After a pandemic-induced delay of nearly two months, the 78th edition of the Golden Globes awards, one of the most awaited Hollywood events, was held on February 28 (March 1 in India).
Chadwick Boseman was posthumously awarded a Golden Globe in the Best Actor – Drama (Film) category for his performance as a strong-minded trumpet player in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Boseman died last year after a long battle with colon cancer at the age of 43. His wife, Simone Ledward, accepted the award on his behalf in a Zoom call.
Netflix’s historical drama series The Crown swept four of the six awards it was nominated for, winning in the category of Best TV Series- Drama, as well as bagging acting awards for Josh O’Connor (Best Actor in a Drama TV Series), who played Prince Charles, Emma Corin (Best Actress in a Drama TV Series) who essayed the role of Princess Diana and Gillian Anderson (Best Supporting Actress in a Drama TV Series), who was seen as Margaret Thatcher.
The award for the Best Film and Best Director – for Chloe Zhao – went to Nomadland.
Rosamund Pike picked up the Golden Globe for Best Actress –Musical/Comedy (Film) for I Care A Lot, while Andra Day won the same in the Drama category for her role in The United States vs Billie Holiday. The Best Supporting Actress (Film) award went to Jodie Foster for The Mauritanian.
In the Musical/Comedy front, Shitt’s Creek won the Best TV Series award while its actress Catherine O’Hara took home the Golden Globe for the Best Actress.
The Queen’s Gambit, won the Best Limited Series award, also winning Anya Taylor-Joy her first best actress award.
In a win for the black community amid the controversy over the lack of diversity in the 87-member jury of Golden Globes’ governing body, black British actors Daniel Kaluuya and John Boyega were given the first awards of the night as best supporting actors in film and TV in Judas and the Black Messiah, and Steve McQueen’s Small Axe respectively.
Jason Sudeikis won the Best Actor award in the Musical/Comedy (TV) category for Ted Lasso while Mark Ruffalo bagged the Best Actor in a Limited Series – Anthology or TV Film award for his role in I Know This Much Is True.
Korean-American family drama Minari was adjudged the Best Foreign Language Film, while animated series Soul won the awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score.
The Cecil B DeMille Award went to Hollywood veteran Jane Fonda while writer-producer Norman Lear was feted with the coveted Carol Burnett Award.
The ceremony, which like the Academy Awards last year, had a mix of live and screen audience, was hosted by Tina Fey in New York and Amy Poehler in Los Angeles.
Here is a complete list of the awards and winners:
Best Film – Drama: Nomadland
Best Film – Musical/Comedy: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Best Director: Chloe Zhao for Nomadland
Best Actress – Drama: Andra Day for The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Best Actor – Drama: Chadwick Boseman for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Best Actress – Musical/Comedy: Rosamund Pike for I Care A Lot
Best Actor – Musical/Comedy: Sacha Baron Cohen for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Best Supporting Actress: Jodie Foster for The Mauritanian
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya for Judas And The Black Messiah
Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin for The Trial of the Chicago 7
Best Foreign Language Film: Minari
Best Animated Feature: Soul
Best Original Score: Soul
Best Original Song: ‘Io Si (Seen)’ from The Life Ahead
Best TV Series – Drama: The Crown
Best TV Series – Musical/Comedy: Schitt’s Creek
Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Film: The Queen’s Gambit
Best Actress – Drama: Emma Corrin for The Crown
Best Actor – Drama: Josh O’Connor for The Crown
Best Actress – Musical/Comedy: Catherine O’Hara for Schitt’s Creek
Best Actor – Musical/Comedy: Jason Sudeikis for Ted Lasso
Best Supporting Actress: Gillian Anderson for The Crown
Best Supporting Actor: John Boyega for Small Axe
Best Actress (Limited Series, Anthology or TV Film): Anya Taylor-Joy for The Queen’s Gambit
Best Actor (Limited Series, Anthology or TV Film): Mark Ruffalo for I Know This Much Is True