Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story, a young love story set among rival street gangs, was named Best Musical or Comedy. Released by Walt Disney Co, the film won three awards in total, including Best Actress for Rachel Zegler.
Netflix’s The Power Of The Dog also won three awards, including Best Director for Jane Campion.
Other acting honors went to Will Smith for playing the determined father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams in King Richard and Nicole Kidman for his role as Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos. Andrew Garfield won the Best Actor award for his role as playwright Jonathan Larson in the musical Tick, Tick … Boom !.
For television, the ferocious family business saga Succession received the award for Best Drama and Hacks, About a Fading Actress, was crowned Best Comedy.
Netflix topped all studios with four film awards. HBO and HBO Max notched the most television honors, with six.
“JOURNEY OF CHANGE”
Mj Rodriguez, chosen as Best Actress in a Television Series for her work on Pose, was among the few stars to recognize her award, which was the first Golden Globe awarded to a transgender actress.
“Wow thank you!” she wrote on Instagram. “This is the door that will open the door to a lot more young talent.”
The Globes normally draw millions of viewers to a celebrity-filled red carpet and a champagne dinner that creates a glamorous but informal contrast to the Oscars, the industry’s top film honors.
In the past, winning a Globe has given Oscar-nominated films a boost. This year, the meaning is less clear. Awards Watchers will be closely following other upcoming awards ceremonies such as the Screen Actors Guild and Producers Guild of America ahead of the Oscars on March 27.
Critics had objected to the HFPA’s lack of black members and questioned whether a close relationship with Hollywood studios influenced the selection of nominees and winners. In May, Tom Cruise returned the three Golden Globe statuettes he had won.
The HFPA responded by adding 21 new members, six of whom are black, banning gifts and favors, and implementing training on diversity and sexual harassment. The group now has 105 members and plans to grow this year.
“We are on a path of change and we are not going to rest,” HFPA President Helen Hoehne said in a statement on Sunday.
At the ceremony, the HFPA released supporting videos from actors Jamie Lee Curtis, who praised the group’s charitable work, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who said winning a Golden Globe in 1977 helped launch his career.
“They understand that to support the arts and creativity, you have to cultivate new, original and diverse voices,” he said of the HFPA.
Here is a list of the winners in the key categories:
BEST DRAMA: The Power of the Dog
BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL: West Side Story
BEST DRAMA ACTOR: Will Smith, King Richard
BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA: Nicole Kidman, Being The Ricardos
BEST ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick … Boom!
BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL: Rachel Zegler, West Side Story
BEST DIRECTOR: Jane Campion, Power of the Dog
BEST ANIMATED FILM: Encanto
BEST NON-ENGLISH LANGUAGE FILM: Drive My Car
BEST DRAMATIC TV SERIES: Succession
BEST COMEDY / MUSIC SERIES ON TV: Hacks
BEST ACTOR, TV DRAMA: Jeremy Strong, Estate
BEST ACTRESS, TV DRAMA: Mj Rodriguez, Pose
BEST ACTOR, TV COMEDY / MUSICAL: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
BEST ACTRESS, TV COMEDY / MUSICAL: Jean Smart, Hacks
BEST TV OR LIMITED-SERIES MOVIE: The Underground Railroad