New York Post
10th January 2022 – (Los Angeles) The winners of the 2022 Golden Globes are out!
With no livestream or cable broadcast, victory-lapping celebs, cringeworthy host jokes, completely pointless performances, red carpet peacocking or even press, the show — somehow — still went on for the controversy-ridden Globes.
Despite a scandal regarding its lack of diversity, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association went forth with announcing winners for the best in TV and film on Sunday, eschewing the normal chaos for a toned-down live announcement — mainly since no network would air the spectacle.
That means the very small number of people who typically watch — last year’s ratings were abysmal — were forced to simply imagine Ricky Gervais’ smack talk and A-list cleavage while spending yet another pandemic night in.
“Things may look a little different this year,” read a very understated tweet from the official Golden Globes account as the “private” affair at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. began.
In film, “The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story” scored top honors for the night, winning Best Motion Picture in Drama and Musical or Comedy, respectively. Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”) and Will Smith (“King Richard”) won Best Actress and Actor — Smith’s first-ever Globes win despite being nominated six times — in the Drama category while Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story”) and Andrew Garfield (“Tick, Tick… BOOM!”) earned wins in the Musical or Comedy categories.
As for television, “Hacks” and its star Jean Smart were victorious with Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy and Best Actress, which marks her first Globe triumph, while Jason Sudeikis logged a win for “Ted Lasso” for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series. In the drama category, “Succession” won Best Television Series its star Jeremy Strong scored the win for acting. “Pose” phenom Michaela Jaé (Mj) Rodriguez made history as the first trans actress ever to win a Golden Globe, which also marked her first win.