'The Power of the Dog,' 'Belfast,' lead the Golden Globe 2022 nominations

And Snoop Dogg was there to announce, and mispronounce, the nominees.
December 13, 2021 12:27 p.m. EST
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Australian director Jane Campion and British actor/director Kenneth Brannagh are having a good Monday . .  . and so is Snoop Dogg, who surprised us all by announcing the Golden Globe nominations.

The Power of the Dog (starring Benedict Cumberbatch) and Belfast (starring Jamie Dornan), Campion and Branagh's film respectively, topped the 2022 Golden Globes nominations leaderboard with a whopping seven nods each. Their nominations spread across major categories including Best Motion Picture, Best Screenplay, Best Actor and Best Director.

Other notable nominations bringing the heat in the competition include West Side Story (4 nominations), Licorice Pizza (also 4), Dune (3), and Cyrano (2).

In the TV categories, there are strong showings from Maid (4), Succession (3), Squid Game (2), and Mare of Easttown (2).

Some notable inclusions are Lady Gaga and Kristen Stewart, both nominated for Best Actress, Motion Picture for their respective roles in House of Gucci and Spencer. Both women are expected to earn big come Oscar time, and the GGs have historically been a good indicator of who will take home the Academy Award.

Women also have a much bigger presence in categories that historically excluded them. Both Jane Campion and Maggie Gyllenhaal are nominated in the Best Director category. Jane Campion was only the second woman to ever be nominated for an Oscar for Best Director in 1994 for The Piano, though she ultimately lost to Stephen Spielberg for Schindler's List. Campion is also the only woman nominated for Best Screenplay this year at the GGs.

Also notable is the inclusion of Black and People of Colour in the categories. In the Best Actor - Motion Picture category, Mahershala Ali, Will Smith, Denzel Washington, and Javier Bardem dominate. In Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture, Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard) and  Ruth Negga (Passing) make a strong showing. 

Reservation Dogs was also nominated for Best TV Series - Comedy and Squid Game earned three nominations including Best TV Series - Drama, Best Actor in a Drama TV Series for Lee Jung-Jae and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama TV Series for O Yeong-Su. 

"This has been a year of change and reflection for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association," began HFPA president Helen Hoehne at the nominations, speaking of the 79-year-old institution. Unlike in the past, when multiple celebrities would participate in the nominations, this year's were read by Hoehne herself and Snoop Dogg. 

Snoop's nomination-reading was a RIDE with the rapper mispronouncing some of the names, including Canadian director Denis Villeneuve, Marion Cottilard, and even Ben Affleck, which Snoop corrected himself and then apologized for. M.J. Rodriguez's last name got an epic flourish though. 

Earlier this year, the Golden Globes faced a serious crisis after a Los Angeles Times investigation found a lack of racial diversity amongst the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and a culture of kickbacks and backroom deals in order to secure trophies. Soon after, most celebs vowed to boycott, Tom Cruise even returned all the Globes he's won over the years, and NBC pulled the plug on broadcasting the ceremony.

As of right now, the 2022 show still has no telecast partner, and it is unclear which if any celebs have agreed to participate. The ceremony still has the Beverly Hilton ballroom secured and will hand out the awards nonetheless on January 9, 2022.

Variety obtained a letter written by Hoehne where she indicated the GG ceremony will focus on the HFPA's philanthropic efforts, which include a complete overhaul of its bylaws and implementing changes to address issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, among other concerns.

Here is the full list of nominees below:

Best Motion Picture, Drama




King Richard

The Power of the Dog


Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy


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 Screenplay, Motion Picture

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Adam McKay, Don’t Look Up

Aaron Sorkin, Being the Ricardos


Best Actor, Motion Picture, Drama

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, 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, Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Leonardo DiCaprio, Don’t Look Up

Peter Dinklage, Cyrano

Andrew Garfield, Tick Tick Boom

Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza

Anthony Ramos, In the Heights


Best Actress, Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical

Marion Cotillard, Annette

Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

Jennifer Lawrence, Don’t Look Up

Emma Stone, Cruella

Rachel Zegler, West Side Story 


Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture

Ben Affleck, The Tender Bar

Jamie Dornan, Belfast

Ciaran Hinds, Belfast

Troy Kotsur, CODA

Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog


Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

Caitriona Balfe, Belfast

Ariana Debose, West Side Story

Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Ruth Negga, Passing


Best actress in a miniseries or television film

Jessica Chastain, Scenes from a Marriage

Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha

Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision

Margaret Qualley, Maid

Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown


Best actress in a television series — drama

Uzo Aduba, In Treatment

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Christine Baranski, The Good Fight

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Pose


Best Supporting Actor, Television

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Mark Duplass, The Morning Show

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Oh Yeong-su, Squid Game


Best actress in a television series — musical or comedy

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks  

Elle Fanning, The Great

Issa Rae, Insecure

Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish

Jean Smart, Hacks


Best Picture, Foreign Language

Compartment No. 6

Drive My Car

The Hand of God

A Hero

Parallel Mothers


Best Television Actor, Musical / Comedy Series

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 Supporting Actress, Television

Jennifer Coolidge, White Lotus

Kaitlyn Dever, Dopesick

Andie MacDowell, Maid

Sarah Snook, Succession

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso


Best television series — drama

The Morning Show


Squid Game




Best miniseries or television film


Impeachment: American Crime Story


Mare of Easttown

The Underground Railroad


Best original score

The French Dispatch, Alexandre Desplat

Encanto, Germaine Franco

The Power of the Dog, Jonny Greenwood

Parallel Mothers, Alberto Iglesias

Dune, Hans Zimmer


Best original song

King Richard, "Be Alive" — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson

Encanto, "Dos Oruguitas"— Lin-Manuel Miranda

Belfast, "Down to Joy" — Van Morrison

Respect, "Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)" — Jamie Alexander Hartman, Jennifer Hudson, Carole King

No Time to Die, "No Time to Die" — Billie Eilish, Finneas O'Connell


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