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The Power of the Dog, the New Zealand-shot Netflix drama written and directed by Jane Campion, has swept the 2022 Golden Globe awards.
Released last year to critical acclaim, the film picked up best drama while Campion was awarded best director. Star Kodi Smit-McPhee won best supporting actor. It puts the film, along with Campion and Smit-McPhee, squarely into this year’s Oscar race.
Both the Power of the Dog and Belfast, written and directed by Kenneth Branagh, went into the awards as frontrunners with seven nominations each. The latter picked by best screenplay for Branagh.
West Side Story was awarded best musical or comedy, also picking up two awards in acting categories.
On the television front, Succession dominated with wins for best actor, supporting actress and the overall best drama award.
This year’s Golden Globes were not televised, nor were they attended by any celebrity stars, following a year of controversy surrounding the organising body the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Instead, all the winners were announced via slightly surreal tweets such as the following: