By Arianna Morrison
The Golden Globe Awards have been going on since 1944, with its first awards show including an informal ceremony and no physical award. Fast forward 78 years, the award show looks quite different.
This year, the 2022 Golden Globes did not require nominees to attend, had limited audience numbers and was not even televised. Instead, avid fans of the awards show relied on social media to find out who won. Here are some of the most notable winners:
Best Motion Picture – Drama: “The Power of the Dog”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Nicole Kidman in “Being the Ricardos”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama: Will Smith in “King Richard”
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: “West Side Story”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Rachel Zegler in “West Side Story”
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Andrew Garfield in “Tick, Tick… Boom!”
Best Picture – Animated: “Encanto”
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a toll on several award shows for the past two years, forcing some to take a different approach. For the Golden Globes, not only did the pandemic influence the awards show, but the scandal surrounding the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) had a big effect. Last year, current and former members of the HFPA accused the organization of corruption because the organization did not have any Black members, National Public Radio (NPR) arts correspondent Mandalit del Barco said during an interview with NPR.
Since the accusations, the Golden Globes became a private event, which is why so few were in attendance this year and it remained untelevised. The HFPA has also invited 21 new members to join the organization, six of whom are Black.
While this progress is good for the HFPA, it is unlikely the Golden Globes will be seen as pristine as it used to be.