Triumph at the Golden Globes for Poor Things
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Triumph at the Golden Globes for Poor Things

George Lanthimos’ “Poor Things” was named best comedy or musical, taking home the Golden Globe at the ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California. The lead actress, Emma Stone, who played the iconic role of Bella Baxter, won the award for Best Actress.

After the ceremony, George Lanthimos joked that he would talk about Bruce Springsteen all night, referring to him as “the hero of my life”. Bruce Springsteen, present at the ceremony, greeted him with a smile.

Finally, Emma Stone, after receiving the Golden Globe, expressed her gratitude to George Lanthimos, stating that “Poor Things” is a film that represents a person’s relationship with the world.

George Lanthimos’ science fiction film “Poor Things”, of 2023 origin, was directed by him, based on the 1993 novel “Lost Bodies” by Alasdair Gray. The cast includes Emma Stone, Mark Raffalo, Willem Dafoe, Rami Yusef, Christopher Abbott and Jerrod Carmichael.

The story focuses on a young Victorian woman who, resurrected after her suicide, teams up with a lawyer for a journey of self-discovery.

Preparation for the film began in 2009, but its real development came during the filming of The Favourite in 2018, when Lanthimos sought the rights to the book and revisited the project. Production was completed in 2021 and filming took place in Hungary from August to December.

The film premiered at the 80th Venice International Film Festival in September 2023, receiving a Golden Lion nomination. It was released by Searchlight Pictures on December 8, 2023 in the United States and on January 12, 2024 in the United Kingdom.