2022 Golden Globe nominations: no one will see them, but sure, have fun!

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The 2022 Golden Globes will not be televised. NBC yanked them after all of the shenanigans with the 2021 nominations, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s history of racism and sexism. I don’t know if the HFPA could technically license the Globes telecast to a different TV station, but for now, this is the grand experiment which Hollywood is trying this awards season. The experiment is: no one will go to the Globes, which are still technically “happening,” and celebrities will instead go to the Critics’ Choice Awards. The CCAs have been televised for years, but the 2022 event will probably be the strongest showing. Anyway, this morning, the Globe nominations came out. You can see the full list here at Vanity Fair. Here are all of the big film nominations:

Best Motion Picture, Drama
King Richard
The Power of the Dog

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Don’t Look Up
Licorice Pizza
Tick Tick Boom
West Side Story

Best Director, Motion Picture
Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter
Steven Spielberg, West Side Story
Denis Villeneuve, Dune

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza
Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Adam McKay, Don’t Look Up
Aaron Sorkin, Being the Ricardos

Best Actor, Motion Picture, Drama
Mahershala Ali, Swan Song
Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos
Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
Will Smith, King Richard
Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Actress, Motion Picture, Drama
Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter
Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos
Lady Gaga, House of Gucci
Kristen Stewart, Spencer

Best Actor, Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Leonardo DiCaprio, Don’t Look Up
Peter Dinklage, Cyrano
Andrew Garfield, Tick Tick Boom
Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza
Anthony Ramos, In the Heights

Best Actress, Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Marion Cotillard, Annette
Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza
Jennifer Lawrence, Don’t Look Up
Emma Stone, Cruella
Rachel Zegler, West Side Story

Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture
Ben Affleck, The Tender Bar
Jamie Dornan, Belfast
Ciaran Hinds, Belfast
Troy Kotsur, CODA
Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture
Caitriona Balfe, Belfast
Ariana Debose, West Side Story
Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog
Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard
Ruth Negga, Passing

[From Vanity Fair]

Three Black actors in the Best Actor Drama category. The HFPA really is trying to perform their allyship, I guess. I still need to watch CODA, but most of these nominations look like all of the predicative Oscar lists. I think Best Actress Drama is probably going to be the Oscars’ final five, give or take Nicole Kidman. I’m enjoying the nominations for The Power of the Dog, both Bendy and Kodi deserve lots of noms, although Kirsten Dunst really didn’t do much, honestly. Oh, I truly believe that Emma Stone deserves a million nominations for Cruella, and I would love to see that film shortlisted at the Oscars, as it was one of my favorite movies of the year.

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  1. Case says:

    I enjoy the Critics Choice Awards more anyway — the GG nominations are typically not predictive of the Oscar race and are just sorta…willy nilly, lol.

    Maybe I’m getting confused on the timeline here as I’m not sure when the controversy with the HFPA started, but isn’t it strange for NBC to pull the show without giving them the chance to make positive change to their organization first? I feel like a willingness to change, learn, and become more inclusive as an organization in meaningful ways is more important than seeing some sort of instant transformation that might not stick. It’s something a great many organizations are still trying to get their arms around. But like I said — maybe they were given ample time to change and didn’t, and I just don’t remember it.

    • Mia4s says:

      Not strange at all for NBC to pull it because Hollywood stars and their publicists were like yeah we are tired of this and we are not showing up. Bye bye advertising revenue. NBC would have looked ridiculous.

      The Hollywood Foreign Press has been a corrupt, racist and sexist organization for over 40 years. Not to mention they kept a President who sexually assaulted Brendon Fraser. They are garbage, end of story.

      People went along for the publicity. The awards are meaningless trash and any star with sense knows that. Thankfully, as MeToo happened, but more noticeably as the ratings fell so the publicity was not as worth it, people finally decided to stop playing the game.

      Oh and no surprise it is several Black journalists and celebrities who deserve full credit for having the guts to call this group out.

  2. Selene says:

    Yes, I’m so excited about Benedict and Jamie Dornan for Belfast too! I have yet to see Gaga and honestly, I think Kristen was not deserving (great theme & film, bad actress), but kudos and congrats. I hope Belfast takes Best Picture.

    • Becks1 says:

      I watched Spencer this weekend and I couldn’t decide if she was nailing the role or not; SO MUCH of it was the music, the scenery, the atmosphere, etc. I didn’t think she was bad, but I do think the movie saved her, if that makes sense. A stronger actress could have nailed it IMO.

  3. Normades says:

    I think this is very predictive but I think Rachel Zegler will be the one carry over from comedy/musical to bet an Oscar nod.

  4. Normades says:

    Best actor is still pretty open but I think this is a race between Bendy and Denzel. Leo and Andrew could be the carry overs from comedy/musical.

  5. Mia4s says:


    OMG what a joke. It’s like; hey come on everybody, sure we’ve been a terribly racist, sexist organization for 40+ years….but you called us out like eight months ago and we are totally better now. Totally. We like Black people now, and we will only make inappropriate comments to female stars on like, every third question.

    Judging any celebrity who shows up for this. Judging them HARD. 🙄🙄🙄🙄

  6. lucy2 says:

    Not really interested in the GGs, and I’m woefully out of touch with all the “good” movies this year. But I’m weighing in to agree about Cruella – I watched it on a whim a few weeks ago, and it was so unexpectedly great. Fabulous costuming, art direction, music, all of it.

  7. els says:

    Cruella was a better movie than I expected. I remember a movie critic talking about the subtle feminist spin they took for this one.
    I didn’t watch a lot of these movies. Only Cruella, Dune.

  8. Léna says:

    I understand nominating 3 Black Actors in the Best Actor in Drama category feels performative after all these years of only nominating white actors
    but what are they supposed to do? not nominate them?

    • Case says:

      I agree, this should be celebrated. The thing about Oscars So White, etc., has always seemed to miss the point to me — the problem isn’t necessarily with the award shows themselves, but with Hollywood in general not casting and then actively promoting Black talent, or otherwise diverse talent, to be recognized. You need to be submitted and have a campaign behind you in order to be nominated for these things, it doesn’t just happen organically.

      It continues to be a problem in many ways, but we are getting some better, more inclusive representation on screen and behind the scenes, therefore studios are promoting and submitting more work created by people of color to be nominated. The result is seeing nominations like this, which is only a good thing.

  9. LightPurple says:

    Have CODA and The Lost Daughter actually opened anywhere?

  10. Bella says:

    I loved Cruella and did not like Dune at all! So boring. I loved the Gucci movie and also the Sopranos movie. Alessandro Novela was amazing in it!!

    • Becks1 says:

      I thought Dune was very….pretty. Like sweeping cinematography and good costumes etc. But I found it very boring. My dad, on the other hand, loved it and stayed up until 11 to finish it (that’s really late for him) and knew what the characters were going to say before they said it. Dune is one of his favorite books and he said the movie was a pretty good adaptation.

    • Courtney B says:

      Dune was often like a perfume ad with chalamet and especially zendaya staring dreamily into the distance or towards the camera. Not zendaya’s fault though since she was mostly seen in dreams. But Villanueve called out superhero films and I could easily think of a half dozen better than Dune in many categories. Very overrated.

  11. Emily says:

    I haven’t seen (or heard of) a lot of the films. But I am a massive Haim fan so I’m rooting for baby Haim who is nominated for her first acting job.

    If you don’t know Haim, they are three sisters in a band who write all of their own songs and play their own instruments (not to be confused with Hanson). They are also known as friends of Taylor Swift.