“The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story” big winners of the Golden Globes

 & laquo; The Power of the Dog & raquo; and & laquo; West Side Story & raquo; Golden Globe winner

The Power of the Dog

The Power of the Dog by Jane Campion, co-produced by Quebecer Roger Frappier, and West Side Story by Steven Spielberg won the main awards on Sunday at a Golden Globe ceremony largely ignored by Hollywood.

The grim western The Power of the Dog becomes the second film directed by a woman to win the Golden Globe for Best Dramatic Feature. He also took home the awards for Best Direction and Best Supporting Actor for Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Major awards have escaped the Dune by Denis Villeneuve, who was nominated in the categories of best dramatic film and best director. However, composer Hans Zimmer was honored for the soundtrack of this sci-fi epic.

Steven Spielberg's remake of West Side Story was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Comedy or Musical. For the same film, Rachel Zegler won Best Actress in a Comedy, and Ariana DeBose won Best Supporting Actress.

Will Smith and Nicole Kidman received the Globes for Best Actor and Actress in a Dramatic Film for their roles in King Richard and Being the Ricardos .

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But none of the laureates attended the ceremony, which was held behind closed doors.

Usually run by the top 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.

< p> The NBC television channel had even given up broadcasting the ceremony, which had been followed in recent years by millions of viewers, and the event did not take off on Twitter, where fans were more concerned about the death, announced in the evening, by American actor Bob Saget.

Officially, the organizers invoked the pandemic. But the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which is piloting the gala, has long been accused of a string of flaws, ranging from corruption to racism.

The Los Angeles Times has showed that the association had no black people among its members, opening the floodgates of criticism last year. Tom Cruise returned his awards in a gesture of protest.

Since the scandal broke, the association has been quick to launch reforms, especially to diversify its membership.

She also banned the latter from accepting luxury gifts or hotel stays from studios wooing them for their votes.

Thanks on Twitter

Les Young West Side Story actresses reacted to their victory on Twitter, with Rachel Zegler noting that she received her Globe exactly three years after being chosen by Steven Spielberg out of 30,000 applicants. “Life is very strange,” she wrote.

Ariana DeBose thanked the HFPA while calling for reforms: “There is still work to be done, but when you've worked so hard on a project – with blood, sweat, tears and love – the fact that this work is seen and recognized will always be special, ”she tweeted.

Despite this leaden atmosphere, the three Globes awarded to The Power of the Dog and West Side Story confirm their status as contenders for award season, which culminates in March with the Oscars.

Considered one of the big favorites, < em> Belfast , inspired by Kenneth Branagh & rsquo; Northern Irish childhood, walks away with only the award for best screenplay.

Andrew Garfield wins the Globe for Best Actor in a Musical for his role in Tick, Tick & # 8230; Boom !.

Succession , family drama about an aging newspaper mogul, produced by HBO, wins Best Drama Series.

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