Golden Globes 2022: Nicole Kidman and Succession’s Sarah Snook win top awards


Aussies sweep the board at the Golden Globes as Nicole Kidman wins Best Actress, Sarah Snook snags a statue for her role in Succession and Kodi Smit-McPhee BEATS Ben Affleck


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Aussies swept the board at the 2022 Golden Globes. 

National treasure Nicole Kidman took out the top prize at the annual awards ceremony, winning Best Actress in a Motion Picture for her portrayal of Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos. 

The 52-year-old had been nominated alongside fellow Hollywood heavyweights Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye), Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter), Lady Gaga (House of Gucci) and Kristen Stewart (Spencer).  

Aussies on top! Nicole Kidman, 54, (pictured) has won the Best Actress in a Motion Picture award at the 2022 Golden Globes for her portrayal of Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos

Aussies on top! Nicole Kidman, 54, (pictured) has won the Best Actress in a Motion Picture award at the 2022 Golden Globes for her portrayal of Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos

Aussies on top! Nicole Kidman, 54, (pictured) has won the Best Actress in a Motion Picture award at the 2022 Golden Globes for her portrayal of Lucille Ball in Being the Ricardos 

Australian actress Sarah Snook also won a Golden Globe Award for her critically acclaimed role in HBO drama Succession.

The 34-year-old, who hails from Adelaide, won Best Supporting Actress in a Series for her portrayal of political strategist and media heir Siobhan ‘Shiv’ Roy.

She beat the likes of Jennifer Coolidge (The White Lotus), Hannah Waddingham (Ted Lasso), Kaitlyn Dever (Dopesick) and Andie MacDowell (Maid) in her category. 

Biopic: Being The Ricardos depicted the complicated relationship between real-life Hollywood power couple Lucille Ball, portrayed by Kidman (right), and Desi Arnaz, played by Javier Bardem (left), as they filmed their hit 1950s sitcom, I Love Lucy

Biopic: Being The Ricardos depicted the complicated relationship between real-life Hollywood power couple Lucille Ball, portrayed by Kidman (right), and Desi Arnaz, played by Javier Bardem (left), as they filmed their hit 1950s sitcom, I Love Lucy

Biopic: Being The Ricardos depicted the complicated relationship between real-life Hollywood power couple Lucille Ball, portrayed by Kidman (right), and Desi Arnaz, played by Javier Bardem (left), as they filmed their hit 1950s sitcom, I Love Lucy 

Recognition: Australian actress Sarah Snook has won a Golden Globe Award for her critically acclaimed role in HBO drama Succession. Pictured at the AACTA Awards in Sydney last month

Recognition: Australian actress Sarah Snook has won a Golden Globe Award for her critically acclaimed role in HBO drama Succession. Pictured at the AACTA Awards in Sydney last month

Recognition: Australian actress Sarah Snook has won a Golden Globe Award for her critically acclaimed role in HBO drama Succession. Pictured at the AACTA Awards in Sydney last month

Her victory was announced at a private ceremony on Los Angeles on Monday, after this year’s live broadcast was cancelled due to backlash over a lack of diversity in the nominations.

The Golden Globes is generally regarded as a good indicator of who will take home gold at the Academy Awards later in the year.

Several Aussies delivered the goods at the Golden Globes, with Kodi Smit-McPhee beating Ben Affleck to win Best Supporting Actor in any Motion Picture.

Stealing the show: The 34-year-old, who hails from Adelaide, won Best Supporting Actress in a Series for her portrayal of political strategist and media heir Siobhan 'Shiv' Roy

Stealing the show: The 34-year-old, who hails from Adelaide, won Best Supporting Actress in a Series for her portrayal of political strategist and media heir Siobhan 'Shiv' Roy

Stealing the show: The 34-year-old, who hails from Adelaide, won Best Supporting Actress in a Series for her portrayal of political strategist and media heir Siobhan ‘Shiv’ Roy

The up-and-coming actor was recognised for his incredible performance in western film The Power of the Dog. 

Sarah started out on the stage, appearing in King Lear with the State Theatre Company of South Australia in 2009, shortly after graduating from Australia’s most prestigious theatre school, NIDA.

Interestingly, Succession has often been likened to a modern day Shakespeare play, specifically King Lear. 

Rising star: Several Aussies delivered the goods at the Golden Globes, with Kodi Smit-McPhee (pictured) beating Ben Affleck to win Best Supporting Actor in any Motion Picture

Rising star: Several Aussies delivered the goods at the Golden Globes, with Kodi Smit-McPhee (pictured) beating Ben Affleck to win Best Supporting Actor in any Motion Picture

Pictured: Ben Affleck

Pictured: Ben Affleck

Rising star: Several Aussies delivered the goods at the Golden Globes, with Kodi Smit-McPhee (left) beating Ben Affleck (right) to win Best Supporting Actor in any Motion Picture

After that, the roles quickly started pouring in for Sarah, who popped up in the hit Aussie dramas All Saints and Packed to the Rafters, and then scored a lead role in the ABC TV movie Sisters of War.

Things continued to pick up for Snook, who played True Blood star Ryan Kwanten’s love interest in the Australian rom-com Not Suitable for Children in 2012.

Her career continued to gather steam in the following years as she landed the female lead in Ethan Hawke’s sci-fi thriller Predetermination before fronting the American horror flick Jessabelle.

One of her most notable roles came in 2015, when she starred alongside Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth in the acclaimed Aussie film The Dressmaker. 

Thespian: Sarah Snook started out on the stage, appearing in King Lear with the State Theatre Company of South Australia in 2009, shortly after graduating from Australia's most prestigious theatre school, NIDA

Thespian: Sarah Snook started out on the stage, appearing in King Lear with the State Theatre Company of South Australia in 2009, shortly after graduating from Australia's most prestigious theatre school, NIDA

Thespian: Sarah Snook started out on the stage, appearing in King Lear with the State Theatre Company of South Australia in 2009, shortly after graduating from Australia’s most prestigious theatre school, NIDA

That same year, Sarah starred along Winslet once again, this time in the Steve Jobs biopic. 

Following a notable appearance on Black Mirror in 2016, Sarah scored her career-defining role two years later as Roy in HBO’s Succession.

In a 2018 interview about how she landed the part, she revealed she had auditioned alongside Jeremy Strong, who plays her on-screen brother Kendall Roy in the drama.

‘I actually auditioned with Jeremy, who is playing my older brother now. I had put something down on tape, and then got called in for the screen test,’ she told Collider.

‘They flew me from Australia to LA, and between the audition and the screen test, I started to understand what this thing was more,’ she continued.

‘In the final audition, and doing it with Jeremy, I was finally like, “Oh, I get it! This is a drama. It’s got a comedy edge, but it’s really sharp.”‘

Although Succession started off as a slow burn, the series has now become one of the most popular and critically-acclaimed programs on television today. 

Star turn: One of her most notable roles came in 2015, when she starred alongside Kate Winslet (right) in the acclaimed Aussie film The Dressmaker

Star turn: One of her most notable roles came in 2015, when she starred alongside Kate Winslet (right) in the acclaimed Aussie film The Dressmaker

Star turn: One of her most notable roles came in 2015, when she starred alongside Kate Winslet (right) in the acclaimed Aussie film The Dressmaker

Notable roles: Sarah's career continued to gather steam, as she landed the female lead in Ethan Hawke's sci-fi thriller Predetermination

Notable roles: Sarah's career continued to gather steam, as she landed the female lead in Ethan Hawke's sci-fi thriller Predetermination

Notable roles: Sarah’s career continued to gather steam, as she landed the female lead in Ethan Hawke’s sci-fi thriller Predetermination

Key: According to Succession director Mark Mylod, Sarah's incredible performance as Shiv in the recent finale was the key to creating the 'perfect' ending for season three

Key: According to Succession director Mark Mylod, Sarah's incredible performance as Shiv in the recent finale was the key to creating the 'perfect' ending for season three

Key: According to Succession director Mark Mylod, Sarah’s incredible performance as Shiv in the recent finale was the key to creating the ‘perfect’ ending for season three

In 2020, Sarah was nominated for an Emmy and a Critics’ Choice Television Award for her role in the series.

Although she didn’t win, the actress will get another shot at awards glory next year after being nominated another Critics’ Choice Award, as well as a Golden Globe. 

In November, her star status Down Under was confirmed when she graced the cover of Vogue Australia. 

Major movie offers are now rolling in for Snook, who recently replaced A-lister Elizabeth Moss in the upcoming horror-thriller Run Rabbit Run. 

Sarah is now enjoying the spoils of her success, buying a country home not far from Melbourne for close to $2million.

Private retreat: Sarah is now enjoying the spoils of her success, buying a country home not far from Melbourne for close to $2million

Private retreat: Sarah is now enjoying the spoils of her success, buying a country home not far from Melbourne for close to $2million

Private retreat: Sarah is now enjoying the spoils of her success, buying a country home not far from Melbourne for close to $2million

Sarah married Dave, 43, in February this year, and in an interview with Harper’s Bazaar earlier this month, revealed they’d only recently moved into the home. 

In an interview with Vogue Australia in October, Sarah revealed she’d fallen ‘in love’ with Dave at the start of the pandemic.

‘At the beginning of the pandemic last year, I got locked down in Melbourne with one of my best mates and we fell in love,’ she said.

‘We’ve been friends since 2014, lived together, travelled together, always excited to see each other, but totally platonic.

‘We’ve just never been single at the same time. I proposed and we got married in February in my backyard.’ 

She added: ‘It’s been a ride. There’s so much heartache and sadness in the world, but on a micro personal level, I’ve been very fortunate.’

Newlyweds: Sarah recently tied the knot in secret to husband, comedian Dave Lawson (pictured together)

Newlyweds: Sarah recently tied the knot in secret to husband, comedian Dave Lawson (pictured together)

Newlyweds: Sarah recently tied the knot in secret to husband, comedian Dave Lawson (pictured together) 

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