On Tuesday evening, the 2023 edition of the Golden Globes Awards took place, with the Belgian director Lukas Dhont among the nominees for his second feature film "Close." Having been nominated for Best Foreign Language Film, Dhont lost out to "Argentina, 1985."
The Golden Globes Awards ceremony returned to TV screens this year after having been dropped by their previous broadcaster, the American channel NBC, in 2022. This was due to controversy surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the ceremony's organisers, financial affairs as well as lack of diversity within their organisation.
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Among those nominated was the Belgian film "Close" by director Lukas Dhont, who was up for Best Foreign Language Film. Dhont's second feature film tells the touching story of a friendship between two adolescent boys and has received a raft of glowing reviews.
However, Dhont left the Golden Globes empty-handed as the , but the director said at the evening that he was "very happy because we received a lot of compliments" and "the visibility given by a nomination in itself is a huge gift."