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Chernobyl, Lithuania, Ukraine, Golden Globes

Cast and crew, pose in the press room with the award for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for “Chernobyl” during the 77th annual American Golden Globe Awards on January 5, 2020

In Lithuania, where much of the Chernobyl series about the tragic 1986 accident of the Ukrainian nuclear power plant was filmed, its award of the Golden Globe in the U.S. has been appreciated.

Lithuania public broadcaster LRT reports that in a press conference after the Sunday, January 5, ceremony, the series’ writer-executive producer Craig Mazin expanded on collaboration with the communities where the show was shot and which experienced the 1986 nuclear disaster.

People appreciated the show’s effort to portray the Chernobyl events as accurately as it could, according to Mazin.

«They suffered from this. There is nothing ideological about radiation. They all suffered from it and they all had a heartfelt desire to see it reflected well and to see Ukrainians and Belarusians and Russians and Soviet citizens portrayed as they were, which was heroic. The government, no, but the people, yes,» Mazin said.

Jared Harris, who played the lead character in the show and was also nominated for a Golden Globe, said he had spoken to many people in Lithuania who experienced the Chernobyl disaster or had someone in their families affected by it.

«We’ve met people whose parents were some of the liquidators, parents who’d worked in that,” Harris shared. “I met somebody the other day who grew up in Pripyat and and left when he was six. We actually ran into people all the time and they were all tremendously appreciative of the effort that the show made to be as authentic as it possibly could and show what the result and the effect was on their lives.»

‘Chernobyl’ was nominated in four categories and won two awards, with Stellan Skarsgård taking the best supporting actor in a limited series Golden Globe.

The article originally appeared on LRT English: https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english/19/1130655/chernobyl-creators-accept-golden-globe-pay-tribute-to-lithuania


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