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Written by Becca Johnson

Becoming the first major awards show to take place virtually, the 78th Golden Globe Awards, hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey from two different locations, has taken place. This years nominations were very controversial, with Sia's ableist movie Music being put up in two categories, and movies including 'Da 5 Bloods' missing out completely with no nominations. However, the general consensus is that this years winners were selected pretty well, and film fans are mostly happy with the outcome.

In the Film categories, the movies that came out on top were Nomadland, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm and Soul. Nomadland, a western drama about a woman in her 60's living as a nomad after losing everything in the Great Recession, took home awards for Best Motion Picture in the Drama category and Best Director for Chloe Zhao. Zhao will also be directing upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe movie Eternals. Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm not only won Best Motion Picture in the Musical or Comedy category, but Sacha Baron Cohen also took home the award for Best Actor in the same category. The movie received much praise on release, largely directed at Cohen himself for his hilarious and witty pranks. Pixar's new stunning movie Soul expectedly won Best Motion Picture in the Animated category, and also managed to take home the award for Best Original Score.

It's safe to say that every movie fan was over the moon to see the late Chadwick Boseman take home the award for Best Actor in the Drama category, for his outstanding performance in Netflix Original Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Following the win was a heartfelt acceptance speech from his wife Taylor Simone Leward. Another win that the public were happy about was Minari. Although there was controversy surrounding it's admittance into the Best Foreign Language category when it was USA made, many were happy to see it take home the award. Other notable wins include Daniel Kaluuya for his supporting role in Judas and the Black Messiah and The Trial of the Chicago 7 for Best Screenplay.

In the world of Television, it's plain to see that The Crown was a fan favourite this year. The Netflix show based on the Royal Family took home awards in four categories, including Best Drama Series and Best Actress for Emma Corin and her portrayal of Princess Diana. Much-loved comedy Schitt's Creek also came out on top, winning awards for Best Comedy Series and Best Actress in a Comedy Series for Catherine O'Hara. The win that received the most buzz was actress Anya Taylor-Joy taking home a Best Actress in a Miniseries Award for her performance in chess drama The Queens Gambit. The show also won in the Best Miniseries category. The Queen's Gambit took the world by storm last October, mostly for Taylor-Joy's lead performance and the exciting portrayal of chess, a game that isn't known for being as encapsulating as the show depicted.

Winners highlighted in red:


Best Motion Picture – Drama

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix) “Mank” (Netflix) Nomadland” (Searchlight Pictures) “Promising Young Woman” (Focus Features) “The Father” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

“Hamilton” (Walt Disney Pictures) “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (Amazon Studios) “Palm Springs” (Neon) “The Prom” (Netflix) “Music” (Vertical Entertainment)

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

“Minari” (A24) “Another Round” (Samuel Goldwyn Films) “The Life Ahead” (Netflix) “Two of Us” “La Llorona” (Shudder)

Best Motion Picture – Animated

“Soul” (Walt Disney Pictures) “Wolfwalkers” (Cartoon Saloon) “Over the Moon” (Netflix) “Onward” (Walt Disney Pictures) “The Croods: A New Age” (Universal Pictures)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”) Chadwick Boseman (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”) Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”) Gary Oldman (“Mank”) Tahar Rahim (“The Mauritanian”)

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton”) Sacha Baron Cohen (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”) James Corden (“The Prom”) Andy Samberg (“Palm Springs”) Dev Patel (“The Personal History of David Copperfield”)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Sacha Baron Cohen (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”) Daniel Kaluuya (“Judas and the Black Messiah”) Leslie Odom, Jr. (“One Night in Miami”) Jared Leto (“The Little Things”) Bill Murray (“On the Rocks”)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”) Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”) Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”) Andra Day (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”) Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”)

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Maria Bakalova (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”) Rosamund Pike (“I Care a Lot”) Michelle Pfeiffer (“French Exit”) Anya Taylor-Joy (“Emma”) Kate Hudson (“Music”)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

Glenn Close (“Hillbilly Elegy”) Amanda Seyfried (“Mank”) Olivia Colman (“The Father”) Jodie Foster (“The Mauritanian”) Helena Zengel (“News of the World”)

Best Director – Motion Picture

David Fincher, “Mank” (Netflix) Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland” (Searchlight Pictures) Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix) Regina King, “One Night in Miami” (Amazon Studios) Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”)

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix) “Promising Young Woman” (Focus Features) “Nomadland” (Searchlight Pictures) “Mank” (Netflix) “The Father” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

“Soul” (Pixar) – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste “Mank” (Netflix) – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross “Tenet” (Warner Bros.) – Ludwig Göransson “News of the World” (Universal Pictures) – James Newton Howard “The Midnight Sky” (Netflix) – Alexandre Desplat

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Speak Now” from “One Night in Miami” (Amazon Studios) – Leslie Odom Jr, Sam Ashworth “Io Si (Seen)” from “The Life Ahead” (Netflix) – Diane Warren, Laura Pausini, Niccolò Agliardi “Hear My Voice” from “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix) – Daniel Pemberton, Celeste “Fight for You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah” (Warner Bros.) – H.E.R., Dernst Emile II, Tiara Thomas “Tigress & Tweed” from “The United States vs. Billie Holliday” (Hulu) – Andra Day, Raphael Saadiq


Best Drama Series

“The Crown” “Ozark” “Lovecraft Country” “The Mandalorian” “Ratched”

Best Comedy Series

“Schitt’s Creek” “Ted Lasso” “The Great” “The Flight Attendant” “Emily in Paris”

Best Miniseries or Television Film

“The Queen’s Gambit” “The Undoing” “Normal People” “Small Axe” “Unorthodox”

Best Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, “Ozark” Josh O’Connor, “The Crown” – WINNER Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul” Al Pacino, “Hunters” Matthew Rhys, “Perry Mason”

Best Actor in a Comedy Series

Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso” Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek” Nicholas Hoult, “The Great” Ramy Youssef, “Ramy” Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film

Hugh Grant, “The Undoing” Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True” Jeff Daniels, “The Comey Rule” Bryan Cranston, “Your Honor” Ethan Hawke, “The Good Lord Bird”

Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series, Miniseries or Television Film

Brendan Gleeson, “The Comey Rule” Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek” John Boyega, “Small Axe” Donald Sutherland, “The Undoing” Jim Parsons, “Hollywood”

Best Actress in a Drama Series

Olivia Colman, “The Crown” Emma Corrin, “The Crown” Laura Linney, “Ozark” Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve” Sarah Paulson, “Ratched”

Best Actress in a Comedy Series

Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek” Elle Fanning, “The Great” Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant” Lily Collins, “Emily in Paris” Jane Levy, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”

Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film

Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit” Cate Blanchett, “Mrs. America” Nicole Kidman, “The Undoing” Daisy Edgar-Jones, “Normal People” Shira Haas, “Unorthodox”

Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series, Miniseries or Television Film

Gillian Anderson, “The Crown” Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown” Julia Garner, “Ozark” Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek” Cynthia Nixon, “Ratched”


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