Golden Globes 2022 date, nominations and ceremony news

Everything you need to know about how to watch the 79th Golden Globe Awards.

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The show will go on for the Golden Globes, but without the usual glitz or glamour.

On Tuesday 4th January, the Golden Globes parent organisation the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) confirmed that the 2022 ceremony would be going ahead – even without a broadcast partner, media presence, or any stars.

It comes after the HFPA was clouded in controversy after allegations of a serious lack of diversity and ethical lapses came to light earlier this year, with more than 100 public relations firms announcing they would withdraw cooperation from the Globes, TV network NBC cancelling its broadcast of the 2022 edition, and a series of high-profile Hollywood actors including Scarlett Johansson and Tom Cruise making public criticisms.

Lee Jung-jae, who is tipped to win Best Actor for his performance in hit Korean show Squid Game, is the latest in a long line of performers to confirm that he will not be attending the awards show.

Nevertheless, HFPA has announced that the ceremony will go ahead on Sunday (9th January) at the Beverly Hilton hotel and said in a statement on its website that it planned to “shine a light on the long-established philanthropy work of the HFPA, showcasing a range of grantees during the program”.

The HFPA announced its annual nominations last month. Leading the way are Kenneth Branagh’s autobiographical Belfast, set in 1970s Northern Ireland, and director Jane Campion’s western The Power of the Dog, which got seven nominations each.

Meanwhile, Adam McKay’s apocalyptic allegory Don’t Look Up also picked up four nominations.

Without further ado, here’s everything you need to know about how to watch the Golden Globes 2022 including how to watch the ceremony.

When are the Golden Globes 2022 Awards?

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Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in Spencer

The Golden Globe Awards are resuming their normal schedule in 2022 after a calendar shuffle in 2020 due to the pandemic – and will go ahead on Sunday 9th January 2022.

The 78th annual Golden Globes was postponed until February 28th in 2021 amid concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

Who is presenting the Golden Globes 2022 Awards?

Last year’s ceremony was hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, but according to Variety, the Globes’ talent bookers were unable to find any big Hollywood stars willing to attend the 2022 awards ceremony.

No audience will be present either for the 79th Golden Globe Awards, with the HFPA citing health concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic and Omicron variant.

Instead, attendees will include the members of the HFPA and associated philanthropists.

HFPA president Helen Hoehne explained: “I think we all know that it’s not going to be a celebrity-driven event that it has been in the past — no red carpet and nothing flashy.”

Where can I watch the Golden Globes 2022 Awards?

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Broadcaster NBC dropped plans to televise the awards dinner in Beverly Hills, California, following criticism of the HFPA, the body behind the Golden Globe Awards, last year.

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While the show is going ahead with no broadcast partner, the announcements will be live-streamed at goldenglobes.com and on the Golden Globes YouTube channel.

The HFPA came under scrutiny back in February 2021 when the LA Times wrote a report detailing alleged “ethical lapses”. The body also came under fire for its lack of diversity (there wasn’t a single Black member).

Soon after the news broke, Tom Cruise returned the three of his Golden Globe statuettes and NBC pulled the plug on the network’s planned broadcast of the ceremony.

In response, the HFPA promised to make “transformational change”, saying in a statement: “We are improving our efforts to create transparency into our operations, voting, processes, eligibility and membership.”

The HFPA has since added 21 new members to the group, six of whom are Black.

Speaking about the HFPA’s commitment to making the organisation more inclusive, the body’s new chief diversity officer, Neil Phillips, told Variety earlier in December 2021: “The danger is expecting there to be a sort of immediate fix. If the HFPA is seen giving a certain number of awards to talent of colour, creatives of colour, then the HFPA is fixed.

“It just doesn’t work that way. The notion of thinking that this is going to be some quick fix as a result of what awards are handed out in the coming weeks, that’s not what we should be looking for.”

However, many high-profile Hollywood figures including actor Scarlett Johansson have claimed the initiatives are not good enough.

Johansson, who has been nominated for five Golden Globes, encouraged others to boycott the HFPA unless it makes radical internal changes.

“Unless there is necessary fundamental reform within the organisation, I believe it is time that we take a step back from the HFPA and focus on the importance and strength of unity within our unions and the industry as a whole,” she said.

In addition, Netflix and Amazon Studios both announced a boycott of the HFPA until it takes further steps to reform plans.

Golden Globes 2022 nominations

Here’s a round-up of the biggest potential winners and losers from the main categories. Check out our full list of nominations here.

Movies

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

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

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

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Benedict Cumberbatch in The Power of the Dog
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  • Mahershala Ali, Swan Song
  • Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog
  • Will Smith, King Richard
  • Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

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

Best Director – Motion Picture

  • Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
  • Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter
  • Steven Spielberg, West Side Story

Television

Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy

  • The Great
  • Hacks
  • Only Murders in the Building
  • Reservation Dogs
  • Ted Lasso

Best Limited Series or TV Movie

  • Dopesick
  • Impeachment: American Crime Story
  • Maid
  • Mare of Easttown
  • The Underground Railroad

Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
  • Elle Fanning, The Great
  • Issa Rae, Insecure
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
  • Jean Smart, Hacks

Best Actor in a TV series – Musical or Comedy

  • Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
  • Nicholas Hoult, The Great
  • Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
  • Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
  • Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical or Comedy

  • Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
  • Elle Fanning, The Great
  • Issa Rae, Insecure
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
  • Jean Smart, Hacks
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Best Actor in a TV series – Musical or Comedy

  • Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
  • Nicholas Hoult, The Great
  • Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
  • Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
  • Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

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