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Golden Globes 2022: ‘Belfast’ and ‘The Power of the Dog’ top nominations

The 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations are finally revealed and will be held on 9 January 2022.

Kenneth Branagh’s childhood-inspired “Belfast” and Jane Campion’s dark Western “Power of the Dog” topped Monday’s Globes nominations, as the troubled awards seek to overcome a dispute over diversity and transparency. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which votes on the Globes, has been under fire due to allegations of racism, sexism, bullying and corruption.

The Globes awards party usually features top A-listers, but the stars are expected to stay away from the ceremony next month, and TV network NBC has dropped its broadcast.

“It’s not going to be the usual event, but we always said that no matter what, we would nominate, and we would hand out the awards,” HFPA president Helen Hoehne told AFP at the nominations announcement in Beverly Hills.

“We have a long history of handing out the award, and we just wanted to continue to do it like we always have in the past.”

“Belfast” and “Power of the Dog” lead the pack

“Belfast” and “Power of the Dog” headed the nominations with seven nods apiece for the 79th Golden Globe awards.

Deaf family drama “Coda,” sci-fi epic “Dune“, and Will Smith’s tennis biopic “King Richard,” about the father of Venus and Serena Williams, rounded out the best drama category — the Globes’ biggest prize.

HBO drama “Succession” topped the Globes’ television section with five nominations.

The Golden Globes have traditionally been second in importance only to the Oscars in Hollywood’s film award season, but their future has been called into question.

The future of The Golden Globes

More than 100 Tinseltown publicists wrote to the HFPA in March demanding an end to “discriminatory behaviour, unprofessionalism, ethical impropriety and alleged financial corruption.”

The organization has rushed through reforms, including admitting its biggest ever annual intake of new members earlier this year.

But actors such as Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo have slammed the changes as inadequate, while Tom Cruise returned his three Golden Globes to the HFPA in protest.

Powerful studios including Warner Bros, Netflix and Amazon have said they will not work with the HFPA until more meaningful reforms are made.

Snoop Dogg reads the nominations announcement for the 79th Golden Globe Awards as Helen Hoehne, president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) looks on, December 13, 2021, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP)

Rapper Snoop Dogg was the surprise guest at Monday’s early morning nomination unveiling at a Beverly Hills hotel, reading out multiple categories.

Here’s the full list of Golden Globes 2022 nominations:


Best film – musical or comedy
Don’t Look Up
Licorice Pizza
tick, tick … Boom!
West Side Story

Best supporting actress in a film
Caitríona Balfe, Belfast
Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog
Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
Ruth Negga, Passing

Best film – foreign language
Compartment No. 6
Drive My Car
The Hand of God
A Hero
Parallel Mothers

Best screenplay – film
Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza
Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Adam McKay, Don’t Look Up
Aaron Sorkin, Being the Ricardos

Best director – film
Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter
Steven Spielberg, West Side Story
Denis Villeneuve, Dune

Best actress in a film – musical or comedy
Marion Cotillard, Annette
Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza
Jennifer Lawrence, Don’t Look Up
Emma Stone, Cruella
Rachel Zegler, West Side Story

Best actor in a film – drama
Mahershala Ali, Swan Song
Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
Will Smith, King Richard
Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best original song – film
Be Alive, King Richard
Dos Orugitas, Encanto
Down to Joy, Belfast
Here I Am (Singing My Way Home), Respect
No Time to Die, No Time to Die

Best film – animated
My Sunny Maad
Raya and the Last Dragon

Best actor in a film – musical or comedy
Leonardo DiCaprio, Don’t Look Up
Peter Dinklage, Cyrano
Andrew Garfield, tick, tick … Boom!
Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza
Anthony Ramos, In the Heights

Best actress in a film – drama
Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos
Lady Gaga, House of Gucci
Kristen Stewart, Spencer

Best film – drama
King Richard
The Power of the Dog

Best supporting actor in a film
Ben Affleck, The Tender Bar
Jamie Dornan, Belfast
Ciarán Hinds, Belfast
Troy Kotsur, CODA
Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Best score – film
The French Dispatch
Parallel Mothers
The Power of the Dog


Best TV series – musical or comedy
The Great
Ted Lasso
Reservation Dogs
Only Murders in the Building

Best actor in a TV series – drama
Brian Cox, Succession
Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game
Billy Porter, Pose
Jeremy Strong, Succession
Omar Sy, Lupin

Best actress in a limited series or TV movie
Jessica Chastain, Scenes From a Marriage
Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha
Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision
Margaret Qualley, Maid
Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Best TV series – drama
The Morning Show
Squid Game

Best actress in a TV series – drama
Uzo Aduba, In Treatment
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Christine Baranski, The Good Fight
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Mj Rodriguez, Pose

Best actor in a limited series or TV movie
Paul Bettany, WandaVision
Oscar Isaac, Scenes From a Marriage
Michael Keaton, Dopesick
Ewan McGregor, Halston
Tahar Rahim, The Serpent

Best actress in a TV series – musical or comedy
Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
Elle Fanning, The Great
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Jean Smart, Hacks

Best limited series or TV movie
Impeachment: American Crime Story
Mare of Easttown
The Underground Railroad

Best supporting actor in a TV series, limited series or TV movie
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Mark Duplass, The Morning Show
Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso
Oh Yeong-su, Squid Game

Best actor in a TV series – musical or comedy
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Nicholas Hoult, The Great
Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Best supporting actress in a TV series, limited series or TV movie
Jennifer Coolidge, White Lotus
Kaitlyn Dever, Dopesick
Andie MacDowell, Maid
Sarah Snook, Succession
Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

This article is published via AFP Relaxnews.


Hero image credit: Rob Youngson/Focus Features; Featured image credit: Netflix

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