The Sessions

The Sessions

Name: John Hawkes

Age: 53

Character: Mark O’Brien

Film: The Sessions

Synopsis: Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O'Brien, The Sessions tells the story of a man confined to an iron lung who is determined - at age 38 - to lose his virginity.

With the help of his therapists and the guidance of his priest, he sets out to make his dream a reality.

Previous Golden Globe Wins: John Hawkes has never won a Golden Globe before.

Previous Golden Globe Nominations:  This is his first nomination.

Award/Nominations for role: He has picked up Best Actor nominations from Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, Chicago Film Critics Association Award and the Satellite Awards.

Critics: In a country that embraces cinematic violence with such ease but blushingly prefers to keep sex in the shadows or under the sheets, the grown-up approach of "The Sessions" is rare. - Los Angeles Times

- A moving tale with wryly funny moments. - USA Today

- "The Sessions" is a pleasant shock: a touching, profoundly sex-positive film that equates sex with intimacy, tenderness and emotional connection instead of performance, competition and conquest. - New York Times

Check out the other nominees in this category:

Daniel Day Lewis

Denzel Washington

Joaquin Phoenix

Richard Gere

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