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GOLDEN GLOBES 2022

Belfast and The Power of the Dog lead the Golden Globes nominations

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- With seven nods each, the two titles are the European (co-)productions with the biggest presence, followed by Parallel Mothers and Cyrano

Belfast and The Power of the Dog lead the Golden Globes nominations
Belfast by Kenneth Branagh and The Power of the Dog by Jane Campion

Amidst a controversy sparked by accusations of self-dealing and a sheer lack of diversity and inclusivity among its members, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced the nominations for the 79th Golden Globe Awards. The ceremony is set to take place in Los Angeles on 9 January, but at the moment, it doesn’t have a telecast partner owing to the aforementioned issues, even if the association explains that it “has completely overhauled its bylaws, implementing sweeping changes from top to bottom that address ethics and code of conduct, diversity, equity and inclusion, governance, membership and more”.

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However, the nominations for the awards are out, and they feature several European co-productions and productions. As a matter of fact, the two most-nominated titles of this edition are flying the flag for the continent: Belfast [+see also:
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, British actor-director Kenneth Branagh’s ode to his own childhood, and The Power of the Dog [+see also:
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, the daring psychosexual western by New Zealand’s Jane Campion, which was co-produced by the UK. Both are vying for seven awards, including Best Motion Picture Drama, Best Director and Best Screenplay.

This year, it's not only the English-language European films that have managed to rack up several nominations, given that Pedro Almodóvar’s latest effort, Parallel Mothers [+see also:
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]
, is present in two categories: Best Picture Foreign Language and Best Original Score Motion Picture for the work of Alberto Iglesias. As a reminder, in a somewhat reprehensible move, the Spanish Film Academy decided not to submit this title for the race for the Oscar for Best International Picture.

As for Best Picture Foreign Language, Almodóvar’s competitors will be four acclaimed and multi-award-winning titles: Juho Kuosmanen’s Compartment No. 6 [+see also:
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interview: Juho Kuosmanen
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]
and Asghar Farhadi’s A Hero [+see also:
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interview: Asghar Farhadi
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]
(a co-production with France), both winners of the Grand Prix at this year’s Cannes Film Festival; Paolo Sorrentino’s The Hand of God [+see also:
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interview: Paolo Sorrentino
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]
, winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Venice Film Festival; and the Japanese title Drive My Car by Ryusuke Hamaguchi.

The Best Motion Picture Animated category brings good news for European cinema, too, with the animated documentary Flee [+see also:
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interview: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
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]
by Jonas Poher Rasmussen (which has just received two European Film Awards – see the news) and the Czech-French-Slovakian co-production My Sunny Maad [+see also:
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interview: Michaela Pavlátová
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]
, directed by Michaela Pavlátová, competing against the usual US crop.

Other European titles have been nominated for one of their talents, such as Pablo Larraín’s German-British title Spencer [+see also:
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]
(Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for Kristen Stewart) and Leos Carax’s Annette [+see also:
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(Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy for Marion Cotillard, in a disconcerting decision, since the more powerful work in the film by Adam Driver is not nominated). It is worth noting that Spain’s Javier Bardem is also nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Drama, but for his work in the US title Being the Ricardos.

As usual, several co-productions between Europe and the USA have managed to secure nominations, such as Joe Wright’s musical Cyrano (which is competing in two categories, including Best Picture, Musical or Comedy), the first directorial efforts by actresses Maggie Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Hall, The Lost Daughter [+see also:
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and Passing [+see also:
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, respectively, Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch [+see also:
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(only nominated for Alexandre Desplat’s score) and the latest instalment in the James Bond saga, No Time to Die [+see also:
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.

Lastly, in the Television categories, after a European triumph courtesy of The Crown last year (see the news), it's only the French Netflix series Lupin, starring Omar Sy, that is vying for the Award for Best Television Series Drama, while UK-US co-productions The Great and Ted Lasso are nominated for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy, and Tahar Rahim is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, for his work in another Netflix series, the UK’s The Serpent.

Here is the full list of nominees:

Film

Best Motion Picture, Drama
Belfast [+see also:
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trailer
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]
– Kenneth Branagh (UK)
CODA – Sian Heder
Dune [+see also:
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]
– Denis Villeneuve (USA/Hungary/Jordan/United Arab Emirates/Norway/Canada)
King Richard – Reinaldo Marcus Green
The Power of the Dog [+see also:
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]
– Jane Campion (UK/New Zealand/Australia/USA/Canada)

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy
Cyrano – Joe Wright (UK/Canada/USA)
Don’t Look Up – Adam McKay
Licorice Pizza – Paul Thomas Anderson
Tick Tick Boom – Lin Manuel Miranda
West Side Story – Steven Spielberg

Best Director, Motion Picture
Kenneth Branagh - Belfast
Jane Campion - The Power of the Dog
Maggie Gyllenhaal - The Lost Daughter [+see also:
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]
(USA/Greece/UK/Israel)
Steven Spielberg - West Side Story
Denis Villeneuve - Dune

Best Performance by an 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 [+see also:
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trailer
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]
(Germany/UK)

Best Performance by an 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 Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Marion Cotillard – Annette [+see also:
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trailer
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]
(France/Germany/Belgium/Switzerland/Mexico/Japan)
Alana Haim - Licorice Pizza
Jennifer Lawrence - Don’t Look Up
Emma Stone - Cruella
Rachel Zegler - West Side Story

Best Performance by an 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, Motion Picture
Caitriona Balfe - Belfast
Ariana DeBose - West Side Story
Kirsten Dunst - The Power of the Dog
Aunjanue Ellis - King Richard
Ruth Negga - Passing [+see also:
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]
(USA/UK/Canada)

Best Supporting Actor – 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 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 Picture, Foreign Language
Compartment No. 6 [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Juho Kuosmanen
film profile
]
– Juho Kuosmanen (Finland/Russia/Estonia/Germany)
Drive My Car – Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Japan)
The Hand of God [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
film profile
]
– Paolo Sorrentino (Italy)
A Hero [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Asghar Farhadi
film profile
]
– Asghar Farhadi (Iran/France)
Parallel Mothers [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
– Pedro Almodóvar (Spain)

Best Motion Picture, Animated
Encanto – Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith
Flee [+see also:
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trailer
interview: Jonas Poher Rasmussen
film profile
]
– Jonas Poher Rasmussen (Denmark/France/Norway/Sweden)
Luca - Enrico Casarosa
My Sunny Maad [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Michaela Pavlátová
film profile
]
- Michaela Pavlátová (Czech Republic/France/Slovakia)
Raya and the Last Dragon - Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Paul Briggs, John Ripa

Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat - The French Dispatch [+see also:
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trailer
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]
(USA/Germany/France/UK)
Germaine Franco - Encanto
Jonny Greenwood - The Power of the Dog
Alberto Iglesias - Parallel Mothers
Hans Zimmer - Dune

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Be Alive” - King Richard
“Dos Oruguitas” - Encanto
“Down to Joy” - Belfast
“Here I Am” - Respect
“No Time to Die” - No Time to Die [+see also:
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]
(UK/USA)

Series

Best Television Series, Drama
Lupin (France/USA)
The Morning Show
Pose
Squid Game (South Korea)
Succession

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
The Great (UK/USA)
Hacks
Only Murders in the Building
Reservation Dogs
Ted Lasso
(USA/UK)

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Dopesick
Impeachment: American Crime Story
Maid
Mare of Easttown
The Underground Railroad

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 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, 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, Musical or Comedy
Anthony Anderson - Blackish
Nicholas Hoult - The Great
Steven Martin - Only Murders in the Building
Martin Short - Only Murders in the Building
Jason Sudeikis - Ted Lasso

Best Performance by an Actress, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a 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 Performance by an Actor, Limited Series, Anthology 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 (UK)

Best Supporting Actor, Television Series
Billy Crudup - The Morning Show
Kieran Culkin - Succession
Mark Duplass - The Morning Show
Brett Goldstein - Ted Lasso
Oh Yeong-su - Squid Game

Best Supporting Actress, Television Series
Jennifer Coolidge - The White Lotus
Kaitlyn Dever - Dopesick
Andie MacDowell - Maid
Sarah Snook - Succession
Hannah Waddingham - Hacks

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