Golden Globes 2022 - Sweeping Under the (no-red)Carpet
Hi all, this is a rundown of the results of this years biggest non-event in the industry and my honest, immediate thoughts pertaining to them. We're going to do the same for BAFTAs and the Oscars when their time comes, so get used to it. Apologies in advance if this goes on a bit, but there is quite a bit to go through. I'm going to leave the politics aside, as a results round-up doesn't really warrant my thoughts on the HFPA. Right, let's get to it...
Drama Motion Picture
Winner - The Power of the Dog
My Pick - King Richard
Of what was nominated, I have only got around to seeing Dune and King Richard (you can my review on these very pages), so really comment on the validity of this choice. So I woon;t dawdle over it. I will certainly have seen them all by the time the Oscar nominations are announced, of course.
Actor in a Drama Motion Picture
Winner - Will Smith/King Richard
Benedict Cumberbatch/The Power of the Dog
Mahershala Ali/Swan Song
Javier Bardem/Being the Ricardos
Denzel Washington/The Tragedy of Macbeth
My Pick - Will Smith/King Richard
Again, having not seen all of the nominated efforts, I have to go with what I have seen, and this was a close one for me personally, but I think Will Smith just edges it from Mahershala Ali, who I very nearly chose instead for Swan Song.
Animated Feature Film
Winner - Encanto
Raya The Last Dragon
My Sunny Maad
My Pick - Encanto
Encanto is the only one on the list I have seen so far, so it has to get my vote. Disney has its grip pretty firmly on this by all accounts, but did it really have much competition?
Actress in a Drama Motion Picture
Winner - Nicole Kidman/Being The Ricardos
Jessica Chastain/The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Lady Gaga/The House of Gucci
Olivia Colman/The Lost Daughter
My Pick - Kristen Stewart/Spencer
This was a really tricky one. There a some great performances in here. Encompassing a famous person is particularly difficult and I think Stewart edges out Kidman for her portrayal of Diana Spencer. Saying this, Colman, Gaga and Chastain (I'm told) are all solid too.
Drama TV Series
Winner - Succession
The Morning Show
My Pick - Squid Game
Not seen it, so can't say really. Only thing on here I have come across is Squid Game, which I loved, so had to vote for it.
Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Winner - Kodi Smit-McPhee/The Power of the Dog
Ben Affleck/The Tender Bar
My Pick - Ben Affleck/The Tender Bar
Ignorance stops me from picking anyone apart from Affleck was who great.
Winner - Billie Eilish - No Time To Die
Yep, no arguments from me here. May as well have been the only nomination in the list.
Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Winner - Ariana DeBose/West Side Story
Kirsten Dunst/The Power of the Dog
Aunjanue Eliss/King Richard
Musical or Comedy Motion Picture
Winner - West Side Story
Don't Look Up
My Pick - Don't Look Up
Actress in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture
Winner - Rachel Zegler/West Side Story
Alana Haim/Licorice Pizza
Jennifer Lawrence/Don't Look Up
My Pick - Jennifer Lawrence/Don't Look Up
Actor in a Musical or Comedy Film
Winner - Andrew Garfield/Tick, Tick...Boom!
Anthony Ramos/In The Heights
Leonardo Di Caprio/Don't Look Up
Cooper Hoffman - Licorice Pizza
Peter Dinklage - Cyrano
My Pick - Andrew Garfield/Tick, Tick...Boom!
Director of a Motion Picture
Winner - Jane Campion/The Power of the Dog
Maggie Gyllenhaal/The Lost Daughter
Steven Spielberg/West Side Story
My Pick - Maggie Gyllenhaal/The Lost Daughter