Golden Globes 2022: Who were the winners?

Untelevised, scaled back, and wrought with controversy, 2022's Golden Globes were a quiet affair. 

Golden Globes 2022: Who were the winners?

The second most prestigious award show took a hit in May of last year when NBC, the television company that normally broadcasts the event, dropped the Golden Globes amid calls for a boycott. An abysmal lack of diversity within the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's (HFPA) internal and external judges led many to denounce the awards as a poor representation of great cinema and television. The HFPA has not a single Black member out of its 87 judges. Last year, notable films that had Black filmmakers at the helm, such as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Da 5 Bloods were snubbed in the Golden Globes' best picture category, prompting a public outcry. 

This is far from the first time a prestigious award show has been called out on its lack of diversity, following on from the #Oscarssowhite and the Golden Globes' former president being expelled after condemning the Black Lives Matter Movement – such controversy has become the norm. It seems, now more than ever, that these ceremonies need to step up and sort themselves out, lest the public become even more apathetic to them. Fewer and fewer creatives are placing value on their golden trinkets. 

Thanks to NBC's decision, the 2022 Golden Globes were held privately in Los Angeles, with no celebrity presenters or the usual pomp and flair expected from the ceremony. Instead, the winners were announced via social media. 

2021 was, unsurprisingly, a rather poor one in terms of box office success. Even West Side Story, which cleaned up at the Golden Globes, was a complete bomb. With Covid-19 acting as somewhat of a catalyst for the downfall of award shows like the Golden Globes, one wonders what the future holds. 

The winners

Best motion picture - drama

The Power of the Dog 

Best motion picture - musical or comedy

West Side Story

Best actress in a motion picture - drama 

Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos

Best actor in a motion picture - drama 

Will Smith, King Richard

Best actress in a motion picture - musical or comedy 

Rachel Zegler, West Side Story

Best actor in a motion picture - musical or comedy

Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick…Boom!

Best supporting actress in any motion picture 

Ariana Debose, West Side Story 

Best supporting actor in any motion picture 

Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Best director - motion picture 

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Best screenplay - motion picture 

Kenneth Branagh, Belfast 

Best motion picture - animated


Best motion picture - foreign language

Drive My Car

Best original score - motion picture

Hans Zimmer, Dune 

Best original song

Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell, 'No Time to Die', No Time to Die

Best TV series - drama


Best actress in a drama series

MJ Rodriguez, Pose

Best actor in a drama series

Jeremy Strong, Succession

Best TV series - musical or comedy


Best actress in a TV series - musical or comedy

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Best limited series or TV movie

The Underground Railroad 

Best actress in a limited series or TV movie

Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown 

Best actor in a limited series or TV movie

Michael Keaton, Dopesick 

Best supporting actress in a series, limited series, or TV movie

Sarah Snook, Succession 

Best supporting actor in a series, limited series or, TV movie

O Yeong-Su, Squid Game 

Header Image Credit: "Golden Globes" by jdeeringdavis is licensed under CC BY 2.0


Hamish Gray

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Hamish Gray is a recent English Literature and Creative Writing graduate with a deep passion for anything that grabs him, be it literature, film, video games or world culture. He is always looking to learn something new and tackles each experience with the unshakeable belief that good art can come from anywhere.

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