Golden Globes 2021: O’Hara, Boyega and Ruffalo among early winners at Hollywood’s first major award ceremony
The red carpet has been rolled out and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars have donned the designer gowns - now it’s time for the awards to be handed out.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler lead the proceedings from across the country — with Fey in New Yorkand Poehler in Los Angeles. They last hosted the awards together in 2015.
Despite his critically acclaimed film Da 5 Bloods being completely overlooked in the nominations, Spike Lee’s kids Satchel and Jackson are this year’s Golden Globe Ambassadors. Their role is to hand out trophies, which should be interesting to see play out this year as many nominees won’t actually be there in person.
Presenters across the night include Aussie star Margot Robbie, Gal Gadot, Ben Stiller, Salma Hayek, Renee Zellweger and Sterling K. Brown.
The first award has been handed out by Laura Dern to British actor Daniel Kaluuya for his role as Black Panther member Fred Hampton in the film Judas and the Black Messiah.
Best performance by an 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
Jared Leto — The Little Things
Bill Murray — On the Rocks
Leslie Odom, Jr — One Night in Miami
Another British actor has taken out the second award, with John Boyega recognised for his role in Steve McQueen’s anthology series Small Axe. In Red, White and Blue he plays Leroy Logan, a real-life London police officer who tried to work from the inside to address generations of racially biased policing in the United Kingdom.
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for TV
John Boyega — Small Axe
Brendan Gleeson — The Comey Rule
Dan Levy — Schitt’s Creek
Jim Parsons — Hollywood
Donald Sutherland — The Undoing
In an Instagram Live video, the actor expressed his shock at winning the award, and also revealed that he was home alone so didn’t have any-one to “celebrate with”.
After sweeping the comedy categories of the Primetime Emmy Awards last year, leading lady Catherine O’Hara has picked up the show’s first ever Golden Globe. The series is also nominated for another four awards.
This nod also strikes out the first shot at an award for the controversially nominated Emily in Paris.
Best performance by an actress in a television series — musical or comedy
Lily Collins — Emily in Paris
Kaley Cuoco — The Flight Attendant
Elle Fanning —The Great
Catherine O'Hara — Schitt’s Creek
Jane Levy — Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
The animated film Soul has won the Best animated motion picture category. The film features Jamie Foxx as music teacher Joe Gardner who has to try and reunite his soul and body. The movie is the first Pixar film to feature an African-American protagonist. Tina Fey also voices one of the main characters.
Best motion picture — animated
The Croods: A New Age
Over the Moon
In the opening monologue, hosts Fey and Poehler addressed some of the controversy currently surrounding the awards and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s lack of diversity in its membership (the HFPA is an organisation of journalists who select the nominees and winners).
The pair poked fun at the organisation, saying it was made up of “90 international no black journalists.”
They then went on to describe the plot of Soul and saying it was about a Black man’s soul that gets knocked out of his body and into a cat.
“The HFPA really responded to this movie because they do have five cat members,” Fey said.
They later made a more serious comment on the fact that of the 87 HFPA members, none are Black.
“A number of Black actors and Black-led projects were overlooked,” Poehler said.
Later during the show, HFPA President Ali Sar, Vice President Helen Hoehne and former President Meher Tatna addressed the issue.
“On behalf of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, thank you for joining us tonight to celebrate the work of artists from around the globe, we recognise we have our own work to do,” Hoehne began.
“Just like in film and television, Black representation is vital. We must have Black journalists in our organisation.
“We must also ensure everyone from all under-represented communities gets a seat at our table, and we are going to make that happen,” Tatna said.
“That means creating an environment where a diverse membership is the norm, not the exception,” Sar concluded. “Thank you and we look forward to a more inclusive future.”
With the awards continuing, Mark Ruffalo has been recognised for playing twin brothers in the drama I Know This Much is True.
Best performance by an actor in a limited series or a motion picture made for television
Bryan Cranston — Your Honor
Jeff Daniels — The Comey Rule
Hugh Grant — The Undoing
Ethan Hawke — The Good Lord Bird
Mark Ruffalo — I Know This Much Is True
With the second most film nominations, The Trial of the Chicago 7 has picked up its first award, with writer and director Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing) being singled out for producing the best motion picture screenplay.
Best screenplay — motion picture
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7
The Carol Burnett Award for Achievement in Television has been awarded to 98-year-old television writer Norman Lear. It recognises “outstanding contributions to television on or off the screen”.
The Crown (which is leading the TV nominations with six awards up for grabs) has taken out its first win, with Emma Corrin being singled out for her role as Princess Diana in the fourth season of the series. She also beat out co-star Olivia Colman.
In her acceptance speech, the British actor thanked her co-star Josh O’Connor, who she labelled her Prince Charming.
“Thank you for making every single day by my side a complete joy,” she said.
She also paid tribute to the People’s Princess.
“You have taught me compassion and empathy beyond any measure that I could ever imagine. On behalf of everyone who remembers you so fondly and passionately in our hearts, thank you.”
Best performance by an actress in a television series — drama
Emma Corrin — The Crown
Olivia Colman — The Crown
Jodie Comer — Killing Eve
Laura Linney — Ozark
Sarah Paulson — Ratched
The Sophia Loren lead drama film The Life Ahead has won the best original motion picture song category.
Best original song — motion picture
Fight for You — Judas & the Black Messiah
Io Si — The Life Ahead
Speak Now — One Night in Miami
Hear My Voice — The Trial of the Chicago 7
Tigress & Tweed — The US v Billie Holiday
Soul has taken out another award—this time for the best original score for a motion picture.
Best original score — motion picture
The Midnight Sky
News of the World
The chance for comedy Schitt’s Creek to sweep these awards is over, after Dan Levy missed out on his nod. Instead, Jason Sudekis took out the gong for his role in Ted Lasso.
Best performance by an actor in a television series — musical or comedy
Don Cheadle — Black Monday
Nicholas Hoult — The Great
Eugene Levy — Schitt’s Creek
Jason Sudeikis — Ted Lasso
Ramy Youssef — Ramy
Schitt’s Creek may have missed out on the last award, but it has picked up the gong for Best Television series-Musical or Comedy.
Best television series — musical or comedy
Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
Rosamund Pike has edged out favourites including Bulgarian Borat actress Maria Bakalova and star-of-the-moment Anya Taylor-Joy to take out the Best Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy category for her starring role in I Care A Lot.
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture — musical or comedy
Maria Bakalova — Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Kate Hudson — Music
Michelle Pfeiffer — French Exit
Rosamund Pike — I Care a Lot
Anya Taylor-Joy — Emma
The Crown has taken out its second award, with Josh O’Connor recognised for playing Prince Charles.
Best performance by an actor in a television series — drama
Jason Bateman — Ozark
Josh O'Connor — The Crown
Bob Odenkirk — Better Call Saul
Al Pacino — Hunters
Matthew Rhys — Perry Mason
Despite criticism that it should have been included in the major motion picture categories, the film Minari has won best foreign language film.
Although being set in America it was not able to compete in the major categories due to the fact more than half of the film is in Korean.
Best motion picture — foreign language
The Life Ahead
Two of Us
The Crown is on a roll, with the series taking out yet another award—this time the best television drama series, beating out Ozark and The Mandalorian.
Best television series — drama
Jane Fonda has been awarded this year’s Cecil B. deMille Award.
While 12-year-old German actor Helena Zengel was in the running to pick up the best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a motion picture, Jodie Foster took out the win for playing lawyer Nancy Hollander in The Mauritanian.
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture
Jodie Foster — The Mauritanian
Olivia Colman — The Father
Glenn Close — Hillbilly Elegy
Amanda Seyfried —Mank
Helena Zengel — News of the World
The Crown has done it again—with Gillian Anderson recognised for her turn as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
That is now four-from-five awards. The only ones it missed out on were nominations for Olivia Colman as the Queen and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, due to the fact they were up against Corrin and Anderson in the same categories.
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television
Cynthia Nixon — Ratched
Gillian Anderson — The Crown
Helena Bonham Carter — The Crown
Julia Garner — Ozark
Annie Murphy — Shitt’s Creek
Despite missing out in the movie category, Anya-Taylor Joy has secured a win for her acclaimed role as chess prodigy Beth Harmon in the mini-series The Queen’s Gambit. However her win means our hopes of an Aussie taking home a trophy are now gone, with Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman both also nominated in this category.
Best performance by an actress in a limited series or a motion picture made for television
Cate Blanchett — Mrs America
Daisy Edgar-Jones — Normal People
Shira Haas — Unorthodoz
Nicole Kidman — The Undoing
Anya Taylor-Joy — The Queen's Gambit
The Queen’s Gambit has also won another award.
Best television limited series or motion picture made for television
The Queen's Gambit
Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman has posthumously been awarded a Golden Globe for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. The actor died of colon cancer, aged 43, last year.
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture — drama
Riz Ahmed — Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman — Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins — The Father
Gary Oldman — Mank
Tahar Rahim — The Mauritanian
Nomadland director Chloe Zhao has made history, being named only the second woman ever to win the Golden Globes best director for a motion picture. In the awards 78 year history, only five woman have ever been nominated, with Barbra Striesand previously the only winner, in 1983, for her work on Yentl.
Best director — motion picture
David Fincher — Mank
Regina King — One Night in Miami
Aaron Sorkin — The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloe Zhao — Nomadland
Emerald Fennell — Promising Young Woman
This was also a historic year, with three female nominees in the category.
Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat Subsequent Moviefilm has won the award for Best Motion Picture- Musical or Comedy.
Best motion picture — musical or comedy
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
The actor also took out his other nomination — Best performance by an actor in a motion picture — musical or comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen - Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
James Corden — The Prom
Lin-Manuel Miranda — Hamilton
Dev Patel — Personal History of David Copperfield
Andy Samberg — Palm Springs
Andra Day has taken out the best performance by an actress in a motion picture drama for her turn as Billie Holiday in The United States vs. Billie Holiday.
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture — drama
Carey Mulligan — Promising Young Woman
Frances McDormand — Nomadland
Vanessa Kirby — Pieces of a Woman
Viola Davis — Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day - The United States vs Billie Holiday
Nomadland, which stars Frances McDormand, has also won the best drama motion picture award, rounding out the ceremony.
Best motion picture — drama
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Despite being nominated in the most film categories, Mank failed to pick up any awards. The big winner of the night was The Crown, which won four awards.
The awards have now wrapped up for this year. Next up on the Hollywood awards circuit is the Academy Awards, which will be held on Sunday April 25 (Monday morning Perth time).
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