Golden Globes 2022: Jane Campion becomes the third woman EVER to win Best Director award


Jane Campion became only the third female director ever to win a Best Director award at the Golden Globes on Sunday evening as actors, filmmakers and studios largely ignored the ceremony for a lack of diversity. 

Campion, 67, received the honour for her dark western The Power Of The Dog, one of three awards collected by the film from a total of seven nominations. 

She beat Kenneth Branagh for his gritty Irish drama Belfast, Maggie Gyllenhaal directorial debut The Lost Daughter, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and Denis Villeneuve Dune. 

Success: Jane Campion became only the third female director to win a Best Director award at the Golden Globes on Sunday evening as actors, filmmakers and studios largely ignored the ceremony for a lack of diversity

Campion’s success served to highlight a distinct gender imbalance at the ceremony and the film industry as a whole, with the New Zealander only the third female to win best director in its 78-year history. 

Barbra Streisand was the first for her 1984 musical drama Yentl and Chloé Zhao second in 2021 for the critically-acclaimed Nomadland. 

The Power Of the Dog ended up winning three of the seven awards it was nominated for, Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture (Kodi Smit-McPhee) and Best Director – Motion Picture (Jane Campion).  

Amazing: Campion, 67, received the honour for her dark western The Power Of The Dog, one of three awards collected by the film from a total of seven nominations (Jane is pictured with the stars of the film Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst at Venice Film Festival)

Amazing: Campion, 67, received the honour for her dark western The Power Of The Dog, one of three awards collected by the film from a total of seven nominations (Jane is pictured with the stars of the film Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst at Venice Film Festival) 

The film, based on Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel and set in 1925 Montana, focuses on two rancher brothers who become increasingly estranged after the younger (Jesse Plemons) marries a widow (Kirsten Dunst) with a nearly grown son who’s studying to be a surgeon (Kodi Smit-McPhee). 

The older brother, a hard-charging rancher played by Benedict Cumberbatch, is witheringly cruel to both his sister-in-law (who increasingly turns to alcohol to numb her anxiety) and her son. 

Last year NBC announced it would not broadcast this year’s Golden Globe Awards, after controversy over a lack of diversity among the members in the HFPA membership. 

Well done: She beat Kenneth Branagh for his gritty Irish drama Belfast, Maggie Gyllenhaal directorial debut The Lost Daughter, Steven Spielberg's West Side Story and Denis Villeneuve Dune

Well done: She beat Kenneth Branagh for his gritty Irish drama Belfast, Maggie Gyllenhaal directorial debut The Lost Daughter, Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story and Denis Villeneuve Dune

At this year’s event — which is usually hailed as ‘the party of the year’ — there was no celebrities, no live audience, and no red carpet. The whole award show reportedly took an hour and a half and afterwards there was a poolside reception.

It was revealed on Tuesday by Variety that the Globes’ talent booker reached out to several publicity agencies about getting celebrity presenters, but no celebs agreed to take part.  

HFPA president Helen Hoehne, gave a speech focusing on the organisation’s attempts to diversify and a focus on its philanthropy work after a controversial year which culminated in last year’s televised ceremony suffering a 60% drop in viewers. 

Plot: The film, based on Thomas Savage's 1967 novel and set in 1925 Montana, focuses on two rancher brothers who become increasingly estranged

Plot: The film, based on Thomas Savage’s 1967 novel and set in 1925 Montana, focuses on two rancher brothers who become increasingly estranged

‘Last year the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was challenged to change – and we did,’ said Hoehne. ‘Both internally, within the Association, as well as adding 21 members to bring fresh perspectives.

‘We are on a journey of change and we’re not going to rest. We are going to be outspoken about what we’re learning and challenge others to join us.’

Kyle Bowser, senior vice-president of the NAACP Hollywood Bureau, spoke of the ‘Reimagine Coalition,’ a joint five-year initiative to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion across the global entertainment industry. ‘Imagination is the currency that sustains and propels the entertainment industries,’ he said during the ceremony.

Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirsten Dunst, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jane Campion are pictured at the film's premiere

Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Kirsten Dunst, Benedict Cumberbatch and Jane Campion are pictured at the film’s premiere 

A series of LA Times investigations last year revealed the lack of diversity in the HFPA’s voting membership. The expose reported that the 2021 voting panel did not include any Black members out of its 87 members. 

In response to the LA Times article, the HPFA introduced a series of new bylaws and in October 2021, appointed 21 new voters to their board and created a new board of directors.   

The organization reports that it is the largest and most diverse class of new members in its history. Six of the new members are Black, 10 are women, six are Latinx, five are Asian and four are Middle Eastern/North African. 

They also announced they hoped by 2023, the ethnic-minority of membership of the HFPA will have increased by 50%.

Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson were the stars leading calls for a Golden Globes boycott, with Scarlett saying she had faced ‘sexist questions and remarks by certain HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment.’ 

The organization’s track record of overlooking black- and minority-led films and television series at the Golden Globes has also been frequently criticized.

Celeb boycott: Staff members representing various non-profits supported by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association were on hand to announce winners while HFPA president Helen Hoehne (center), gave a speech focusing on the organisation's attempts to diversify

Celeb boycott: Staff members representing various non-profits supported by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association were on hand to announce winners while HFPA president Helen Hoehne (center), gave a speech focusing on the organisation’s attempts to diversify

This year’s nominations included nine people of colour across the acting and directing categories – the same number as for the 2021 awards. 

Back in March, former president Philip Berk was expelled for forwarding an email dubbing Black Lives Matter a ‘hate movement,’ and two consultants hired to address the HFPA’s diversity issues quit over a lack of progress.

There were additional claims that the HFPA had not been inclusive enough to women or members of the LGBTQ community.   

Golden Globe Awards 2022: The Winners

 Best TV show – Musical/Comedy

The Great

Hacks – WINNER

Only Murders in the Building

Reservation Dogs

Ted Lasso   

 

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series (Drama)

Brian Cox – Succession

Lee Jaw – Squid Game

Billy Porter – Pose

Jeremy Strong – Succession – WINNER

Omar Sy – Lupin  

 

Best Actress – Musical/Comedy

Marion Cotillard – Annette

Alana Haim – Licorice Pizza

Jennifer Lawrence – Don’t Look Up

Emma Stone – Cruella

Rachel Zegler – West Side Story – WINNER

Squid Game is nominated for Best TV Series – Drama

Squid Game is nominated for Best TV Series – Drama

Best TV Series – Drama

Lupin

The Morning Show

Pose

Squid Game

Succession – WINNER

 

Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama

Uzo Aduba – In Treatment

Jennifer Aniston – The Morning Show

Christine Baranski – The Good Fight

Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale

MJ Rodriguez – Pose – WINNER

 

Best Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series

Paul Bettany – WandaVision

Oscar Isaac – Scenes from a Marriage

Michael Keaton – Dopesick – WINNER

Ewan McGrgeor – Holsten

Tahar Rahim – The Serpent

Best Limited or Anthology Series

Dopesick

American Crime Story: Impeachment

Maid

Mare of Easttown

The Underground Railroad – WINNER

 

Best Actor in a TV Series – Musical/Comedy

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 – WINNER

American Crime Story: Impeachment is up for Best Limited or Anthology Series

 American Crime Story: Impeachment is up for Best Limited or Anthology Series

 

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series

Jennifer Coolidge – The White Lotus

Kaitlyn Dever – Dopesick

Andie McDowell – Maid

Sarah Snook – Succession – WINNER

Hannah Waddingham – Ted Lasso   

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role on a TV Series

Billy Crudup – The Morning Show

Kieran Culkin – Succession

Mark Duplass – The Morning Show

Brett Goldstein – Ted Lasso

O Yeong-Su – Squid Game – WINNER

   

Best Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series

Jessica Chastain – Scenes from a Marriage

Cynthia Erivo – Genius: Aretha

Elizabeth Olsen – WandaVision

Margaret Qualley – Maid

Kate Winslet – Mare of Easttown – WINNER

Best Actress in a TV Series – Musical/Comedy

Hannah Einbender – Hacks

Elle Fanning – The Great

Issa Rae – Insecure

Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-Ish

Jean Smart – Hacks – WINNER

Best Director – Motion Picture

Kenneth Branagh – Belfast

Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog – WINNER

Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Lost Daughter

Steven Spielberg – West Side Story

Denis Villeneuve – Dune

Denzel Washington is nominated for Best Actor in a Film – Drama - for The Tragedy of Macbeth

Denzel Washington is nominated for Best Actor in a Film – Drama – for The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best Actor in a Film – Drama

Mahershala Ali – Swan Song

Javier Bardem – Being the Ricardos

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog

Will Smith – King Richard – WINNER

Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth

 

Best Actor in a Film – Musical/Comedy

Leo DiCaprio – Don’t Look Up

Peter Dinklage – Cyrano

Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick… BOOM! – WINNER

Cooper Hoffman – Licorice Pizza

Anthony Ramos – In the Heights  

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role – Drama

Ben Affleck – The Tender Bar

Jamie Dornan – Belfast

Ciaran Hinds – Belfast

Troy Kotsur – CODA

Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog – WINNER

 

Best Original Score

The French Dispatch

Encanto

The Power of the Dog

Parallel Mothers

Dune  – WINNER

 

Best Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy

Cyrano

Don’t Look Up

Licorice Pizza

Tick Tick Boom

West Side Story – WINNER

 

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Catriona Balfe – Belfast

Araiana Debose – West Side Story – WINNER

Kirsten Dunst – The Power of the Dog

Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard

Ruth Negga – Passing

 

Best Screenplay – Film

Licorice Pizza

Belfast – WINNER

The Power of the Dog

Don’t Look Up

Being the Ricardos

 

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter

Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos – WINNER

Lady Gaga – House of Gucci

Kristen Stewart – Spencer

 

Best Film – Drama

Belfast

CODA

Dune

King Richard

The Power of the Dog – WINNER

Jessica Chastain is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama - for The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Jessica Chastain is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama – for The Eyes of Tammy Faye

 

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Encanto – WINNER

Flee

Luca

My Son Ahmad

Raya and the Last Dragon

 

Best Original Song – Motion Picture 

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

Dos Orugitas from Encanto — Lin-Manuel Miranda

Down to Joy from Belfast — Van Morrison 

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

No Time to Die from No Time to Die — Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell – WINNER

 

Best Picture, Foreign Language

Compartment No. 6

Drive My Car – WINNER

The Hand of God

A Hero

Parallel Mothers

  

 

 

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