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Lady Gaga and Kristen Stewart to face off at Golden Globes in epic battle of the biopics

Nola Ojomu December 13, 2021
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Lady Gaga in House of Gucci and Kristen Stewart in Spencer

Lady Gaga in House of Gucci and Kristen Stewart in Spencer (YouTube/Twitter/ Netflix)

Kristen Stewart and Lady Gaga will face off in the best actress category at the Golden Globes 2022 thanks to their performances in Spencer and House of Gucci, respectively.

The pair will also face stiff competition from Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter), Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye) and Nicole Kidman (Being The Ricardos) when the 79th Golden Globe awards take place on 9 January 2022.

Stewart’s portrayal of Princess Diana has earned rave reviews since the moment the film received a standing ovation when it debuted at Venice Film Festival on 3 September.

Meanwhile, Lady Gaga’s take on Patrizia Reggiani instantly added another notch onto her belt as a gay icon so we can’t wait to see what happens in this epic battle of the biopics.

Monday (13 December) saw the full list of nominations announced, with the likes of Pose landing nods in multiple categories including best drama series.

Billy Porter is nominated for best actor in a drama for his work as Pray Tell in the emotional final season, with Michaela Jae Rodriguez (who plays Blanca Evangelista) also bagging a nod for best actress in a drama.

Queer actress Ariana Debose has been nominated for best supporting actress for her critically praised performance as in West Side Story.

The remake, from best director nominee Steven Speilberg, is also up for best musical or comedy.

While Disney’s Luca – which fans believe is a moving allegory for queerness and coming out – has been nominated for best animated film.

Fan-favourite Jennifer Coolidge has also been nominated for her hilarious performance as Tanya McQuoid in The White Lotus.

Netflix’s The Power of Dog – which sees Benedict Cumberbatch star as a queer rancher, also landed a slew of nominations.

Kodi Smit-McPhee bagged a nod for best supporting actor, with Kirsten Dunst named in the best supporting actress category.

Director Jane Campion is also nominated for best director and best screenplay.

Elsewhere, WandaVision continues to rake in the nominations as both Elizabeth Olsen and Paul Bettany get nods in the best actor and best actress in a limited series.

The Golden Globes has been marred by controversy over the past year after the Los Angeles Times revealed that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which selects nominees and winners at the Golden Globes, did not have a single Black member.

The HFPA has since added 21 new members and made further changes with a promise to increase diversity in all forms going forward.

However, due to boycotts and backlash by Hollywood, the ceremony will not air live on NBC as has been tradition.

Other major Golden Globe 2022 nominations include:

Best Picture – Drama

Belfast

CODA

Dune

King Richard

The Power of the Dog

Best Picture – Musical/Comedy

Cyrano

Don’t Look Up

Licorice Pizza

Tick, Tick… Boom!

West Side Story

Best Director – Motion Picture

Denis Villenevue, Dune

Kenneth Branagh, Belfast

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Lost Daughter

Steven Spielberg, West Side Story

Best Actress – Musical/Comedy

Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

Emma Stone, Cruella

Jennifer Lawrence, Don’t Look Up

Marion Cotillard, Annette

Rachel Zegler, West Side Story

Best Actress – 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 – 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 Actor – Musical/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 Actor

Ben Affleck, The Tender Bar

Jamie Dornan, Belfast

Ciaran Hinds, Belfast

Troy Kotsur, CODA

Kodi Smitt-McPhee,The Power of the Dog

Best Supporting Actress

Caitriona Balfe, Belfast

Ariana DeBose,West Side Story

Kirsten Dunst,The Power of the Dog

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Ruth Negga, Passing

Best Screenplay

Being the Ricardos

Belfast

Don’t Look Up

Licorice Pizza

The Power of the Dog Best

Original Song

Beyonce – Be Alive, King Richard

Lin-Manuel Miranda – Dos Oruguitas, Encanto

Van Morrison – Down to Joy, Belfast

Jennifer Hudson – Here I Am (Singing My Way Home), Respect

Billie Eilish – No Time To Die, No Time To Die

Best Picture – Animated

Encanto

Flee

Luca

My Sunny Maad

Raya and the Last Dragon

TV Nominations:

Best Actor in a Limited or Anthology Series

Paul Bettany, WandaVision

Oscar Isaac, Scenes from a Marriage

Michael Keaton, Dopesick

Ewan McGrgeor, Holsten

Tahar Rahim, The Serpent

Best Performance by an Actor in TV Series

Brian Cox, Succession

Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game

Billy Porter, Pose

Jeremy Strong, Succession

Omar Si, Lupin

Best TV Series Drama

Lupin

The Morning Show

Pose

Squid Game

Succession

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series

Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus

Kaitlyn Dever, Dopesick

Andie McDowell, Maid

Sarah Snook, Succession

Hannah Waddingham, Ted Lasso

Best Performance by an Actress in Limited or Anthology Series Made for TV

Cynthia Erivo, Genius: Aretha

Elizabeth Olsen, WandaVision

Margaret Qualley, Maid

Kate Winslet, Mare Of Easttown

Jessica Chastain, Scenes From A Marriage

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series Drama

Uzo Aduba, In Treatment

Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show

Christine Baranski, The Good Fight

Elizabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

MJ Rodriguez, Pose

Best Performance by an Actress in a TV series – Musical or Comedy

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks

Elle Fanning, The Great

Issa Rae, Insecure

Jean Smart, Hacks

Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series – Musical or Comedy

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish

Nicholas Hoult, The Great

Steve Martin, Only Murders In The Building

Jason Sudeikis,Ted Lasso

Best TV Series – Musical or Comedy

The Great Hacks

Only Murderers In The Building

Reservation Dogs

Ted Lasso Best Limited or Anthology Series

Dopesick

American Crime Story: Impeachment

Maid

Mare Of Easttown

The Underground Railroad

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role on TV

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Mark Duplass, The Morning Show

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

O Yeong-Su, Squid Game

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