Domhnall Gleeson didn’t seem to register on the Golden Globes’ radar this year. Bang Showbiz shared that the 32-year-old actor missed out on an invite.
“…admitted that he will be watching the ceremony at home after missing out on an invite, despite his roles in The Revenant, Ex Machina and Brooklyn, which are all nominated.”
It’s not just that these movies were nominated. Domhnall has demonstrated some pretty strong acting chops in a leading and supporting role in these films. Just because he wasn’t nominated is certainly not enough of a justifiable excuse to have Gleeson at home watching the awards.
Consider the work that the Irish actor put in for the critically acclaimed movie The Revenant, also starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy. According to Stuff, Gleeson’s turn as Captain Andrew Henry was probably the most challenging role of his career.
“Just getting to set was crazy,” said Domhnall.
“There are moments of great joy when you look around, and you are like, ‘Oh my God, look at where we are’. The scenery is spectacular, but then you look down, and you are freezing and in the mud – and you are like, ‘Up there looks beautiful, but down here looks horrible.’ So that was like an interesting mix.”
Stuff writes that to prepare for the role of Henry, Domhnall Gleeson participated in a three-week boot camp. During that time, he not only had to learn basic survival skills but also “techniques of the trappers of the period.” He had to learn how to ride a horse and even how to arm a muzzle-loaded firearm among other skills.
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It’s clear that Gleeson takes his craft seriously, so what’s with being snubbed by the Golden Globes? Well, while there doesn’t appear to be a clear explanation around, there was certainly an awkward explanation when the unfortunate situation was announced during an interview.
Domhnall Gleeson and The Revenant co-star Will Poulter appeared on Today in order to promote the film. During an interview on the morning talk show, the pair were asked if they planned to attend the Golden Globes. Twenty-two-year-old Will answered, “I don’t think so… Potentially.” Gleeson saved the situation by joking, “The deathly silence suggests that maybe we haven’t been invited! Thank you for bringing it up! We’re not gonna be at the Golden Globes. We’re gonna watch at home!”
While it’s very likely that Gleeson began to come to the attention of international movie audiences via the Harry Potter movies, he was content to follow in the footsteps of his famous castmates in working hard to establish recognition outside of the popular movie franchise.
In addition to his recent films, Domhnall Gleeson also had roles in True Grit, Anna Karenina, and his breakout About Time. Gleeson will next be seen in Crash Pad, to be released later this year. He’ll also be back as villain General Hux in Star Wars: Episode VIII, which is currently filming for a 2017 release.
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It’s still unfortunate that Gleeson was forced to watch the show at home, because with all the shenanigans that went down. Although, at the rate that controversial host Ricky Gervais was targeting unsuspecting audience members, perhaps it’s best that Domhnall was viewing the event from a decidedly safe distance.
The good news is that perhaps props gained for his role in a slew of recent movies, which includes the incredibly popular Star Wars: The Force Awakens, might be enough to help ensure that Domhnall gets a coveted invite to the event next year.
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