Although no nominees will be in attendance, and there’s only a small chance a streamer or network picks up the broadcast, the 2022 Golden Globes ceremony will happen. This year, the Globes should follow form but that doesn’t there won’t be at least a couple of underdog winners. Keep reading for Golden Globe predictions.
2022 Golden Globes TV Info
When: Sunday, January 9th, 2022.
Succession will sweep the Golden Globes in the television drama category
The saga of the Roy Family is one of the best shows HBO has ever produced. Brian Cox, who plays patriarch Logan Roy, and Jeremy Strong, who plays second eldest son Kendall, should battle it out for best actor in a drama.
Sarah Snook, who plays daughter Siobhan, should win for best supporting actress and McCauley’s brother, Kieran Culkin, should win for best supporting actor.
The show itself should will win for best drama. Favorites don’t always take home the Globes. But in the case of Succession, there’s no reason to go against chalk.
Either Hacks or Only Murders in the Building will upset Ted Lasso and win for Best Television Comedy
Ted Lasso is a great comedy, but it may have had its day in the sun. After all, a couple of other comedies, one from HBO Max and the other from Hulu, are just as good as Apple TV’s witty show about a football coach who ends up in charge of a Premier League soccer club.
Hacks is terrific. The show is as well written as any comedy on television while Jean Smart is excellent. Hacks has an underdog’s chance to win for best comedy. The series to back, though, is Only Murders in the Building. Any show that turns Martin Short, Steve Martin, and Selena Gomez into the next great comedy trio deserves to win awards. Only Murders in the Building is fun and lighter than both Lasso and Hacks.
In other words, it’s an old school comedy, which, in today’s world of underlying messages in everything we read, hear, or see is refreshing.
Licorice Pizza will beat chalk West Side Story and win for Best Film – Musical or Comedy
It’s difficult to understand why Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story even grabbed a nomination. Then again, Hamilton got a nomination last year even though it was a camera version of the stage play.
West Side Story is good for sure, but it’s not on the level of Licorice Pizza. Paul Thomas Anderson never writes or directs a bad movie. In this case, he creates a great movie about growing up in the San Fernando Valley in the 70s. Anderson’s film beats the chalk and takes home the Best Film – Musical or Comedy award.
The Power of the Dog wins Globes for Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Film – Drama
Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast is the favorite. But, often, awards go to the film with the best background story.
In this case, the best background story is brilliant screenwriter and director Jane Campion coming out with her first feature length film since 2009. Campion received a nomination for The Piano in 1993.
Since then, the 67-year-old has directed a total of 6 movies. The Power of the Dog is her seventh. The film stars heavyweight thespians Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, and Kirsten Dunst and is adapted from a popular novel.
Belfast could win for best drama. But based on The Power of the Dog’s, no pun intended, pedigree, Campion’s film is in line for a sweep.