A war movie that depicts a soldier who trained at Fort Jackson was nominated for three Golden Globe Awards, officials announced Monday.
“Hacksaw Ridge,” based on the true story of Desmond Doss, is set in part in Columbia’s Fort Jackson.
Doss was an Army medic in the bloodiest battle of WWII and saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun.
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“Hacksaw Ridge” was nominated for “Best Motion Picture – Drama.”
The director, Mel Gibson, was nominated for “Best Director – Motion Picture.”
Andrew Garfield was nominated for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama” for his portrayal of Doss.
The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air Jan. 8 on NBC.
“Hacksaw Ridge” also was nominated for two Screen Actors Guild Awards, including “Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role” for Garfield and “Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture.”
The movie has already won two Critics’ Choice Awards, including for Best Action Movie and Best Actor, as well as five Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts Awards.