79th Golden Globe Awards winners announced

The troubled organisation held a muted ceremony this year. Aussie winners include Sarah Snook, Nicole Kidman and Kodi Smit-McPhee.
Sarah Snook in 'Succession'.

A low key event this year, the 79th Golden Globe Awards announced winners across 14 film and 11 television categories at a private ceremony streamed online.

Aussie star Sarah Snook took home her first Golden Globe win as Best Supporting Actress – TV in Succession (HBO), with the show about the squabbling family of a media magnate also taking out Best Drama Series and lead Jeremy Strong scoring Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama.

Other winning Australian talent included Nicole Kidman in Being The Ricardos (Amazon Prime) for Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – Drama.

Kodi Smit-McPhee took out Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any motion picture in The Power of the Dog by New Zealand Director Jane Campion, which was also awarded the Best Director Award and Best Motion Picture – Drama.

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Although the South Korean thriller Squid Game (Netflix) soared in fame this year, only the 77-year-old O Yeong-su scored an award as Best Performance by a supporting actor in a series, limited series, or television movie this year.

Celebrated stage-to-screen adaptation West Side Story scored several wins including Best motion picture, musical or comedy; Rachel Ziegler for Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy; and Arianna DeBose for Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture.

With a song that gripped the hearts of many, No Time to Die by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell was crowned Best Original Song, and to accompany the surreal landscapes in Dune, Hans Zimmer was awarded Best Original Score.

Despite these wins, ‘the awards came after a year of brutal headlines in which the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the voting body for the awards, were hammered by reports of self-dealing, and industry scrutiny on the group’s lack of black members,’ according to The Age.

The Golden Globes official Instagram account interspersed winners with images and videos promoting the organisation’s attempts to improve diversity, inclusion and equity. Whether this will be enough to convince critics remains to be seen.

All eyes will be on the future of the Golden Globe Awards.

79th GOLDEN GLOBE WINNERS:

Film

Best Motion Picture – Drama: The Power of the Dog
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – Drama: Will Smith, King Richard
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – Drama: Nicole Kidman, Being The Ricardos
Best motion picture, musical or comedy: West Side Story
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy: Andrew Garfield, Tick Tick Boom!
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy: Rachel Zegler, West Side Story
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any motion picture: Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
Best Motion Picture – Animated: Encanto
Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language: Drive My Car (Japan)
Best Director – Motion Picture: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: Kenneth Branagh, Belfast
Best Original Score: Hans Zimmer, Dune
Best Original Song: No Time to Die, by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, No Time to Die

Television

Best Television Series – Drama: Succession (HBO)
Best performance by an actor in a television series – Drama: Jeremy Strong, Succession (HBO)
Best performance by an actress in a television series – Drama: Mj Rodriguez, Pose (FX)
Best television series, musical or comedy: Hacks (HBO Max)
Best performance by an actor in a television series, musical or comedy: Jason Sudekis, Ted Lasso (Apple)
Best performance by an actress in a television series, musical or comedy: Jean Smart, Hacks (HBO Max)
Best miniseries or television film: The Underground Railroad (Amazon Prime Video)
Best performance by an actor in a miniseries or television film: Michael Keaton, Dopesick (Hulu)
Best performance by an actress in a miniseries or television film: Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown (HBO)
Best performance by a supporting actor in a series, limited series, or television movie: O Yeong-su, Squid Game (Netflix)
Best performance by a supporting actress in a television series, drama: Sarah Snook, Succession (HBO)

Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: @lleizy_