‘The Post’: The Story That Led To Six Golden Globe Nominations

Ace filmmaker Steven Spielberg’s thrilling drama The Post has become talk of the town. One of the founding pioneers of the New Hollywood Era Spielberg’s movie is set in the early 1970s. It begins in a jungle, shifts to Washington, and defies us to tell the difference. The thrilling story of the movie has led to 6 nominations at the prestigious Golden Globe awards. The movie has been nominated for Best Actress – Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actor – Motion Picture – Drama, Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director – Motion Picture, Best Original Score and Best Screenplay – Motion Picture.

The movie features some of the biggest names of Hollywood like Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Tracy Letts, Bradley Whitford, Bruce Greenwood, Carrie Coon and Matthew Rhys. Shot across courtrooms, boardrooms and newsrooms, the movie shows the actors shine in Spielberg’s timely defense of the press and its courage to expose corruption. The Post is an exceptional example of old-school filmmaking that remains modern at its core.

The Post
Image source: DreamWorks Pictures

The biggest asset of the movie is the spectacular story woven by Liz Hannah and Josh Singer. The story revolves around Katharine Graham of The Washington Post who was also the first female publisher of a major American newspaper. Ben Bradlee, the Editor becomes a crucial part of the story as he along with Katharine races to catch up with The New York Times in order to expose a massive cover-up of the government secrets spanned across a period of three decades and under four U.S. Presidents.

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To win 6 nominations at the Golden Globe itself is a big achievement. Another major reason that led to this is the stellar performances delivered by the lead actors who had the courage to bring to life a brave story. The leading lady Streep won her 31st nomination at the Golden Globe- the most by any single actor in the 75 year history of the Golden Globes.

The Post
Image source: DreamWorks Pictures

The Post highlights the true spirit of journalists for whom their profession is pious. It is a phenomenal ode to journalism that has the courage and passion to bring long-buried truths to light. The first ever collaboration of Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg has become historic in itself. It is not everyday that movies like this are made. And, these must be watched.

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