Golden Globes Film Awards 2021: Nomadland, Borat And More Score Trophies

Nomadland, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm

by James White |
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The 2021 Golden Globes ceremony was always going to be a weird affair, not the least because it had to be one of those hybrid virtual affairs, with segments pre-recorded, Zoom speeches and trophies handed out in the coming weeks after a thorough sanitizing.

This year, though they also took place under a cloud of controversy and – for some, revelation – as the boy behind the awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, faced accusations of closed ranks, financial impropriety, and a distinct lack of inclusivity, since it includes no black members. Social media campaigns calling for change have been rampant in the last week, and the choices in some categories, such as Emily In Paris being nominated where the likes of I May Destroy You were shunned.

Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – presenting from different coasts of the States (Fey at the Rainbow Room in New York, Poehler at the ceremony's usual venue, the Beverly Hilton in LA) – doled out the usual jokes, with a few choice barbs about the average age of HFPA members ("some of them may be ghosts"), celebs (Quentin Tarantino's er... appreciation... of feet got a shout-out) and the inclusivity issue. The Association also rolled out members to promise more diversity in future – though they might have been better off showing someone repairing a stable door after a horse has already bolted. And the stable is on fire.

On the movie front, the choices were naturally more limited than they might have been, given the lack of big releases, though companies such as Amazon and Netflix stepped into the breach.

As for the ceremony itself, there were plenty of technical glitches (yes, you did Daniel Kaluuya dirty) and awkward moments. There were movies we'd expected to win more that went home empty-handed (looking at One Night In Miami). But there were also funny moments (Barb! Star! And some courtesy of nominee Don Cheadle) and one emotional, truthful heart-punch, as the late Chadwick Boseman's wife, Taylor Simone Ledward accepted his award for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom on his behalf.

Here is the full list of winners. For the TV list, head here.

Best Motion Picture (Drama)


The Father


Promising Young Woman

The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Best Motion Picture (Musical Or Comedy)

Borat Subsequent MoviefilmWinner



Palm Springs

The Prom

Best Actor (Drama)

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey's Black BottomWinner

Riz Ahmed – Sound Of Metal

Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Gary Oldman – Mank

Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian

Best Actress (Drama)

Andra Day – The United States Vs. Billie HolidayWinner

Viola Davis – Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Vanessa Kirby – Pieces Of A Woman

Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

Best Actress (Musical Or Comedy)

Rosamund Pike – I Care A LotWinner

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Kate Hudson – Music

Michelle Pfeiffer – French Exit

Anya Taylor-Joy – Emma

Best Actor (Musical Or Comedy)

Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat Subsequent MoviefilmWinner

James Corden – The Prom

Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton

Dev Patel – The Personal History Of David Copperfield

Andy Samberg – Palm Springs

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

Daniel Kaluuya – Judas And The Black MessiahWinner

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 Actress In A Supporting Role

Jodie Foster – The MauritanianWinner

Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman – The Father

Amanda Seyfried – Mank

Helena Zengel – News Of The World

Best Director - Motion Picture

Chloé Zhao – NomadlandWinner

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

Aaron Sorkin – The Trial Of The Chicago 7 - Winner

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

Jack Fincher – Mank

Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton – The Father

Chloe Zhao – Nomadland

Best Motion Picture - Foreign Language

Minari, USA – Winner

Another Round, Denmark

La Llorona, Guatamela/France

The Life Ahead, Italy

Two Of Us, France/USA

Best Motion Picture - Animated


The Croods: A New Age


Over The Moon


Best Original Score


The Midnight Sky


News Of The World


Best Original Song – Motion Picture

Diane Warren – ‘IO SI (Seen)’ – The Life AheadWinner

H.E.R. – ‘Fight for You’ – Judas And The Black Messiah

Celeste – ‘Hear My Voice’ – The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Leslie Odom Jr. – ‘Speak Now’ – One Night In Miami

Andra Day – ‘Tigers & Tweed’ – The United States Vs. Billie Holiday

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