Asghar Farhadi’s ‘The Salesman’ Nominated for Golden Globe Awards

The Salesman - Asghar Farhadi

‘The Salesman’, the latest film by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, has been nominated as Best Foreign Language Film for the 2017 Golden Globe Awards.

The list of nominees for the Golden Globe Awards 2017 ceremony was announced on Monday by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The 74st annual Golden Globe Awards will be held on January 8, 2017.

Other nominees for the Best Foreign Language Film category in the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards are Divines (Houda Benyamina), Elle (Paul Verhoeven), Neruda (Pablo Larraín), and Toni Erdmann (Maren Ade).

The Salesman has already been chosen as Iran’s official submission to Academy Awards to represent the country in the upcoming Oscar race for the best foreign language film award, Fars reported.

Farhadi won the award for the best screenplay for “The Salesman” at the 2016 Cannes film festival while Hosseini grabbed one of the world’s most important cinema awards by winning the best actor. The film also received a fantastic reception at the Cannes film festival.

Farhadi has made the films Dancing in the Dust (2003), Beautiful City (2004), Fireworks Wednesday (2006), About Elly… (2009), A Separation (2011) and The Past (2013) before his latest film.

Farhdi’s most famous movie, “A Separation”,  grabbed global attention as it became the first Iranian movie to win an Oscar, the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.

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