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“Golden Globes” .. “Belfast” leads the nominations amid a wave of boycott

“Belfast” by Kenneth Branagh and “Power of the Dog” by Jane Campion topped the list of nominations for the Golden Globe Awards.

This comes amid a wave of criticism and boycotts of the award for its lack of diversity and transparency, according to its critics.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which is also the awards jury, has faced accusations in recent months of racism, sexism and corruption.

And a number of big stars and studios, such as “Warner Brothers”, “Netflix” and “Amazon”, announced that they will no longer cooperate with the association unless they implement “big” changes.

The “Golden Globe” celebration usually attracts all international stars, but it is expected that faces will be absent this year from the evening that NBC channels announced their intention to stop broadcasting.

It is not yet clear whether the January 9 award ceremony, the 79th, will even be held in an in-person format, and even whether the winners will receive their prizes.

“It’s not going to be the same celebration as usual, but we’ve always said we’ll announce the nominations and award the awards no matter what,” Hollywood Foreign Press Association president Helen Hohney told AFP as she announced the nominations in Beverly Hills on Monday, with the surprise presence of rapper Snoop Dogg.

She added, “The award ceremony has a long history and we just wanted to continue as usual.”

The nominees for “Belfast”, inspired by the Northern Irish childhood of Kenneth Branagh, and the dark western “Power of the Dog” by New Zealander Jane Campion, each with seven nominations for the Golden Globe Awards.

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Notable nominations in the Best Motion Picture Drama category included the American movie “Coda” based on the French film “La Famie Pelletier”, the space opera “Don” by Donny Villeneuve and “King Richard”, in which Will Smith plays the father of tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams. and their coach.

As for Steven Spielberg’s new version of “West Side Story”, it seeks the award for best comedy film, whether it is lyrical or normal.

On the television front, the series “Saxation” seemed the most likely, with 5 nominations.