Hollywood in Austin

Austin film scores big with Golden Globe nominations for Boyhood and McConaughey

Austin film scores big with 5 Golden Globe nominations for Boyhood

Boyhood Richard Linklater
Boyhood scored five Golden Globe nominations. Photo by Matt Lankes/IFC Films

The Golden Globe nominations were announced on Thurdsay morning, and Richard Linklater's Boyhood, an epic opus that took more than 10 years to film, roared into awards seasons with an impressive five nominations. The film, which was shot in and around Austin, chronicles the life of a young boy as he transitions from childhood to young adulthood.

In addition to being nominated for Best Motion Picture — Drama, Boyhood garnered acting nods for Patricia Arquette (Best Supporting Actress) and Ethan Hawke (Best Supporting Actor). The Austin-based Linklater also scored big with nominations for both Best Director and Best Original Screenplay. 

And what would an awards story be without a little love for Matthew McConaughey?

The Austinite nabbed a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his stunning turn as Detective Rust Cohle on HBO's True Detective. McConaughey faces off against his True Detective co-star Woody Harrelson in the category.