The Golden Globes are only a few days away and while you can expect to see quite a few familiar faces — vets like George Clooney, James Cameron, Steve Carell and Emily Blunt — there will also be a number of newbies hitting the red carpet this year.
Lea Michele graced TV screens in 2009 in the breakout musical-comedy series “Glee,” quickly going from unknown to well-known. The acting and singing chops she shows every week playing Rachel Berry have earned her a Best Actress in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical nomination.
Fellow “gleek” Matthew Morrison also finds himself in the Golden Globes spotlight this year, nominated for Best Actor in a Television Series, Comedy or Musical for his role as glee-club boss Will Schuester. Morrison is up against “The Office” star Steve Carell and “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin.
“Twilight” star Anna Kendrick came into her own this year alongside George Clooney in the critical darling “Up in the Air.” Kendrick garnered early buzz for her work in the film and has Oscar talk following her everywhere she goes. But for now, she’s up for the Globe in the Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture category.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is no newcomer to the world of entertainment — he won girls’ hearts in “Ten Things I Hate About You” and starred in the popular TV series “3rd Rock From the Sun.” Recently critics have praised his more adult roles, including 2009’s “(500) Days of Summer,” which landed him his first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.
Carey Mulligan may be better known in her native England, but her work in “An Education” had people across the pond taking notice. Her turn as naïve teenager Jenny who falls for Peter Sargaard’s conniving David earned her a nod for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama.
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