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Golden Globe nominations: Netflix takes the lead this year

After a year full of controversy, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is back with an upgrade

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NBC said Monday that will not air the Golden Globes in 2022

Signage promoting the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards and NBC appears in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Jan. 5, 2020.

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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced nominations for the 79th annual Golden Globe Awards. Winners will be announced on Sunday, Jan. 9.

Recent nomination Golden Globe controversy:

Actors and filmmakers who receive nominations often express delight but these awards are submerged with controversy. The association has been called out for its lacking diversity in a 100-person organization and for allowing unethical practices, according to Variety.

The outrage led NBC to cancel the telecast of the 2022 award ceremony, with studios and stars also following the lead and pushing for reforms. This year, the group diversified its ranks, redid the bylaws, banned gifts and restricted paid travel, per the report. The show this year will focus on philanthropy, said association president Helen Hoehne.

“For the past eight months, we have worked tirelessly as an organization to be better,” she added, per the report. “We also have 21 new members,” Hoehne said. “The largest and most diverse in our 79-year-old history. Not only have they brought in a fresh perspective, but ideas that will help us continue to evolve.”

Golden Globe nomination highlights:

Even amid the controversy, the Golden Globes are a big recognition for those in the film industry. This year includes a mixed bag of actors and projects.

  • Netflix is leading with 17 nominations, including movies like “The Power of the Dog,” “Tick, Tick... Boom!” and “Don’t Look Up.”
  • Apple TV’s “Ted Lasso” and “The Morning Show” both earned four nominations.
  • “Squid Game,” a Netflix Korean drama, earned two nominations for stars O Yeong-su and Lee Jung-jae.
  • “The Power of the Dog,” “King Richard” and “Belfast” dominated the drama category, while “West Side Story,” “Licorice Pizza” and “Don’t Look Up,” took over the comedy-musical category.

The 2022 Golden Globe nominations

Best motion picture, drama

  • “Belfast.”
  • “CODA.”
  • “Dune.”
  • “King Richard.”
  • “The Power of the Dog.”

Best motion picture, musical or comedy

  • “Cyrano.”
  • “Don’t Look Up.”
  • “Licorice Pizza.”
  • “Tick, Tick … Boom!”
  • “West Side Story.”

Best director, motion picture

  • Kenneth Branagh, “Belfast.”
  • Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog.”
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Lost Daughter.”
  • Steven Spielberg, “West Side Story.”
  • Denis Villeneuve, “Dune.”

Best television series, drama

  • “Lupin.”
  • “The Morning Show.”
  • “Pose.”
  • “Squid Game.”
  • “Succession.”

Best television series, musical or comedy

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