Hugh Jackman took to social media to express his gratitude after receiving a Golden Globes nomination.
The Australian actor is up for the Best Performance by an Actor award in the Motion Picture – Drama category for his performance in The Son.
WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Hugh Jackman calls the Golden Globes nomination a “great honor”.
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Jackman shared a video captured from what appeared to be a hallway and called the nomination “a great honor.”
“It means a lot to me, especially this year given the incredible performances there have been.
“I really appreciate that, thank you very much,” he said before flashing his signature grin.
Posing with his hand on his heart, the actor wore a navy blue polo shirt with a long-sleeved shirt underneath.
Jackman received all kinds of responses from both fans and big-name accounts, including Golden Globe’s Twitter.
“Congratulations Hugo! See you January 10th,” the account replied.
“I’m so incredibly happy for you, Hugh. Well deserved nomination for a performance as emotional and heartbreaking as Peter in The Son,” replied one fan.
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“Aww well said Hugh and you deserve it,” said another.
While filming The Son, Jackman’s father, Christopher John Jackson, died after a 12-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease
At the time, Jackman decided to continue making his film.
“My dad never missed a day of work,” Jackman told Variety of his decision to continue working in October.
“I could feel him. I knew if he could talk to me he would say, ‘You have to go to work! What are you talking about?’ I felt his presence on set.”
“So he was supposedly mentally gone,” he said. “He would still smile a little. I didn’t know he was going to die physically, but I knew it was a goodbye of sorts.”
The actor plays a workaholic father in The Son – a character who bears similarities to Jackman’s own father, who raised him as a single parent after his mother abandoned the family when he was eight.
He has since reconciled with his mother Grace and shared photos of their mother-son relationship on Instagram.
“I had a picture of him on the set, behind the action,” Jackman said of his father’s death.
“My dad worked incredibly hard – taking care of five kids, the weight of the world on his shoulders. I felt that he was completely free. That really helped me.”
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