The 79th Golden Globe Awards took place Sunday, January 9th 2022, but, it ran differently than it usually does. It was not televised this year, after being dropped by its main broadcasting network, NBC. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association was caught in a scandal over the lack of diversity behind the scenes. In October 2021, only 21 out of 87 members were Black, Asian, Latinx, or Middle Eastern/North African. This shows that the entertainment industry still has a long way to go to include BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) in all creative spaces. And I encourage anyone reading this to do their part in eliminating discrimination and prejudice by choosing inclusivity, not to be performative or create tokens, but to ensure equal and fair opportunities in all spaces. Here is a recap of notable winners and nominees.
Key Golden Globe Winners
Best Drama Actress: Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Pose
The first trans actress to win a Golden Globe
Photo: Michael Parmelee/FX
Best Supporting Actor in a Series, TV-Movie, or Miniseries: O Yeong-su, Squid Game
The first South Korean to win a Golden Globe
Best Original Score: Hans Zimmer, Dune
Best Non-English Film: Drive My Car
The last time Japan won a Golden Globe was 1960
Best Television Series Drama: Succession
Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama: Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos
Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama: Will Smith, King Richard
Best Animated Feature: Encanto
Best Director: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick ... Boom!
Best Screenplay Motion Picture: Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
Best Original Song Motion Picture: Billie Eilish, Finneas O'Connell, No Time to Die from "No Time to Die"
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: The Underground Railroad
Photo: Amazon Prime Video
Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy: Rachel Zegler, West Side Story
First Columbian, Latina, and youngest (20) to win this award
Photo: Niko Tavernise
5 Nominations: Succession
4 Nominations: Ted Lasso, The Morning Show
3 Nominations: Dopesick, The Great, Only Murders in the Building, Hacks, Pose, Maid, Squid Game
Maybe one day, you will be receiving a Golden Globe...