Stars Shine as 2019 Jewish Golden Globe Nominees Take Center Stage

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Timothee Chalamet played a meth-addicted teen in “Beautiful Boy” and is nominated for best supporting actor. Photo Credit: Shutterstock

The Golden Globes are almost here, and there’s no shortage of Jewish actors and culture that will be represented this year. The New York Post highlighted some of the most notable Jewish actors up for awards and Jewish representations in films featured this year.

Timothee Chalamet played a meth-addicted teen in “Beautiful Boy” and is nominated for best supporting actor.

Troye Sivan’s song “Revelation,” featured in “Boy Erased” is up for best original song. Mark Ronson also made the category with his song “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born.”

Adam Driver, probably best known as Kylo Ren from the new Star Wars movies, isn’t Jewish himself but is nominated for playing a Jewish cop in “BlacKkKlansman.” The Spike Lee movie is based off of the real-life story in which Driver’s character works with a black law enforcement official to secretly get into and expose the Ku Klux Klan, the notorious American white supremacist organization that traffics heavily in anti-Semitism and racism. The film itself is one of the best film category nominations.

Composers Justin Hurwitz and Marc Shaiman’s musical work got them nominations too. Shaiman composed a score for the “Mary Poppins” sequel, and “First Man” has Hurwitz to thank for its original score.

“The Kominsky Method” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” both got nominations for best musical or comedy television series. Rachel Brosnahan portrays a Jewish character in Amazon’s “Maisel,” although she isn’t Jewish herself. Her work as the protagonist in this series was good enough to put her in the category for best actress. Alex Borstein, the veteran comedienne from “Mad TV” and the voice of Lois from “Family Guy” got a nomination for best supporting actress. She’s the sidekick to Brosnahan Jewish character in the Amazon series. Brosnahan will face competition in her category from two well-known Jewish actresses, Alison Brie for her work in “Glow” and Debra Messing for playing “Grace” in the reboot of the popular 90s sitcom “Will & Grace.”

Henry Winkler, who played “The Fonz” on “Happy Days” and the bumbling lawyer for the Bluths on “Arrested Development” is up for a nomination in the best supporting actor category for his role on the HBO series “Barry.” Winkler is particularly active within the Jewish community.

Sacha Baron Cohen, a satirist who performed in the Habonim Dror Jewish theater during his time at Cambridge University, turned heads with his jaw-dropping satirical character bits on his show “Who Is America.” He duped a number of prominent American politicians to be interviewed by the various characters he portrays, posing as real people, with some of the video clips like the “Kinderguardians” segment going viral. His work on the show got him a nomination for best musical or comedy television actor.

Tune into NBC on Jan. 6 at night to watch the awards shows, cheer on your favorite people and films, and see who actually wins.

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