The 78th annual Golden Globes were held today, 28th February 2021, with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) choosing the best of 2020/21’s cinema and television.
In a ceremony hosted simultaneously from New York City and Los Angeles by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the delayed 2021 Golden Globes took on a unique, socially distanced look for the first time, with awards announced in a socially distanced studio setting and presented to the winners via live video call.
In film, 15 awards were handed to the best of the best in their respective categories, with the headline winners being the recently deceased Chadwick Boseman in the Best Actor – Drama category and Chloé Zhao, who became just the 2nd woman to ever win the Best Director Golden Globe. There was also a celebration of the life, career and contributions to cinema and television of Jane Fonda, who was awarded the Cecile B. deMille (lifetime achievement) award for contributions across 7 decades.
The HFPA had been the source of much controversy in the build-up to the awards after it was revealed that the association of 87 “foreign” (to the United States) journalists did not have one single black member. In addition, reports from the LA Times suggested that some members of the association were flown to Paris by Netflix and received payments in the region of $2million from the streaming giants ahead of the Globes’ surprise nominations for ‘Emily in Paris’ in the television categories. In one segment, Association members took to stage to recognise they had done wrong and promised to change.
Traditionally, the Golden Globes have proven to be a strong indicator for future awards shows, and with that in mind here are the winners in film for the 2021 Golden Globes…
THE CECILE B. DEMILLE (LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT) AWARD – JANE FONDA
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 – MUSICAL OR 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 SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTON PICTURE – 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 ORIGINAL SCORE – TRENT REZNOR; ATTICUS ROSS; JOHN BATISTE (SOUL)
Alexandre Desplat (The Midnight Sky)
Ludwig Göransson (Tenet)
James Newton Howard (News of the World)
Trent Reznor; Atticus Ross (Mank)
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)