Embattled Golden Globe Awards march on: 'Power of the Dog,' 'Belfast' lead with 7 nominations

Brian Truitt
USA TODAY

Even after a scandal-filled 2021 saw NBC cancel its broadcast of the 2022 Golden Globes, those behind the awards ceremony are taking a "show must go on" mindset, and "The Power of the Dog" and "Belfast" lead the pack with seven nominations each, including best drama.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced nominees for their annual awards, which will be revealed Sunday night, though the ceremony won't be televised or livestreamed. "Dune," "King Richard" and CODA" are also up for best drama while the contingent for best comedy/musical includes "West Side Story," "Licorice Pizza," "Don't Look Up," "Cyrano" and "tick, tick ... BOOM!"

The Golden Globes show typically kicks off awards season in early January, but its absence could be insignificant leading up to the Academy Awards on March 27. 

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Benedict Cumberbatch (right, with George Mason) is an ornery and toxic son of a gun in "The Power of the Dog."

"Dog" star Benedict Cumberbatch leads the way in the race for best actor in a drama, a category that also includes Mahershala Ali ("Swan Song"), Javier Bardem ("Being the Ricardos"), Will Smith ("King Richard") and Denzel Washington ("The Tragedy of Macbeth"). Up for best actress in a drama are Jessica Chastain ("The Eyes of Tammy Faye"), Olivia Colman ("The Lost Daughter"), Nicole Kidman ("Being the Ricardos"), Lady Gaga ("House of Gucci") and Kristen Stewart ("Spencer").

In the comedy/musical categories, Leonardo DiCaprio ("Don't Look Up") was nominated for best actor alongside Peter Dinklage ("Cyrano"), Andrew Garfield ("tick, tick ... BOOM!"), Cooper Hoffman ("Licorice Pizza") and Anthony Ramos ("In the Heights"), while Jennifer Lawrence ("Don't Look Up") is up for best actress with Marion Cotillard ("Annette"), Alana Haim ("Licorice Pizza"), Emma Stone ("Cruella") and Rachel Zegler ("West Side Story").

"Belfast" co-stars Jamie Dornan and Ciaran Hinds will be competing against each other for best supporting actor, which also features Ben Affleck ("The Tender Bar"), Troy Kotsur ("CODA") and Kodi Smit-McPhee ("The Power of the Dog"). Supporting actress contenders include Ariana DeBose ("West Side Story"), Kirsten Dunst ("The Power of the Dog"), Caitrona Balfe ("Belfast"), Aunjanue Ellis ("King Richard") and Ruth Negga ("Passing").

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Paul Thomas Anderson's coming-of-age film "Licorice Pizza" follows Gary (Cooper Hoffman) and Alana (Alana Haim) as they fall in love in the San Fernando Valley circa 1973.

Submissions from studios were not required for Globes consideration this year, ostensibly leaving it up to voters to pick their favorite movies and TV shows to nominate. (According to a statement, the HFPA "accommodated filmmakers/studios who requested their content to be considered only for specific categories.")

In May, NBC canceled the 2022 show after the HFPA came under fire for a lack of racial representation in its voting body (with no Black members) and accusations of accepting pricy gifts and trips, prompting film and television companies, as well as actors like Tom Cruise, to distance themselves. Since then, the HFPA has overhauled its bylaws, partnered with the NAACP and added 21 new members, all from underrepresented groups. 

And while there's no show, winners will be announced Sunday. 

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Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2022 Golden Globes:

MOVIES

Drama

"Belfast"

"CODA"

"Dune"

"King Richard"

"The Power of the Dog"

Comedy or musical

"Cyrano" 

"Don't Look Up"

"Licorice Pizza"

"tick, tick ... BOOM!"

"West Side Story"

Actress in a drama

Jessica Chastain, "The Eyes of Tammy Faye"

Olivia Colman, "The Lost Daughter"

Nicole Kidman, "Being the Ricardos"

Lady Gaga, "House of Gucci"

Kristen Stewart, "Spencer"

Actor in a drama

Mahershala Ali, "Swan Song"

Javier Bardem, "Being the Ricardos"

Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Power of the Dog"

Will Smith, "King Richard"

Denzel Washington, "The Tragedy of Macbeth"

Actress in a comedy or musical

Marion Cotillard, "Annette"

Alana Haim, "Licorice Pizza"

Jennifer Lawrence, "Don't Look Up"

Emma Stone, "Cruella"

Rachel Zegler, "West Side Story"

Actor in a comedy or musical

Leonardo DiCaprio, "Don't Look Up"

Peter Dinklage, "Cyrano"

Andrew Garfield, "tick, tick ... BOOM!"

Cooper Hoffman, "Licorice Pizza"

Anthony Ramos, "In the Heights"

Supporting actor

Ben Affleck, "The Tender Bar"

Jamie Dornan, "Belfast"

Ciaran Hinds, "Belfast"

Troy Kotsur, "CODA"

Kodi Smit-McPhee, "The Power of the Dog"

Supporting actress

Caitrona Balfe, "Belfast"

Ariana DeBose, "West Side Story"

Kirsten Dunst, "The Power of the Dog"

Aunjanue Ellis, "King Richard"

Ruth Negga, "Passing"

Director

Kenneth Branagh, "Belfast"

Jane Campion, "The Power of the Dog"

Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Lost Daughter"

Steven Spielberg, "West Side Story"

Denis Villeneuve, "Dune"

Screenplay

Paul Thomas Anderson, "Licorice Pizza"

Kenneth Branagh, "Belfast"

Jane Campion, "The Power of the Dog"

Adam McKay, "Don’t Look Up"

Aaron Sorkin, "Being the Ricardos"

Non-English language film

"Compartment No. 6"

"Drive My Car"

"The Hand of God"

"A Hero"

"Parallel Mothers"

Animated film

"Encanto"

"Flee"

"Luca"

"My Sunny Maid"

"Raya and the Last Dragon"

Original song

"Be Alive" (from "King Richard")

"Dos Oruguitas" (from "Encanto")

"Down to Joy" (from "Belfast")

"Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)" (from "Respect")

"No Time to Die" (from "No Time to Die")

Original score

Alexandre Desplat, "The French Dispatch"

Germaine Franco, "Encanto"

Jonny Greenwood, "The Power of the Dog"

Alberto Iglesias, "Parallel Mothers"

Hans Zimmer, "Dune"

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TELEVISION

Drama

“Lupin”

“The Morning Show”

“Pose”

“Squid Game”

“Succession”

Comedy

"The Great”

“Hacks”

“Only Murders in the Building”

“Reservation Dogs”

“Ted Lasso”

Limited/anthology series or TV movie

“Dopesick”

“Impeachment: American Crime Story”

"Maid”

“Mare of Easttown”

"The Underground Railroad”

Actress in a drama

Uzo Aduba, “In Treatment”

Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”

Christine Baranski, “The Good Fight”

Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

Michaela Jae Rodriguez, “Pose”

Actor in a drama

Brian Cox, “Succession”

Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game”

Billy Porter, “Pose”

Jeremy Strong, “Succession”

Omar Sy, “Lupin”

Actress in a comedy or musical

Hannah Einbinder, “Hacks”

Elle Fanning, “The Great”

Issa Rae, “Insecure”

Tracee Ellis Ross, “Black-ish”

Jean Smart, “Hacks”

Actor in a comedy or musical

Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”

Nicholas Hoult, “The Great”

Steve Martin, “Only Murders in the Building”

Martin Short, “Only Murders in the Building”

Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”

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Actress in a limited/anthology series or TV movie

Jessica Chastain, “Scenes from a Marriage”

Cynthia Erivo, “Genius: Aretha”

Elizabeth Olsen, “WandaVision”

Margaret Qualley, “Maid”

Kate Winslet, “Mare of Easttown”

Actor in a limited/anthology series or TV movie

Paul Bettany, “WandaVision”

Oscar Isaac, “Scenes from a Marriage”

Michael Keaton, “Dopesick”

Ewan McGregor, “Halston”

Tahar Rahim, “The Serpent”

Supporting actress

Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus”

Kaitlyn Dever, “Dopesick”

Andie MacDowell, “Maid”

Sarah Snook, “Succession”

Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso”

Supporting actor

Billy Crudup, “The Morning Show”

Kieran Culkin, “Succession”

Mark Duplass, “The Morning Show”

Brett Goldstein, “Ted Lasso”

O Yeong-su, “Squid Game”

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