It’s almost time for the Golden Globes 2022, but this year’s ceremony is going to look a little different due to Hollywood controversy.
The awards will take place on January 9 with some of the biggest projects from the past year up for multiple gongs.
However, tonight’s event will go ahead without any big stars in attendance to present or collect awards, and it won’t be broadcast on TV.
After a year of controversy in which the Hollywood Foreign Press Association came under fire for its lack of diversity, this year’s show will be rather low-key and devoid of red carpet lewks and afterparty antics.
Due to the pandemic, the 79th Golden Globes of 2021 were also not televised or held with an audience, with the last Golden Globes as we’ve come to know it happening the previous year when Ricky Gervais hosted for the fifth and final time.
According to Variety, no celebs agreed to participate in hosting the gig this time around.
Who is nominated at the Golden Globes this year?
While the 2022 Golden Globes won’t be the glitzy extravaganza we’re used to, there will still be trophies handed out left, right and centre.
There are big names in the best actor category, with the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog), Will Smith (King Richard) and Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth) leading nominations for film.
Meanwhile, Kristen Stewart (Spencer), Lady Gaga (House of Gucci) and Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter) make up the best actress category.
Best film could go to Don’t Look Up, Tick, Tick… Boom! or West Side Story to name just three.
As for television, Selena Gomez will be thrilled that Only Murderers in the Building bagged three noms, with worldwide phenomenon Squid Game earning the same.
Pose also leads the way with a collection of nominations – including best TV series – and Kieran Culkin scored a nod for his role in Succession.
However, as always, there has been outrage amongst fans with the actors who got snubbed.
Some were left furious when Gaga was the only House of Gucci nominee, leaving the likes of Jared Leto with nothing.
Jennifer Hudson was also snubbed for her portrayal of Aretha Franklin in Respect and Meryl Streep was left off the list for Don’t Look Up.
Why is there a Golden Globes boycott this year?
The Golden Globes will take place at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles, however, the event will only be attended by ‘select members and grantees,’ both due to the pandemic and the boycott, all of whom must be fully vaccinated and test negative.
The news comes after a controversy-filled year for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, leading to stars boycotting the event usually everyone wants a ticket for.
The HFPA, which nominates and chooses the recipients of the Golden Globes, came under fire for its lack of diversity and was accused by major figures in Hollywood of financial impropriety.
Earlier last year, Mission: Impossible icon Tom Cruise returned his three Golden Globes to the HFPA in protest, which he won in the best actor and best supporting actor categories.
His move came after the likes of Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson called for the industry to ‘step back’ from the Globes until substantial reforms were in place.
Amazon, Netflix, and WarnerMedia all announced boycotts of the HFPA, before NBCUniversal announced they would not air the ceremony either.
The network said in a statement that they were ‘hopeful’ to be in a position to air the show in January 2023, but while they ‘believe the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform,’ they acknowledge that ‘change of this magnitude takes time.’
In March 2021, the HFPA committed to adding at least 13 Black members by 2022 after it was revealed there isn’t a single Black person in their organisation out of 87 members.
The plan allows the HFPA board to bring in a CEO, a Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer and other administrative executives, as well as find a company to help set up a hotline to report conduct violations.
The vote also meant the HFPA started to look for new members. However, many in Hollywood still aren’t happy and claim the HFPA could be doing more.
The Golden Globes takes place tonight at 6pm PT/9pm ET and winners will be announced on social media.
Golden Globes 2022: Full list of nominations
Best Picture — Drama
The Power of the Dog
Best Picture – Musical/Comedy
Don’t Look Up
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 Villenevue (Dune)
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)
Best Actress – 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 – 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 Actor – Musical/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 Actor
Ben Affleck (The Tender Bar)
Jamie Dornan (Belfast)
Ciaran Hinds (Belfast)
Troy Kotsur (CODA)
Kodi Smitt-McPhee (The Power of the Dog)
Best Supporting Actress
Caitriona Balfe (Belfast)
Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)
Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog)
Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)
Ruth Negga (Passing)
Being the Ricardos
Don’t Look Up
The Power of the Dog
Best Original Score
The French Dispatch
The Power of the Dog
Beyonce – Be Alive (King Richard)
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Dos Oruguitas (Encanto)
Van Morrison – Down to Joy (Belfast)
Jennifer Hudson – Here I Am (Singing My Way Home) (Respect)
Billie Eilish – No Time To Die (No Time To Die)
Best Picture — Animated
My Sunny Maad
Raya and the Last Dragon
Best Picture – Foreign Language
Compartment No 6 (Finland)
Drive My Car (Japan)
The Hand of God (Italy)
A Hero (Iran)
Parallel Mothers (Spain)
TV NOMINATIONS –
Best Actor in a limited or anthology series
Paul Bettany (WandaVision)
Oscar Isaac (Scenes from a Marriage)
Michael Keaton (Dopesick)
Ewan McGrgeor (Holsten)
Tahar Rahim – The Serpent
Best performance by an actor in TV series
Brian Cox (Succession)
Lee Jung-jae (Squid Game)
Billy Porter (Pose)
Jeremy Strong (Succession)
Omar Si (Lupin)
Best TV series drama
The Morning Show
Best supporting actress in a TV series
Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus)
Kaitlyn Dever (Dopesick)
Andie McDowell – Maid
Sarah Snook (Succession)
Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso)
Best performance by an actress in limited or anthology series made for TV
Cynthia Erivo (Genius: Aretha)
Elizabeth Olsen (WandaVision)
Margaret Qualley (Maid)
Kate Winslet (Mare Of Easttown)
Jessica Chastain (Scenes From A Marriage)
Best performance by an actress in a TV series drama
Uzo Aduba (In Treatment)
Jennifer Aniston (The Morning Show)
Christine Baranski (The Good Fight)
Elizabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale)
MJ Rodriguez (Pose)
Best performance by an actress in a TV series – musical or comedy
Hannah Einbinder (Hacks)
Elle Fanning (The Great)
Issa Rae (Insecure)
Jean Smart (Hacks)
Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish)
Best performance by an actor in a TV series – musical or comedy
Anthony Anderson (Black-ish)
Nicholas Hoult (The Great)
Steve Martin (Only Murders In The Building)
Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)
Best TV series – musical or comedy
Only Murderers In The Building
Best limited or anthology series
American Crime Story: Impeachment
Mare Of Easttown
The Underground Railroad
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role on TV
Billy Crudup (The Morning Show)
Kieran Culkin (Succession)
Mark Duplass The Morning Show
Brett Goldstein (Ted Lasso)
O Yeong-Su (Squid Game)