Robbie, Jackman set for Golden Globes nods
Margot Robbie appears on a path to victoriously skate through Hollywood awards season and all the way to the Academy Awards.
The Queenslander's first major test of her Oscar chances will come in the early hours of Monday (12.15am Tuesday AEDT) in Beverly Hills when the Golden Globes nominations are announced.
The Globes are tailor-made for the Queenslander's stunning performance as infamous American figure skater Tonya Harding in the black comedy I, Tonya directed by fellow Aussie Craig Gillespie.Camille Grammer opens up about cancer diagnosis
"I'm just hoping people see it, people want to see it and people understand what we were trying to do with this film," Robbie, when asked by AAP about her award hopes, said.
The Globes divide their acting categories, with Robbie's performance as Harding almost certain to be nominated for best comedy/musical actress.
Her main competition is Irish actress Saoirse Ronan for Lady Bird.Last Jedi set for $215m opening in US
The Globes format allows Robbie and Ronan to build up Oscar campaign momentum and avoid the expected heavyweights in the Globes dramatic actress category headed by Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water), Meryl Streep (The Post), Jessica Chastain (Molly's Game), Annette Bening (Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) and Frances McDormand (Three Billboards).
Robbie, as a producer, will also share in the glory if I, Tonya, as expected, is nominated for best comedy/musical.
Australian A-Lister, Hugh Jackman, will also likely to benefit from the Globes split.Assault laws in focus amid Weinstein saga
Jackman's singing/acting performance as PT Barnum in The Greatest Showman is perfect for the Globes' musical/comedy acting category and also avoids a loaded list of actors in the drama race: Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour); Daniel Day-Lewis (Phantom Thread); Tom Hanks (The Post); Jake Gyllenhaal (Stronger); and Timothee Chalamet (Call Me By Your Name).
Jackman is considered an outside chance to nab a dramatic acting nomination for his lauded performance in Logan.
Ben Mendelsohn is also a strong chance for a supporting actor nod for The Darkest Hour.Jazz and pop singer Keely Smith dies at 89
The award campaigns for Australians Nicole Kidman (The Beguiled; Killing of a Sacred Deer), Naomi Watts (The Glass Castle), Jason Clarke (Mudbound), and Warwick Thornton (Sweet Country) have dwindled in recent weeks.
The Globes also celebrate TV and Kidman should repeat her double Emmy win for Big Little Lies at the Globes with acting and producing trophies.
The 75th Golden Globes ceremony will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7.The untold truth of Omarosa
The Screen Actors Guild will also announce its nominees on Wednesday, giving any victims of Globe nomination snubs a chance to get their Oscar campaigns back on track.
The Oscar nominations will be released on January 23.