Golden Globes 2022: Controversy & Big Nominations

| December 14, 2021
Golden Globes 2022: Controversy & Big Nominations

Every year there are many awards shows in the entertainment industry, and the Golden Globes are one of the most controversial in recent years.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announces nominees for the Golden Globes every year and has found themselves in hot water recently due to NBC announcing they will not air the show this year.

Although this announcement happened, the H.F.P.A. have announced nominees anyway. The nominees this year have been vastly more diverse than years prior, but this may be due to the stress NBC put on the association on the grounds of unethical practices.

An anti-trust lawsuit was thrown at the association due to the allegations of a self-serving nature of the show, as the LA Times reports, although the case was ultimately dismissed. This wasn’t the only bad press the Golden Globes has received on such a wide scale in the past, as comedian Ricky Gervais hosted the show in early 2020(his 5th time hosting), he made scathing remarks towards the nature of the show, while maintaining his composure as the host.

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That all being said, the Golden Globe nominees have been announced for the show in 2022, and here they are:

Best Motion Picture, Drama

  • “Belfast”
  • “CODA”
  • “Dune”
  • “King Richard”
  • “The Power of the Dog”

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

  • “Cyrano”
  • “Don’t Look Up”
  • “Licorice Pizza”
  • “Tick, Tick … Boom!”
  • “West Side Story”

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 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 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 Actress in a Supporting Role in any 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 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 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 Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any 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 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”
  • Germaine Franco, “Encanto”
  • Jonny Greenwood, “The Power of the Dog”
  • Alberto Iglesias, “Parallel Mothers”
  • Hans Zimmer, “Dune”

The rest of the nominees can be found on the Golden Globe website here.

While there is notably a bigger emphasis placed on diversity, it remains to be seen whether the award show can survive after their original studio refuses to air it, and the remaining alleged controversy surrounding it.

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