Icelander Jóhann Jóhannsson has been nominated for A Golden Globe award for his music in the film The Theory of Everything. He says it is very pleasing that his work with the film’s director should have led to such an honor. The film has been nominated for four Golden Globes.
Birdman tops the list, with nominations in seven categories; Boyhood and The Imitation Game were each nominated in five categories.
Jóhann is not the first Icelander to be nominated for a Golden Globe: Björk was nominated in two categories for Dancer in the Dark, directed by Lars Von Trier.
The Golden Globes are generally held to be a good indication of who will be nominated for the Oscars, though Jóhann understandably has little to say on that subject just yet. When RÚV contacted him he was working in Bosnia and said that the Golden Globe nomination had completely taken him by surprise. “I hadn’t really thought about it much and it therefore took me very much by surprise,” he said.
Jóhann is not new to the awards frenzy, having also been up for a raft of big awards last year for his music to the film Pioneers.
Will he be present at the big awards ceremony in January? “Yes, I think one pretty much has to go. I actually have loads on in January, but I think I must go.”