The 79th Golden Globe Awards, one of Hollywood’s biggest in a long time with 18 million viewers, was turned into a live blog on Sunday.
The distribution to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) was distributed without being televised, as NBC withdrew from the collaboration.
And there was no red carpet, host, press present, or any kind of live video. The winners were announced on the organization’s social media channels and websites.
Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” won big: Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, Best Female Lead for Rachel Ziegler and Best Supporting Actress for Ariana Debos.
The best drama was the western movie “The Power of the Dog” starring Benedict Cumberbatch. Director Jane Campion also took home an award, while Kodi Smit-McPhee took home an award for her supporting role.
The HFPA has received heavy criticism for a lack of diversity and accusations of corruption, and the industry is boycotting distribution.
I started then Los Angeles Times He stated that there was not a single black member of the organization’s 87 journalists.
became later make accusations against HFPA members for sexual and racist comments and that members have used the position to solicit favors from actors and film companies.
No victory for the Danish “escape”
The best non-English language movie was the Japanese movie “Drive My Car”. The Danish “Escape” was nominated in the Best Animated Feature category, but had to give up on Disney’s “Encanto”. In advance, director Jonas Boeher Rasmussen said that the nomination could have been without him.
– It was a mixed feeling (to be nominated, editor). Usually one is happy, but in this case there is something else, he told Jyllands-Posten before the awards ceremony.
The film, co-produced by Norwegian Maria Eckerhoved, may also compete for awards during the Oscars. The film has been shortlisted in three categories – and will compete, among other things, with Norwegian “The Worst Man in the World” to be among the five nominees for Best International Film.
In the TV category, the series Succession won major awards, Jeremy Strong and Sarah Snook received awards for their acting performances, while the series also took home the award for Best Drama.
Jan Smart won Best Comedy for his role in Hacks, while Jason Sudeikis won for his role in Ted Lasso.
The South Korean hit “Squid Game” was also awarded; O Yeong-su won Best Supporting Role.
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