VOTE FOR THE BEST OF ORLANDO® 2021 NOW THROUGH AUG. 1!

Monday, December 11, 2017

Willem Dafoe nominated for Golden Globe for role in 'Florida Project'

Posted By on Mon, Dec 11, 2017 at 10:28 AM

click to enlarge PHOTO VIA A24
  • Photo via A24
Willem Dafoe has been nominated for the 75th annual Golden Globe awards in the category of best supporting actor for his performance in the 2017 film The Florida Project.

Dafoe was nominated alongside Christopher Plummer of All the Money in the World; Armie Hammer of Call Me by Your Name; Richard Jenkins of The Shape of Water; and Sam Rockwell of Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.



In the Florida Project, Dafoe plays Bobby, the gruff yet lovable manager of the Magic Castle, a motel where many homeless families stay on Highway 192, Kissimmee dilapidated tourist strip near Disney World. Bobby is a father figure for Moonee (Brooklynn Prince), the film's mischievous 6-year-old protagonist and her mother Halley (Bria Vinaite), an unruly ex-stripper who schemes to make enough money for rent each week. The Florida Project was filmed in Central Florida and many iconic locations along the Kissimmee strip have made it into the film.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Dafoe has previously been nominated in the same Golden Globe category in 2001 for his role in Shadow of the Vampire.

Tags: , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

July 28, 2021

View more issues

Calendar

© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation