This year’s Golden Globe Awards were unlike any other year. Besides not having any audience members or red carpet due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony was also not broadcasted on TV after NBC decided not to show the award show over the Hollywood Foreign Press’s lack of diversity.
When it came to the actual awards ceremony, there were some big winners in the television categories. Both Jeremy Strong and Sarah Snook won Golden Globes for their roles on HBO’s “Succession“. Strong winning Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series-Drama and Snook winning Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television. To top it off, “Succession” took home Best Television Series-Drama.
HBO also scored big by winning Best Television Series-Musical or Comedy for their show “Hacks” that featured this year’s winner for Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series-Musical or Comedy, Jean Smart. Barry Jenkins also scored big by winning Best Miniseries or Television Film for his miniseries “The Underground Railroad“. Other notable winners included Jason Sudeikis for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series-Musical or Comedy for “Ted Lasso“. Michaela Jaé Rodriguez won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series- Drama for “Pose” making it her first Golden Globe win. O Yeong-su also won a Golden Globe for the first time for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for “Squid Game“.
The Morning Show
Surprisingly, Apple TV+’s “The Morning Show” did not receive a single win in any of the television categories despite receiving four nominations.
As for the film categories, “West Side Story” was a big winner. Not only did the film win Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy, it also featured Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose who won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Musical Or Comedy and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture respectfully.
“The Power of the Dog” was also a notable winner by not only winning Best Motion Picture-Drama, but it also won both Best Director- Motion Picture for Jane Campion and Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for Kodi Smit-McPhee. Will Smith won his first Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture- Drama for “King Richard” while Nicole Kidman won her second career Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture-Drama for “Being the Ricardos“.
Andrew Garfield also picked up his first Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy for “tick, tick… BOOM!” Both Billie Eilish and her brother FINNEAS won Best Orignal Song- Motion Picture for their song “No Time to Die” which was featured in the film of the same name.
For Best Motion Picture- Non-English Language, Japanese film “Drive My Car” won, making it the first Japanese film since 1959 to win the award. For Best Motion Picture-Animated, “Encanto” won making it 5 wins out of the past 7 years for a Disney-produced movie to win the category.
The most shocking part of the award ceremony however was that “Belfast” only managed to win Best Screenplay-Motion Picture despite being nominated for seven awards. “Don’t Look Up” and “Licorice Pizza” also came out empty-handed receiving no awards despite getting four nominations each.
If you would like to stay informed about further award shows this season, check out this article about awards season.