Golden Globes: 2022 winners list from Power of the Dog to Andrew Garfield - why celebrities boycotted awards

The awards - which saw Succession pick up Best Drama Series - are a precursor to Oscars success, but were mired in controversy

Following a bizarrely muted online event with no celebrity guests, Netflix’s dark western The Power Of The Dog and HBO’s Succession have triumphed at the 79th Golden Globes.

The film and the critically acclaimed series both earned three awards at the ceremony, which has faced heavy criticism over the past year for diversity issues within its organising body.

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A lack of celebrity guests and media access meant celebrations were non-existent at this year’s awards.

Here is everything you need to know about it.

Why were there no celebrities?

This year’s event was a muted affair following heavy criticism over the lack of black members in the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the body that presents the awards.

The HFPA’s ethics were also called into question over alleged practices including accepting inappropriate “freebies” following an investigation by the Los Angeles Times.

The backlash prompted the association to overhaul its bylaws and implement changes addressing ethics and inclusion.

The decision to make the awards a “private event” was announced by the HFPA last week, and the typically star-studded and joke-filled event was replaced by periodic updates from the Golden Globes website and social media accounts.

The low-key “ceremony” took place at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles on Sunday 9 January without a red carpet or official media access.

The absence of famous attendees or even a live-stream access (the broadcast of the 2022 awards was also dropped by US network NBC) meant no emotional or memorable acceptance speeches could be made.

What have celebrities said about the 2022 awards?

Jamie Lee Curtis speaks onscreen during the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards (Photo: Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for Hollywood Foreign Press Association)

Jamie Lee Curtis was the only celebrity to appear in any form at this year’s Golden Globes, making a virtual appearance in a pre-recorded video message discussing the philanthropic efforts of the HFPA.

Ariana DeBose, who won best supporting actress in a motion picture for her role as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s adaptation of West Side Story, thanked the Golden Globes for recognising her, but said there is “still work to be done”.

Writing on Twitter, she said: “There is still work to be done, but when you’ve worked so hard on a project- infused with blood, sweat, tears and love- having the work seen and acknowledged is always going to be special. Thank you.”

Despite the controversies, the event did see history made, with Michaela Jae Rodriguez becoming the first transgender actress to win a Golden Globe for her portrayal of “house mother” Bianca Rodriguez in Pose.

The series centres around New York City’s African-American and Latino LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming drag scene at the end of the 20th century.

Who won?

The Power Of The Dog was named best picture overall, with Jane Campion being awarded best director and Kodi Smit-McPhee best supporting actor in a drama film.

The Australian actor stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst as a timid young man who forms a complicated bond with a gritty cowboy following an initially hostile relationship.

British star Cumberbatch was nominated for best actor for his role in the film but lost out to Will Smith’s portrayal of Richard Williams - the father and coach of famed tennis players Venus and Serena Williams - his sixth Globes nod and first win.

(Photo: Netflix)

HBO’s darkly comic series Succession received three awards at the subdued ceremony; the programme follows the gritty power struggle within the Roy family, headed by media mogul Logan Roy, who is played by British actor Brian Cox.

Cast members Jeremy Strong and Sarah Snook were both individually recognised at this year’s Globes for their performances.

The pair play the sniping Roy siblings Kendall and Shiv, alongside their younger brother Roman, played by Kieran Culkin.

Strong won the best actor in a TV drama series Globe and Snook earned her first nomination and win for best supporting actress in television.

Steven Spielberg’s reimagining of Broadway musical West Side Story, originally staged in 1957, also earned three awards, including best musical or comedy film.

Rachel Zegler won best actress in a musical or comedy film for her performance as Maria, and Ariana DeBose was named best supporting actress in a motion picture.

Best actress in a motion picture drama went to Nicole Kidman for her portrayal of TV legend Lucille Ball in Being The Ricardos.

The film follows a week of production for the American sitcom I Love Lucy, and the win marks Kidman’s fifth Globe victory - she has been nominated for Globes a total of 17 times.

The full list of winners:

  • Best Motion Picture – Drama – The Power Of The Dog
  • Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Drama- Nicole Kidman (Being The Ricardos)
  • Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama – Will Smith (King Richard)
  • Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy – West Side Story (2021)
  • Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy – Rachel Zegler (West Side Story)
  • Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy – Andrew Garfield (tick, tick…BOOM!)
  • Best Motion Picture – Animated – Encanto
  • Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language – Drive My Car
  • Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture – Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)
  • Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture – Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power Of The Dog)
  • Best Director – Jane Campion (The Power Of The Dog)
  • Best Screenplay – Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)
  • Best Original Score – Hans Zimmer (Dune)
  • Best Original Song – No Time To Die (Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell)
  • Best Television Series – Drama – Succession
  • Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama – Michaela Jae Rodriguez (Pose)
  • Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Drama – Jeremy Strong
  • Best Television Series – Musical Or Comedy – Hacks
  • Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy – Jean Smart (Hacks)
  • Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy – Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)
  • Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television – The Underground Railroad
  • Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series, Anthology Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television – Kate Winslet (Mare Of Easttown)
  • Best Performance By An Actor In A Limited Series, Anthology Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television – Michael Keaton (Dopesick)
  • Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Supporting Role – Sarah Snook (Succession)
  • Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Supporting Role – O Yeong-su (Squid Game)

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