Blessing our feeds every year with statement looks and beauty inspo are the nominees of the Golden Globes award ceremony. But with Covid officially boycotting the televised fixture, last nights instalment saw an intimate event, hosted online with no public broadcast. Though the stars opted for at-home-comfort as opposed to red-carpet-glamour, a full winner’s list was announced, along with some impressive wins. And with the categories giving us a taster of what is to come in this years Oscars, we thought we’d break down some of the top wins of the Golden Globes 2022 edition.
GOLDEN GLOBES 2022
From record-breaking singles to making history within the trans community, here is this year’s Golden Globes winning round-up.
MJ Rodriguez wins Best Actress in Drama series for her work in “Pose”
Kicking off our winning round-up, MJ Rodriguez makes history becoming the first transgender woman to win a Golden Globe. Praised for her leading role as Bianca in “Pose”, the actor took home a trophy for best actress in a TV drama. With the Emmy-nominated actor making constant waves in award-show history within the trans community, we couldn’t think of anyone more deserving.
Disney’s “Encanto” won Best Animated Film
Since hitting cinemas at the end of November, Disney’s Encanto has garnered a serious hype. Set among the mountains of Columbia, the sugar-sweet musical tackles the well-trodden terrain involving difficult family dynamics and sibling rivalries. But more so than its plot lines, it was the animation’s soundtrack that captivated the hearts of voters, with “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” infiltrating TikTok’s algorithm, contributing to over 1.8 million streams on Spotify. The lead character Mirabel may have struggled to satisfy the expectations of her family, but the film definitely smashed the expectations of its viewers.
Ariana DeBose has won Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Anita in West Side Story
It cannot be denied that the pinnacle of Steven Spielberg’s latest film West Side Story was the insane acting. Amongst those praised for their performance in the picture was Ariana DeBose, who has since received universal acclaim for her portrayal of Anita. Taking the role to a new level, DeBose effortlessly used her character as a medium to bring issues of colorise and racism to light within the Latino community, winning the favour of her voters.
Andrew Garfield has won Best Actor in a Comedy/Musical for his performance in Tick, Tick… Boom!
Since its drop on Netflix, it has been near impossible to escape the widely-hailed comedy, Tick, Tick… Boom Offering the perfect remedy for a quarter-life crisis, Andrew Garfield takes on the role of Jonathan Larson, the composer who created “Rent”, in a biopic of the talent’s struggle against time to create his first major musical project. Leaving audiences worldwide blown away by his depiction of the Broadway mogul, Garfield was the only winner for us in this category.
O Yeong-su won Best Supporting Actor for his role in Squid Game
If we had to sum up 2021 television in 2 words, Squid Game is the only viable answer. From setting Netflix-viewing records to inspiring the halloween costumes of an entire generation, the enigmatic horror series has had us hooked from the off. More horrifying than its premise, however, was the surprising events undertook by O Yeong-su’s character, Oh Il-nam (or #001). With his performance leaving us playing Olivia Rodrigo’s “Traitor” on full blast, it’s no shock that Yeong-su was awarded Best Supporting Actor.
Will Smith has won Best Actor in a Drama for his performance as Richard Williams in King Richard
Rumoured to be one of Will Smith’s favourite projects to have worked on, the crowd-pleasing biopic King Richard follows the life of showboating father and coach of Venus and Serena Williams, Richard Williams. Offering a new take on the character, Smith offers an empathetic depiction of a personality shaped by discrimination, poverty and violence. It appears that the picture did not only win the approval of the Williams’ family themselves, but also of their audiences and critics alike.
Billie Eilish wins Best Original Song with “No Time To Die”
When Billie Eilish released “No Time To Die” back in February 2020, we almost forgot about the Bond film it was recorded for altogether. But almost two years after its initial release, Eilish was awarded her first Golden Globe for Best Original Song, giving us the perfect excuse to put the track back on loop for the foreseeable.