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The 2022 Golden Globe Award Winners

Despite backlash from Hollywood and the general public, the 79th Annual Golden Globes still happened... sort of.
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If the Hollywood Foreign Press Association holds the Golden Globes and no one is around to see it, did it really even happen at all?

Yes, apparently.

With as little fanfare as possible and no network willing to broadcast the event, the show went on… sort of. Hollywood’s so-called biggest party of the year was reduced to a string of tweets.

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association didn’t have 18 million television viewers, celebrity guests, or even a red carpet this year. Instead, the winners for the 79th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced via Twitter.

The 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards Happened on Twitter

How did it come to this? Why did we get to a tweeted list of Golden Globes 2022 winners?

While the Golden Globe Awards and the HFPA were going down in flames amid ethical violations and lack of diversity, NBC announced it would not broadcast the awards show at all in 2022. No other network stepped forward to fill NBC’s spot, either.

As the backlash continued, diversity advisors were resigning. Boycotts of the upcoming awards ceremony filled Hollywood. More than 100 publicity firms advised their A-list clients not to engage with the HFPA, and they all signed a letter to the HFPA demanding changes. Several major entertainment companies, like Netflix and Warner Media, announced they would not participate at all.

Literally no one wanted any part in the Golden Globes this year. The HFPA found itself so ostracized that they had to tweak their own rules just to have award winners. Instead of submissions being required for award consideration, HFPA members just went ahead and came up with their own nominations.

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They also had trouble finding anyone to agree to announce nominees. Bizarrely, the only celebrity willing to participate was Snoop Dogg, who announced the nominees on December 13, but only after others turned the invitation down.

In other words, the HFPA just handed out a bunch of awards that no one wanted for an event that hardly even happened at all. And it was “watched” by a handful of people on Twitter.

Inconsistent Picks: Some Questionable Choices and a Few Good Ones, Too

Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana
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Given the chaos, it’s not really surprising that some of the winners were laughable. For instance, they snubbed Kristen Stewart’s exceptional portrayal of Princess Diana in Spencer – in favor of Nicole Kidman as Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos.

Of course, some of their choices were good ones, too. It’s hard to argue against Will Smith’s win for his performance in King Richard. Smith played Venus and Serena Williams’ father for the biopic and snagged a Globe for Best Actor in a Drama.

If you didn’t catch the awards on Twitter, you may have missed this standout moment, though. Michaela Jaé Rodriguez won Best Actress in a TV Drama for her role in Pose. This marks the very first time a transgender actress won a Golden Globe. The lack of a televised awards ceremony also meant no televised acceptance speeches, so Rodriguez gave an emotional speech on Instagram Live.

“This is for the LGBTQAI, Black, Latina, Asian, the many multi beautiful colors of the rainbow around the freaking world. This is not just for me, this is for y’all,” she said on Instagram. “There are going to be so many young individuals, young, talented thriving individuals, that are going to be able to trail in and storm in through the door. This is for y’all.”

Will the Golden Globes Come Back Next Year?

A couple of good choices and one standout moment won’t save the Golden Globes, though. What was once one of the glitziest awards shows in Hollywood has now been reduced to a Twitter feed. It’s become the very first awards show to get snubbed! Hey, maybe they should have had some Black members? I digress…

Meryl Streep with a Golden Globe Award
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Only time will tell if the HFPA and their awards go down in flames for good. After all the scandals surfaced, the HFPA issued a statement vowing to improve the group’s diversity efforts. Since then, the HFPA has announced new rules and already admitted more than 20 new members. They also elected new leadership and are requiring any new board and committee members to undergo diversity and inclusion-centered training. Is that enough for Hollywood to warm up to the Globes again? Will NBC or any other network step up to air the ceremony, if it even happens next year?

And, perhaps more importantly, do viewers really care if the ceremony returns?

The Globes went from a hotly anticipated Hollywood party to a simple little shrug on Twitter–but if you’re still curious about the results, here are all the winners from the 2022 Golden Globe Awards.

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • WINNER: Hacks
  • The Great
  • Only Murders in the Building
  • Reservation Dogs
  • Ted Lasso
Hacks
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Best Television Series – Drama

  • WINNER: Succession
  • Lupin
  • The Morning Show
  • Pose
  • Squid Game

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • WINNER: The Underground Railroad
  • Dopesick
  • Impeachment: American Crime Story
  • Maid
  • Mare of Easttown

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

  • WINNER: Jeremy Strong, Succession
  • Brian Cox, Succession
  • Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game
  • Billy Porter, Pose
  • Omar Sy, Lupin

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

  • WINNER: Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Pose
  • Uzo Aduba, In Treatment
  • Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
  • Christine Baranski, The Good Fight
  • Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez
FX

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • WINNER: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
  • Anthony Anderson, black-ish
  • Nicholas Hoult, The Great
  • Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
  • Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • WINNER: Jean Smart, Hacks
  • Hannah Einbinder, Hacks  
  • Elle Fanning, The Great
  • Issa Rae, Insecure
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • WINNER: Michael Keaton, Dopesick
  • Paul Bettany, WandaVision
  • Oscar Isaac, Scenes from a Marriage
  • Ewan McGregor, Halston
  • Tahar Rahim, The Serpent

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • WINNER: Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown
  • Jessica Chastain, Scenes from a Marriage
  • Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha
  • Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision
  • Margaret Qualley, Maid
Kate Winslet in Mare of Easttown
HBO Max

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • WINNER: O Yeong-su, Squid Game
  • Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
  • Kieran Culkin, Succession
  • Mark Duplass, The Morning Show
  • Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • WINNER: Sarah Snook, Succession
  • Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus
  • Kaitlyn Dever, Dopesick
  • Andie MacDowell, Maid
  • Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • WINNER: West Side Story
  • Cyrano
  • Don’t Look Up
  • Licorice Pizza
  • Tick, Tick… Boom!

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • WINNER: The Power of the Dog
  • Belfast
  • CODA
  • Dune
  • King Richard
The Power of the Dog
Netflix

Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language (Formerly Foreign Language)

  • WINNER: Drive My Car
  • Compartment No. 6
  • The Hand of God
  • A Hero
  • Parallel Mothers 

Best Motion Picture – Animated

  • WINNER: Encanto
  • Flee
  • Luca
  • My Sunny Maad
  • Raya and the Last Dragon

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • WINNER: Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick… Boom!
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Don’t Look Up
  • Peter Dinklage, Cyrano
  • Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza
  • Anthony Ramos, In The Heights

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • WINNER: Rachel Zegler, West Side Story
  • Marion Cotillard, Annette
  • Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza
  • Jennifer Lawrence, Don’t Look Up 
  • Emma Stone, Cruella

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • WINNER: Will Smith, King Richard
  • Mahershala Ali, Swan Song
  • Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
  • Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth
Will Smith in King Richard
Warner Bros. Pictures

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • WINNER: Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos
  • Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
  • Lady Gaga, House of Gucci
  • Kristen Stewart, Spencer

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

  • WINNER: Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog
  • Ben Affleck, The Tender Bar
  • Jamie Dornan, Belfast
  • Ciarán Hinds, Belfast
  • Troy Kotsur, CODA

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

  • WINNER: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
  • Caitriona Balfe, Belfast
  • Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog
  • Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
  • Ruth Negga, Passing

Best Director

  • WINNER: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
  • Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter
  • Steven Spielberg, West Side Story
  • Denis Villenueve, Dune

Best Screenplay

  • WINNER: Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
  • Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza
  • Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
  • Adam McKay, Don’t Look Up
  • Aaron Sorkin, Being the Ricardos
Belfast movie
Focus Features

Best Original Song

  • WINNER: No Time to Die, “No Time to Die” — Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell
  • King Richard, “Be Alive” — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson
  • Encanto, “Dos Oruguitas”— Lin-Manuel Miranda
  • Belfast, “Down to Joy” — Van Morrison
  • Respect, “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” — Jamie Hartman, Jennifer Hudson, Carole King

Best Original Score

  • WINNER: Dune, Hans Zimmer
  • The French Dispatch, Alexandre Desplat
  • Encanto, Germaine Franco
  • The Power of the Dog, Jonny Greenwood
  • Parallel Mothers, Alberto Iglesias