Why The Golden Globes Will Look Drastically Different This Year

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The star-studded 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards kicks off on Sunday, January 9, and we can't contain our excitement for awards season to finally begin.

In December, the president of Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) Helen Hoehne announced the nominees for the 2022 event, alongside American rapper Snoop Dog.

Films such as The Power of the Dog, The Lost Daughter and Don't Look Up are in the running for leading awards, such as Best Motion Picture and Best Director, not to mention highly-acclaimed TV series, including The Morning Show, Succession and The Great for the most coveted television gongs.

When it comes to the stars who've been dominating our screens of late, the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Kristen Stewart and Nicole Kidman are up for Best Actress film awards, while actors Jennifer Aniston, Elle Fanning and Jeremy Strong are nominated for their highly praised performances in TV series including The Morning Show, The Great and Succession, respectively.

Other strong contenders for awards include Lady Gaga for House of Gucci, Olivia Colman for The Lost Daughter and Will Smith for King Richard. The latter is a biographical drama about the heralded tennis champion sisters, Serena and Venus Williams.

Legendary actor Leonardo DiCaprio, who stars in the sci-fi comedy Don't Look Up alongside heavyweights Lawrence and Oscar-winning Meryl Streep, is also up for a top award.

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Photo credit: Taylor Hill - Getty Images

This year's Golden Globes also sees newcomers such as The Maid's Margaret Qualley and Succession's Sarah Snook nominated, as well as WandaVision's Elizabeth Olsen who, despite her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley having had a successful acting career (before they ventured into fashion), is the first of her siblings to be up for such an award.

The 2021 Golden Globes were a progressive moment for females in film. The event saw three women - Regina King, Emerald Fennell and Chloé Zhao - nominated for the Best Director category, the latter of won the title for her neo-Western drama Nomadland.

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Photo credit: Getty Images

Netflix's royal drama The Crown also reigned supreme and saw Emma Corrin, who portrayed Princess Diana in season four of the series, win the Best Actress accolade.

Promising Young Woman starring British actor Carey Mulligan, Emily Paris featuring Lily Collins and Normal People starring Daisy Edgar-Jones were also nominated for awards at last year's event.

However, popular historical drama Bridgerton controversially didn't receive a nomination for an award, nor did Michaela Coel's I May Destroy You or Judas and the Black Messiah, causing criticism aimed at HFPA, the organisation behind the event, for discrimination and lack of diversity.

Ahead of the 2022 event, here is everything you need to know about the 2021 Golden Globes:

When are the 2022 Golden Globes?

Sunday January 9, 2022.

Who is hosting the 2022 Golden Globes?

After news that the next instalment of the Golden Globes won't be televised, it has now been widely reported that no celebrities have signed up for presenting this year's awards.

Last year's event saw comedic duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the show for the fourth time. During the ceremony the pair presented the virtual event separately from their respective coasts, New York City and Los Angeles, amid the pandemic.

The likes of Margot Robbie, Tiffany Haddish and Kate Hudson also presented awards.

What's the 2022 Golden Globes controversy?

NBCUniversal announced in May 2021 that it would not broadcast the Golden Globes like usual, following issues around HFPA's lack of diversity, reported the New York Times.

The organisation said in a statement: 'We continue to believe that the H.F.P.A. is committed to meaningful reform. However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the H.F.P.A. needs time to do it right. As such, NBC will not air the 2022 Golden Globes. Assuming the organisation executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.'

In the wake of the decision, the HFPA vowed to improve its representation on this front, calling on its 'partners in the industry' to collaborate with them to make change happen.

Black Widow actor Scarlett Johansson revealed to Variety last year that she had decided to 'step back' from the HFPA, as a result of 'sexist questions and remarks', until it puts more substantial reforms in place.

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Photo credit: Amy Sussman - Getty Images

In addition, the NYT reported that actor Tom Cruise had returned three of Golden Globes.

An email from the Golden Globes talent booker, obtained by Variety, read: 'The Golden Globes will move forward with a small event on January 9th that will not only award the best performances in television and film for 2021, but also on recognising the importance of supporting diverse creatives across the industry.

'The event this year will celebrate and honour a variety of diverse, community-based programs that empower inclusive filmmakers and journalists to pursue their storytelling passions. The HFPA has financially supported important underserved organisations for decades and will continue to invest in the future leaders of our industry.'

What precautions having been taken amid Covid-19?

The same email from the Golden Globes talent booker addressed the 'strict' measures being put in place at the event as a result of the pandemic.

As well as limiting the number of guests at the event, those in attendance are required to show proof of their full vaccination and booster shot, as well as a negative PCR test.

Golden Globes 2022 nominations

Here is the list of the 2022 Golden Globes' nominees below:

Television

Best actress in a drama series

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 drama series

Brian Cox - Succession

Lee Jung-jae - Squid Game

Billy Porter - Pose

Jeremy Strong - Succession

Omar Sy - Lupin

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 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 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 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 supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV movie

Jennifer Coolidge - White Lotus

Kaitlyn Dever - Dopesick

Andie MacDowell - Maid

Sarah Snook - Succession

Hannah Waddingham - Ted Lasso

Best supporting actor in a 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 TV series - drama

Lupin

The Morning Show

Post

Squid Game

Succession

Best TV series - musical or comedy

The Great

Hacks

Only Murders in the Building

Reservation Dogs

Ted Lasso

Best limited series or TV movie

Dopesick

Impeachment: American Crime Story

Maid

Mare of Easttown

The Underground Railroad

Best 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 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 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 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 supporting actress in any motion picture

Caitríona Balfe - Belfast

Ariana DeBose - West Side Story

Kirsten Dunst - The Power of the Dog

Aunjanue Ellis - King Richard

Ruth Negga - Passing

Best supporting actor in any motion picture

Ben Affleck - The Tender Bar

Jamie Dornan - Belfast

Ciarán 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 original song - motion picture

'Be Alive from King Richard' - by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Dixson

'Dos Orugitas from Encanto' - by Lin-Manuel Miranda

'Down to Joy from Belfast' - by Van Morrison

'Here I Am (Singing My Way Home) from Respect' - by Jamie Alexander Hartman, Jennifer Hudson and Carole King

'No Time to Die from No Time to Die' - by Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell

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 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 motion picture - animated

Encanto, Walt Disney Pictures

Fleem Neon

Luca, Pixar

My Sunny Maad

Raya and the Last Dragon

Best motion picture - foreign language

Compartment No. 6

Drive My Car

The Hand of God

A Hero

Parallel Mothers

Best original score - motion picture

The French Dispatch, Alexandre Desplat

Encanto, Germaine Franco

The Power of the Dog, Jonny Greenwood

Parallel Mothers, Alberto Iglesias

Dune, Hans Zimmer



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