Sir Kenneth Branagh Wins at 79th Golden Globe Awards

While the 79th Golden Globe Awards didn’t go ahead quite as anticipated – lacking both an audience and a television broadcast – this year’s awards weren’t all bad news for our Wizarding World alumni.

The nominees for this year’s awards included multiple names familiar to Harry Potter fans, and we’re pleased to report that one Harry Potter actor has taken home the award for Best Screenplay Motion Picture: Sir Kenneth Branagh (Gilderoy Lockhart) for Belfast.

Branagh was not the only nominee who received a nomination tied to the film, nor was that his only nomination. He was similarly nominated for (but did not win) Best Director Motion Picture. Both Ciarán Hinds (Aberforth Dumbledore) and Jamie Dornan were nominated for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for their performances in Belfast, and costar Caitríona Balfe was nominated for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture for her performance. Belfast was also nominated for Best Picture Drama, and “Down to Joy” by Van Morrison, featured in the film, was nominated for Best Song Motion Picture.

The official Twitter account for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) and the Golden Globe Awards tweeted its congratulations to Branagh as it announced the award.



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Mary W.

I am a Slytherin, a lifelong fan of Harry Potter, and a member of MuggleNet staff since 2014. In my Muggle life, I am passionate about human rights, and I love to travel around the world and meet new people.