Norway’s much-praised film director Morten Tyldum claimed he wasn’t too disappointed after his highly acclaimed film The Imitation Game failed to win any of the five Golden Globe awards for which it was nominated this year. It’s also in the running for no less than nine BAFTA awards in Great Britain, while Oscar nominations are also expected.
“We gave the disappointment five minutes,” Tyldum’s wife Janne Tyldum told Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) after the Golden Globe awards were presented in Hollywood Sunday night (early Monday in Norway). “Both Morten and I feel we won just to have been nominated in five categories. We’re humble, because fantastic competitors won.” Among them were people behind the film Boyhood, which swept the Golden Globe awards.
Tyldum is widely viewed as one of the hottest directors in Hollywood at present. Actors like Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, both of whom were also nominated for Golden Globe awards for their work in The Imitation Game, have said they’re eager to work with Tyldum again, as are other film luminaries.
“We feel we have good chances in the next round,” Janne Tyldum told NRK. Oscar nominations are due later this week.