The Golden Globes 2021 Awards kicked off Sunday night after being delayed for nearly two months by the coronavirus pandemic. Nomadland won the award for best drama film and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm won best comedy film. Andra Day won best actress in a drama for The United States vs. Billie Holiday and Chadwick Boseman posthumously received the award for best actor in a drama for what became his final movie role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Chloé Zhao, who helmed Nomadland, became only the second woman ever to win best director. Jane Fonda received the Cecil B. DeMille Award and Norman Lear became the third ever recipient of the Carol Burnett Award.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey hosted the bicoastal virtual ceremony, with Fey presenting from the Rainbow Room in New York City and Poehler hosting from The Beverly Hilton in California, where the awards ceremony is traditionally held.
The Golden Globes 2021 highlights
Chadwick Boseman has been honored posthumously at the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards. The actor nabbed his first Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, for his portrayal of Levee Green in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Boseman’s widow Taylor Simone Ledward accepted the award on his behalf. In her tearful acceptance speech, she said, “He would say something beautiful. Something inspiring. Something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells you you can, that tells you to keep going, that calls you back to what you are meant to be doing at this moment in history.”
“I don’t have his words, but we have to take all the moments to celebrate those we love,” Taylor said. “So thank you, HFPA, for this opportunity to do exactly that.”
Wrapping up her heartbreaking speech, Simone addressed her late husband, saying, “And honey, you keep ’em coming. Thank you.”
Sascha Baron Cohen
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s Golden Globes speeches had some zingers for Rudy Giuliani and Donald Trump!
Cohen took home Best Comedy or Musical Film for “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” and joked, “I’ve got to say, this movie could not have been possible without my co-star, a fresh new talent who came from nowhere and turned out to be a comedy genius. I’m talking about Rudy Giuliani.”
Jodie Foster was beyond shocked to win at the Golden Globes for Best Actress in The Mauritanian, but she didn’t forget to thank one special person… Aaron Rodgers!
Foster rocked pajamas while accepting the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. After kissing her wife Alexandra Hedison, Jodie said, “I think you made a mistake. I’m a little speechless. I just never expected to ever be here again and… wow. I have to thank all of my amazing filmmakers, Kevin Macdonald and the real-life people… and Aaron Rodgers! This is awesome.”
Jane Fonda is the latest recipient of the prestigious Cecil B. DeMille Award at the 2021 Golden Globes.
During her acceptance speech on Sunday night, the actress called for greater diversity in Hollywood and praised how storytelling can change perspectives around the world.
She said stories let us “have empathy, to recognize that for all our diversity we are all humans.”
But she said there is another “story we’ve been afraid to see and hear about ourselves in this industry, about which voices we respect and elevate and which we tune out, who is offered a seat at the table and who is kept out of the rooms where decisions are made.”
Fonda called for Hollywood’s leaders to “make an effort to expand that tent” so that “everyone has a chance to be seen and heard.”
Andra Day made history at Sunday’s Golden Globes, becoming the second Black woman ever to win Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for her portrayal of music legend Billie Holiday.
A visibly stunned Day thanked God, her family, the cast and crew of the film, her fellow nominees and “the amazing, transformative, dynamic Billie Holiday, who just transformed me with this role and with her presence and with her spirit.”
Jason Sudeikis, star and creator of AppleTV+ breakout comedy Ted Lasso, was not expecting to win a 2021 Golden Globe award for it. Well, he did, and some fans on social media are wondering if he had enjoyed an edible prior to his win.
In his acceptance speech, Sudeikis was in shock for his award and he called it “nuts” multiple times.
The bleary-eyed and clad in a tie-dye hoodie while everyone else was dressed for the red carpet, the 45-year-old former SNL star delivered his acceptance speech for best actor in a comedy.
Sudeikis trended on social media not only for his win, but also because of the hoodie — which many people are finding relatable. Twitter is lighting up, calling his behavior a “mood.”
Post win, Sudeikis explained that the pastel-colored garment – which featured the words “Forward Space” – came from his sister’s Kristin’s dance studio and workout space in New York City.
He told reporters after the ceremony: “I believe, when people that you care about do cool, interesting things that you should support them. So, this is no different than that.”
“I believe in the product as much as the message. I have a multitude of hoodies, I could have worn for a multitude of things I believe in and support. You know, this one seemed the most appropriate.”
But Jason insisted his sartorial choice had nothing to do with promotion and was simply “family pride.”
He added: “I don’t know if you have siblings, but when they do something that you believe in, you encourage them to do it and you don’t refer to it as product placement.”
The Golden Globes 2021 winners
Best motion picture – drama: “Nomadland”
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – drama: Andra Day – “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama: Chadwick Boseman – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Best motion picture – musical or comedy: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
Best performance by an actress in a motion picture – musical or comedy: Rosamund Pike – “I Care a Lot”
Best performance by an actor in a motion picture – musical or comedy: Sacha Baron Cohen – “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
Best motion picture – animated: “Soul”
Best motion picture – foreign language: “Minari”
Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture: Jodie Foster – “The Mauritanian”
Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any motion picture: Daniel Kaluuya – “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Best director – motion picture: Chloé Zhao – “Nomadland”
Best screenplay – motion picture: Aaron Sorkin – “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Best original score – motion picture: “Soul” by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste
Best original song – motion picture: “lo si (Seen)” by Diane Warren, Laura Pausini and Niccolò Agliardi – “The Life Ahead”
Best television series – drama: “The Crown”
Best performance by an actress in a television series – drama: Emma Corrin – “The Crown”
Best performance by an actor in a television series – drama: Josh O’Connor – “The Crown”
Best television series – musical or comedy: “Schitt’s Creek”
Best performance by an actress in a television series – musical or comedy: Catherine O’Hara – “Schitt’s Creek”
Best performance by an actor in a television series – musical or comedy: Jason Sudeikis – “Ted Lasso”
Best television limited series, anthology series or motion picture made for television: “The Queen’s Gambit”
Best performance by an actress in a limited series, anthology series or motion picture made for television: Anya Taylor-Joy – “The Queen’s Gambit”
Best performance by an actor in a limited series, anthology series or motion picture made for television: Mark Ruffalo – “I Know This Much Is True.”
Best performance by an actress in a television supporting role: Gillian Anderson – “The Crown”
Best performance by an actor in a television supporting role: John Boyega – “Small Axe”