“It was amazing [and] very unexpected,” said Gael Garcia Bernal (“Mozart in the Jungle”) to Gold Derby’s Zach Laws last December about winning the Golden Globe for his popular Amazon comedy. “It gave me a lot of happiness.” Bernal plays Rodrigo De Souza on “Mozart in the Jungle,” the wildly eccentric conductor of the New York Symphony. Watch our Gael Garcia Bernal interview above.
Bernal won the Golden Globe for Best TV Comedy Actor for Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle” last year, taking down Aziz Ansari (“Master of None”), Rob Lowe (“The Grinder”), Patrick Stewart (“Blunt Talk”) and Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”). While the Emmy Awards didn’t follow up with a similar nomination, Bernal is in the hunt again this year for Best Comedy Actor. The show is already on Emmy’s radar, as it took home the trophy for Best Sound Mixing in 2016.
Speaking more about his Golden Globe victory, Bernal noted, “It’s not like my life was different the next day, but it gave me pure joy. I felt really good and almost proud for Rodrigo the character and for the series as well, for them to have even a bigger life. I just felt incredibly happy, incredibly grateful.” Also in our junket chat, Bernal dished his film “Neruda” about the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet Pablo Neruda.
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