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The 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards: A new era for awards shows and this year's winners

The 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards: A new era for awards shows and this year's winners

An awards show unlike any other before

Text: Genie Leong

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Despite the mass boycott of the show, The Golden Globes went ahead with crowning the best of 2021 in film and TV. Catch up on the controversy and find out who are this year's biggest winners

The 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards will forever go down in the history of award shows for many reasons, good and bad. Following controversies surrounding a serious lack of diversity in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) voting membership—the parent organisation of The Golden Globes—the prestigious awards show was pulled from its yearly slot on NBC’s schedule.

The boycott of the HFPA meant this year’s event was not televised, nor streamed online on any platforms. Ever since contentions on the HFPA began in February 2021, many stars have criticised the organisation, with Tom Cruise going as far as to return his three awards for his work in Born on the Fourth of July, Jerry Maguire, and Magnolia. Stars such as Judd Apatow, Sean Hayes, Kerry Washington, Amy Schumer, Shonda Rhimes and many others took to social media to voice out against the HFPA and the Golden Globes, spreading the hashtag ‘#TIMESUPGlobes’.

Despite this, the show went ahead, but no nominees or guests were in attendance and the event was held privately. Voting results were announced over social media. There was no red carpet and no acceptance speeches, making this year's Golden Globes a bizarre affair to witness (or not witness).

As one of the biggest highlights of each year’s awards season and a precursor to The Oscars, the circumstances of The Golden Globes in 2022 potentially spell a new outlook on the era of awards shows. As the 21st Century society moves into a period of social awareness and accountability, film and TV are rightfully expected to portray diversity and inclusivity across all forms of representation. With awards shows meant to applaud the crème de la crème of film and TV, the same expectations and consequences apply, and this year’s Golden Globes are the proof in the pudding of this big shift.

Film and TV have always been a primary pillar in modern culture and storytelling, and the past year has brought us some of the greatest on-screen hits. Regardless of the show’s controversy, the nominees and winners of this year’s Golden Globes deserve to be celebrated for their stellar work. Here is the full list of the 2022 Golden Globes winners:

MOVIES

Best Motion Picture, Drama: The Power of the Dog

Best Motion Picture, Animated: Encanto

Best Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy: West Side Story

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Ariana Debose, West Side Story

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture: Kodi Smitt-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Best Screenplay: Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

Best Director: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Best Non-English Language Picture: Drive My Car (Japan)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama: Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama: Will Smith, King Richard

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy: Rachel Zegler, West Side Story

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical/Comedy: Andrew Garfield, tick, tick…BOOM!

Best Original Score in a Motion Picture: Hans Zimmer, Dune

Best Original Song in a Motion Picture: No Time To Die, “No Time to Die” - Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell

TELEVISION

Best Television Series, Drama: Succession

Best Television Series, Musical/Comedy: Hacks

Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie: The Underground Railroad

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama: MJ Rodriguez, Pose

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series, Drama: Jeremy Strong, Succession

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Musical/Comedy: Jean Smart, Hacks

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Musical/Comedy: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie: Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie: Michael Keaton, Dopesick

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series: Sarah Snook, Succession

Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series: O Yeong-Su, Squid Game


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