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Golden Globes 2022: Succession wins big with THREE major gongs

Succession was the big winner at this year’s Golden Globes. 

The acclaimed HBO drama scooped three major gongs on Monday evening, with stars Sarah Snook and Jeremy Strong in the acting categories, while the programme also took home the coveted Best TV Series Award, 

Their victories were announced at a private ceremony in LA, after this year’s live broadcast was cancelled due to backlash over a lack of diversity in the nominations.

Nice! Succession was the big winner at this year’s Golden Globes

Australian actress Sarah, 34, won the Best Supporting Actress in a Series for her portrayal of political strategist and media heir Siobhan ‘Shiv’ Roy. 

She beat the likes of Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus), Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), Kaitlyn Dever (Dopesick) and Andie MacDowell (Maid) in her category. 

Joining her in winning was her on-screen brother Jeremy, who scooped the Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series gong for his role as Kendall Roy.

He beat out competition from his on-screen father Brian Cox, who was given a nod in the same category for his depiction of Logan Roy. 

The show won the coveted Best TV Series award for drama. 

Last year NBC announced it would not broadcast this year’s Golden Globe Awards, after controversy over a lack of diversity among the members in the HFPA membership. 

Yay! Australian actress Sarah, 34, won the Best Supporting Actress in a Series for her portrayal of political strategist and media heir Siobhan 'Shiv' Roy

Yay! Australian actress Sarah, 34, won the Best Supporting Actress in a Series for her portrayal of political strategist and media heir Siobhan ‘Shiv’ Roy

At this year’s event — which is usually hailed as ‘the party of the year’ — there was no celebrities, no live audience, and no red carpet. The whole award show reportedly took an hour and a half and afterwards there was a poolside reception.

‘I think one of the magical things about the pre-pandemic Globes when there is a house full of celebrities is not only what happens during the live broadcast but during the commercial breaks….

‘Those moments when you catch Spielberg talking to an up-and-coming TV actor. Those moments we obviously didn’t have — there were no commercial breaks and there were no celebrities,’ an unnamed HFPA member told the Los Angeles Times.  

At the 79th annual Golden Globes, the HFPA said the show would focus on philanthropy. It was an initiative taken following criticism of the association for a lack of ethics and inclusion amongst members. 

Woo! Joining her in winning was her on-screen brother Jeremy, who scooped the Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series gong for his role as Kendall Roy

Woo! Joining her in winning was her on-screen brother Jeremy, who scooped the Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series gong for his role as Kendall Roy

‘A lot of work has gone into it, and we’ve taken some really great strides,’ one member told the publication. ‘There’s more work to be done. We’re going to continue that work over the years. But I hope that people really see what’s been done, because it’s been significant.’ 

Staff members representing various non-profits supported by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association were on hand to announce winners on Sunday’s ceremony, with the only celebrity presence being Schwarzenegger and Curtis video appearances.

It was revealed Tuesday by Variety that the Globes’ talent booker reached out to several publicity agencies about getting celebrity presenters, but no celebs agreed to take part.

HFPA president Helen Hoehne, gave a speech focusing on the organisation’s attempts to diversify and a focus on its philanthropy work after a controversial year which culminated in last year’s televised ceremony suffering a 60% drop in viewers. 

‘Last year the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was challenged to change – and we did,’ said Hoehne. ‘Both internally, within the Association, as well as adding 21 members to bring fresh perspectives.

Golden Globe Awards 2022: The Winners

 Best TV show – Musical/Comedy

The Great

Hacks – WINNER

Only Murders in the Building

Reservation Dogs

Ted Lasso   

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series (Drama)

Brian Cox – Succession

Lee Jaw – Squid Game

Billy Porter – Pose

Jeremy Strong – Succession – WINNER

Omar Sy – Lupin  

 

Best Actress – Musical/Comedy

Marion Cotillard – Annette

Alana Haim – Licorice Pizza

Jennifer Lawrence – Don’t Look Up

Emma Stone – Cruella

Rachel Zegler – West Side Story – WINNER

Squid Game is nominated for Best TV Series – Drama

Squid Game is nominated for Best TV Series – Drama

Best TV Series – Drama

Lupin

The Morning Show

Pose

Squid Game

Succession – WINNER

 

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 – WINNER

 

Best Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series

Paul Bettany – WandaVision

Oscar Isaac – Scenes from a Marriage

Michael Keaton – Dopesick – WINNER

Ewan McGrgeor – Holsten

Tahar Rahim – The Serpent

Best Limited or Anthology Series

Dopesick

American Crime Story: Impeachment

Maid

Mare of Easttown

The Underground Railroad – WINNER

 

Best Actor in a TV Series – Musical/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 – WINNER

American Crime Story: Impeachment is up for Best Limited or Anthology Series

 American Crime Story: Impeachment is up for Best Limited or Anthology Series

 

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series

Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus

Kaitlyn Dever – Dopesick

Andie McDowell – Maid

Sarah Snook – Succession – WINNER

Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso   

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role on a TV Series

Billy Crudup – The Morning Show

Kieran Culkin – Succession

Mark Duplass – The Morning Show

Brett Goldstein – Ted Lasso

O Yeong-Su – Squid Game – WINNER

   

Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series

Jessica Chastain – Scenes from a Marriage

Cynthia Erivo – Genius: Aretha

Elizabeth Olsen – WandaVision

Margaret Qualley – Maid

Kate Winslet – Mare of Easttown – WINNER

Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical/Comedy

Hannah Einbender – Hacks

Elle Fanning – The Great

Issa Rae – Insecure

Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-Ish

Jean Smart – Hacks – WINNER

Best Director – Motion Picture

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast

Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog – WINNER

Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Lost Daughter

Steven Spielberg – West Side Story

Denis Villeneuve – Dune

Denzel Washington is nominated for Best Actor in a Film – Drama - for The Tragedy of Macbeth

Denzel Washington is nominated for Best Actor in a Film – Drama – for The Tragedy of Macbeth

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 – WINNER

Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth

 

Best Actor in a Film – Musical/Comedy

Leo DiCaprio – Don’t Look Up

Peter Dinklage – Cyrano

Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick… BOOM! – WINNER

Cooper Hoffman – Licorice Pizza

Anthony Ramos – In the Heights  

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Drama

Ben Affleck – The Tender Bar

Jamie Dornan – Belfast

Ciaran Hinds – Belfast

Troy Kotsur – CODA

Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog – WINNER

 

Best Original Score

The French Dispatch

Encanto

The Power of the Dog

Parallel Mothers

Dune  – WINNER

 

Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy

Cyrano

Don’t Look Up

Licorice Pizza

Tick Tick Boom

West Side Story – WINNER

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Catriona Balfe – Belfast

Araiana Debose – West Side Story – WINNER

Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog

Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard

Ruth Negga – Passing

 

Best Screenplay – Film

Licorice Pizza

Belfast – WINNER

The Power of the Dog

Don’t Look Up

Being the Ricardos

 

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 – WINNER

Lady Gaga – House of Gucci

Kristen Stewart – Spencer

 

Best Film – Drama

Belfast

CODA

Dune

King Richard

The Power of the Dog – WINNER

Jessica Chastain is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama - for The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Jessica Chastain is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama – for The Eyes of Tammy Faye

 

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Encanto – WINNER

Flee

Luca

My Son Ahmad

Raya and the Last Dragon

 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture 

Be Alive from King Richard — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson

Dos Orugitas from Encanto — Lin-Manuel Miranda

Down to Joy from Belfast — Van Morrison 

Here I Am (Singing My Way Home) from Respect — Jamie Alexander Hartman, Jennifer Hudson, Carole King

No Time to Die from No Time to Die — Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell – WINNER

 

Best Picture, Foreign Language

Compartment No. 6

Drive My Car – WINNER

The Hand of God

A Hero

Parallel Mothers

  

 

 

‘We are on a journey of change and we’re not going to rest. We are going to be outspoken about what we’re learning and challenge others to join us.’

Kyle Bowser, senior vice-president of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau, spoke of the ‘Reimagine Coalition,’ a joint five-year initiative to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion across the global entertainment industry. ‘Imagination is the currency that sustains and propels the entertainment industries,’ he said during the ceremony.

A series of LA Times investigations last year revealed the lack of diversity in the HFPA’s voting membership. he expose reported that the 2021 voting panel did not include any Black members. 

In response to the LA Times article, the HPFA introduced a series of new bylaws and in October 2021, appointed 21 new voters to their board and created a new board of directors.

The organization reports that it is the largest and most diverse class of new members in its history. They report that six of the new members are Black, 10 are women, six are Latinx, five are Asian and four are Middle Eastern/North African. 

They also announced they hoped by 2023, the ethnic-minority of membership of the HFPA will have increased by 50%.

Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson were the stars leading calls for a Golden Globes boycott, with Scarlett saying she had faced ‘sexist questions and remarks by certain HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment.’

She released a statement last year that read: ‘As an actor promoting a film, one is expected to participate in awards season by attending press conferences as well as awards shows.

‘In the past, this has often meant facing sexist questions and remarks by certain HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment. It is the exact reason why I, for many years, refused to participate in their conferences.’

She continued: ‘Unless there is necessary fundamental reform within the organization, I believe it is time that we take a step back from the HFPA and focus on the importance and strength of unity within our unions and the industry as a whole’.  

This year’s nominations included nine people of colour across the acting and directing categories – the same number as for the 2021 awards.

The organization’s track record of overlooking black- and minority-led films and television series at the Golden Globes has also been frequently criticized.

Back in March, former president Philip Berk was expelled for forwarding an email dubbing Black Lives Matter a ‘hate movement,’ and two consultants hired to address the HFPA’s diversity issues quit over a lack of progress.

There were additional claims that the HFPA had not been inclusive enough to women or members of the LGBTQ community. 

Netflix and Amazon Studios both said they would cut ties with the HFPA if it didn’t swiftly enact more drastic changes.

‘We don´t believe these proposed new policies – particularly around the size and speed of membership growth – will tackle the HFPA´s systemic diversity and inclusion challenges, or the lack of clear standards for how your members should operate,’ Netflix co-chief executive Ted Sarandos wrote in a letter to the group.

WarnerMedia said it would cease holding screenings and other events for the HFPA until it made more substantial changes.

‘For far too long, demands for perks, special favors and unprofessional requests have been made to our teams and to others across the industry,’ WarnerMedia executives said in a letter. ‘We regret that as an industry, we have complained, but largely tolerated this behavior until now.’

In a statement, NBC said it believes the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is committed to reform. But the network said change can’t come quickly enough for next year’s Globes.

‘However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right,’ the network said. ‘As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes. Assuming the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.’

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