Three of the key players in Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs biopic — actors Michael Fassbender and Kate Winslet, along with screenwriter Aaron Sorkin — were officially selected as nominees for this year's Golden Globes on Thursday.
Fassbender was put forward for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama, while co-star Winslet was selected for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role. Sorkin is up for a possible Best Screenplay — Motion Picture award.
A fourth person involved with the movie, composer Daniel Pemberton, is competing for Best Original Score — Motion Picture.
The winners will be announced Jan. 10 at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC. Notably Steve Jobs was released by Universal, which is under the same parent company as NBC.
Despite good reviews and strong limited-run sales, the movie bombed at the box office when it entered wide release in October. In the space of a month it grossed just $16 million, despite costing over $30 million to make.
The accuracy of the movie was criticized by some people who knew Jobs, such as his widow Laurene. Some critics have blamed the financial failure of the movie on its three-act screenplay, which breaks with biopic conventions, and/or a lack of public interest in the subject matter.