“Power of the Dog” is the best Golden Globes movie that no one has watched

(Bloomberg) – Netflix Inc.’s “The Power of the Dog” won Best Dramatic Film and Walt Disney Co.’s “West Side Story” for Best Musical or Comedy at a Golden Globe Awards which was held in private with no live or online public, after a scandal prompted a Hollywood boycott of the event.

“West Side Story,” the remake of the 1961 classic directed by Stephen Spielberg, also won trophies for Rachel Zegler and Ariana DeBose as Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Jane Campion won the award for best director for “The Power of the Dog”.

The ceremony, held Sunday night at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif., Had none of the high profile celebrity arrivals or cheeky guest comments it was known for in the past. After its longtime media partner, NBC, stepped down last year, the event’s owner, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, initially intended to air the show on their website, but dropped out. even those plans last week.

The association has come under fire over the past year for its lack of diversity and business practices, prompting a boycott by stars, publicists and studios that have supported it for the past eight decades.

The group, made up of foreign journalists, has historically operated in secrecy. Last year, the Los Angeles Times reported that there were no blacks among its 87 members. The association recently welcomed what it said was its largest and most diverse lineup of 21 new members. Other reforms include a ban on free gifts and air travel from studios and other industry insiders.

AT&T Inc.’s HBO unit had a great evening, with trophies presented for Best TV Comedy, “Hacks” and Best Actress in a Comedy to Jean Smart in that same series. The network’s show “Succession” won Best Drama Series while Jeremy Strong landed Best Actor in a Drama for his work as the stubborn heir of media company Kendall Roy on that show.

Other winners included Will Smith, Best Actor in a Dramatic Film for “King Richard” and Nicole Kidman for Best Actress in a Dramatic Film for “Being the Ricardos”. Andrew Garfield landed best actor in a musical or comedy film for “Tick, Tick … Boom!” Jason Sudeikis got Best Actor in a Television Comedy for “Ted Lasso”.

Overall, Netflix took home four awards in the movie category and one in TV, while AT & T’s HBO took home six awards in TV and its Warner Bros. division. got two in film, according to a list of winners published by the association.

(Updates with the top studios in the last paragraph)

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