“12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle” were the top nominees for the 71st Golden Globe Awards, announced Thursday morning, with each film receiving seven nominations.
The searing slave drama received nods for best movie (in the drama category), screenplay, score, best actor for star Chiwetel Ejiofor, best director for Steve McQueen, best supporting actress for Lupita Nyonog’o, and best supporting actor for Michael Fassbender.
Among the seven nominations for “American Hustle,” which was shot partially in Boston, were nods for best movie (in the comedy or musical category), best director for David O. Russell, and best screenplay for Russell and co-writer Eric Warren Singer, as well as acting nominations for leads Christian Bale and Amy Adams and supporting actors Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence.FULL ENTRY
Williamstown Theatre Festival, which has experienced regular turnover in its leadership over the past decade, named a new artistic director Wednesday: Mandy Greenfield, currently the artistic producer at Manhattan Theatre Club.
When she takes over next September in Williamstown, the 39-year-old Greenfield will become the fourth artistic director at the storied festival since 2005. She will succeed Jenny Gersten, who had previously announced she was stepping down after three years to become executive director of the nonprofit Friends of the Highline in New York.FULL ENTRY
Mayor-elect Marty Walsh will make his Symphony Hall debut Wednesday night when he narrates “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Orchestra and Tanglewood Festival Chrorus at the opening of the 2013 Holiday Pops season. Holiday Pops has been a tradition since it was introduced in 1973 by Arthur Fiedler.FULL ENTRY