Winners of the Golden Globes 2021 invite us into their homes

Winners of the Golden Globes 2021 invite us into their homes
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The winners of the Golden Globes were announced on February 28, and the award show was hosted once again by veteran comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic meant the event was broadcast virtually both in New York and Los Angeles, with winners delivering their acceptance speeches from the comfort of their own homes.

David Fincher’s “Mank” led the nominations for this year’s awards, being nominated in six different categories, but did not manage to bag any of the awards in their respective categories. Similar to last year’s Emmy awards, this year’s Golden Globes made history when Chloé Zhao took home the Best Director Award for her film, “Nomadland,” which went on to win Best Picture, Drama as well. Zhao became the second woman to win the Best Director Award at the event ever, and was the first woman of color to ever win the award (the only other woman being Barbra Streisand for the 1983 film “Yentl”).

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen had several nominations as two of his films were both major contenders this year (“The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”). Although Cohen lost to Daniel Kaluuya in the Best Supporting Actor category, he secured the “Best Actor, Comedy,” and “Best Picture, Musical or Comedy” awards for his iconic character Borat in the film “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.”

Chadwick Boseman’s win for Best Actor, Drama was one of the highlights of this year’s event. The late actor’s win was accepted by his wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, who honored him and the legacy he has left. Fighting back her tears, her acceptance speech was heart wrenching:

“He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices. He would say something beautiful. Something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells you you can. That tells you to keep going. That calls you back to what you are meant to be doing at this moment in history. He would thank Mr. George C. Wolfe, Mr. Denzel Washington, lots of people at Netflix. He would thank Mrs. Viola Davis.. I don’t have his words, but we have to take all the moments to celebrate those we love, so thank you, HFPA, for this opportunity to do exactly that. And, hon’? You keep ’em coming.”

In the television categories, Netflix’s British royal-drama “The Crown” secured the most awards for Best Drama Series, Best Actor in a Drama Series, Best Actress in a Drama Series and Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series. Pop TV’s “Schitt’s Creek” won big under the comedy categories for television, winning awards for Best Comedy Series and Best Actress in a Comedy Series.

There are a handful of best moments at the Golden Globes still circulating in discussions online. One shining star of the 78th Golden Globes was the chance to peek inside celebrity homes and see them outside of the typical red carpet scenario. From Bill Murray’s backyard to Regina King’s sleepy dog, Cornbread, to the insane number of doors in Jeff Daniels’ room – a glimpse into the celebrity lives partly stole the show. Plus, Jason Sudeikis bringing a new meaning to nonchalance.

Another memorable moment included The Hollywood Foreign Press being put on blast for not having any Black members, a fact that was acknowledged rather awkwardly. Late night shows took this and ran with it, so it looks like the HFPA is most certainly on the radar for next year.

See the full list of the winners of the Golden Globes (and nominees) below.

Best Picture, Drama


“The Father”


“Promising Young Woman”

“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”



“Palm Springs”

“The Prom”

Best Actor, Drama

Chadwick Boseman – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Riz Ahmed – “Sound of Metal”

Anthony Hopkins – “The Father”

Gary Oldman – “Mank”

Tahar Rahim – “The Mauritanian”

Best Actress, Drama

Andra Day – “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”

Viola Davis – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Vanessa Kirby – “Pieces of a Woman”

Frances McDormand – “Nomadland”

Carey Mulligan – “Promising Young Woman”

Best Actor, Comedy

Sacha Baron Cohen – “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

James Corden – “The Prom”

Lin–Manuel Miranda – “Hamilton”

Dev Patel – “The Personal History of David Copperfield”

Andy Samberg – “Palm Springs”

Best Actress, Comedy

Rosamund Pike – “I Care a Lot”

Maria Bakalova – “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

Kate Hudson – “Music”

Michelle Pfeiffer – “French Exit”

Anya Taylor–Joy – “Emma”

Best Director

Chloé Zhao – “Nomadland”

Emerald Fennell – “Promising Young Woman”

David Fincher – “Mank”

Regina King – “One Night in Miami…”

Aaron Sorkin – “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Best Supporting Actor

Daniel Kaluuya – “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Sacha Baron Cohen – “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Jared Leto – “The Little Things”

Bill Murray – “On the Rocks”

Leslie Odom Jr. – “One Night in Miami”

Best Supporting Actress

Jodie Foster – “The Mauritanian”

Glenn Close – “Hillbilly Elegy”

Olivia Colman – “The Father”

Amanda Seyfried – “Mank”

Helena Zengel – “News of the World”

Best Screenplay

Aaron Sorkin – “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Emerald Fennell – “Promising Young Woman”

Jack Fincher – “Mank”

Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton – “The Father”

Chloe Zhao – “Nomadland”

Best Animated Feature


“The Croods: A New Age”


“Over the Moon”


Best Foreign Language Feature


“Another Round”

“La Llorona”

“The Life Ahead”

“Two of Us”

Best Original Score



“The Midnight Sky”

“News of the World”


Best Original Song

Io Si (Seen) – “The Life Ahead”

Fight for You – “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Hear My Voice – “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Speak Now – “One Night in Miami…”

Tigress & Tweed – “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”

Best Limited Series or TV Movie

“The Queen’s Gambit”

“Normal People”

“Small Axe”

“The Undoing”


Best Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Mark Ruffalo – “I Know This Much Is True”

Bryan Cranston – “Your Honor”

Jeff Daniels – “The Comey Rule”

Hugh Grant – “The Undoing”

Ethan Hawke – “The Good Lord Bird”

Best Actress in a Limited Series or TV Movie

Anya Taylor–Joy – “The Queen’s Gambit”

Cate Blanchett – “Mrs. America”

Daisy Edgar–Jones – “Normal People”

Shira Haas – “Unorthodox”

Nicole Kidman – “The Undoing”

Best Drama Series

“The Crown”

“Lovecraft Country”

“The Mandalorian”



Best Comedy Series

“Schitt’s Creek”

“Emily in Paris”

“The Flight Attendant”

“The Great”

“Ted Lasso”

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Josh O’Connor – “The Crown”

Jason Bateman – “Ozark”

Bob Odenkirk – “Better Call Saul”

Al Pacino – “Hunters”

Matthew Rhys – “Perry Mason”

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Emma Corrin – “The Crown”

Olivia Colman – “The Crown”

Jodie Comer – “Killing Eve”

Laura Linney – “Ozark”

Sarah Paulson – “Ratched”

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Jason Sudeikis – “Ted Lasso”

Don Cheadle – “Black Monday”

Nicholas Hoult – “The Great”

Eugene Levy – “Schitt’s Creek”

Ramy Youssef – “Ramy”

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Catherine O’Hara – “Schitt’s Creek”

Lily Collins – “Emily in Paris”

Kaley Cuoco – “The Flight Attendant”

Elle Fanning – “The Great”

Jane Levy – “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series

John Boyega – “Small Axe”

Brendan Gleeson – “The Comey Rule”

Dan Levy – “Schitt’s Creek”

Jim Parsons “Hollywood”

Donald Sutherland – “The Undoing”

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series

Gillian Anderson – “The Crown”

Helena Bonham Carter – “The Crown”

Julia Garner – “Ozark”

Annie Murphy – “Schitt’s Creek”

Cynthia Nixon – “Ratched”

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