The 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards: A new era for awards shows and this year's winners
An awards show unlike any other before
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:
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
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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