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Working with Gibson 'a joy': co-star

AAP logoAAP 9/01/2017

British actor Andrew Garfield said it was a "joy" to be able to work alongside director Mel Gibson in Hacksaw Ridge.

Garfield is nominated for best actor at the Golden Globes on Monday (AEDT) in a film drama for his performance in Hacksaw Ridge and will compete with Casey Affleck (Manchester By The Sea), Joel Edgerton (Loving), Viggo Mortensen (Captain Fantastic) and Denzel Washington (Fences).

"The joy was doing it, the joy was making the film, even though it was challenging, I got to work with the most incredible actors and the most incredible director, Mel Gibson, I'm so excited he's getting honoured," Garfield said.

Gibson is nominated in the best director category for the war drama, which marked his return to directing for the first time in 10 years following his controversial anti-Semitic rant in 2006.

Garfield said Gibson was like "a good dad on set".

"He encourages you to be your best self," he said, adding that Gibson also helped him to take his "talents go further than you can even dream of".

Hacksaw Ridge is also nominated for best film in the drama category alongside Hell Or High Water, Lion, Manchester By The Sea and Moonlight.

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