Tuesday, January 18

Movie theater. Golden Globes: “The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story” crowned big winners

“The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story” won the main awards on Sunday at a Golden Globe ceremony largely ignored by Hollywood, and whose winners were revealed online, without televsion or red carpet.

Jane Campion crowned best director

Jane Campion’s grim western “The Power of the Dog” becomes the second female-directed film to win the Golden Globe for Best Dramatic Feature. He also won the awards for Best Director, and Best Supporting Actor for Kodi Smit-McPhee.

The film, which questions male stereotypes in 1920s Montana with Benedict Cumberbatch as a toxic cowboy, aired on Netflix with limited theatrical release and received rave reviews.

“Succession”, a family drama about an aging newspaper mogul, produced by HBO, won the award for best dramatic series.

Award-winning musical “West Side Story”

Steven Spielberg’s remake “West Side Story” won the Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical, with Rachel Zegler for Best Actress in a Comedy, and Ariana DeBose for Best Actress in a Comedy. supporting actor.

This remake flopped at the box office but was also critically acclaimed. Andrew Garfield won the Globe for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in “Tick, tick, … Boom!” “.

Will Smith and Nicole Kidman pop the screen

Will Smith and Nicole Kidman received the Globes for Outstanding Actor and Actress in a Dramatic Film for their roles in “The Williams Method” and “Being the Ricardos”. Considered one of the big favorites, “Belfast”, inspired by the Northern Irish childhood of Kenneth Branagh, leaves with only the prize for best screenplay.

Usually run by all the gratin of the entertainment industry, the Golden Globes, which opens the film awards season, have been deserted this year by Hollywood stars, who criticize their lack of diversity and transparency.

The NBC television channel had even given up broadcasting the ceremony, which has been followed in recent years by millions of viewers. “This year, the Golden Globes will not look like any Golden Globes we have known so far,” warned Marc Malkin, editor-in-chief of culture and events at the trade publication Variety. “And really, we’re not going to see much.”

Boycotted by celebrities

Officially, the organizers invoked the pandemic. But, according to Malkin, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which is the jury for the awards, “tried to bring in celebrities to announce the winners of this year’s Golden Globes.” “And no celebrity – none – said yes. “

The HFPA, made up of around 100 people with links to foreign publications, has long been privately accused in Hollywood circles of a series of failings, ranging from corruption to racism. The Los Angeles Times newspaper thus showed that the association did not count any black person among its members, opening the valve of criticism last year. Tom Cruise returned his awards in a gesture of protest.

Since the outbreak of the scandal, the association has hastened to launch reforms, in particular to diversify its members. It also prohibited them from accepting luxury gifts or stays in hotels from studios wooing them for their votes.

During the closed-door ceremony on Sunday, the HFPA tweeted a pre-recorded video of Jamie Lee Curtis, praising the association’s work in support of community programs. “I am proud to be associated with them in this endeavor,” said the American actress and director, referring to HFPA funding for community programs.

But none of the evening’s main winners took to social media to comment on their award. Despite this leaden atmosphere, the three Globes awarded to “The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story” confirm their status as contenders for the awards season, which culminates in March with the Oscars.


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