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Kenneth Branagh’s childhood-inspired “Belfast” and Jane Campion’s dark Western “The Power of the Dog” topped Monday’s Golden Globes nominations, as the troubled awards seek to shrug off a Hollywood boycott over ethical lapses.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association — which votes on the Globes — has been under fire over allegations of racism, sexism, bullying and corruption.

Studios including Warner Bros, Netflix and Amazon are refusing to work with the HFPA, and television network NBC has dropped its Globes broadcast next month, meaning A-listers are unlikely to attend whatever form of ceremony is held.

“It’s certainly not going to be the celebrity-driven event that we’ve had in the past,” HFPA president Helen Hoehne said at the Globes nominations announcement in Los Angeles.

“We have a long history of handing out the award and we just wanted to continue to do it like we always have,” she added.

Belfast” and “Power of the Dog” collected seven nominations apiece for the 79th Golden Globe awards.

Deaf family drama “Coda,” sci-fi epic “Dune” and Will Smith’s tennis biopic “King Richard,” about the father of Venus and Serena Williams, rounded out the best drama category — the Globes’ biggest prize.

Steven Spielberg’s acclaimed remake of “West Side Story” was among the best comedy or musical contenders, while HBO drama “Succession” topped the Globes’ television section, with five nominations.

The Golden Globes have traditionally been second in importance only to the Oscars in Hollywood’s film award season, but their future has been plunged into doubt.

With the Jan. 9 broadcast of the Globes cancelled, and doubts over whether winners will even accept their prizes, the rival Critics Choice Awards has swooped in to hold its own star-studded gala across town on the same day.

The HFPA diversity row was triggered by a Los Angeles Times investigation earlier this year showing that the organization did not have a single Black member.

Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) President Helen Hoehne and rapper Snoop Dogg speak at the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations announcement on Monday. | REUTERS
Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) President Helen Hoehne and rapper Snoop Dogg speak at the 79th Annual Golden Globe Awards nominations announcement on Monday. | REUTERS

More than 100 Tinseltown publicists also wrote to the HFPA demanding an end to “discriminatory behavior, unprofessionalism, ethical impropriety and alleged financial corruption.”

The organization has rushed through reforms, including admitting its biggest ever annual intake of new members earlier this year.

But actors such as Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo have slammed the changes as inadequate, while Tom Cruise returned his three Golden Globes to the HFPA in protest.

Globes voters have been frequently criticized for omitting strong performances from actors and directors of color from their nominations.

This year, three of the best drama actor nominees were Black, including Smith, Denzel Washington in “Tragedy of Macbeth” and — arguably the category’s biggest surprise — Mahershala Ali for low-key sci-fi “Swan Song.”

Campion and Maggie Gyllenhaal — the “The Lost Daughter” — landed rare female best director nods.

Rapper Snoop Dogg was the surprise guest at Monday’s early morning Globes nomination unveiling at a Beverly Hills hotel, reading out multiple categories.

The announcement, usually broadcast on major U.S. television morning shows but this time streamed on the Globes’ YouTube page, was criticized as lackluster.

“(I)n the hour after the nominations were unveiled,” wrote the Los Angeles Times, “the reaction from Hollywood was collective silence.”

The rival Critics Choice Awards also unveiled nominees Monday, with “Belfast” and “West Side Story” leading on 11 nods, ahead of “Dune” and “The Power of the Dog” on 10.

Studios including Disney’s Pixar issued congratulations on both sets of nominations.

“Congratulations to the cast and crew of #PixarLuca for their #CriticsChoice and #GoldenGlobe nominations for Best Animated Feature Film,” wrote its official account.


The full list of the 76th Golden Globe nominations

Best Motion Picture, Drama
“Belfast”
“CODA”
“Dune”
“King Richard”
“The Power of the Dog”

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
“Cyrano”
“Don’t Look Up”
“Licorice Pizza”
“Tick, Tick … Boom!”
“West Side Story”

Best Director, Motion Picture
Kenneth Branagh, “Belfast”
Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog”
Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Lost Daughter”
Steven Spielberg, “West Side Story”
Denis Villeneuve, “Dune”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, 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”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Marion Cotillard, “Annette”
Alana Haim, “Licorice Pizza”
Jennifer Lawrence, “Don’t Look Up”
Emma Stone, “Cruella”
Rachel Zegler, “West Side Story”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Caitriona Balfe, “Belfast”
Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story”
Kirsten Dunst, “The Power of the Dog”
Aunjanue Ellis, “King Richard”
Ruth Negga, “Passing”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, 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”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy
Leonardo DiCaprio, “Don’t Look Up”
Peter Dinklage, “Cyrano”
Andrew Garfield, “Tick, Tick … Boom!”
Cooper Hoffman, “Licorice Pizza”
Anthony Ramos, “In the Heights”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture
Ben Affleck, “The Tender Bar”
Jamie Dornan, “Belfast”
Ciaran Hinds, “Belfast”
Troy Kotsur, “CODA”
Kodi Smit-McPhee, “The Power of the Dog”

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture
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

Best Original Score, Motion Picture
Alexandre Desplat, “The French Dispatch”
Germaine Franco, “Encanto”
Jonny Greenwood, “The Power of the Dog”
Alberto Iglesias, “Parallel Mothers”
Hans Zimmer, “Dune”

Best Original Song, Motion Picture
“Be Alive,” “King Richard”
“Dos Oruguitas,” “Encanto”
“Down to Joy,” “Belfast”
“Here I Am (Singing My Way Home),” “Respect”
“No Time to Die,” “No Time to Die”

Best Motion Picture, Animated
“Encanto”
“Flee”
“Luca”
“My Sunny Maad”
“Raya and the Last Dragon”

Best Motion Picture, Non-English Language
“Compartment No. 6”
“Drive My Car”
“The Hand of God”
“A Hero”
“Parallel Mothers”

Best Television Series, Drama
“Lupin”
“The Morning Show”
“Pose”
“Squid Game”
“Succession”

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy
“The Great”
“Hacks”
“Only Murders in the Building”
“Reservation Dogs”
“Ted Lasso”

Best Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
“Dopesick”
“Impeachment: American Crime Story”
“Maid”
“Mare of Easttown”
“The Underground Railroad”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Drama
Uzo Aduba, “In Treatment”
Jennifer Aniston, “The Morning Show”
Christine Baranski, “The Good Fight”
Elisabeth Moss, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, “Pose”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Drama
Brian Cox, “Succession”
Lee Jung-jae, “Squid Game”
Billy Porter, “Pose”
Jeremy Strong, “Succession”
Omar Sy, “Lupin”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
Hannah Einbinder, “Hacks”
Elle Fanning, “The Great”
Issa Rae, “Insecure”
Tracee Ellis Ross, “black-ish”
Jean Smart, “Hacks”

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Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Jessica Chastain, “Scenes From a Marriage”
Cynthia Erivo, “Genius: Aretha”
Elizabeth Olsen, “Wandavision”
Margaret Qualley, “Maid”
Kate Winslet, “Mare of Easttown”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Supporting Role
Jennifer Coolidge, “The White Lotus”
Kaitlyn Dever, “Dopesick”
Andie MacDowell, “Maid”
Sarah Snook, “Succession”
Hannah Waddingham, “Ted Lasso”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series, Musical or Comedy
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”


Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Paul Bettany, “Wandavision”
Oscar Isaac, “Scenes From a Marriage”
Michael Keaton, “Dopesick”
Ewan McGregor, “Halston”
Tahar Rahim, “The Serpent”


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Supporting Role
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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