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All you need to know about the Golden Globes Award

By Pallavi Kanungo,

Golden Globes is conducted annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Golden Globes awards 2022 were announced on 9th January in Los Angeles, USA.

The 2022 edition of the Golden Globe Awards, a recognition of outstanding achievements in motion pictures and television, was privately held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on the night of 9th January 2022 and was neither broadcast nor streamed live. Instead, the results were announced on their official social media site and was later shared with the global media. The much-awaited Golden Globes was a muted affair this year as the entire Hollywood took a united stand against the conducting body Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for their under-representation of minority communities, especially the African Americans, in both the nomination list as well as the selecting panel. The notable winners of this year’s Golden Globes awards includes Nicole Kidman as the Best Actress in the Drama Motion Picture category for her sterling performance in ‘Being the Ricardos’ and Jeremy Strong as the Best Actor in Drama TV series category for his critically acclaimed role in ‘Succession’ among others. Here’s everything you need to know about the Golden Globes Award.  

Golden Globes Award: What is it all about? 
Golden Globes Award is one of the most popular international awards in the field of entertainment and is conferred for outstanding contribution in the world of cinema and television during the previous year. It is conducted every year in early January by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a non-profit group of international film journalists and photographers. In terms of honour, Golden Globes comes second right after the Academy Awards or Oscars (for films) and the Emmys (for television). Usually, this mega award event is televised live by broadcasting partner NBC. However, this year the HFPA claimed that it will keep the awards ceremony a quiet event with no red carpet, keeping in mind the COVID-19 precautions.  

History of Golden Globes Award 
Golden Globes originated in 1944 as an initiative of the then founded Hollywood Foreign Correspondents Association that was headed by a group of US based entertainment journalists who worked for publications both inside and outside the USA. Till 1954, Golden Globes was only conferred to people working in the movies. However, in 1955, when the conducting body was restructured and renamed as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), Golden Globes shifted its focus to both movies and television alike. From 1965, the award gala started being broadcast live.  

Categories of Golden Globes Awards 
There are multiple categories in the Golden Globes Awards. To begin with, the film awards include Best Motion Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Direction, Best Screenplay and Best Music under the categories: drama, animated film, foreign film and comedy or musical. Apart from these, supporting actors are also honoured.  

The television awards include Best Drama, Best Comedy or Musical, Best Miniseries along with Best Actor and Actress from each genre. A lifetime achievement award is also conferred every year to a legendary film or television performer.  

How are the Golden Globes winners selected? 
At present, HFPA comprises of 105 members, all of whom cast ballots to select a pool of nominees ahead the Golden Globes. Thereafter, another guest panel comprising of 25 to 30 members from the international film and television media (comprising of notable spokespersons) come forward and make their choices. The winners are thereafter selected on the basis of the maximum votes.