Golden Globes 2022 Winners: The Power of the Dog, West Side Story, Succession Take Top Prizes

This year's winners were revealed at a private event for HFPA members

Golden Globes 2022 Winners

    The 2022 Golden Globes represented a truly unprecedented moment for the 78-year-old awards ceremony — for one thing, there wasn’t a public ceremony. Instead, in the middle of both a rising Omicron wave and an ongoing existential crisis, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced last Thursday that it would announce this year’s winners via social media on the designated night, during a private event.

    Thus, with pretty much the opposite of fanfare, The Power of the Dog (Drama) and West Side Story (Comedy/Musical) were named the best films of 2021 by HFPA members. On the TV side, Succession, HBO Max’s Hacks, and Amazon Prime’s The Underground Railroad were recognized as last year’s outstanding drama, comedy, and limited series.

    Jane Campion also won best director for The Power of the Dog, while West Side Story’s Rachel Zegler won for her portrayal of Maria. Will Smith got one step closer to an Oscar by winning for his role in King Richard as lead actor in a drama, though his competition, Tick Tick… Boom!’s Andrew Garfield, also won for lead actor in a comedy or musical. And say what you want, Twitter haters, but Nicole Kidman was honored for embodying Lucy Ricardo herself in Being the Ricardos.


    Succession also picked up awards for Jeremy Strong and Sarah Snook, and Squid Game’s O Yeong-su was recognized as best supporting actor. In addition, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez was recognized as best lead actress for the third and final season of FX’s Pose, and Jean Smart, Jason Sudeikis, and Kate Winslet all added to their trophy collection, thanks to their roles in Hacks, Ted Lasso, and Mare of Easttown.

    On the music front, Billie Eilish and brother Finneas won Best Original Song for their James Bond theme “No Time to Die,” and Hans Zimmer took home Best Original Score for his work on Dune.

    See the full list of winners below.


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    Best Motion Picture, Drama:

    King Richard
    WINNER: The Power of the Dog

    Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama:

    Mahershala Ali – Swan Song
    Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos
    Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog
    WINNER: Will Smith – King Richard
    Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth

    Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama:

    Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
    Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
    WINNER: Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos
    Lady Gaga – House of Gucci
    Kristen Stewart – Spencer

    Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical:

    Don’t Look Up
    Licorice Pizza
    Tick, Tick… Boom!
    WINNER: West Side Story

    Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical:

    Leonardo DiCaprio – Don’t Look Up
    Peter Dinklage – Cyrano
    WINNER: Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick… Boom!
    Cooper Hoffman – Licorice Pizza
    Anthony Ramos – In the Heights


    Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical:

    Marion Cotillard – Annette
    Alana Haim – Licorice Pizza
    Jennifer Lawrence – Don’t Look Up
    Emma Stone – Cruella
    WINNER: Rachel Zegler – West Side Story

    Best Director:

    Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
    WINNER: Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
    Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Lost Daughter
    Steven Spielberg – West Side Story
    Denis Villeneuve – Dune

    Best Screenplay:

    Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza
    WINNER: Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
    Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
    Adam McKay – Don’t Look Up
    Aaron Sorkin – Being the Ricardos


    Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture:

    Ben Affleck – The Tender Bar
    Jamie Dornan – Belfast
    Ciarán Hinds – Belfast
    Troy Kotsur – CODA
    WINNER: Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog

    Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture:

    Caitriona Balfe – Belfast
    WINNER: Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
    Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog
    Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
    Ruth Negga – Passing

    Best Original Score:

    Alexandre Desplat – The French Dispatch
    Germaine Franco – Encanto
    Jonny Greenwood – The Power of the Dog
    Alberto Iglesia – Parallel Mothers
    WINNER: Hans Zimmer – Dune


    Best Original Song:

    “Be Alive” from King Richard – Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson
    “Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto – Lin-Manuel Miranda
    “Down to Joy” from Belfast – Van Morrison
    “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” from Respect – Jamie Alexander Hartman, Jennifer Hudson, Carole King
    WINNER: “No Time to Die” from No Time to Die – Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell

    Best Animated Feature Film:

    WINNER: Encanto
    My Sunny Maad
    Raya and the Last Dragon

    Best Non-English Language Film:

    Compartment No. 6 (Finland/Russia/Germany)
    WINNER: Drive My Car (Japan)
    The Hand of God (Italy)
    A Hero (France/Iran)
    Parallel Mothers (Spain)