The Foreign Press Association announced on Thursday 13 December their Nominees for the 65th annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California and gave "The Diving Bell and The Butterfly" and “Persepolis” 4 nominations. “The Diving Bell and The Butterfly” takes 3 nods, including Best director for Julian Schnabel (Basquia, Before Night Falls), Best screenplay for Ronald Harwood (The Pianist) and Best Foreign Language Film. Nominated as well for Best Foreign Language Film category is Cannes Grand Jury prize winner “Persepolis”, the autobiographical animated film directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud.
The Golden Globes also celebrated French star Marion Cotillard, who received a best actress nomination in a comedy or a musical film for her mesmerizing incarnation of French Legendary singer Edith Piaf in “La Vie en Rose”. “The Diving Bell and The Butterfly” will open in Singapore January 2008 and “Persepolis” on 21 February 2008.