'West Side Story' and 'the Power of the Dog' win most discredited Golden Globes
No red carpet or television broadcast or streaming No dinner and almost on the verge of extinction, the Golden Globes awards for cinema and series have been tweeted. Delivered by the Foreign Press Association (HFPA), accusations of corruption and discrimination unveiled by the Los Angeles Times caused the television network NBC to decide not to broadcast the ceremony, for the first time since 1996. The industry backed this attitude by boycotting the holding of a hypothetical broadcast gala on-line through the awards website, rejecting the invitations. Ultimately, the HFPA decided to announce the awards at a private event, with no press - other than its own associates - and no glamorous guests.
'West Side Story': Spielberg makes his dream movie and falls asleep at the box office
None of the nominated Spaniards have won a prize: neither Bardem nor Almodóvar nor Alberto Iglesias. The western The Power of the Dog by director Jane Campion, starring Benedict Cumberbacht, who in Venice garnered a standing ovation and the Silver Lion for best director, has won the recognition for Best Film, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor for Kodi Smit-McPhee.
The other successful film has been the remake by Steven Spielberg from West Side Story, an update, without more, of the romantic musical of 1961 that has been crashed at the box office. At the Golden Globes, she has won Best Musical or Comedy, Best Actress in this same genre for Rachel Zegler, Best Supporting Actress for Ariana DeBose. In a message posted on his Twitter account, DeBose said that "there is still work to be done, but when you have worked so hard on a project, steeped in blood, sweat, tears and love, that the work is seen and recognized will always be special".
The Best Film in a non-English language has been the Japanese Drive my car by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, based on a story by Haruki Murakami, which won the Best Screenplay at the Cannes Film Festival in 2021. And the Best Animated Film, the unavoidable Charm, from Disney.
Actor and director Kenneth Branagh has won the Best Screenplay award for Belfast, a British film also directed by him and with a Van Morrison soundtrack about a young man in the 1960s in Northern Ireland.
Nicole Kidman has been the Best Actress for her portrayal of Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos, title for which Javier Bardem had also been nominated. But the best actor has instead been Will Smith for his role in King Richard as the father and coach of tennis sisters Venus and Serena Williams. In the different category of comedy or musical, the actor who played Spider-man, Andrew Garfield, has won the award for his portrayal of the creator of the musical Rent in tick… tick… BOOM!
The award for the best soundtrack, to which the Spaniard Alberto Iglesias aspired, went to Hans Zimmer for the soundtrack of Dune. While the song has been No Time to Die the Billie Eilish for the James Bond movie of the same name.
The Globes of the series
As for the awards dedicated to television series, the HBO title Succession has been the winner. Michaela Jaé (Mj) Rodriguez, has been the Best Actress for her role in Pose, thus becoming the first trans woman to win a Golden Globe. The Underground Railroad, the best movie for television. Hacks, Best Musical or Comedy.
Jean Smart, Best Actress in Musical or Comedy. Kate Winslet and Michael Keaton, the best actors, respectively, in a television movie. Succession has continued to hand out awards, with Sarah Snook for Best Supporting Actress and Jeremy Strong for Best Actor. Jason Sudeikis, Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy Series. South Korean O Yeong-su (The squid game), as Best Supporting Actor. [Muy pronto, más detalles sobre los premios televisivos en Vertele].