THE Golden Globe winners were announced online Sunday evening, and fan-favorites Will Smith, Andrew Garfield, and Belfast were among the early winners.
Smith won Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for his role in King Richard as Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams.
Andrew Garfield won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for his portrayal of Rent creator Jonathan Larson in tick…tick…BOOM!
And Kenneth Branagh received the Globe for Best Screenplay, Motion Picture, for Belfast.
It was announced on Thursday that the event will be “private” and not live-streamed.
“We will be providing real-time updates on winners on the Golden Globes website and our social media,” Golden Globe Awards revealed in a tweet.
It has also been reported that the ceremony was unable to find a broadcast partner for the year or any celebrities willing to participate, according to Variety.
This after the Globes were hit by boycotts over its diversity and ethics scandal, with a host of big names slamming the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
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Will Smith won Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama for his role in King Richard as Richard Williams, the father of Venus and Serena Williams.
Kodi Smit-McPhee took home the Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture Drama award for his role in The Power of the Dog.
And Jean Smart won the award for Best Actress in a Television Series Musical or Comedy for her Deborah Vance character in Hacks.
Who were some of the winners?
Rachel Zegler won Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for playing Maria in 2021’s West Side Story.
Nicole Kidman won Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for playing Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos.
And Billie Eilish and her brother Finneas O’Connell have won for their song “No Time To Die” from the film No Time to Die.
Jamie Lee Curtis shows support
Jamie Lee Curtis was seemingly the only celebrity at this year’s “private” Golden Globes.
She appeared in a video filmed for the Golden Globes in support of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Curtis talked about the organization’s philanthropic work and said she was proud of working with them.
HBO’s Hacks took the win for Best TV Series, Musical or Comedy.
Succession, also from HBO, won for Best TV Series, Drama.
The Power of the Dog took the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture, Drama.
Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story won for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.
Attendance was limited
Attendance at the 2022 Golden Globe Awards was limited to those in groups who have received philanthropic support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA).
The only attendees were also the event’s presenters.
None of the nominees, guests, or media are reported to have been in attendance.
Tom Cruise returned his Golden Globes
Cruise has reportedly returned his three Golden Globe trophies to the HFPA, which has been slammed for a lack of diversity as well as for ethical failings.
The 58-year-old actor won Globes for Best Actor for Jerry Maguire, Best Actor for Born on the Fourth of July, and Best Supporting Actor for Magnolia.
Those performances also garnered Oscar nominations for the Mission Impossible star.
The HFPA is a non-profit organization filled with journalists and photographers who report on the entertainment industry.
Retired Golden Globes awards
Some awards at the Golden Globes have been retired, but were previously awarded in the past.
Those awards include:
- Best Documentary – Awarded from 1972 to 1976
- Best English-Language Foreign Motion Picture – Awarded from 1957 to 1973
- New Star of the Year – Actor – Awarded from 1948 to 1983
- New Star of the Year – Actress – Awarded from 1948 to 1983
- Henrietta Award (World Film Favorite – Female) – Awarded from 1950 to 1979
- Henrietta Award (World Film Favorite – Male) – Awarded from 1950 to 1979
- Promoting International Understanding – Awarded from 1945 to 1964
- Best Cinematography – Motion Picture – Awarded from 1948 to 1953, in 1955 and in 1963.
‘Not even a ceremony’
Ricky Gervais, 60, who hosted five of the awards in ten years, says he thinks it could even be the last time we see Sunday’s event.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, he said: “They’re trying to get through this and start again. I don’t think anyone’s even been invited. It’s not even a ceremony.
“You can’t predict anything in this world. They could come back stronger than ever and be loved again or it could be the last one.
“You never know. I don’t take any-thing for granted any more. I just keep plodding on. And whatever happens, happens.”
The HFPA came under fire after a Los Angeles Times investigation revealed in February ethical lapses and a stunning lack of diversity — there was not a single Black journalist in the 87-person group.
Studios and PR firms threatened to boycott. Tom Cruise even returned his three Golden Globes, while other A-listers condemned the group on social media.
Who announced the winners?
The HFPA enlisted leaders of the groups it has given grants to to announce the winners.
Were the winners present?
None of the winners appeared to be present at the event on Sunday, nor did they immediately comment on their awards.
Television winners included: Jean Smart for “Hacks,” which also won best television comedy, Jason Sudeikis for “Ted Lasso,” Sarah Snook and Jeremy Strong for “Succession,” Kate Winslet for “Mare of Easttown,” O Yeong-su for “Squid Game” and Michael Keaton for “Dopesick.” Barry Jenkins’ “The Underground Railroad” got best limited series.
The group said on its website that “Pose” star Michaela Jaé Rodriguez became the first trans person to win a Golden Globe.
Winners in movies
Film winners included Will Smith for “King Richard,” Kodi Smit-McPhee for “The Power of the Dog,” and Andrew Garfield for “tick, tick…BOOM!”
The Japanese film “Drive My Car,” also a critics’ group darling, got best non-English language motion picture, while “Encanto” won for animation.
West Side Story had a big night
Steven Spielbeg’s “West Side Story” won several big awards, for best picture comedy or musical, best actress for Rachel Zegler and best supporting actess for Ariana DeBose.
Awards were blogged
The Golden Globe Awards, Hollywood’s so-called biggest party that regularly drew 18 million television viewers, was reduced to a live-blog Sunday night for its 79th edition.
The embattled Hollywood Foreign Press Association proceeded with its film awards Sunday night without a telecast, nominees, a red carpet, a host, press or even a livestream.
Instead, members of the HFPA and some recipients of the group’s philanthropic grants gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for a 90-minute private event, announcing the names of the film and television winners on the organization’s social media feeds.
Why the Golden Globes weren’t televised, continued
Deadline reported that the decision not to broadcast an online version of the Globes has nothing to do with the HFPA’s multimillion-dollar, multi-year deal with NBC.
According to a source at the Comcast-owned network, NBC is not blocking the HFPA’s livestream.
NBC decided to pull the plug on the show due to lack of diversity by the HFPA.
HFPA president Helen Hoehne told The Hollywood Reporter: “Change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right.”
Why the Golden Globes weren’t televised
Unfortunately, this year, the Golden Globe Awards were not available for viewing on television or streaming services.
“This year’s event is going to be a private event and will not be live-streamed,” an HFPA spokesperson told Deadline.
The HFPA continued: “We will be providing real-time updates on winners on the Golden Globes website and our social media.”
Fans celebrate Andrew Garfield
Fans of the tick…tick…BOOM! actor celebrated his win for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
It’s the first Golden Globe for Garfield.
Actress MJ Rodriguez made history after becoming the first trans woman to win a Golden Globe for acting.
She plays the “house mother” in Pose.
Best Motion Picture- Drama
The Power of the Dog just took the Globe for Best Motion Picture Drama!
Best Television Series- Drama
Succession wins for Best Television Series Drama!
Best Director of a Motion Picture
Jane Campion has won Best Director in a Motion Picture for The Power of the Dog!
Nicole Kidman wins!
Nicole Kidman wins Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for playing Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos.
West Side Story wins best movie!
Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story has won for Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy.