From Transforming Media: http://transformingmedia.blogspot.com/2011/12/glenn-closes-film-albert-nobbs-about.html
By Ashley Love
December 15, 2011
Glenn Close’s Film ‘Albert Nobbs’ About A Transsexual Man Is Nominated For Golden Globe For Best Supporting Actress Performance by Janet McTreer
The highly moving period drama ‘Albert Nobbs’ follows the story of a man who was born with female anatomy named Albert Nobbs, played by Glennn Close. Nobbs is a male servant who must hide his transsexual condition in order to survive.
Actress Janet McTeer, Close’s costar who also plays a transsexual man, has been nominated for a Golden Globe for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture.
I saw the film and was moved to tears. Some of my tears stemmed from pain I felt for the characters, and some of my tears were stirred by the powerful beauty of humanity that triumphed over fear and violence.
Janet McTeer is very deserving of this award. I will be planning a Golden Globes party just to root for her, stay tuned for the details!
Here’s a touching song from the film’s soundtrack written and performed by a favorite of mne, Sinead O’Conner called ‘Lay Your Head Down’: