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Golden Globes, Tarnished This Year, Announce 2022 Nominations
Published December 13, 2021

Historically, the Golden Globes and similar award shows have not been good at identifying, acknowledging or rewarding black talent, much like the entertainment industries themselves.

With Snoop Dogg taking the stage to read some of the nominees during an early-morning livestream, the embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association today announced its nominees for the 2022 Golden Globe Awards — with “Belfast” and “The Power of the Dog” garnering a leading seven nods apiece in film, and HBO’s “Succession” getting five noms to lead among TV shows. Now the big question is, will anyone in Hollywood care?

After months of turmoil inside the HFPA prompted by questions about the group’s diversity and ethical standards, these 79th Golden Globes will not have a broadcast partner when winners are announced on Jan. 9 — with NBC announcing earlier this year it was pulling the plug.

What’s more, various celebrities, publicists and production houses — including Netflix, Amazon and WarnerMedia — have also publicly backed away from the HFPA and the Globes. Published reports have also said that many potential nominees have been advised to turn down their nominations should they be tapped.


Still, the HFPA pressed on Monday, with Snoop Dogg and HFPA President Helen Hoehne splitting up announcing the nominees in 25 categories in movies and television during a livestream from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

“This has been a year of change and reflection for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association,” Hoehne said in opening remarks. “For eight months we have worked tirelessly as an organization to be better. “We also have 21 new members — the largest and most diverse in our 79-year-old history. Not only have they brought in a fresh perspective, but ideas that will help us continue to evolve.”

By company, Netflix led the way with 17 film nominations, followed by MGM/United Artists with nine and Warner Bros. with eight. On TV, HBO/HBO Max led with 15 nominations, followed by Hulu and Netflix with 10 each.  Among the nominees in major categories:

“Belfast,”  “Coda,” “Dune,” “King Richard” and “The Power of the Dog” were nominated for Best Motion Picture – Drama. Nominees for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy were “Cyrano,” “Don’t Look Up,” “Licorice Pizza,” “Tick, Tick…BOOM” and “West Side Story.”

Nominees for Television Series – Drama were “Lupin,” “The Morning Show,” “Pose,” “Squid Game” and “Succession.” The nominees for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, were “The Great,” “Hacks,” “Only Murders in the Building,” “Reservation Dogs” and “Ted Lasso.’  Among the major individual awards;

For Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, the nominees were Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”), Olivia Coleman (“The Lost Daughter”), Nicole Kidman (“Being The Ricardos”), Lady Gaga (“House of Gucci”) and Kristen Stewart (“Spencer”).


For Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, the nominees were Mahershala Ali (“Swan Song”), Javier Bardem (“Being The Ricardos”),  Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Power of the Dog”),  Will Smith (“King Richard”) and Denzel Washington (“The Tragedy of MacBeth”).

In the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, the nods went to Marion Cotillard (“Annette”) “Alana Haim (“Licorice Pizza”), Jennifer Lawrence (“Don’t Look Up”), Emma Stone (“Cruella”) and Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story”).

For Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, noms went to Leonardo DiCaprio (“Don’t Look Up”), Peter Dinklage (“Cyrano”), Andrew Garfield (“Tick, Tick…BOOM!”), Cooper Hoffman (“Licorice Pizza”) and Anthony Ramos (“In the Heights”).

The controversy that engulfed the HFPA this past year followed revelations about its historical lack of Black members — zero among 87 voting members last year — and continued questions about the group’s ethical standards. The revelations were first documented by the Los Angeles Times around the time of the 2021 Globes ceremony in January.

Since those reports, the HFPA has undergone an internal overhaul, making changes in its management structure, adding new members — six of whom are Black — implementing new ethics standards and recently hiring its first full-time chief diversity officer.  The group also announced a five-year partnership with the NAACP with the goal of boosting diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry as a whole.

“The last eight months have been difficult, but we are proud of the changes we have achieved so far,” the HFPA said last week in an open letter posted on its website that was addressed to “Actors and Creators in Film and Television.”

“We’ve taken time to reflect on past missteps and reform our organization for the better,” the letter went on. We have worked tirelessly to not only adopt changes addressing policies and conduct, diversity and equity, and voting, but to implement these changes thoroughly and meaningfully.”

The HFPA has yet to release any details of its plans for the Jan. 9 awards ceremony — traditionally a summit of A-Listers that figures to be distinctly less glittery than past affairs. “While the Golden Globes will not be televised in January 2022, we will continue our 78-year tradition of acknowledging excellence in television and film,” the HFPA’s open letter said.

“Through screenings, links, streamers and in some cases, a trip to the movies, we assure you we are consuming all eligible content for a fair and equitable voting process. We recently brought in our largest and most diverse group of journalists to date, all of whom are excited to be first-time voters this year.” Meanwhile, the HFPA continues its image-repair campaign.

“Change takes time,” the group’s open letter said, “and while we’ve made great strides and are in it for the long run, we can’t do it alone.  “Our relationship with you, the talent, is something we value tremendously. And while you may not be following every change and update we’ve made, we welcome the opportunity to bring you in on where we are today. We look forward to honoring the best in film and television on January 9, 2022.”
Here is a complete list of the nominees:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
“King Richard”
“The Power of the Dog”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – 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 Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – 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 Picture – Musical or Comedy
“Dont Look Up”
“Licorice Pizza”
“Tick, Tick…Boom!”
“West Side Story”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – 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 Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – 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 Motion Picture – Animated
“My Sunny Maad”
“Raya and the Last Dragon”

Best Picture – Non-English Language (Formerly Foreign Language)
“Compartment No. 6” (Finland/Russia/Germany)
“Drive My Car” (Japan)
“The Hand of God” (Italy)
“A Hero” (France, Iran)
“Parallel Mothers” (Spain)

Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Caitriona Balfe (“Belfast”)
Ariana DeBose (“West Side Story”)
Kirsten Dunst (“The Power of the Dog”)
Aunjanue Ellis (“King Richard”)
Ruth Negga (“Passing”)

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Ben Affleck (“The Tender Bar”)
Jamie Dornan (“Belfast”)
Ciaran Hinds (“Belfast”)
Troy Kotsur (“Coda”)
Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Power of the Dog”)

Best Director – Motion Picture
Kenneth Branagh (“Belfast”)
Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”)
Maggie Gyllenhaal (“The Lost Daughter”)
Steven Spielberg (“West Side Story”)
Denis Villeneuve (“Dune”)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
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 Original Score – Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat (“The French Dispatch”)
Germane Franco (“Encanto”)
Jonny Greenwood (“The Power of the Dog”)
Alberto Iglesias (“Parallel Mothers”)
Hans Zimmer (“Dune”)

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Be Alive” (from “King Richard”) (Dixson, Beyonce Knowles-Carter)
“Dos Orugitas” (from “Encanto”) (Lin-Manuel Miranda)
“Down to Joy” (from “Belfast”) (Van Morrison)
“Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” (from “Respect”) (Carole King,
Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Hartman)
“No Time to Die” (from “No Time to Die”) (Billie Eilish, Finneas

Best Television Series – Drama
“The Morning Show”
“Squid Game”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Uzo Aduba (“In Treatment”)
Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”)
“Christine Baranski (“The Good Fight”)
Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)
Michaela Jae Rodriguez (“Pose”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Brian Cox (“Succession”)
Lee Jung-Jae (“Squid Game”)
Billy Porter (“Pose”)
Jeremy Strong (“Succession”)
Omar Sy (“Lupin”)

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
“The Great”
“Only Murders in the Building”
“Reservation Dogs”
“Ted Lasso”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Hannah Einbinder (“Hacks”)
Elle Fanning (“The Great”)
Issa Rae (“Insecure”)
Tracee Ellis Ross (`Black-ish”)
Jean Smart (“Hacks”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television 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 Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture
Made for Television
“Impeachment: American Crime Story”
“Mare of Easttown”
“The Underground Railroad”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series
or a Motion Picture made for Television
Jessica Chastain (“Scenes From a Marriage”)
Cynthia Erivo (“Genius: Aretha”)
Elizabeth Olsen (“WandaVision”)
Margaret Qualley (“Maid”)
Kate Winslet (“Mare of Easttown”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or
a Motion Picture made for Television
Paul Bettany (“WandaVision”)
Oscar Isaac (“Scenes From a Marriage”)
Michael Keaton (“Dopesick”)
Ewan McGregor (“Halston”)
Tahar Rahim (“The Serpent”)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role on Television
Jennifer Coolidge (“White Lotus”)
Kaitlyn Dever (“Dopesick”)
Andie MacDowell (“Maid”)
Sarah Snook (“Succession”)
Hannah Waddingham (“Ted Lasso”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role on Television
Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”)
Kieran Culkin (“Succession”)
Mark Duplass (“The Morning Show”)
Brett Goldstein (“Ted Lasso”)
O Yeong-Su (“Squid Game”)

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