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Vincent Schilling
Indian Country Today

It’s a simple post on Sterlin Harjo’s Instagram account, “Congrats Rez Dogs team!” that indicates a historic achievement by a Native director that has created an Indigenous comedy series, with an all-Native writer’s room and topics of reservation life.

Sterlin Harjo is the director of 'Reservation Dogs' (Photo by Shane Brown)

“Reservation Dogs” the FX and HULU series, co-executive produced by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, has just received a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy.”

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association — which has been under fire since last year’s controversial Golden Globes due to a lack of diversity and the complete absence of any Black members as noted by the #TimesUpGlobes hashtag — announced their nominations Monday morning.

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Nomination leaders were Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast” and Jane Campion’s “The Power of the Dog,” each with 7 nominations. Netflix led the way with 17 Golden Globe nominations for films and series, while HBO/HBO Max led television productions with 10 nominations.

The new president Helen Hoehne and hip-hop artist Snoop Dogg hosted the nominations program from the Beverly Hills Hilton. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, at 79 years, is now working to restructure its organization to include a new chief diversity officer. Last October, then interim CEO Todd Boehly and President Hoehne announced they would still be having an awards ceremony in January.

“This has been a year of change and reflection for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. For eight months we have worked tirelessly as an organization to be better. We changed our rules, bylaws ... added a new code of conduct, and restructured our governance,” Hoehne said Monday. She also said of the 21 new members to the HFPA which she described as, “the largest and most diverse in our 79-year-old history" that "not only have they brought in a fresh perspective, but ideas that will help us to continue to evolve.”

In addition to the nomination for Reservation Dogs, another Indigenous-themed animated film “Encanto” received nominations for “Best Motion Picture – Animated,” “Best Original Score – Motion Picture,” and "Best Original Song – Motion Picture." 

“Dune” also received three nominations.

As Taika Waititi put it regarding the “Reservation Dogs” nomination, “Yay.”

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"Reservation Dogs" cast members and show creators at the premiere in Los Angeles on Aug. 5, 2021. (Photo by Max Montour, Indian Country Today)

The list of 2022 Golden Globe nominees:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • “Belfast” Focus Features
  • “Coda” Apple Tv+
  • “Dune” Warner Bros
  • “King Richard” Warner Bros
  • “The Power of the Dog” Netflix

Best Performance by an 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 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”
  • Will Smith “King Richard”
  • Denzel Washington “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • “Cyrano” MGM
  • “Don’t Look Up” Netflix
  • “Licorice Pizza” MGM
  • “Tick, Tick…Boom!” Netflix
  • “West Side Story” 20th Century Studios / Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

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”
  • 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”
  • Andrew Garfield “Tick, Tick…Boom!”
  • Cooper Hoffman “Licorice Pizza”
  • Anthony Ramos “In the Heights”

Best Motion Picture – Animated

  • “Encanto” Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • “Flee” Neon / Participant
  • “Luca” Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • “My Sunny Maad” Totem Films
  • “Raya and the Last Dragon” Walt Disney Studios

Best Motion Picture – Non-English Language (Formerly Foreign Language)

  • “Compartment No. 6” (Finland / Russia / Germany) Sony Pictures Classics
  • “Drive My Car” (Japan) Janus Films
  • “The Hand of God” (Italy) Netflix
  • “A Hero” (France / Iran) Amazon Studios
  • “Parallel Mothers” (Spain) Sony Pictures Classics

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

  • Caitriona Balfe “Belfast”
  • 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 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 Original Score – Motion Picture

  • Alexandre Desplat “The French Dispatch”
  • Germaine Franco “Encanto”
  • Jonny Greenwood “The Power of the Dog”
  • Alberto Iglesias “Parallel Mothers”
  • Hans Zimmer “Dune”

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Be Alive” — King Richard
Music By: Dixson, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
Lyrics By: Dixson, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

“Dos Oruguitas” — Encanto
Music By: Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lyrics By: Lin-Manuel Miranda

“Down to Joy” — Belfast
Music By: Van Morrison
Lyrics By: Van Morrison

“Here I Am (Singing My Way Home)” — Respect
Music By: Carole King, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Hartman
Lyrics By: Carole King, Jennifer Hudson, Jamie Hartman

“No Time to Die” — No Time to Die
Music By: Billie Eilish, Finneas O’connell
Lyrics By: Billie Eilish, Finneas O’connell

Television

Best Television Series – Drama

  • “Lupin” Netflix
  • “The Morning Show” Apple Tv+
  • “Pose” Fx
  • “Squid Game” Netflix
  • “Succession” HBO/HBO Max

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

  • Uzo Aduba “In Treatment”
  • Jennifer Aniston “The Morning Show”
  • Christine Baranski “The Good Fight”
  • Elisabeth Moss “The Handmaid’s Tale”
  • 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”
  • Jeremy Strong “Succession”
  • Omar Sy “Lupin”

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

  • “The Great” Hulu
  • “Hacks” HBO/HBO Max
  • “Only Murders in the Building” Hulu
  • “Reservation Dogs” FX
  • “Ted Lasso” Apple Tv+

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”
  • 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”
  • Jason Sudeikis “Ted Lasso”

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

  • “Dopesick” Hulu
  • “Impeachment: American Crime Story” Fx
  • “Maid” Netflix
  • “Mare of Easttown” HBO/HBO Max
  • “The Underground Railroad” Amazon Prime Video

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

  • Jessica Chastain “Scenes From a Marriage”
  • Cynthia Erivo “Genius: Aretha”
  • Elizabeth Olsen “WandaVision”
  • Margaret Qualley “Maid”
  • Kate Winslet “Mare of Easttown”

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

  • Paul Bettany “WandaVision”
  • Oscar Isaac “Scenes From a Marriage”
  • Michael Keaton “Dopesick”
  • Ewan Mcgregor “Halston”
  • Tahar Rahim “The Serpent”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role on Television

  • Jennifer Coolidge “The White Lotus”
  • Kaitlyn Dever “Dopesick”
  • Andie Macdowell “Maid”
  • 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 Duplas “The Morning Show”
  • Brett Goldstein “Ted Lasso”
  • O Yeong-Su “Squid Game”
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