Celebrating the Golden Globes 2021 winners and nominees

March 1, 2021

Excellence in film and television was championed at a virtual Golden Globes ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler with nominees and winners joining from the comfort of their homes. Among those who won big on the night was Chloé Zhao who was presented with the best director award for Nomadland. She is the second female to win the Golden Globes category and first Asian woman to win the best director Golden Globe. Nomadland – lensed by British cinematographer Joshua James Richards – also won best motion picture (drama). Click here to read a behind-the-scenes feature from the January issue of British Cinematographer in which Richards discusses shooting the intimate story of self-discovery.

Watch Zhao accept the award for best motion picture (drama) in the video below…

Other winners on the night included Minari which was awarded Best Foreign Language Film (directed by Lee Issac Chung and shot by Lachlan Milne) and Soul (Dir: Pete Docter, Cin: Matt Aspbury and Ina Megibben) which won best animated film. Best limited series went to The Queen’s Gambit (Dir: Scott Frank, Cin: Steven Meizler), with Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays the lead role, being named best actress in a limited series.

Chadwick Boseman was posthumously named best actor in a drama film for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom ((Dir: George C. Wolfe. Cin: Tobias Schliessler ASC) and Andra Day was named best actress in a drama film for her portrayal of jazz singer Billie Holiday in The United States vs Billie Holiday (Dir: Lee Daniels. Cin: Andrew Dunn BSC).

Brits received a quarter of the nominations and won 40% of the Golden Globes. Half of the acting category winners were British including Daniel Kaluuya (best supporting actor for his role as Fred Hampton in Shaka King’s Judas and the Black Messiah, lensed by Sean Bobbitt BSC). You can read the behind-the-scenes article on the creation of the film which will appear in the March issue here.

Watch Kaluuya’s Golden Globe acceptance speech below…

Brit John Boyega won best supporting actor in a limited series for his role in one of the films in Steve McQueen’s Small Axe anthology, lensed by Shabier Kirchner. We spoke to Kirchner for a production profile piece in the January issue in which he reveals how he helped create the Small Axe films. You can read it here. Watch Boyega’s acceptance speech below…

Rosamund Pike  won best actress in a musical or comedy film for I Care A Lot. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Dir: Jason Woliner. Cin: Luke Geissbühler) was crowned best musical or comedy film, with another Brit Sacha Baron Cohen bagging best actor in a motion picture (musical or comedy). Best screenplay went to Aaron Sorkin for The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Dir: Aaron Sorkin. Cin: Phedon Papamichael). To find out how Papamichael helped retell the story of the trial, click here.

The Golden Globes winners were decided by the 87 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a non-profit organisation of journalists who report on the entertainment industry in the US for media predominantly outside the country. Following the recent backlash at the HFPA’s lack of diversity, HFPA president Ali Sar and members Helen Hoehne and Meher Tatna took to the virtual stage to say black representation is “vital.”

We’d like to say a huge congratulations to all the Golden Globes winners and nominees! Read on to marvel at the sparkling line-up in all its glory…

Best motion picture – drama

  • WINNER: Nomadland
  • The Father
  • Mank
  • Promising Young Woman
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best director – motion picture

  • WINNER: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
  • David Fincher, Mank
  • Regina King, One Night in Miami
  • Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Best screenplay – motion picture

  • WINNER: The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • The Father
  • Mank
  • Nomadland
  • Promising Young Woman

Best motion picture – musical or comedy

  • WINNER: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Hamilton
  • Music
  • Palm Springs
  • The Prom

Best motion picture – animated

  • WINNER: Soul
  • The Croods: A New Age
  • Onward
  • Over the Moon
  • Wolfwalkers

Best motion picture – foreign language

  • WINNER: Minari (USA)
  • Another Round (Denmark)
  • La Llorona (Guatemala)
  • The Life Ahead (Italy)
  • Two of Us (France)

Best TV series – drama

  • WINNER: The Crown
  • Lovecraft Country
  • The Mandalorian
  • Ozark
  • Ratched

Best TV series – musical or comedy

  • WINNER: Schitt’s Creek
  • Emily in Paris
  • The Flight Attendant
  • The Great
  • Ted Lasso

Best limited series or TV movie

  • WINNER: The Queen’s Gambit
  • Normal People
  • Small Axe
  • The Undoing
  • Unorthodox

Best actress in a motion picture – drama

  • WINNER: 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 in a motion picture – drama

  • WINNER: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
  • Anthony Hopkins, The Father
  • Gary Oldman, Mank
  • Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian

Best actress in a motion picture – musical or comedy

  • WINNER: Rosamund Pike, I Care A Lot
  • Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Kate Hudson, Music
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, French Exit
  • Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma

Best actor in a motion picture – musical or comedy

  • WINNER: 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 actress in any motion picture

  • WINNER: Jodie Foster, The Mauritanian
  • Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
  • Olivia Colman, The Father
  • Amanda Seyfried, Mank
  • Helena Zengel, News of the World

Best supporting actor in any motion picture

  • WINNER: 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 – motion picture

  • WINNER: Soul – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste
  • Mank – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
  • The Midnight Sky – Alexandre Desplat
  • News of the World – James Newton Howard
  • Tenet – Ludwig Göransson

Best original song – motion picture

  • WINNER: 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 US vs Billie Holiday

Best actress in a drama series

  • WINNER: Emma Corrin, The Crown
  • Olivia Colman, The Crown
  • Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
  • Laura Linney, Ozark
  • Sarah Paulson, Ratched

Best actor in a drama series

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

Best actress in a TV series – musical or comedy

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

Best actor in a TV series – musical or comedy

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

Best actress in a limited series or TV movie

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

Best actor in a limited series or TV movie

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

Best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV movie

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

Best supporting actor in a series, limited series or TV movie

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

Cecil B DeMille Award

Jane Fonda

Carol Burnett Award

Norman Lear

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