The 78th Golden Globes Awards paid tribute to the most iconic performances in American television from last year. With The Crown bagging four and Schitt’s Creek and The Queen’s Gambit taking home two awards each, the much-sought-after ceremony honored stellar performers.
The Golden Globes took place on February 28, 2021, with the first-ever bi-coastal ceremony featuring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler as hosts for the night. Fey hosted the event from New York City’s Rainbow Room, while Poehler participated from Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
This year’s awards honored Jane Fonda with the Cecil B. deMille Award and Norman Lear with Carol Burnett Award for their impeccable performance. To find out more details, let’s take a look at all the winners of the 2021 Golden Globe Awards.
Best Motion Picture (Drama) & Best Director (Film)
The Nomadland team won big in the Best Picture category alongside nominees like Mank and The Father. It also bagged the Best Director award for Chloe Zhao, leaving behind David Fincher for Mank and Regina King for One Night In Miami.
Actress In A Motion Picture (Drama)
Andra Day took the award home for her incredible performance in The United States vs. Billie Holiday. Other nominees in the same category included Frances McDormand for Nomadland and Vanessa Kirby for Pieces of a Woman.
Actor In A Motion Picture & Best Motion Picture (Musical Or Comedy)
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm bagged two Golden Globes, including the Best Motion Picture and Best Actor awards. Sacha Baron Cohen left behind James Corden for The Prom and Lin-Manuel Miranda for Hamilton.
Actor In A Motion Picture (Drama)
Our beloved Chadwick Boseman was awarded a posthumous award for his brilliant performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Boseman defeated Gary Oldman for Mank and Anthony Hopkins for The Father.
Best Limited Series Or TV Movie & Best Actress In A Limited Series Or TV Film
The Queen’s Gambit won the Best Limited Series, making it huge against Normal People and Small Axe. Anya Taylor-Joy bagged the Best Actress award, leaving behind Nicole Kidman for The Undoing and Cate Blanchett for Mrs. America.
Supporting Actress (Television)
Gillian Anderson was awarded the Best Supporting Actress In TV for her splendid role in The Crown as Margaret Thatcher. Other notable nominations included Helena Bonham Carter for The Crown and Annie Murphy for Schitt’s Creek.
Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture
Jodie Foster bagged the Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture for her role in The Mauritanian. Amanda Seyfried was also nominated for her role in The Mank, and Olivia Colman for The Father.
Television Series (Drama)
The reel-life depiction of the real royal family, The Crown, won the Best TV Series award. Other nominations included Ratched, Lovecraft Country, Ozark, and The Mandalorian.
Motion Picture (Foreign Language)
Minari was honored with the Best Motion Picture award in the foreign-language category. It defeated foreign movies like Another Round, The Life Ahead, La Llorona, and Two Of Us.
Actress In A Motion Picture (Musical)
Rosamund Pike took the Golden Globe for Best Actress in the film I Care A Lot. Other nominees included big names like Kat Hudson for the Music and Anya Taylor-Joy for Emma.
Television Series & Actress In A Television Series (Musical Or Comedy)
The all-time hit comic show Schitt’s Creek won the Best TV Series award. Also nominated in the same category were Emily In Paris, The Great, and The Flight Attendant. Catherine O’Hara also won the Best Actress award, leaving behind Lily Collins and Elle Fanning.
Actor In A Television Series (Musical Or Comedy)
Jason Sudeikis was declared the Best Actor in a TV Series category for his role in Ted Lasso. Other prominent nominees included Nicholas Hoult for The Great and Eugene Levy for Schitt’s Creek.
Original Song (Motion Picture)
Io Si (Seen) from The Life Ahead won the Best Original Song award in the motion picture category. It left behind other musical tracks like Speak Now from One Night in Miami and Fight For You from Judas and the Black Messiah.
Original Score & Motion Picture Animated
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste won the Best Original Score for Pixar Soul, defeating huge names like Mank and Tenet. Soul also won the Best Animated Motion Picture, making it big against Over The Moon and Wolfwalkers.
Actor & Actress In A Television Series (Drama)
Josh O’Connor won the Best Actor award for his role in The Crown, nominated alongside Jason Bateman for Ozark and Al Pacino for Hunters. Emma Corrin bagged the Best Actress award and defeated Olivia Colman for The Crown and Laura Linney for Ozark.
Screenplay (Motion Picture)
Aaron Sorkin took home the Best Screenplay Award for The Trial of the Chicago 7. Other noteworthy nominees included Chloe Zhao for Nomadland and Jack Fincher for Mank.
Actor In A Limited Series
Mark Ruffalo was declared the winner for his role in I Know This Much Is True. Also nominated in the same category were Bryan Cranston for Your Honor and Hugh Grant for The Undoing.
Supporting Actor (Television)
John Boyega won his first-ever Golden Globe for his performance in Small Axe. Brendan Gleeson was also nominated for The Comey Rule, followed by Dan Levy’s nominee for Schitt’s Creek.
Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture
Daniel Kaluuya bagged the Best Supporting Actor award for Judas and the Black Messiah. He won big against other notable nominees like Sacha Baron Cohen for The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Bill Murray for On the Rocks.