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Arab Winners Who Shone At Golden Globes

Ranju Warrier
Arab Winners Who Shone At Golden Globes

Hosted by Seth Meyers, the 75th Golden Globe Awards were unveiled on January 8, 2018. The annual event honors performances in both television and film. In the film categories, Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri took home four awards, Best Motion Picture-Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama, Frances McDormand, and Best Supporting Actor, Sam Rockwell.

On the other hand, in the TV categories HBO’s Big Little Lies bagged four awards for Best Television Limited Series. Nicole Kidman won the Best Actress in a Limited Series, Laura Dern won the Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series, and Alexander Skarsgard won the award for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series. Over the years some of the Arabs or people of Arab origin have won the golden globes too. Let’s look at these actors of Arab origin who left a mark in global entertainment industry.

Omar Sharif

Late Egyptian actor has been best known for his appearances in both British and American productions. Sherif’s role in Doctor Zhivago won him 23rd Golden Globe in 1966 for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture-Drama. In 1963 he won two Golden Globe Awards- New Star of the Year-Actor and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture-Drama for Lawrence of Arabia.


Tony Shalhoub

In 2002, Tony Shalhoub took home the 59th Golden Globe Award for Best Actor–Television Series Musical or Comedy for the eight-season TV series Monk. The Lebanese-American actor is well-known for his roles in films and television.


Sam Esmail

An Egyptian-American film and television director and screenwriter, Esmail is best known for his television series Mr. Robot. His three season television series—fourth season in pipeline—Mr. Robot bagged the 73rd Golden Globe Awards for Best Television Series–Drama in 2016. 



Hany Abu-Assad

Dutch-Palestinian film director Hany Abu-Assad won the 62nd Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture-Foreign Language for his film Paradise Now. His recent work was The Mountain Between Us.

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