Musings on 2022 Golden Globes nominations – Snubs + Surprises


Well it’s still a MONDAY here in my part of the world… I was busy with work all day that I just finally had a chance to look at who all the Golden Globes nominees are. I suppose

While the HFPA acted like it’s business as usual despite being pretty much ‘canceled’ by NBC for their lack-of-diversity, the organization did acknowledge the prevailing problem, with the HFPA president Helen Hoehne saying that 2021 has been “a year of change and reflection.”

We also have 21 new members…The largest and most diverse in our 79-year-old history. Not only have they brought in a fresh perspective, but ideas that will help us continue to evolve.”

Whether or not the new code of conduct would actually stick remains to be seen of course. I sure hope this change is more than just a measure for damage control, or simply to be back in major celebs’ good graces again.

One thing for sure, this morning’s highlights is no doubt Snoop Dogg as one of the awards presenters…

Thank you Snoop… I really could use the laughs after a long day!! I love that he apologized to Ben Affleck for mis-pronouncing his name but man, he absolutely butchered poor Ciarán Hinds’ … I mean, first it’s Kuran, then he corrected himself…’no, Karen Hinds.’ 🤣

I tell ya, they should make him present the Oscars noms too!! LOL

Now, it’s time for the word ‘SNUB’ to take center stage again as award season rolls around… so let’s start with that!

Five egregious snubs

1) So Adam Driver has been in THREE buzzy films: Annette, The Last Duel and House of Gucci – A sing-through musical, a historical epic drama in Medieval times and a crime drama of an Italian fashion royalty… Three incredibly diverse roles in three different genres in which he ALWAYS understood the assignment, and the HFPA didn’t see fit to nominate even a single performance?? He wasn’t just snubbed, Adam was criminally ROBBED.


2) Speaking of The Last Duel, Adam’s co-star Jodie Comer, who’s ever so versatile (hard to believe she’s also Molotov Girl in FREE GUY! is also robbed of a Best Actress nomination for her breath-taking performance. She outshone all the male cast here as the only character worth rooting for. If they knew any better, they should’ve swapped Jessica Chastain‘s flashy performance in The Eyes of Tammy Faye for Comer’s nuanced, controlled performance.


3) West Side Story got a few noms, but where is Rita Moreno?? I was certain she would be a shoo-in and her performance was beautiful and emotional. In fact, I think I connected with her the most out of the rest of the characters.


4) Glad to see CODA made the Best Picture list, but no Emilia Jones??! She is the beating heart of the film and her performance as the only non-deaf actor in the cast is astounding… she even learned sign language for the film.


5) I’ve been watching Only Murders in the Building on HULU (2 more episodes left!) and I love the trio ensemble of Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez. I think the casting made the show work wonderfully, so it’s a bummer to see Gomez got snubbed while her two (white + male) co-stars both got noms. Hmmm… doesn’t exactly bode well for an organization trying to be more inclusive, eh?


Ok, so this isn’t exactly a SNUB, but I was hoping to see I’M YOUR MAN in the Best Foreign Language Film category. I think this movie is a gem and it’s Germany’s Oscar’s submission to this year’s Oscars, so we’ll see if it’ll be recognized by the Academy.


Five surprises (good + bad)

1) Let’s start with the good first… I’m thrilled to see Troy Kotsur‘s name in the Best Supporting Actor category, he’s so delightful and funny in CODA. That is a good sign that the diversity extends beyond race but also to performers with disability. His co-star Marlee Matlin has won a Golden Globe so who knows next year could be another year a deaf performer win this award.

2) File this under VERY GOOD SURPRISE category! One of my fave Netflix series LUPIN got recognized in Best TV Series (Drama) AND the fabulous Omar Sy also nabbed a nom, yay! If only there were more LUPIN episodes to watch though.


3) I’m also pleasantly surprised NOT to see Jared Leto‘s name in Best Supporting Actor category for House of Gucci. I’m surprised because HFPA has made atrocious decisions in the past… I mean, The Tourist, Emily In Paris? So it’s not in the realms of impossibility they’d make another dumb blunder for confusing an over-the-top boorish performance in prosthetic make-up as good acting.


4) No love for NIGHTMARE ALLEY? It made me wonder if the studio didn’t provide advanced screeners to HFPA members or they didn’t get them in time. I saw it a week ago and I think Bradley Cooper was excellent in the lead role and I figure either Cate Blanchett or Rooney Mara might nab some noms in the supporting category. I know they don’t nominate the technical categories, but I think its dazzling production design + cinematography seems a shoo-in at the Oscars.


5) Lastly… I didn’t expect to see any Disney+ MCU series to gain any noms, but it’s a pleasant surprise to see nods for WandaVision, including its leads Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany.

On the flip side, it’s a bad surprise that fan favorite Kathryn Hahn who’s the scene stealer as Agatha is NOT nominated 😦



(courtesy of Variety):

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy

“The Great” (Hulu) 

“Hacks” (HBO/HBO Max)

“Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)

“Reservation Dogs” (FX on Hulu) 

“Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama

Brian Cox (“Succession”)

Lee Jung-jae (“Squid Game”)

Billy Porter (“Pose”)

Jeremy Strong (“Succession”)

Omar Sy (“Lupin)

Best Performance by an Actress, Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture made for Television

Jessica Chastain (“Scenes From a Marriage”)

Cynthia Erivo (“Genius: Aretha”) 

Elizabeth Olsen (“WandaVision“) 

Margaret Qualley (“Maid”) 

Kate Winslet (“Mare of Easttown”)

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 Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Marion Cotillard (“Annette”)

Alana Haim (“Licorice Pizza”) 

Jennifer Lawrence (“Don’t Look Up”) 

Emma Stone (“Cruella”)

Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a 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 Television Series, Drama

“Lupin” (Netflix)

“The Morning Show” (Apple TV Plus)

“Pose” (FX)

“Squid Game” (Netflix)

“Succession” (HBO/HBO Max)

Best Performance by an 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 Performance by an Actor, Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Paul Bettany (“WandaVision”)

Oscar Isaac (“Scenes From a Marriage”)

Michael Keaton (“Dopesick”)

Ewan McGregor (“Halston”)

Tahar Rahim (“The Serpent”)

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Leonardo DiCaprio (“Don’t Look Up”) 

Peter Dinklage (“Cyrano”) 

Andrew Garfield (“Tick, Tick … Boom!”) 

Cooper Hoffman (“Licorice Pizza”)

Anthony Ramos (“In the Heights”)

Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture

Ben Affleck (“The Tender Bar”) 

Jamie Dornan (“Belfast”) 

Ciarán Hinds (“Belfast”) 

Troy Kotsur (“CODA”) 

Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Power of the Dog”) 

Best Original Score, Motion Picture

“The French Dispatch” (Searchlight Pictures) — Alexandre Desplat 

“Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures) — Germaine Franco

“The Power of the Dog” (Netflix) — Jonny Greenwood 

“Parallel Mothers” (Sony Pictures Classic) — Alberto Iglesias 

“Dune” (Warner Bros.) — Hans Zimmer 

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy

Hannah Einbinder (“Hacks”)

Elle Fanning (“The Great”)

Issa Rae (“Insecure”)

Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)

Jean Smart (“Hacks”)

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture made for Television

Dopesick” (Hulu)

“Impeachment: American Crime Story” (FX)

“Maid” (Netflix) 

“Mare of Easttown” (HBO/HBO Max)

The Underground Railroad” (Amazon Prime Video)

Best Supporting Actor, Television

Billy Crudup (“The Morning Show”)

Kieran Culkin (“Succession”)

Mark Duplass (“The Morning Show”)

Brett Goldstein (“Ted Lasso”)

O Yeong-su (“Squid Game”)

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy

“Cyrano” (MGM)

“Don’t Look Up” (Netflix) 

“Licorice Pizza” (MGM) 

“Tick, Tick … Boom!” (Netflix) 

“West Side Story” (20th Century Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) 

Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

Caitríona Balfe (“Belfast”) 

Ariana DeBose (“West Side Story”) 

Kirsten Dunst (“The Power of the Dog”) 

Aunjanue Ellis (“King Richard”) 

Ruth Negga (“Passing”)

Best Picture, Foreign Language

“Compartment No. 6” (Sony Pictures Classics) — Finland, Russia, Germany

“Drive My Car” (Janus Films) — Japan

“The Hand of God” (Netflix) — Italy

“A Hero” (Amazon Studios) — France, Iran

“Parallel Mothers” (Sony Pictures Classics) — Spain

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Paul Thomas Anderson — “Licorice Pizza” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) 

Kenneth Branagh — “Belfast” (Focus Features) 

Jane Campion — “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix) 

Adam McKay — “Don’t Look Up” (Netflix)

Aaron Sorkin — “Being the Ricardos” (Amazon Studios)

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”)

Lady Gaga (“House of Gucci”) 

Kristen Stewart (“Spencer”) 

Best Motion Picture, Drama

“Belfast” (Focus Features) 

“CODA” (Apple) 

“Dune” (Warner Bros.) 

“King Richard” (Warner Bros.) 

“The Power of the Dog” (Netflix) 

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 Original Song, Motion Picture

“Be Alive” from “King Richard” (Warner Bros.) — Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson 

“Dos Orugitas” from “Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures) — Lin-Manuel Miranda 

“Down to Joy” from “Belfast” (Focus Features) — Van Morrison 

“Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” from “Respect” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) — Jamie Hartman, Jennifer Hudson, Carole King 

“No Time to Die” from “No Time to Die” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) — Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell 

Best Motion Picture, Animated

“Encanto” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) 

“Flee” (Neon) 

“Luca” (Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures) 

“My Sunny Maad” (Totem Films)

“Raya and the Last Dragon” (Walt Disney Studios)

So what are your thoughts on the 2022 Golden Globes nominees? Who are YOUR picks of snubs and surprises this year?

11 thoughts on “Musings on 2022 Golden Globes nominations – Snubs + Surprises

  1. I’m just glad Dear Evan Hansen received… 0 nominations. Otherwise, we all be screaming SHENANIGANS like we did months ago over Music and the nods it got. Haven’t seen but I did see a YouTube video that explained the plot and all of that and… that was enough for me. At least that movie got a few Razzies.

    1. Ahah yeah, I never care for that so it wasn’t even on my radar. I still can’t believe MUSIC got nominated and who’s even seen that movie, ahahaha. I think I read what it was about and didn’t interest me at all.

  2. I had no clue that The Golden Globe nominations were announced today until I saw your post here. I didn’t see anything about it on Twitter either, so I assume most people don’t really care about this award that much anymore. Since I’ve only seen Dune from those lists, I don’t have any opinion about the nominations.

    1. I don’t think it has much weight as in previous years but I think GG noms still matters to a degree. The fact that it won’t be televised will make people forget about it though. I feel like the ceremony was fun as the celebs are usually more at ease than at the Oscars, likely because they get to eat and drink, ahah.

      1. Oh it won’t be televised anymore? I didn’t know that either, lol! Then again I don’t care much about any of these award shows. I prefer to see The Razzies on TV, that would be much more fun and I’m sure the actors and filmmakers that shows up at the event would be more loose about their terrible work. Ha ha!

        1. Yeah, I wish Razzies is televised, that WOULD be fun! I remember one time Sandra Bullock showed up with a trolley of dvds of the movie she was nominated for, I think her co-star was Bradley Cooper? I love that she has a good sense of humor like that.

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        1. I’m still waiting for a reaction from Denis about that, wish a journalist would ask about that. I mean, Ville-nueva sounds like a really fun name, ahahaha

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