FROM Bolton to Hollywood — director Danny Boyle will be hoping to scoop not one but two awards at the Golden Globes tomorrow.

The former Thornleigh Salesian College pupil has been nominated in the Best Director category while his latest film, Slumdog Millionaire, is up for Best Film.

And Thornleigh head teacher Alison Burrowes had a message of support for the ex-pupil.

“We’re absolutely thrilled that someone who came to Thornleigh is doing so well, and we wish him all the luck in the world for the awards,” she said.

“He was a fantastic student and a good example of how someone can make the most of all the opportunities that are presented to them.”

The awards, widely seen as a good indicator for the Oscars, will take place at the Beverley Hilton hotel in California.

Boyle will be up against fellow Brits Sam Mendes and Stephen Daldry for Revolutionary Road and The Reader respectively.

Americans David Fincher and Ron Howard have also been nominated for The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button and Frost/Nixon.

The same titles make up the entries for the Best Film category. Boyle is strong favourite to win both awards, with some bookmakers slashing his odds to 11/10.

The 52-year-old was born in Radcliffe, and is still a keen supporter of Bury football club.

He made his directorial debut in 1995 with the black comedy, Shallow Grave, following it up with the smash hit, Trainspotting.

Slumdog Millionaire, the story of a poverty-stricken boy who wins big-time on India’s version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?, was released in the UK yesterday.

The film has already picked up five Critics’ Choice awards in California this week, including Best Picture.