Netflix's Korean dystopian smash Squid Game is up for three gongs at next month's Golden Globe Awards, including Best TV Series - Drama and Best Actor for Lee Jung-Jae.

Nominations for the 79th Golden Globe Awards were announced on Monday (Dec 13) morning by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Helen Hoehne and rapper Snoop Dogg, from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.

Kenneth Branagh's autobiographical film Belfast and the Benedict Cumberbatch-led Western The Power of Dog lead the awards with seven prizes each — including Best Motion Picture, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress.

Branagh has two nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay with stars such as Jamie Dornan also recognised.

Director Jane Campion will go up against Branagh for her film The Power of the Dog with Benedict and co-star Kirsten Dunst nominated for acting prizes for their performances.

Other stars to be nominated for acting awards include Will Smith for King Richard, Kristen Stewart for Spencer and Lady Gaga for House of Gucci.

Olivia Colman, Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone, Leonardo DiCaprio, Andrew Garfield and Denzel Washington are also in the running for gongs. 

HBO's corporate/family drama Succession leads the TV nominations with five while Apple TV+'s The Morning Show and Ted Lasso both have four each. Squid Game is vying in three categories: Best TV Series — Drama, Best Actor (Lee Jung-Jae) and Best Supporting Actor Oh Yeong-Su.

The ceremony will take place on January 9, 2022, but will not be televised after TV network NBC dropped it after a series of revelations that included a lack of diversity and ethical conflicts among its voters.

The full list of nominees for the 2022 Golden Globes:

Best Motion Picture - Drama




King Richard

The Power of the Dog

Best Motion Picture Musical or Comedy


Don't Look Up

Licorice Pizza

Tick, Tick … Boom!

West Side Story

Best Actress In A Motion Picture Drama

Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye

Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter

Nicole Kidman, Being the Ricardos

Lady Gaga, House of Gucci

Kristen Stewart, Spencer

Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama

Mahershala Ali, Swan Song

Javier Bardem, Being the Ricardos

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

Will Smith, King Richard

Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth

Best actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Marion Cotillard, Annette

Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

Jennifer Lawrence, Don't Look Up

Emma Stone, Cruella

Rachel Zegler, West Side Story

Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

Leonardo DiCaprio, Don't Look Up

Peter Dinklage, Cyrano

Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick … Boom!

Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza

Anthony Ramos, In the Heights

Best supporting actress in any motion picture

Caitríona Balfe, Belfast

Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Ruth Negga, Passing

Best supporting actor in any motion picture

Ben Affleck, The Tender Bar

Jamie Dornan, Belfast

Ciarán Hinds, Belfast

Troy Kotsur, CODA

Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Best Director Motion Picture

Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter

Steven Spielberg, West Side Story

Denis Villeneuve, Dune

Best Screenplay Motion Picture

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Adam McKay, Don't Look Up

Aaron Sorkin, Being the Ricardos

Best Motion Picture - Animated




My Sunny Maad

Raya and the Last Dragon

Best Motion Picture Foreign language

Compartment No. 6, Finland, Russia, Germany

Drive My Car, Japan

The Hand of God, Italy

A Hero, France, Iran

Parallel Mothers, Spain

Best Original Score Motion Picture

The French Dispatch, Alexandre Desplat

Encanto, Germaine Franco

The Power of the Dog, Jonny Greenwood

Parallel Mothers, Alberto Iglesias

Dune, Hans Zimmer

Best Original Song - Motion Picture

'Be Alive' from King Richard, by Beyoncé Knowles-Carter and Dixson

'Dos Orugitas' from Encanto, by Lin-Manuel Miranda

'Down to Joy' from Belfast, by Van Morrison

'Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)' from Respect, by Jamie Alexander Hartman, Jennifer Hudson and Carole King

'No Time to Die' from No Time to Die, by Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell

Best TV series Drama


The Morning Show


Squid Game


Best Actress in a Drama Series

Uzo Aduba, In Treatment

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Christine Baranski, The Good Fight

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid's Tale

MJ Rodriguez, Pose

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Brian Cox, Succession

Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game

Billy Porter, Pose

Jeremy Strong, Succession

Omar Sy, Lupin

Best TV Series Musical or Comedy

The Great


Only Murders in the Building

Reservation Dogs

Ted Lasso

Best actress in a TV Series Musical or Comedy

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks

Elle Fanning, The Great

Issa Rae, Insecure

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Jean Smart, Hacks

Best Actor in a TV Series Musical or Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Nicholas Hoult, The Great

Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building

Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Best Limited Series or TV movie


Impeachment: American Crime Story


Mare of Easttown

The Underground Railroad

Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Jessica Chastain, Scenes From a Marriage

Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha

Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision

Margaret Qualley, Maid

Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown

Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Paul Bettany, WandaVision

Oscar Isaac, Scenes From a Marriage

Michael Keaton, Dopesick

Ewan McGregor, Halston

Tahar Rahim, The Serpent

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie

Jennifer Coolidge, White Lotus

Kaitlyn Dever, Dopesick

Andie MacDowell, Maid

Sarah Snook, Succession

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series or TV Movie

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Mark Duplass, The Morning Show

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Oh Yeong-Su, Squid Game

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