The list of nominees for the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards was announced on Monday, including Netflix’s Power of the Dog and Focus Features’ Belfast.
After the Oscars, the Golden Globe Awards are considered the most popular award among filmmakers around the world. Netflix’s ‘Power of the Dog’ and Focus Features ‘Belfast’ topped the seven nominations, and the list of films nominated for the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards was announced on Monday.
HBO’s “Success”, a drama about a family, topped the five nominations in all television series categories.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced on Monday that Belfast and director Jane Campion’s Western, The Power of the Dog, which showed Northern Ireland in the 1970s, have each won seven awards.
They were followed by King Richard, the film about the father of tennis champion Venus and Serena Williams, the classic musical film from director Steven Spielberg, West Side Story and The Coming-of-Age Tale, Licorice Four Netflix films have received a total of 17 applications.
However, the format of the ceremony was not immediately clear after NBC, the broadcaster earlier this year, abandoned plans to televise the awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, California.
Critics have argued that the HFPA does not have black members and that only close ties to Hollywood studios were nominated, raising questions about its impact on award selection.
Actor Tom Cruise also returned three Golden Globe Awards which he won. The HFPA added 21 new members, including six blacks, and the group now has 105 members in total.
Jason Nichols, a senior lecturer in the African-American research department at Maryland College Park, said industry pressure was what prompted the Golden Globes to try to fix the problem.
“We’ll see how it plays out and how the Golden Globes actually work, but by then the industry has to come in and fix these issues,” Nichols said after the nominations were announced.
“They didn’t make any changes until they clashed with powerful industrial companies and celebrities like Netflix and Tom Cruise.” Despite the current changes, it is not clear if any of the actors, directors and musicians nominated for this year’s Golden Globes will attend the 2022 event, one of Hollywood’s biggest awards show before the Oscars.
The only celebrity on hand to announce the nominations for the awards, which will be announced on January 9, was rapper Snoop Dogg. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga (House of Gucci), nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos), Will Smith (King Richard), Kristen Stewart (Spencer) and Denzel Washington (The Tragedy of Macbeth) were nominated for Best Drama Series.
Kenneth Frank (“Belfast”)
Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”)
Maggie Gillenhall (“The Last Girl”)
Steven Spielberg (“West Side Story”)
Denise Villeneuve (“Toon”)
Best Film, Drama
“Belfast” (Focus on characteristics)
“Toon” (Warner Bros.)
“King Richard” (Warner Bros.)
“The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)
Best Movies, music / The comedy
“Don’t look up” (Netflix)
“Licorice Pizza” (MGM)
“Tic, tic … boom!” (Netflix)
“West Side Story” (20th Century Studios / Walt Disney Studios (film)