‘Beautiful boy’ by Felix van Groeningen has Sunday night at the Hollywood Film Awards two prizes poached.
Felix Van Groeningen was awarded with the prize for breaking director, actor Timothée Chalamet (who is the drug addict son plays in the American debut of Van Groeningen) won in the category best supporting actor.
Also, Damien Chazelle (director of First man), Glenn Close and Hugh Jackman fell Sunday night in the prices. Nicole Kidman was honored for her entire career.
Van Groeningen calls it “a little bit of surreël’ when he the price received from the hands of Brad Pitt, whose production company Beautiful boy has made. “It was very special, I stood there still, but as a small Belgian with all the greats from the world of film, Nicole Kidman, Viggo Mortensen, and Christian Slater,” said Van Groeningen from Beverly Hills on the phone in The Morning.
“The film is already here for a couple weeks, and lives, there is very positive talk about the performances of the actors,” she said.
A good omen for the Oscars? Chalamet, according to the rumors an Oscar-nomination, expect for his performance. ‘I dare say there is no money on the bet, we’ll see’, says Van Groeningen. “What, for me, the most important thing is, is that the people on film to continue chatting. It is incredible to see how the film arrives at the people.”
That the film is so well received in the United States has, according to Van Groeningen lot to do with the actuality. ‘Drug addiction is a actuut problem in America. Everyone knows someone that there are very, very close had to deal with.’
Beautiful boy is based on the memoirs of journalist David Sheff, about the battle that his son delivered against a heavy drug addiction. Steve Carell plays the role of the father.
The film will be from the 21st of november in the Belgian screens.