In keeping with annual tradition, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hosted the 79th Golden Globe Awards to honor the best in American film and television on January 9, 2022. Unfortunately, due to the current outbreak of COVID-19, there there were no hosts, guests, or even a red carpet. Regardless of such an anti-climactic event, this year’s winners deserve to be rightfully recognized as the best in today’s media.
While award-winning films are also being considered for the Oscars, the TV shows have been racking up the wins since their previous seasons and they clearly have no plans to stop. Whether it’s because their cast is full of amazing performers or because their team did a great job, these stories deserved a place in film and TV history.
ten Ted Lasso: 1 Golden Globe
Ted Lasso, currently streaming on Apple TV+, is a TV series about a soccer coach hired by a resentful divorcee to coach her ex-husband’s professional soccer team. Although his new job seems like a recipe for disaster, Lasso’s positive attitude quickly wins over everyone around him, and he begins to change people’s lives as he gets to know himself.
Although Ted Lasso has captured people’s hearts since its first premiere in August 2020, the show has only won one Golden Globe this year. Jason Sudeikis, who plays Lasso himself, won for Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy.
9 Squid Game: 1 Golden Globe
A critique of South Korean class disparity and creeping capitalism, squid game tells the stories of several characters with different upbringings as they play a series of deadly games for a chance to win 45.6 billion won and finally pay their debts and have a better life.
squid game It’s been around for less than six months, but it’s already the most-watched series on Netflix. However, despite its success with audiences, the show only earned one of its three Golden Globe nominations. O Yeong-su, who plays Oh Il-nam in the series, won Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Movie Made for TV.
8 Belfast: 1 Golden Globe
Directed by Kenneth Branagh, Belfast is a coming-of-age film that follows Buddy, the son of a Protestant working-class family in Northern Ireland in the 1960s. From the perspective of a 9-year-old child, Branagh explores political conflict and religion between Protestants and Catholics in the country at the time.
Belfast on par with The power of the dog for the most nominations with seven in total each, but he won only one accolade. Although it was highly praised for its powerful performances and intricate story, this film only won the Golden Globe for Best Screenplay.
seven ASK: 1 Golden Globe
Created by Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Steven Canals, INSTALLATION explores POC, LGBTQ+, and gender-nonconforming culture in New York City through the ages. The series depicts the lives of different characters whose racial and sexual identity determines their daily lives and highlights their struggles.
With only 26 episodes, INSTALLATION has received numerous nominations over the past two years. Its third and final season was nominated for three Golden Globes. This year, INSTALLATION only won Best Actress in a Drama Series category. However, it is a very important distinction: the winner, MJ Rodriguez, is the first transgender woman to win a Golden Globe.
6 Dunes: 1 Golden Globe
Dunes is an adaptation of one of the greatest science fiction sagas of the 20th century, Dunes by Frank Herbert. The film, like the book, follows the story of Paul Atreides and his family as they fight for Arrakis, a desert planet full of spice – a substance of immense political value. However, that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the Atreides family drama.
Although Dunes was nominated for three Golden Globes this year, the film only won Best Original Score thanks to Hans Zimmer and his epic work on the soundtrack. Either way, since this movie has a sequel on the way, it might have a shot at getting more nominations soon.
5 Enchanted: 1 Golden Globe
Disney’s latest movie Encanto, depicts the life of the Madrigals, a Colombian family whose members have magical gifts received in childhood. Although they seem like a happy bunch, each Madrigal’s powers are a metaphorical representation of their struggles in the family, and all it takes is one member to question their dynamic for them to crumble.
Already a fan favorite, Encanto won over people as soon as it premiered in cinemas and Disney+. The film earned three Golden Globe nominations this year, but only won Best Animated Feature, edging out other Disney films such as Raya and the last dragon and Lucas, as good as To flee and My Sunny Maad, two independent animations.
4 Hacks: 2 Golden Globes
hacks is an HBO Max comedy-drama series about the generational differences that stem from the working relationship between Deborah Vance, an older stand-up comedian struggling to lose her relevance, and Ava Daniels, a millennial writer who doesn’t. can’t find a job after an insensitive tweet got him cancelled.
hacks received the Golden Globe nomination and won Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy. On top of that, its two lead actresses – Jean Smart and Hanna Einbinder – were nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy. Unfortunately, the accolades cannot be shared, so only Jean Smart won.
3 Succession: 3 Golden Globes
Succession follows the Roys’ story as Logan, the head of the family, prepares to name an heir to his successful media emporium, Waystar RoyCo. Although none of her four children seem ready for the task, they all want to harness her power for themselves, resulting in a gripping story about a deeply dysfunctional family.
In 2022, Succession won three Golden Globes – for Best Television Drama Series, Best Actor in a Television Drama Series for Jeremy Strong and Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for Sarah Snook – out of five nominations. This makes it the series with the most victories this year.
2 West Side Story: 3 Golden Globes
Based on the 1957 musical, West Side Story is the love story between Tony and Maria, two teenagers who belong to different sides of a long-running feud between two rival street gangs. Just as it happens in Romeo and Juliet, the chaos that ensues after the two lovers meet leads to an inevitable tragedy.
Much like the 1961 adaptation, West Side Story was widely praised by the media, but it didn’t make much money. Regardless, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated the film in four Golden Globe categories. West Side Story won three: best picture, best actress in a movie for Rachel Zegler and best actress in a supporting role for Ariana Debose.
1 The power of the dog: 3 Golden Globes
the power of the dog is a psychological western that tells the story of Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch), a cruel cowboy who abuses his family to hide his own insecurities. The story explores the nature of the dynamics of power, grief and sexuality in a rural setting. Luckily for movie buffs, this film is currently streaming on Netflix worldwide.
Already an Oscar favorite, The power of the dog garnered seven Golden Globe nominations and won three well-deserved accolades. One for Best Picture, one for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for Kodi Smit-McPhee, and the other for Best Director, won by Jean Campion.
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