Bombshell, a film about the Fox News scandal, is currently as sensational as the events on which it is based.

The film, by award-winning director Jay Roach and screenwriter Charles Randolph, has the industry abuzz after having been nominated for a string of awards.

South Africa’s very own Charlize Theron, who shines in the role of Megyn Kelly, has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama), while Margot Robbie has been nominated as Best Supporting Actress. The winners will be announced at the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on 5 January 2020.

Both actresses were nominated in the same categories by the St. Louis Film Critics Association, as well as the Critics’ Choice panel and the North Texas Film Critics Association. Critics’ Choice nominations were also received for Best Hair and Make-up and Best Acting Ensemble. The 25th Critics’ Choice Awards will take place at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on 12 January 2020. Nicole Kidman was also nominated as Best Supporting Actress by the North Texas Film Critics Association.

The film, which was well received by critics from the outset, has also been nominated for several other awards, including Best Contemporary Make-Up in a Feature-length Motion Picture, Best Special Effects Make-up in a Feature-length Motion Picture and Best Contemporary Hairstyling in a Feature-length Motion Picture at the 7th annual Make-Up Artists & Hair Stylists Guild (MUAHS) – the awards ceremony will take place on 11 January 2020.

Bombshell has also been nominated for the Humanitas Prize in the Best Drama Feature Film category. The winner will be announced during the 45th Humanitas Ceremony at the Beverly Hilton on 24 January 2020.

Furthermore, the Hollywood Critics Association (LAOFCS) has nominated Charlize Theron in the Best Actress category and Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker in the Best Hair and Make-Up category for their outstanding work in the film. The 3rd Annual LAOFCS Awards Ceremony will take place on 9 January 2020 at the Taglyan Complex in Los Angeles.

Bombshell is based on the real-life chain of events of the Fox News scandal, which saw multiple women accuse former Fox News CEO and chairman Roger Ailes (played by John Lithgow) of sexual harassment. It offers a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time.