The 2022 Golden Globe nominations are in despite uncertainty

Los Angeles, California – Amid an ongoing internal scandal, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced its nominations for the Golden Globe Awards.

Rapper Snoop Dogg helped announce the 2022 Golden Globe nominations on Monday.
Rapper Snoop Dogg helped announce the 2022 Golden Globe nominations on Monday.  © Collage: Imago/ZUMA Wire

As they say in show business, the show must go on, and that's just the course of action the HFPA is taking.

Despite a widespread scandal relating to its former president Philip Berk's anti-Black rhetoric and the fact that not one Black person was amongst the HFPA's 87 members, the association announced the Golden Globe Awards nominations on Monday.

Over the course of 2021, the HFPA has been working to fix its diminishing image, adding 21 new members to its association in October, with 48% of new members identifying as women, 24% identifying as Latinx, and 29% identifying as Black, according to Variety.

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The ceremony is currently slated for Sunday, January 9, 2022. However, it's unknown whether it will take place, since NBC announced in May it would no longer air the show due to the HFPA's internal issues.

The 2022 nominations were announced with the help of the iconic music artist Snoop Dogg, and the competition across television and film couldn't be stronger.

Films that secured Golden Globe nominations

Saniyya Sidney (l.) Will Smith (center l.), Demi Singleton (center r.), and Jon Bernthal (r.) attend the premiere of King Richard in London, UK on November 17.
Saniyya Sidney (l.) Will Smith (center l.), Demi Singleton (center r.), and Jon Bernthal (r.) attend the premiere of King Richard in London, UK on November 17.  © imago/Future Image

Topping this year's nominations across film are King Richard, Don't Look Up, West Side Story, and Dune.

Released on November 19, King Richard scored four nominations, including Best Drama Motion Picture. Will Smith landed a nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Motion Picture, with Aunjanue Ellis grabbing the nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture.

The cinematic marvel that is Dune also landed a nomination for Best Drama Motion Picture, along with Best Original Score and Best Director in Denis Villeneuve.

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The competition for Best Picture in a Musical or Comedy is strong, with West Side Story, Licorice Pizza, Don't Look Up, Cyrano, and Tick, Tick...Boom all running against one another for the highly contested award.

The musical West Side Story, which was just released on Friday, also racked up three additional nominations: one for Best Director in a Motion Picture by way of the legendary Steven Spielberg, along with nominations for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture for Ariana DeBose, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture for Rachel Zegler.

Its Broadway-to-the-big-screen counterpart In The Heights wasn't as fortunate, only securing one nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy with Anthony Ramos, who plays the lead role of Usnavi de la Vega in the musical's film adaptation.

Surprisingly, House of Gucci only landed one nomination, Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Motion Picture with Lady Gaga.

Don't Look Up, which hit the theaters on Friday and will be available to stream on Netflix starting December 24, scored four nominations in total.

This included nominations for Best Screenplay for a Motion Picture in Adam McKay, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy in Leonardo DiCaprio, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy in Jennifer Lawrence.

Television gets the Golden Globe treatment

The cast of Ted Lasso attends its season 2 premiere at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California.
The cast of Ted Lasso attends its season 2 premiere at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California.  © Imago/Starface

As for television shows, Apple TV's The Morning Show landed four nominations, including one for Best Television Series, Drama.

Jennifer Aniston landed a nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Television Series, while Billy Crudup and Mark Duplass will go head-to-head with nominations for Best Supporting Actor on Television.

Its Apple TV counterpart, Ted Lasso, also landed four nominations, including one for Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy.

Jason Sudeikis was nominated for Best Television Actor on a Musical or Comedy Series, while Brett Goldstein was nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his legendary role as Roy Kent.

Hannah Waddingham secured a nomination for Best Supporting Actress on Television thanks to her role as Rebecca Welton.

Netflix's massive hit show Squid Game scored a nomination for Best Television Series, Drama, while O Yeong-su was nominated for Best Supporting Actor, Television

Without a doubt, one of the most highly contested categories in television is that for Best Television Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series, with Anthony Anderson from Black-ish, Nicholas Hoult from The Great, Steve Martin and Martin Short from Only Murders in the Building, and Jason Sudeikis from Ted Lasso.

The Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday, January 9, 2022, though it's unknown whether or how it will be broadcast.

To see the full list of nominees, head to the Golden Globe's website.

Cover photo: Collage: Imago/ZUMA Wire

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