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What’s Going On With The 2022 Golden Globes?

Once a fixture in the awards season calendar – the raucous party known for boosting the campaigns of Oscar hopefuls – the Golden Globes has become mired in controversy and will not be broadcast by NBC in 2022. From the criticisms levelled against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the small group of international journalists who vote on the awards) to the possibility of its return to screens in 2023, here’s what you need to know.

Why was the Hollywood Foreign Press Association criticised in 2021?

On 21 February 2021, a Los Angeles Times investigation accused the HFPA of “self dealing” and highlighted potential conflicts of interest. Among them was the fact that 30 HFPA members had been flown to France to visit the set of Emily in Paris in 2019. Two years later, the series was nominated for two Golden Globes, while more critically-lauded shows like I May Destroy You were snubbed. It was also revealed that the organisation had no Black members. Meher Tatna, its former president, later told Variety that there hadn’t been any Black members for at least two decades. The backlash was swift, with several former Golden Globe nominees including Ava DuVernay demanding change via social media.

Just days before the 2021 Golden Globes ceremony on 28 February, the HFPA responded with a statement saying: “We are fully committed to ensuring our membership is reflective of the communities around the world who love film, TV and the artists inspiring and educating them. We understand that we need to bring in Black members, as well as members from other underrepresented backgrounds, and we will immediately work to implement an action plan to achieve these goals as soon as possible.”

What happened next?

Things quickly went from bad to worse. In March 2021, the HFPA hired a new strategic diversity advisor and vowed that at least 13 percent of its membership would be Black. However, in April, Deadline reported that HFPA member and former eight-term president Philip Berk had sent an email sharing an article that labelled Black Lives Matter a “racist hate movement”. Berk was expelled, but the incident set off a chain of events that led to the departure of the HFPA’s crisis communications firm and diversity consultant.

The organisation unveiled further plans for reform in May – promising to diversify and proposing restrictions on the gifts its voters can accept – but Netflix, Amazon Studios and WarnerMedia all announced that they’d boycott the HFPA until there was more meaningful change. On 10 May, NBC released a statement saying it would not be airing the 2022 Golden Globes. “We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,” it read. “However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right. Assuming the organisation executes on its plan, we are hopeful we will be in a position to air the show in January 2023.”

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Joaquin Phoenix presenting the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture: Drama to Andra Day for The United States vs Billie Holiday via Zoom at the 78th Golden Globes in 2021.

So, are the Golden Globes 2022 still happening?

Yes, but not in the format that we’ve become accustomed to. On 11 October, a source confirmed to Variety that “the HFPA plans to recognise the performances of 2021 to celebrate the great work of the industry this past year at the 79th annual Golden Globes”, though how exactly that will be done “is yet to be determined.” Whatever happens, it’s unlikely that Hollywood heavyweights would want to be involved in any capacity, whether as hosts, presenters or attendees.

When will the Golden Globes 2022 take place?

The 79th annual Golden Globe awards are scheduled to take place on 9 January 2022. The other ceremony planned for that night? The 2022 Critics Choice Awards, which should be well attended and, in the longer term, could very well take the former’s place as the event that kicks off awards season.

Who are the Golden Globes 2022 nominees?

The nominees for the Golden Globes 2022 were announced on 13 December, and are listed as follows:

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 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 – Drama

Brian Cox (Succession)

Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game)

Billy Porter (Pose)

Jeremy Strong (Succession)

Omar Sy (Lupin)

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)

Mj Rodriguez (Pose)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or 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 Limited Series or 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 Television Series, Drama

Lupin (Netflix)

The Morning Show (Apple TV Plus)

Pose (FX)

Squid Game (Netflix)

Succession (HBO)

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Dopesick (Hulu)

Impeachment: American Crime Story (FX)

Maid (Netflix)

Mare of Easttown (HBO)

The Underground Railroad (Amazon Prime Video)

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for 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 in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Billy Crudup (The Morning Show)

Kieran Culkin (Succession)

Mark Duplass (The Morning Show)

Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso)

Oh Yeong-su (Squid Game)

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

The Great (Hulu)

Hacks (HBO Max)

Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)

Reservation Dogs (FX on Hulu)

Ted Lasso (Apple TV Plus)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Cyrano (MGM)

Don’t Look Up (Netflix)

Licorice Pizza (MGM)

Tick, Tick … Boom! (Netflix)

West Side Story (20th Century Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Belfast (Focus Features)

CODA (Apple)

Dune (Warner Bros.)

King Richard (Warner Bros.)

The Power of the Dog (Netflix)

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

Compartment No. 6 (Sony Pictures Classics) – Finland, Russia, Germany

Drive My Car (Janus Films) – Japan

The Hand of God (Netflix) – Italy

A Hero (Amazon Studios) – France, Iran

Parallel Mothers (Sony Pictures Classics) – Spain

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza (MGM/United Artists Releasing)

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast (Focus Features)

Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog (Netflix)

Adam McKay – Don’t Look Up (Netflix)

Aaron Sorkin – Being the Ricardos

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Be Alive” from King Richard (Warner Bros.) – Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson

“Dos Orugitas” from Encanto (Walt Disney Pictures) – Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Down to Joy” from Belfast (Focus Features) – Van Morrison

“Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” from Respect (MGM/United Artists Releasing) – Jamie Alexander Hartman, Jennifer Hudson, Carole King

“No Time to Die” from No Time to Die (MGM/United Artists Releasing) – Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell

Best Actor in a Supporting Role 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 Actress in a Supporting Role 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 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

Encanto (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Flee (Neon)

Luca (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

My Sunny Maad (Totem Films)

Raya and the Last Dragon (Walt Disney Studios)

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 – 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 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 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 Score

The French Dispatch (Searchlight Pictures) – Alexandre Desplat

Encanto (Walt Disney Pictures) – Germaine Franco

The Power of the Dog (Netflix) – Jonny Greenwood

Parallel Mothers (Sony Pictures Classic) – Alberto Iglesias

Dune (Warner Bros.) – Hans Zimmer

Will the Golden Globes be broadcast in 2023?

The HFPA is certainly hoping so. This October, its membership admitted 21 new voters, six of whom are Black. Eligibility has also been expanded to all qualified journalists working for a foreign publication in the US (rather than just those based in Southern California), there’s a ban on accepting gifts, and a requirement that existing members apply for reaccreditation. However, the work is far from over. The future of the Golden Globes will depend on the organisation’s next steps as well as the industry’s willingness to move on.

Source: Vogue

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