Every year, the Golden Globe awards function begins with a grand opening with mesmerizing introduction of the imminent events. Moreover, the public gets to see the massive set arrangements, and Hollywood stars sitting to attend and celebrate the occasion of awards. COVID-19 pandemic has taken that away as well. Considering the restrictions and health and safety concerns, the event happened virtually. The winners have received their respective awards from home and shared their reactions via video.
Golden Globe Awards 2021 Nominations And Winners
The awards authority Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has been usually criticized for racial disparity. For most of its years in business, it has failed to include diverse nationalities in the list of nominations and winners. However, as bleak may be the whole event appeared, there was at least some humane change in the jury of recognition.
Biggest awards of the night went to stars belonging to different ethnicities rather than only white or American. It was surprising for Hollywood fans, just like it was surprising when Rami Malek and Bohemian Rhapsody won in 2019.
Here are the winners in 10 categories along with their video message. They have shown gratitude towards all those who had supported them.
Best Supporting Actor In Any Motion Picture
British actor and writer, Daniel Kaluuya won the award for The Best Actor In A Supporting Role in Judas And The Black Messiah. His speech nearly got cut off due to some technical mistake but reportedly one of the producers paid a heavy price for it. HFPA was already facing the allegations of being racist and then this happened during a black person’s air time. However, somebody fixed the problem few seconds later and Daniel was extra few minutes to complete his speech.
Best Supporting Actress In Any Motion Picture
Jodie Foster adds another one to her Golden Globe awards collection for The Mauritanian. The ‘Silence of the Lambs’ star was looking adorable in white pajamas with a matching neck scarf on her dog. She kissed her wife, Alexandra Hedison in awe as she could not believe she has won the award among such a huge nomination list. It also rare for an LBTQ actress to receive Golden Globe awards.
Best Actor In A Television Series
The award for best actor in a TV drama went to Josh O’Conner for playing the role of Prince Charles in The Crown. His acting has been really powerful as it is a remarkable job to make the viewers hate the prince of Charles and feeling bad for him at the same time.
Best Actress In A Television Series
The crown takes another award via Emma Corrin, the actress who played Princess Diana. The young actress was overjoyed to have won such a prestigious award among a tough roster. Besides her family, friends, and colleagues, she was most thankful to the diseased princess for teaching her about passion and empathy.
Her opponents in the nominations list were Olivia Colman (The Crown), Jodie Comer (Killing Eve), Laura Linney (Ozark), and Sarah Paulson (Ratched).
Best Television Series
The British television series Crown stole the show by taking four major awards. Apart from these three, Gillian Anderson has also won an award for playing Margaret Thatcher; a politician who served as UK’s longest running Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990.
Among nominees, there were Lovecraft Country, The Mandalorian, Ozark, and Ratched.
Best Motion Picture Animated
Disney Pixar’s Soul revolved around Jazz music and movies that are centered on Jazz are hard to beat. The animated movie also won the award for best soundtrack score. The creators were mostly white but the movie included critical issues black people have faced in the music industry.
Nominees included The Croods: A New Age, Onward, Over the Moon, and Wolfwakers.
Best Actor In A Motion Picture
The recipient of the biggest award for the male category made everyone teary eyed. The winner has lost his life to cancer last year but lived on in the hearts of many. Chadwick Boseman, who gained immense respect after a heroic role in Marvel’s Black Panther as a black person, a feat which was not common in Hollywood for centuries. Considering him for the key award in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom has been like an achievement for the awards authority. The film was based on music focused on an influential blues singer from the 1920s, Ma Rainey, which Boseman portrayed.
He died during the post-production and the film has been dedicated to him and the work he has done on and off the screen. His wife, Simone accepted the Golden Globe awards on his behalf while drowning in tears.
He was chosen as the winner among the likes of Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Gary Oldman (Mank), Riz Ahmed (Sound Of Metal), and Tahar Rahim (The Mauritanian).
Best Actress In A Motion Picture
Female category for the Best Hollywood actress also featured a black woman in a strong character. Andra Day played the role of Billie Holiday, a powerful singer who was a victim of institutional racism of the US. The story of The United States Vs Billie Holiday revolves around how this inhumanity has affected her career and led her into the world of drugs. Remembering Billie was special and black women winning Golden Globe awards is special too. Andra became the second black woman to win this award.
The list of nominees contained massive star power in Viola Davies (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman), Frances McDormand (Nomadland), and Carry Mulligan (Promising Young Woman).
Best Motion Picture Drama
A rightful winner, Nomadland was a story about nomadic living which is free from all the chaos humans created after abandoning that life. One woman (Frances McDormand) finally gets away from the conventional life after the collapse of capitalism in her town. She lives as modern-day Nomad who appear as outcast to so-called normal people. However, abandoning the modern society, she found something that everyone else craves for – freedom. McDormand as usual tries to teach that to the masses in her own style and succeeds.
Best Director Motion Picture
Nomadland won two Golden Globe awards, one for the best picture and other for the best director. Chloe Zhao was emotionally moved after receiving the final award of the night. Firstly, she is the second woman ever to win golden globe and more importantly she is the first Asian woman director to win in the history of this event.