Las Vegas Golden Globe Award Ties

The HFPA has been mired in controversy since last years uncovering of shoddy ethical practices and a severe lack of diversity, but that hasn’t stopped the organization from marching on

The 79th annual Golden Globe Award nominations were announced by the scandal-ridden  (more on that later) Hollywood Foreign Press Association. But, before you go rolling your eyes at yet another award show, it’s my personal mission to give you at least one reason to be interested, it’s the only one I could find to be honest, and is the entire purpose for this article. The sole reason? This year’s crop has a whole ‘lotta Las Vegas. 

Golden Takeaways

First, the big headlines from this year’s nominees from your local certified film critic. Seven is the lucky number for Netflix’s Power of the Dog  and Focus Features’ Belfast. Both films garnered that many Golden Globe nominations on the film side. And, both films are nominated in the coveted Best Picture race. On the television side HBO’s Succession, received five total nominations. The biggest being for Best Television Series Drama. 

Vegas Goes Golden

There are several Las Vegas ties to the now beleaguered annual awards show.

This year the ladies are getting some attention from the Hollywood Foreign Press. And it of course starts with Lady Gaga. She earned a nomination in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) category for her work in House of Gucci

Over in the world of the smaller screen is a nomination for Hacks in the Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy category. The show, led by Jean Smart, follows aging female comedian Deborah Vance who struggles to keep her Las Vegas residency fresh and on stage. The show airs on HBO and has already gotten a season two renewal. Hacks already has three Emmy wins for their first season. We aren’t saying it’s all because of Vegas, but it certainly doesn’t hurt. 

Keith Urban’s wife Nicole Kidman saw a nod for her role as Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos. She is nominated in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) category.  Urban of course has a Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars. His next scheduled date is May 27 where you may or may not see Nicole. 

Vegas’ Golden History

While our city has a history with the award show longer than the strip itself, it’s biggest presence has been felt recently. 

You may remember for the 76th Golden Globe Awards, then Las Vegas headliner Lady Gaga was basking in the glow of her Golden Globe win for Best Original Song, “Shallow” from A Star is Born. More recently at the 77th Golden Globe Awards it was former Vegas headliner Elton John who took home the same prize and whose biopic Rocketman earned its lead actor, Taron Eggerton, a Golden Globe for Best Performance in a Musical or Comedy. 

A Not So golden Scandal

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has been mired in controversy with a capital ‘c’ for the better part of a year. This was after an article from the Los Angeles Times revealed the organization not only used shady ethical practices but also had an extreme lack of diversity amongst its members (most notable that a single member in the organization was black). 

The blowback from the scandal caused NBC to cancel their 2022 airing and had the top studios vowing to not work with the group until major reforms had been put in place. That practice continues today. Though the nominations were announced, few studios and even fewer actors/actresses posted news of their respective nominations on social media. In other words, crickets. Perhaps it’s true, silence does speak louder than words. In this case, you could even say, silence is golden. 

Winners will be announced on Sunday, January 9. However, an exact format on how the winners will be named  has yet to be announced. See the full list of 2022 Golden Globe nominations below.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

Belfast

CODA

Dune

King Richard

The Power of the Dog

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Cyrano

Don’t Look Up

Licorice Pizza

Tick, Tick… Boom!

West Side Story

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

Compartment No. 6 (Finland, Russia, Germany)

Drive My Car (Japan)

The Hand of God (Italy)

A Hero (France, Iran)

Parallel Mothers (Spain)

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

Licorice Pizza

Belfast

The Power of the Dog

Don’t Look Up

Being the Ricardos

Best Performance by an Actress in a 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 Performance by an Actor in a 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 Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Marion Cotillard, Annette

Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

Jennifer Lawrence, Don’t Look Up

Emma Stone, Cruella

Rachel Zegler, West Side Story

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Leonardo DiCaprio, Don’t Look Up

Peter Dinklage, Cyrano

Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick… Boom!

Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza

Anthony Ramos, In the Heights

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Caitríona Balfe, Belfast

Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Ruth Negga, Passing

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

Ben Affleck, The Tender Bar

Jamie Dornan, Belfast

Ciarán Hinds, Belfast

Troy Kotsur, CODA

Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Encanto

Flee

Luca

My Sunny Maad

Raya and the Last Drago

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

The French Dispatch

Encanto

The Power of the Dog

Parallel Mothers

Dune

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

King Richard

Encanto

Belfast

Respect

No Time to Die

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

The Great

Hacks

Only Murders in the Building

Reservation Dogs

Ted Lasso

Best Television Series – Drama

Lupin

The Morning Show

Pose

Squid Game

Succession

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Brian Cox, Succession

Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game

Billy Porter, Pose

Jeremy Strong, Succession

Omar Sy, Lupin

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

Uzo Aduba, In Treatment

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Christine Baranski, The Good Fight

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

Michaela Jae Rodriguez, Pose

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks

Elle Fanning, The Great

Issa Rae, Insecure

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Jean Smart, Hacks

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Nicholas Hoult, The Great

Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building

Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Dopesick

Impeachment

Maid

Mare of Easttown

The Underground Railroad

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Paul Bettany, WandaVision

Oscar Isaac, Scenes From a Marriage

Michael Keaton, Dopesick

Ewan McGregor, Halston

Tahar Rahmi, The Serpent

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jessica Chastain, Scenes From a Marriage

Cynthia Erivo, Genius

Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision

Margaret Qualley, Maid

Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus

Kaitlyn Dever, Dopesick

Andie MacDowell, Maid

Sarah Snook, Succession

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Mark Duplass, The Morning Show

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

O Yeong-su, Squid Game


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