nominations are The Crown, The Mandalorian and Borat Subsequent Movie Film.

The nominations for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced today.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the virtual awards on Sunday February 28.

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