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'West Side Story,' Hans Zimmer, & Billie Eilish Awarded at 2022 Golden Globes

The not-televised Golden Globes took place yesterday evening (January 9), and the HFPA's music-related choices are in. Steven Spielberg's West Side Story, Hans Zimmer, and Billie Eilish and Finneas were all honored at the event.

West Side Story won two big awards - Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy and Best Actress in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy. The latter award was won by newcomer Rachel Zegler, who played Maria in the film. She won over HAIM member Alana Haim, who was part of Paul Thomas Anderson's Licorice Pizza. Licorice Pizza was also nominated for Best Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy.

Speaking of musicians in the Best Actress category, Lady Gaga was also nominated for Best Actress (Drama) for her portrayal of Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci, but lost to Nicole Kidman (Being the Ricardos).

Hans Zimmer took home the prize for Best Original Score for his work on Dune. Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood (Power of the Dog), Alexandre Desplat (The French Dispatch), Germaine Franco (Encanto), and Alberto Iglesias (Parallel Mothers) were also nominated.

Finally, it took years thanks to a prolonged pandemic, but Billie Eilish and Finneas have finally been awarded for their work on the James Bond theme "No Time to Die." They won Best Original Song and were nominated with Beyoncé (“Be Alive” from King Richard), Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Dos Oruguitas” from Encanto), Carole King and Jennifer Hudson (“Here I Am” from Respect), and Van Morrison (“Down to Joy” from Belfast). It's also technically another win for Hans Zimmer, considering the German composer handled the track's orchestral arrangements.

This year’s Golden Globes were not televised or livestreamed after an exposé last year outlined the HFPA's questionable financial practices and mediocre record of diversity and representation - including an entire lack of Black members. NBC declined to air this year’s ceremony amid all the controversy. However, the show will be televised next year if “meaningful reform” transpires. The HFPA attempted to address those concerns by adding Black members, a chief diversity officer, and a partnership with the NAACP. The plan also includes new restrictions on gifts that the members can receive and payments for work on their committees.

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Article Image: Hans Zimmer at the 27th American Cinematheque Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 2013, Billie Eilish at the Variety 2021 Hitmakers Brunch. (Jean_Nelson and Jean_Nelson via DepositPhotos.)

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