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Golden Globes 2011 nominations: Christopher Nolan on 'Inception'

December 14, 2010 |  1:45 pm

Chris Nolan 
Christopher Nolan's "Inception," nominated for a Golden Globe award Tuesday morning, was especially popular with tech-savvy young thinkers who saw it as an of-the-moment statement on pixelated life and virtual reality. But as the director told The Envelope this month, that's not how he sees it.

The story, and all the best of science fiction really, is about the humans inside the machinery of the story. It's ideas, characters and stories that resonate, not the trappings. But if you can combine those with the large canvas of film, the scale of it and the visual power of it, that can be something very special, he said of the story idea he has been thinking about on and off since he was 16.

The Hollywood Foreign Press responded to those human elements with its nomination, for which Nolan is grateful. Here's his statement:

"I'd like to thank the HFPA for recognizing all of our hard work on 'Inception.'  It is particularly gratifying to be recognized for a film you've carried with you so long, and shared with so many incredible artists and craftsmen across six countries.  It is a great honor and we are thrilled to be a part of such a prestigious group of nominees."

Photo: Christopher Nolan. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times.