Los Angeles: Jane Campion’s Western drama ”The Power of the Dog” was named the best motion picture drama and satirical black comedy ”Succession” emerged as the best drama series at the 79th edition of the Golden Globe awards, which was not a starry affair owing to a Hollywood boycott.
”The Power of the Dog” also won Campion the golden gong for the best director motion picture and rising star Kodi Smit-McPhee a trophy for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any motion picture.
”Succession”, a much loved HBO series from Jesse Armstrong, further took home two more awards for series stars Jeremy Strong and Sarah Snook in the best performance by an actor in a TV series – drama and best actress in a supporting role TV – drama categories, respectively.
The ceremony was held as a private, no broadcast or live-stream event sans audience and red carpet appearances at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles in a scaled-down ceremony.
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TV broadcaster NBC announced last May that it will not air the annual awards show, considered a precursor to the Academy Awards, after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) received sharp criticism for its lack of diversity and allegations of corruption.
Kenneth Branagh won the best screenplay in motion picture Globe for his black-and-white and semi-biographical film ”Belfast”.
Will Smith bagged the trophy for best actor in a motion picture drama for his titular role in ”King Richard”, the father and coach of tennis icons Venus and Serena Williams, while Nicole Kidman was adjudged the best actress in a motion picture – drama for playing the role of American comedy icon Lucille Ball in ”Being the Ricardos”.
”The West Side Story”, Steven Spielberg’s feature-length adaptation of the 1957 stage musical of the same name, won the Golden Globe for best motion picture musical/ comedy.
Rachel Zeigler and Ariana DeBose picked up trophies in the best performance by an actress in a motion picture – musical/ comedy and best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture categories, respectively.
For his turn as the late playwright Jonathan Larson in Lin-Manuel Miranda’s feature directorial debut ”Tick, Tick… Boom!” on Netflix, Andrew Garfield earned the Golden Globe for best performance by an actor in a motion picture – musical/ comedy.
Oscar frontrunner and Japanese film ”Drive My Car” was named the best motion picture – non-English and Disney’s ”Encanto” was selected as the best motion picture-animated.
Veteran music composer Hans Zimmer won his third Golden Globe for giving the original score of Denis Villeneuve’s ”Dune” adaptation. Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell landed their maiden golden trophy for the title track of the James Bond film ”No Time To Die” in the best original song category.
Besides ”Succession”, ”Hacks” emerged as the next big winner in the television segment as the show won the TV series musical/ comedy trophy for HBO Max and earned veteran actor Jean Smart a Globe for best actress in a TV series – musical/ comedy.
O Yeong-su, another veteran actor, won his first Golden Globe for his performance in the best supporting actor in a TV drama for popular Netflix survival drama series ”Squid Game”. O is the first South Korean actor to earn a trophy at the awards gala.
Mj Rodriguez won the award for best actress in a TV series for the final season of the Netflix drama ”Pose”.
Kate Winslet received the honour for best performance by an actress in a limited series for her turn as the titular police detective in HBO’s ”Mare of Easttown”. Michael Keaton scooped up the Globe for best performance by an actor in a limited series for Hulu’s ”Dopesick”.
Jason Sudeikis secured the trophy in the best performance by an actor in a TV series – musical/ comedy category for ”Ted Lasso” (Apple Studios), with ”The Underground Railroad” by Barry Jenkins being named the best limited series TV (Amazon Studios).