Atlanta-filmed “Selma” picks up several Golden Globe nominations

The biopic “Selma,” filmed partly in metro Atlanta, has earned a Golden Globe nomination for best picture.

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Director Ava DuVernay, the first black woman to earn best-director honors at Sundance, has nabbed a Globes nomination for best director and David Oyelowo, who stars as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., has been nominated for best actor.

DuVernay posted this photo and message from Toronto shortly after getting the good news.

The movie, which filmed at locations including the Georgia State Capitol and the Marietta-Cobb Museum of Art (both were used as courthouse locations), tells the powerful story of the Selma, Ala. civil rights marches.

Oprah Winfrey served both in a producer role and played a character, Annie Lee Cooper, in the movie. She posted these great photos recently:

Celebrating SELMAmovie and Legends who paved the way this weekend. It was beautiful.

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We interviewed Oyelowo about his leading role, for which he is certain to also earn an Oscar nomination. Read it here.

In other Atlanta-centric Golden Globes news, “Yellow Flicker Beat” from “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” earned a best original song nod.

Here’s a gallery of all nominees.