Videovision Entertainment acquisitions, Selma and Pride have received Golden Globe Award nominations, it was announced earlier this afternoon in Los Angeles. Selma received 4 nominations – Best Motion Picture, Best Actor – Drama (David Oyelowo), Best Director (Ava Duvernay), Best Original Song – Motion Picture: Glory (John Legend, Common); while Pride received the nomination for Best Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.
Selma which is scheduled to be released on 6 February 2015, is the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic struggle to secure voting rights for African-Americans – a dangerous and terrifying campaign that culminated in the epic march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama that galvanized American public opinion and persuaded President Johnson to introduce the Voting Rights Act in 1965. The film comes out in time to commemorate the 50th anniversary of this pivotal moment in the Civil Rights Movement. Selma has a strong cast which includes David Oyelowo (Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.), Tom Wilkinson (President Lyndon Johnson), Common (Bevel), Carmen Ejogo (Coretta Scott King), Tim Roth (George Wallace), Oprah Winfrey (Annie Lee Cooper) and Cuba Gooding, Jr. (Fred Gray).
Pride, to be released on 16 January 2015, is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It’s the summer of 1984 and much of blue-collar Great Britain is on strike. For one tiny Welsh village, the strike brings unexpected visitors – a group of London-based activists who decide to raise money to support the strikers’ families and want to make their donation in person. In this feel-good, heartwarming comedy, two groups seemingly from worlds apart, discover that standing together makes for the strongest union of all. Pride is directed by Matthew Warchus and features a popular British cast including Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton and Paddy Considine.
Sanjeev Singh, director of acquisition and distribution for Videovision Entertainment commented, “We are delighted with the 4 Golden Globe nominations for Selma and for Pride’s nomination for Best Motion Picture. Selma is an outstanding film which should receive more recognition during the Awards Season, and we also believe that Pride will also receive additional nominations.”