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GOLDEN GLOBES 2022

The Power of the Dog triumphs at the Golden Globes

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- Jane Campion’s acclaimed film and Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast turned out to be the main European winners during a ceremony that was not broadcast

The Power of the Dog triumphs at the Golden Globes
The Power of the Dog by Jane Campion

The 79th Golden Globe Awards already had a bumpy road ahead of them when they announced their nominations in December (see the news), and one day after being handed out, they are still struggling to find a way to weather the storms of future. A boycott from Hollywood owing to the several controversies that surrounded the organising body, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), resulted in a ceremony with no guests and no telecast partner, and therefore, it was only visible through social networks. Only time will tell what will happen to the awards for their next editions.

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Despite this problematic situation, the prizes were still handed out, with only two European (co-)productions appearing in the winners' list – the films that led the nominations back in December, in fact. Jane Campion’s Venice winner The Power of the Dog [+see also:
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, a Netflix film co-produced by the UK, New Zealand, Australia, the USA and Canada, went on to win the main award of the edition, the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Drama, as well as the Award for Best Director, Motion Picture (making Campion only the third woman to win it in the awards’ history after Barbra Streisand did so in 1983 and Chloé Zhao did likewise last year). The film also saw Kodi Smit-McPhee win the Award for Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture. Furthermore, Toronto winner Belfast [+see also:
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, a UK production, earned writer-director Kenneth Branagh Best Screenplay, Motion Picture.

Besides these two, the main categories contained no more European winners, since the Best Picture, Foreign Language category was won by Drive My Car by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, an utter sensation among critics this year ever since its Best Screenplay win at Cannes, and which cleaned up at the recent plethora of awards handed out by the US press (being only the sixth film in history to have won Best Picture from the Los Angeles and New York circles and the National Society of Film Critics, for example).

Only the music categories of this edition, in which the other main winners were Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and the HBO series Succession, had a touch of Europe to them, with Dune [+see also:
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(USA/Hungary/Jordan/United Arab Emirates/Norway/Canada) winning Best Original Score, Motion Picture and No Time to Die [+see also:
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(UK/USA) nabbing Best Original Song, Motion Picture.

Here is the full list of winners:

Film

Best Motion Picture, Drama
The Power of the Dog [+see also:
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– Jane Campion (UK/New Zealand/Australia/USA/Canada)

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy
West Side Story – Steven Spielberg

Best Director, Motion Picture
Jane Campion - 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 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 Supporting Actress, Motion Picture
Ariana DeBose - West Side Story

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Kodi Smit-McPhee - The Power of the Dog

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Kenneth Branagh - Belfast [+see also:
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]
(UK)

Best Picture, Foreign Language
Drive My Car – Ryusuke Hamaguchi (Japan)

Best Motion Picture, Animated
Encanto – Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Charise Castro Smith

Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Hans Zimmer - Dune [+see also:
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(USA/Hungary/Jordan/United Arab Emirates/Norway/Canada)

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“No Time to Die” - No Time to Die [+see also:
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]
(UK/USA)

Series

Best Television Series, Drama
Succession

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Hacks

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
The Underground Railroad

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Mj Rodriguez - Pose

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Jeremy Strong - Succession

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 Performance by an Actress, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture made for Television
Kate Winslet - Mare of Easttown

Best Performance by an Actor, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture made for Television
Michael Keaton - Dopesick

Best Supporting Actor, Television Series
Oh Yeong-su - Squid Game

Best Supporting Actress, Television Series
Sarah Snook - Succession

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