It was an out-of-character lowkey kind of night for the 2022 Golden Globes. Following a year marred with controversy, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association hosted their annual awards show during a private event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The evening’s winners were announced via social media channels and a live blog on the Globes’ official website.
Honestly, the Globes would have benefited by having a live stream to watch the presentation of awards. I initially tuned into their Twitter feed to follow along, but I realized a couple categories in that the live blog was posting the winners first, and then there was a bit of a social media feed delay. The live blog would refresh every five to 10 minutes or so, and even though the “show” ran for about two hours, the lull in updates made it feel like you were watching the regular telecast go over time.
Awards-wise, the biggest surprise of the night came when Nicole Kidman won for her performance as Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos. Though her performance in the film is an absolute highlight, Kidman had some stiff competition across the board. I genuinely thought that Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama was going to go to Olivia Colman for The Lost Daughter, as she’s been a repeat winner over the past few years with The Night Manager (2017), The Favourite (2019), and The Crown (2020). That said, Kidman has also been a Globes favorite throughout her career, winning for her performances in To Die For (1996), Moulin Rouge! (2002), The Hours (2003), and Big Little Lies (2018).
I was also surprised to see Belfast only walk away with Best Screenplay. I didn’t expect a sweep, but I imagined the film could win an acting award and potentially Best Picture – Drama. Instead, The Power of the Dog had itself a night, winning Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, and Best Picture – Drama.
A standout win of the night belonged to Andrew Garfield for tick, tick…BOOM! As I mentioned in my predictions post, he’s had himself a year, and it’s wonderful to see him win for an extraordinary performance that just happens to be my favorite of 2021.
But, enough from me! Below are the film winners for the 2022 Golden Globes in the order that they were given out.
Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story (2021)
Best Picture – Animated
Best Picture – Non-English Language
Drive My Car
Best Screenplay Motion Picture
Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
Best Actor – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy
Andrew Garfield, tick, tick…BOOM!
Best Song Motion Picture
“No Time to Die,” No Time to Die
Best Score Motion Picture
Hans Zimmer, Dune
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Will Smith, King Richard
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog
Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy
Rachel Zegler, West Side Story (2021)
Best Picture – Musical/Comedy
West Side Story (2021)
Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos
Best Director Motion Picture
Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Best Picture – Drama
The Power of the Dog