The Golden Globe Award for Best Actress is a prize awarded annually for outstanding performances by actors, actresses, and musicians in films. It is bestowed by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a group of entertainment journalists. The awards were created to celebrate the achievements of individuals and organizations in film and television. They were first presented in 1944. However, in recent years, the ceremony has been marred by accusations of kickbacks and unethical behavior.
Last year’s ceremony was canceled by NBC after several complaints. As a result, a low-profile affair was held behind closed doors at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Nevertheless, the 79th annual Golden Globes took place on January 10, and the winners were announced. No celebrities were in attendance, but fans and the press were able to follow the action on social media.
In this year’s competition, nominees included Michelle Yeoh, Will Smith, Margot Robbie, and Cate Blanchett. These actresses are all Oscar contenders. Additionally, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has been nominated for her work on Veep. Laura Dern has received nominations for her work in Big Little Lies and Jurassic World: Domination. Patricia Clarkson was nominated for her role in Sharp Objects. Other acting nominees include Rachel Zegler, Nicole Kidman, and Andrew Garfield.
The winners of this year’s Golden Globe Awards were not widely expected, and some were shocked when they were announced. In addition, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was forced to reorganize its membership and bylaws, making the organization more inclusive. Several new members were recruited, including journalists and writers of color. This may signal a shift for the organization and the awards in the future.
“Hacks” took the top prize for the TV series, while “West Side Story” won in the film categories. Also, the award for best-supporting actor went to Kodi Smit-McPhee for his performance in “West Side Story.” And finally, the Oscar-nominated musical, “The Power of the Dog,” took the trophy for the best motion picture – drama.
Despite the gloomy turn of events, the awards have remained popular with 18 million people tuning in to watch. The awards are also one of the biggest and most competitive of the season. Among the nominees, Michelle Yeoh is expected to take home the prize for best actress in a comedy/musical.
Although the ceremony was not televised, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association read the winners out over dinner. Many of the nominees were also announced via Twitter, and the winners were subsequently announced on the Golden Globes website. Earlier this year, the organization enacted reforms to improve its organizational structure.
Unlike past years, the 2022 Golden Globes were not held in a public setting. Instead, the event was hosted by a private organization, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. That organization is comprised of journalists from a variety of countries and races. HFPA subsequently changed its bylaws, adding 21 new members, to help better reflect the broader demographic of the industry.