The 79th Golden Globes were announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association on January 9, 2022 with season three of Succession, for which alumnus Brysen Boyd '20 serves as a Writing Fellow, taking home three of the five awards it was nominated for. The hit show succeeded in the Best Drama Series category, the Best Television Actor - Drama Series category for Jeremy Strong and the Best Supporting Actress - Television category for Sarah Snook.
Succession centers on the Roy family, the dysfunctional owners of Waystar RoyCo, a global media and entertainment conglomerate. The family members are fighting for control of the company amid uncertainty about the health of the family's patriarch, Logan Roy.
Brysen Boyd is a playwright and essayist. He has received fellowships and scholarships from The Kennedy Center, Sewanee Writers Conference, Columbia University, HBMG Foundation National Playwrights Retreat, Napa Valley Writers Conference, Performing Arts Initiative for Students of Color, and elsewhere. His plays have been presented in part with The Boston Theater Marathon, the Kennedy Center, Kansas City Melting Pot, Horizon Theater - Atlanta, and others. His nonfiction has most recently appeared in the Florida Review.
Two films by Columbia filmmakers, The Lost Daughter, directed by alumna Maggie Gyllenhaal '99 (CC) and House of Gucci, co-written by alumnus Roberto Bentivegna '10, were also nominated for awards. Read more about them here.