79th Golden Globe Awards

The 79th Golden Globe Awards honored the best in film and American television of 2021, as chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA). The ceremony took place privately on January 9, 2022.[1] The nominees were announced on December 13, 2021, by rapper Snoop Dogg and HFPA president Helen Hoehne.[1][2]

79th Golden Globe Awards
DateJanuary 9, 2022[1]
SiteThe Beverly Hilton,
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
Highlights
Best Film: DramaThe Power of the Dog
Best Film: Musical or ComedyWest Side Story
Best Drama SeriesSuccession
Best Musical or Comedy SeriesHacks
Best Miniseries or Television movieThe Underground Railroad
Most awardsThe Power of the Dog
Succession
West Side Story (3)
Most nominationsBelfast
The Power of the Dog (7)

For the first time since 2008, there was no traditional, televised ceremony. In support of boycotts of the HFPA by various media companies, actors, and other creatives over its lack of action to increase the membership diversity of the organization, the Golden Globes' regular broadcaster NBC declined to televise the 79th Golden Globe Awards; it was also agreed that the event would not be live streamed online either.[3] The HFPA ultimately chose to hold the presentation privately, with attendance limited to the organization's beneficiaries, and results announced to the public via the Golden Globes' social media outlets.

The films Belfast and The Power of the Dog were tied for the most nominations, at seven each. The latter tied with Steven Spielberg's West Side Story and HBO's drama Succession with the most awards of the night, with three each. These included the awards for Best Drama Film, Best Musical or Comedy Film and Best Drama Series, respectively. Michaela Jaé Rodriguez made history as the first transgender person to win an acting award at the Golden Globes, winning Best Actress – Television Series Drama for her role as Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista in Pose.[4] Rachel Zegler also made history as the first actress of Colombian descent and first Latina to win Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical for her performance as María Vasquez in West Side Story, as well as becoming the youngest winner in that category at 20 years old.[5] For his performance as Oh Il-nam in Netflix's Squid Game, O Yeong-su became the first South Korean actor to win an acting award, winning for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film.[6]

Ceremony informationEdit

On May 10, 2021, NBC announced that it would not televise the ceremony, in support of a boycott of the HFPA by multiple media companies over what it criticized as insufficient efforts to increase the membership diversity of the organization. NBC added that it would be open to televising the ceremony in 2023 if the HFPA were successful in its efforts to reform its organization.[7] Following these events, the HFPA released a timeline for its reforms, which would see the process completed by the week of August 2, 2021.[8] On October 1, 2021, the HFPA released a list of 21 new members that it had recruited under these reforms.[9]

The HFPA then announced on October 15 that it still planned to hold the 79th Golden Globe Awards on January 9, 2022, with or without a telecast.[1] It was then reported that the HFPA would not require its normal submission process and screening requirements for the year.[10] NBC ultimately aired Sunday Night Football as usual on the night of the ceremony, with the 2021 NFL season having extended the regular season to 17 game, 18-week season for the first time.[11]

Details of the ceremony remained unclear when the HFPA announced the nominations on December 13, including whether the nominees would continue to boycott the ceremony.[1][12] Following the announcement of nominations, The New York Times wrote that the HFPA's choices represented improvement on its goal to diversify itself,[13] but it along with many other publications doubted its effectiveness.[14][15] In support of the boycott, many studios chose not to acknowledge Golden Globes nominations in their "For Your Consideration" marketing.[16][17]

On January 6, the HFPA announced that the ceremony would be held privately, with the winners announced via its social media platforms and press releases.[3] It marked the first time since the 36th Golden Globe Awards in 1979 that there was no telecast, and the 65th Golden Globe Awards in 2008 that there was no traditional ceremony.[1][12] The HFPA stated that the 90-minute event would primarily highlight the organization's philanthropy, and be interspersed with the award presentations.[3] After reportedly being unable to secure celebrities to serve as presenters,[18] attendance was limited to those associated with the HFPA's beneficiaries. No nominees, guests, or credentialed media were in attendance. The ceremony was held under strict COVID-19 protocol due to the Omicron variant widespread surge in Los Angeles.[18][19][20]

Winners and nomineesEdit

 
Will Smith, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama winner
 
Nicole Kidman, Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama winner
 
Andrew Garfield, Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy winner
 
Kodi Smit-McPhee, Best Supporting Actor winner
 
Ariana DeBose, Best Supporting Actress winner
 
Jeremy Strong, Best Actor in a Television Series – Drama winner
 
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama winner
 
Jason Sudeikis, Best Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy winner
 
Jean Smart, Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy winner
 
Michael Keaton, Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film winner
 
Kate Winslet, Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film winner
 
Sarah Snook, Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film winner

FilmEdit

Best Motion Picture
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama
Actor Actress
Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Actor Actress
Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture
Supporting Actor Supporting Actress
Other
Best Director Best Screenplay
Best Original Score Best Original Song
Best Animated Feature Best Non-English Language Film

Films with multiple nominationsEdit

The following films received multiple nominations:

Nominations Films
7 Belfast
The Power of the Dog
4 Don't Look Up
King Richard
Licorice Pizza
West Side Story
3 Being the Ricardos
Dune
Encanto
2 CODA
Cyrano
The Lost Daughter
Parallel Mothers
tick, tick... BOOM!

Films with multiple winsEdit

The following films received multiple wins:

Wins Films
3 The Power of the Dog
West Side Story

TelevisionEdit

Best Television Series
Drama Musical or Comedy
Best Miniseries or Television Film
Best Performance in a Television Series – Drama
Actor Actress
Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Actor Actress
Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film
Actor Actress
Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Supporting Actor Supporting Actress

Series with multiple nominationsEdit

The following television series received multiple nominations:

Nominations Series
5 Succession
4 The Morning Show
Ted Lasso
3 Dopesick
The Great
Hacks
Maid
Only Murders in the Building
Pose
Squid Game
2 Black-ish
Lupin
Mare of Easttown
Scenes from a Marriage
WandaVision

Series with multiple winsEdit

The following series received multiple wins:

Wins Series
3 Succession
2 Hacks

ReferencesEdit

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