NOTE: This article is a republication- Source: Nordisk Film & TV Fond (by Annika Pham).
Aki Kaurismäki's film is nominated for best non-English language film and Alma Pöysti for best actress in a musical or comedy.
The Finnish Oscar entry and Cannes Jury Prize will be running for best non-English language film against France’s Anatomy of a Fall, the UK’s The Zone of Interest, Italy’s Io Capitano, Spain’s Society of the Snow and the US’s Past Lives, shot in English and Korean.
Meanwhile Alma Pöysti will face strong competitors in the front runners: Margot Robbie for Barbie, Emma Stone for Poor Things, Natalie Portman for May December, as well as Jennifer Lawrence for No Hard Feelings and Fantasia Barrino for The Color Purple.
Kaurismäki’s gentle tragi-comedy produced by Bufo and Sputnik, will be released in the US by MUBI.
At home, Fallen Leaves has become the fifth biggest film of the year and Kaurismäki’s biggest success on Finnish screens, with 228,419 admissions via B-Plan.
Other Nordic names in the Golden Globe race include Swedish composer Ludwig Göransson for his score of Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer and actor Alexander Skarsgård for HBO’s hit TV show Succession.
Succession gained the most nominations in the TV category and Barbie in the film categories, with nine nods each.
The 300+ members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will now cast their votes and the winners will be announced January 7, 2024 in Los Angeles.