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Golden Globes: West Side Story and The Power of the Dog win at subdued event

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West Side Story and The Power of the Dog were the big winners at a subdued Golden Globe Awards ceremony on Sunday.

This year’s event was dramatically pared down – it took place without any celebrities in attendance and the ceremony was not even televised.

The muted nature of this year’s event follows allegations of corruption and a lack of diversity in its voting body.

As a result, the low-key 2022 ceremony took place in Los Angeles without a red carpet or official press access.

Scroll down for ceremony pictures, the big winners, and more on the Oscars race.

The typically star-studded and joke-filled event was replaced by periodic updates from the Golden Globes website and official social media accounts.

British winners included Kate Winslet, who won best actress in a limited series for Mare of Easttown, and Andrew Garfield, who was named best actor in a musical or comedy for Tick Tick… Boom!Who were the big winners?

Steven Spielberg’s remake of the classic 1961 film West Wide Story won best musical or comedy film, and acting awards for its star Rachel Zegler and supporting actress Ariana DeBose.

Although neither were there in person, both actresses thanked the Globes for their wins on Twitter while acknowledging the controversy surrounding the HFPA.

“There is still work to be done, but when you’ve worked so hard on a project – infused with blood, sweat, tears and love – having the work seen and acknowledged is always going to be special. Thank you,” tweeted DeBose.

Zegler tweeted: “I got cast as Maria in west side story on 9 January 2019. And i just won a golden globe for that same performance, on 9 January 2022. Life is very strange.”

The Power Of The Dog was named best drama film, with Jane Campion awarded best director and Kodi Smit-McPhee best supporting drama actor.

The Australian stars alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst as a timid young man who forms a complicated bond with a gritty cowboy following an initially hostile relationship.

Cumberbatch was nominated for best drama actor for his role in the film but lost out to Will Smith, who won for his performance in King Richard.

Smith plays Richard Williams in the film, the father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, and follows him as he grooms his daughters to become world champions.

Best drama actress went to Nicole Kidman for her portrayal of TV legend Lucille Ball in Aaron Sorkin’s Being the Ricardos, marking her fifth Globe win.

The film, in which Kidman stars alongside Javier Bardem, follows a week of production for the American sitcom I Love Lucy.

“Thank you for the acknowledgement!,” Kidman posted on her Instagram story. “Lucille, this is for you and all the other incredible women nominated.”

Succession was the big winner in the TV categories at the low-key event, taking home three prizes including best drama series.

The programme follows the power struggle within the Roy family, headed by media mogul Logan Roy, who is played by British actor Brian Cox.

Cast members Jeremy Strong and Sarah Snook were both individually recognised for their performances, winning best TV drama actor and best supporting actress respectively.

This year’s Globes also saw one ground-breaking victory, with Michaela Jae Rodriguez becoming the first transgender actress to win, for her performance in Pose.

Source: BBC

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