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Golden Globes 2022 Winners Announced



Golden Globes 2022 Winners Announced

The winners of the 2022 Golden Globes Awards have been announced following a scaled-back ceremony on January 9. In what’s been a turbulent year for both Hollywood and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association themselves, many wondered if the Globes would go ahead at all. Last night, however, the winners were announced on schedule, but without the ceremony being broadcast on television for the first time in decades.

Adding to the troubles faced by awards ceremonies during the pandemic, the HFPA, who host the usually glamorous event, faced backlash recently for questionable business practices and the lack of diversity in their voting panel. The organization was then boycotted by several organizations, including Netflix and Warner Media. With doubt cast over this year’s awards, it was confirmed that the 2022 Golden Globes would go ahead as planned, but would not air on NBC as it has yearly. Nonetheless, the choices for this year’s nominees were, as ever, a broad swath of entertainment industry talent.


Related: Golden Globes & HFPA Controversy & Boycott Explained


Unable to find a celebrity presenter or announcers as it had previously, the 2022 awards were announced online last night. Controversies aside, plenty of names in film and TV were rightly praised on the night. The big winners included Jane Campion’s dramatic Western The Power of The Dog, Steven Spielberg’s monumental musical West Side Story, and HBO’s ever-popular series Succession; all of which won three awards each. Check out the full list of winners for the 2022 Golden Globes Awards below:

Best Motion Picture – Drama





King Richard

WINNER: The Power of The Dog 


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

– Jessica Chastain, The Eyes of Tammy Faye

– Olivia Colman, The Lost Daughter


– WINNER: Nicole Kidman, Being The Ricardos

– Lady Gaga, House of Gucci

– Kristen Stewart, Spencer


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

– Mahershala Ali, Swan Song


– Javier Bardem, Being The Ricardos

– Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

– WINNER: Will Smith, King Richard

– Denzel Washington, The Tragedy of Macbeth


Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy



Don’t Look Up

Licorice Pizza

Tick, Tick… Boom!

– WINNER: West Side Story



Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

– Marion Cotillard, Annette

– Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

– Jennifer Lawrence, Don’t Look Up

– Emma Stone, Cruella


– WINNER: Rachel Zegler, West Side Story


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

– Leonardo DiCaprio, Don’t Look Up

– Peter Dinklage, Cyrano

– WINNER: Andrew Garfield, Tick, Tick…Boom!


– Cooper Hoffman, Licorice Pizza

– Anthony Ramos, In The Heights


Best Motion Picture – Animated

– WINNER: Encanto




My Sunny Maud

Raya and the Last Dragon


Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language


Compartment No. 6

– WINNER: Drive My Car (Japan)

– The Hand of God

A Hero

Parallel Mothers



Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

– Caitríona Balfe, Belfast

– WINNER: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

– Kirsten Dunst, The Power of the Dog

– Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

– Ruth Negga, Passing



Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

– Ben Affleck, The Tender Bar

– Jamie Dorian, Belfast

– Ciarán Hinds, Belfast

– Troy Kotsur,  CODA


– WINNER: Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog


Best Director – Motion Picture

– Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

– WINNER: 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


– WINNER: Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

– Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

– Adam McKay, Don’t Look Up

– Aaron Sorkin, Being The Ricardos


Best Original Score – Motion Picture


– Alexandre Desplat, The French Dispatch

– Germaine Franco, Encanto

– Jonny Greenwood, The Power of the Dog

– Alberto Iglesias, Parallel Mothers

– WINNER: Hans Zimmer, Dune



Best Original Song – Motion Picture

– “Dos Oruguitas,” Encanto

– “Down to Joy,” Belfast

– “Here I Am (Singing My Way Home),” Respect

– WINNER: “No Time To Die,” No Time To Die



Best Television Series – Drama

The Morning Show


Squid Game

– WINNER: Succession



Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

– Uzo Aduba, In Treatment

– Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

– Christine Baranski, The Good Fight


– Elizabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

– WINNER: Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, Pose


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

– Brian Cox, Succession


– Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game

– Billy Porter, Pose

– WINNER: Jeremy Strong, Succession

– Omar Sy, Lupin


Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy


The Great

– WINNER: Hacks

Only Murders in the Building

Reservation Dogs

Ted Lasso



Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

– Hannah Einbinder, Hacks

– Elle Fanning, The Great

– Issa Rae, Insecure

– Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

– WINNER: Jean Smart, Hacks 



Best Performance by an Actor in a Television 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

– WINNER: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso 


Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 



Impeachment: American Crime Story


Mare of Easttown

– WINNER: The Underground Railroad


Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television


– Jessica Chastain, Scenes From a Marriage

– Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha

– Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision

– Margaret Qualley, Maid

– WINNER: Kate Winslet, Mare of Easttown 



Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

– Paul Bettany, WandaVision

– Oscar Isaac, Scenes From a Marriage

– WINNER: Michael Keaton, Dopesick

– Ewan McGregor, Halston


– Tahar Raheem, The Serpent


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role on Television

– Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus

– Kaitlyn Dever, Dopesick

– Andie MacDowell, Maid


– WINNER: Sarah Snook, Succession

– Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role on Television

– Billy Crudup, The Morning Show


– Kieran Culkin, Succession

– Mark Duplass, The Morning Show

– Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

WINNER: O Yeong-su, Squid Game



Next: The Power Of The Dog Review: Jane Campion’s Film Is A Riveting Must-Watch

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Review: SAMARITAN, A Sly Stallone Superhero Stumble




Review: SAMARITAN, A Sly Stallone Superhero Stumble

Hitting the three-quarter-century mark usually means a retirement home, a nursing facility, or if you’re lucky to be blessed with relatively good health and savings to match, living in a gated community in Arizona or Florida.

For Sylvester Stallone, however, it means something else entirely: starring in the first superhero-centered film of his decades-long career in the much-delayed Samaritan. Unfortunately for Stallone and the audience on the other side of the screen, the derivative, turgid, forgettable results won’t get mentioned in a career retrospective, let alone among the ever-expanding list of must-see entries in a genre already well past its peak.

For Stallone, however, it’s better late than never when it involves the superhero genre. Maybe in getting a taste of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) with his walk-on role in the Guardians of the Galaxy sequel several years ago, Stallone thought anything Marvel can do, I can do even better (or just as good in the nebulous definition of the word).


The property Stallone and his team found for him, Samaritan, a little-known graphic novel released by a small, almost negligible, publisher, certainly takes advantage of Stallone’s brute-force physicality and his often underrated talent for near-monosyllabic brooding (e.g., the Rambo series), but too often gives him to little do or say as the lone super-powered survivor, the so-called “Samaritan” of the title, of a lifelong rivalry with his brother, “Nemesis.” Two brothers entered a fire-ravaged building and while both were presumed dead, one brother did survive (Stallone’s Joe Smith, a garbageman by day, an appliance repairman by night).

In the Granite City of screenwriter Bragi F. Schut (Escape Room, Season of the Witch), the United States, and presumably the rest of the world, teeters on economic and political collapse, with a recession spiraling into a depression, steady gigs difficult, if not impossible, to obtain, and the city’s neighborhoods rocked by crime and violence. No one’s safe, not even 13-year-old Sam (Javon Walker), Joe’s neighbor.

When he’s not dodging bullies connected to a gang, he’s falling under the undue influence of Cyrus (Pilou Asbæk), a low-rent gang leader with an outsized ego and the conviction that he and only he can take on Nemesis’s mantle and along with that mantle, a hammer “forged in hate,” to orchestrate a Bane-like plan to plunge the city into chaos and become a wealthy power-broker in the process.

Schut’s woefully underwritten script takes a clumsy, haphazard approach to world-building, relying on a two-minute animated sequence to open Samaritan while a naive, worshipful Sam narrates Samaritan and Nemesis’s supposedly tragic, Cain and Abel-inspired backstory. Schut and director Julius Avery (Overlord) clumsily attempt to contrast Sam’s childish belief in messiah-like, superheroic saviors stepping in to save humanity from itself and its own worst excesses, but following that path leads to authoritarianism and fascism (ideas better, more thoroughly explored in Watchmen and The Boys).

While Sam continues to think otherwise, Stallone’s superhero, 25 years past his last, fatal encounter with his presumably deceased brother, obviously believes superheroes are the problem and not the solution (a somewhat reasonable position), but as Samaritan tracks Joe and Sam’s friendship, Sam giving Joe the son he never had, Joe giving Sam the father he lost to street violence well before the film’s opening scene, it gets closer and closer to embracing, if not outright endorsing Sam’s power fantasies, right through a literally and figuratively explosive ending. Might, as always, wins regardless of how righteous or justified the underlying action.

It’s what superhero audiences want, apparently, and what Samaritan uncritically delivers via a woefully under-rendered finale involving not just unconvincing CGI fire effects, but a videogame cut-scene quality Stallone in a late-film flashback sequence that’s meant to be subversively revelatory, but will instead lead to unintentional laughter for anyone who’s managed to sit the entirety of Samaritan’s one-hour and 40-minute running time.


Samaritan is now streaming worldwide on Prime Video.


  • Sylvester Stallone
  • Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton
  • Pilou Asbæk

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Matt Shakman Is In Talks To Direct ‘Fantastic Four’




According to a new report, Wandavision’s Matt Shakman is in talks to direct the upcoming MCU project, Fantastic Four. Marvel Studios has been very hush-hush regarding Fantastic Four to the point where no official announcements have been made other than the film’s release date. No casting news or literally anything other than rumors has been released regarding the project. We know that Fantastic Four is slated for release on November 8th, 2024, and will be a part of Marvel’s Phase 6. There are also rumors that the cast of the new Fantastic Four will be announced at the D23 Expo on September 9th.

Fantastic Four is still over two years from release, and we assume we will hear more news about the project in the coming months. However, the idea of the Fantastic Four has already been introduced into the MCU. John Krasinski played Reed Richards aka Mr. Fantastic in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. The cameo was a huge deal for fans who have been waiting a long time for the Fantastic Four to enter the MCU. When Disney acquired Twenty Century Fox in 2019 we assumed that the Fox Marvel characters would eventually make their way into the MCU. It’s been 3 years and we already have had an X-Men and Fantastic Four cameo – even if they were from another universe.

Deadline is reporting that Wandavision’s Matt Shakman is in talks to direct Fantastic Four. Shakman served as the director for Wandavision and has had an extensive career. He directed two episodes of Game of Thrones and an episode of The Boys, and he had a long stint on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. There is nothing official yet, but Deadline’s sources say that Shakman is currently in talks for the job and things are headed in the right direction.


To be honest, I was a bit more excited when Jon Watts was set to direct. I’m sure Shakman is a good director, but Watts proved he could handle a tentpole superhero film with Spider-Man: Homecoming. Wandavision was good, but Watts’ style would have been perfect for Fantastic Four. The film is probably one of the most anticipated films in Marvel’s upcoming slate films and they need to find the best person they can to direct. Is that Matt Shakman? It could be, but whoever takes the job must realize that Marvel has a lot riding on this movie. The other Fantastic Four films were awful and fans deserve better. Hopefully, Marvel knocks it out of the park as they usually do. You can see for yourself when Fantastic Four hits theaters on November 8th, 2024.

Film Synopsis: One of Marvel’s most iconic families makes it to the big screen: the Fantastic Four.

Source: Deadline

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Dan Aykroyd, Chevy Chase Star in ‘Zombie Town’ Mystery Teen Romancer (Exclusive)




Dan Aykroyd and Chevy Chase have entered Zombie Town, a mystery teen romancer based on author R.L. Stine’s book of the same name.

The indie, now shooting in Ontario, also stars Henry Czerny and co-teen leads Marlon Kazadi and Madi Monroe. The ensemble cast includes Scott Thompson and Bruce McCulloch of the Canadian comedy show Kids in the Hall.

Canadian animator Peter Lepeniotis will direct Zombie Town. Stine’s kid’s book sees a quiet town upended when 12-year-old Mike and his friend, Karen, see a horror movie called Zombie Town and unexpectedly see the title characters leap off the screen and chase them through the theater.

Zombie Town will premiere in U.S. theaters before streaming on Hulu and then ABC Australia in 2023.

“We are delighted to bring the pages of R.L. Stine’s Zombie Town to the screen and equally thrilled to be working with such an exceptional cast and crew on this production. A three-time Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award winner with book sales of over $500 million, R.L. Stine has a phenomenal track record of crafting stories that engage and entertain audiences,” John Gillespie, Trimuse Entertainment founder and executive producer, said in a statement.


Executive producers are Trimuse Entertainment, Toonz Media Group, Lookout Entertainment, Viva Pictures and Sons of Anarchy actor Kim Coates.  

Paco Alvarez and Mark Holdom of Trimuse negotiated the deal to acquire the rights to Stine’s Zombie Town book.

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