Name: John Hawkes
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:
FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw