Golden Globes awarded: Superstars, Squid Game and a German clear away – people

Was what Oh yes, the Golden Globes!

No red carpet, no stars, no audience – the presentation of this year’s Golden Globes on Sunday evening was just an obligatory date on the calendar. No trace of glamor!

Instead of a pompous gala, at which top-class stars walk the red carpet and give moving acceptance speeches in elegant evening gowns, the organization announced the winners this year on Twitter. The event was also not broadcast on TV.

The Golden Globe for Best Actress went to Nicole Kidman for her role as Lucille Ball in the drama “Being The Ricardos”Foto: picture alliance / Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP

The winners of the evening were the dark satirical series “Succession” and the western “The violence of the dogs” with three prizes. Spielberg’s new edition of “West Side Story” also won three Golden Globes.

Other winners include Kate Winslet (“Mare of Easttown”), Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”) and Will Smith (“King Richard”). Oh Young-Soo received a Globe for Best Supporting Actor in the series “Squid Game”. The German composer Hans Zimmer was able to win his third Golden Globe trophy with his composition for the science fiction drama “Dune”.

There is also a German among this year's winners: Hans Zimmer won a Golden Globe for his composition of the science fiction epic “Dune” - his third trophy overall

There is also a German among this year’s winners: Hans Zimmer won a Golden Globe for his composition of the science fiction epic “Dune” – his third trophy overallPhoto: ddp/B4859 / Avalon

But none of the winners personally accepted the award that evening. The fact that what was once the second most important award ceremony in the film and TV industry, which was regarded as the harbinger of the Oscars, is now so bleak, is not due to Omikron.

Scandal overshadows the Golden Globes

After the “Los Angeles Times” published the results of an investigative research last year, the organizers of the Globes were accused of lack of transparency, bribery and racism. Among other things, it was found that there was not a single black person among the 87 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which awards the prizes.

This also caused anger because there were protests when the nominations were announced last year, as there were hardly any productions by black filmmakers or films with black leading actors.

It was also found that many of the 87 members were not film journalists at all and that they had no other references in the field of film and television.

The number of members has since increased from 87 to 108. The new members include ten women, six blacks, six Latinos, five from Asia and four from the Middle East or North Africa. But that didn’t help the event much. Stars no longer want to represent the event, some even gave their prizes back in protest, and NBC also refused to broadcast the Globes.

The winners of the most important categories

  • Best film drama: “The violence of the dogs”
  • Best Comedy / Musical: “West Side Story”
  • Best director: Jane Campion (“The violence of the dogs”)
  • Best Drama Actor: Will Smith (“King Richard”)
  • Best Drama Actress: Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”)
  • Best Actor, Comedy / Musical: Andrew Garfield (“Tick, Tick.Boom!”)
  • Best Actress Comedy / Musical: Rachel Zegler (“West Side Story”)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Violence of Dogs”)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose (“West Side Story”)
  • Best score: “Dune”, Hans Zimmer
  • Best Non-English Language Film: Japan (“Drive my Car”)
  • Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie: Oh Young-Soo (“Squid Game”)
  • Best movie song: Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell (“No Time to Die”)