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Golden Globes 2022: ‘Belfast’ and ‘The Power of the Dog’ Dominate; Netflix, Warner Bros. and Other Studios Ghost HFPA

As Belfast and Netflix‘s The Power of the Dog lead the 2022 Golden Globe nominations with seven nods each, major studios like Netflix and Amazon (The Underground Railroad), MGM (Licorice Pizza) and Warner Bros (Dune, King Richard) which saw their films garner nominations remained silent on the announcement.


Even though Netflix topped both film and television nominations, it did not acknowledge the same on social media. Disney, however, tweeted about Emma Stone’s nomination in the Best Actress (Musical/Comedy) category for Cruella.

The Globes’ former broadcaster, NBC network, announced the nominations with a report titled ‘The Golden Globe nominations are out. Does anybody in Hollywood care?’  on NBCNews. The network had earlier this year announced that it will not air the 2022 Golden Globes.

However, almost all platforms and studios acknowledged the nominations of the Critics’ Choice Awards that were also announced on Monday.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), Golden Globes’ curator,  came under fire after an LA Times investigation revealed that there were no black members among the 87 HFPA members. The organisation was thus, boycotted by Netflix and Amazon Studios, along with several other studios. Its broadcasting partner NBC also distanced itself after the controversy. In the wake of the backlash, the HFPA announced a reform plan.

While it is unclear as to how the association plans on broadcasting the event that is just a month away, its nominations were announced on its YouTube channel this year. The nominations were announced by singer and rapper Snoop Dogg.

While both Belfast and The Power of the Dog shared nominations in the Best Motion Picutre (Drama), Best Supporting Actor and Actress in a Motion Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay categories, Benedict Cumberbatch, who headlined Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, also garnered a nod in the Best Actor in the Leading Role category.

On the television front, HBO’s Succession, that revolves around a media baron and his family, topped the nominations with nods in five categories, including for Best Television Series, Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series with two of its actors making the cut, and the Best Actor and Actress in Supporting categories.

Mj Rodriguez, who is the first-ever trans woman actor to be nominated for Emmys, received a nod in the Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series (Drama) category for Pose along with co-star Billy Porter, who is nominated in the parallel acting category. Debutante Margaret Qualley, who headlined Netflix’s Maid, is nominated in the Best Performance in a Limited or Anthology TV series, while Squid Game‘s Lee Jung-Jae saw a nod in the Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series (Drama) category. O Yeong-Su, who also featured in the South Korean show, bagged a nomination in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role category.

The 2022 Golden Globes will be held on January 9, 2022, and will coincide with the Critics Choice Awards.