Musicals outdid comedies when it comes to major film honours at the 79th annual Golden Globe Awards, with West Side Story picking up Best Motion Picture (musical or comedy), while the Best Actor and Actress (musical or comedy) went to Rachel Zegler (West Side Story) and Andrew Garfield (Tick, Tick… BOOM!), leaving Netflix’s Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence starrer Don’t Look Up and Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza empty-handed.
The tables were flipped in the television categories, with Hacks pipping an all comedy nominees list to the Best Television Series (musical or comedy) award. Seriously, who decided to club these two together? The show’s Jean Smart also took the Best Actress honours in the musical or comedy category, while Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso) took home the Best Actor award in the same category.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) revealed the winners in a private ceremony at the Beverly Hilton in LA on Sunday, with the results also released on Twitter. This year’s ceremony was not aired or even live-streamed, with the HFPA caught up in controversy over lack of diversity and other organisational issues within the group which led to broadcaster NBC deciding not to air the awards.
Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Winner: West Side Story
Don’t Look Up
Tick, Tick… BOOM!
Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Winner: Rachel Zegler, West Side Story
Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza
Jennifer Lawrence, Don’t Look Up
Emma Stone, Cruella
Marion Cotillard, Annette
Best Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Winner: Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick… BOOM!
Leonardo DiCaprio, Don’t Look Up
Peter Dinklage, Cyrano
Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza
Anthony Ramos, In the Heights
Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Only Murders in the Building
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Winner: Jean Smart, Hacks
Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
Elle Fanning, The Great
Issa Rae, Insecure
Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Winner: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso
Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Nicholas Hoult, The Great
Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
You can check out the full list of winners at the Golden Globes website here.