On Monday morning, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association revealed the nominees for the 2022 Golden Globes. The 79th annual awards show is set to take place on January 9th, 2022, and Snoop Dogg was on hand to help reveal the nominated TV and film projects.
The nominations come amidst a year of controversy for the Globes. In February, an LA Times article revealed the 87-person voting body of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) lacked a single member of color. With the press body historically criticized for racially insensitive, sexist, and homophobic lines of questioning during press conferences, the report sparked a mass protest across Hollywood. Tom Cruise actually returned his Globes, and major studios like WarnerMedia, Netflix, and Amazon have been boycotting HFPA events since May.
NBC has joined in the boycott, announcing it would not be airing the Golden Globes ceremony in 2022. While the HFPA has promised a commitment to reform (including introducing new bylaws, a new board of directors, and new voting members) NBC stated that “change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right.”
Despite all the backlash, the HFPA has forged ahead for the 2022 Golden Globes. Belfast and The Power of the Dog were the most nominated films with seven each, including Best Motion Picture, Drama; Best Director (Kenneth Branagh and Jane Campion, respectively); and Best Screenplay (again for Branagh and Campion, respectively).
Jamie Doran and Ciarán Hinds from Belfast will face off for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, against The Power of the Dog’s Kody Smit-McPhee. Caitriona Balfe (Belfast) and Kirsten Dunst (The Power of the Dog) are competing in the Best Supporting Actress, category, while Benedict Cumberbatch is vying for Best Actor, Drama for his star turn in The Power of the Dog.