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Key winners of the 2022 Golden Globe awards
The annual Golden Globe awards for film and television were announced on Sunday at a private ceremony in Beverly Hills.
Longtime broadcaster NBC opted not to televise this year’s show after complaints about a lack of diversity and questionable ethics policies by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), the group that chooses the winners. The HFPA said it has taken steps to address concerns.
Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Rules Again, ‘The 355’ Misfires
Jessica Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o and the cast of Universal’s globe-trotting espionage thriller “The 355” were no match for “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” which dominated at the box office in its fourth weekend. The latest Spidey adventure, starring Tom Holland as the title web-slinger, collected a leading $33 million from 4,108 theaters between Friday and Sunday, boosting its domestic tally to $668 million. After this weekend’s haul, “Spider-Man: No Way Home” stands as the sixth-highest grossing movie in history at the domestic box office, surpassing “Titanic” ($659 million) and “Jurassic World” ($652 million). At this rate, it’ll soon take the No. 5 spot, which currently belongs to “Avengers: Infinity War” ($678 million).
‘Power of the Dog,’ ‘West Side Story’ take top Golden Globes at off-screen ceremony
Dark Western “The Power of the Dog” and a remake of “West Side Story” won the biggest awards on Sunday at a diminished Golden Globes ceremony held privately without the usual glitzy lineup of Hollywood’s top television and movie stars. Actors, directors and film studios largely ignored the Globes this year after criticism in 2021 that its organizers, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), operated with questionable ethics policies and no Black members https://www.reuters.com/article/us-awards-goldenglobes-diversity-idUSKBN2AR01A. Longtime broadcaster NBC opted not to air this year’s awards.
‘Hippy granddad’ O Yeong-su wins S.Korea’s first Golden Globe for ‘Squid Game’ role
South Korean actor O Yeong-su won the country’s first Golden Globe award on Sunday for his role in Netflix hit “Squid Game”, drawing cheers at home and abroad despite criticism for the ceremony’s organisers over a lack of diversity. O, 77, won best supporting actor in television for his portrayal of Oh II-nam, also known as The Host or Player 001, becoming the first South Korean ever to snatch a Golden Globe.
(With inputs from agencies.)