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The Golden Globe Award winners for 2021 have been announced

Golden Globe winners 2021

As if it never left, awards season is back in (almost) full swing. After being delayed for almost two months due to the pandemic, the winners of the 2021 Golden Globe Awards have finally been revealed.

While much of this year's proceedings were still rolled out virtually, the 2021 nominees lineup has stuck true to tradition in one major way – through its controversial list of nominees. Although this year's list marked a historical year of recognition for female directors, the Hollywood Foreign Press' decision was met with public outrage over the noticeable snub of several groundbreaking performances and productions. The most questionable of them all of course, was the absence of Michaela Coel's I May Destroy You.

Although we certainly can't change the past, we can – and still should – celebrate the incredible achievements of this year's successful winners. After much discussion over the lack of recognition for deserving Black-led productions in the 2021 Golden Globe nominees list, the first two winners of the night were two Black British actors: Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah and John Boyega for Small Axe.

A deeply moving win, actor Chadwick Boseman posthumously won the award for best performance by an actor in a motion picture – drama, for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black BottomHis role as Levee alongside Viola Davis was his final film before he passed away from stage 4 colon cancer in August last year. His wife, Simone Ledward Boseman, accepted the award on his behalf.

The formidable Jane Fonda was also announced as this year's Cecil B. DeMille award recipient; the honoury award bestowed for outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment. Although Fonda is the 68th recipient in the award's history, she is only the 16th female recipient.

Keep reading below for the full list of 2021 Golden Globe winners.


Best Motion Picture, Drama

The Father
Winner: Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7


Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

Winner: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Palm Springs
The Prom


Best TV Series, Comedy

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


Best TV Series, Drama

Winner: The Crown
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian


Best Limited Series or TV Movie

Normal People
Small Axe
Winner: The Queen’s Gambit
The Undoing


Best Actor, Motion Picture, Drama

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


Best Actress, Motion Picture, Drama

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


Best Actor, Motion Picture, 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 Actress, Motion Picture, Comedy

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


Best Supporting Actor, Motion Picture

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


Best Supporting Actress, Motion Picture

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


Best Director, Motion Picture

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


Best Screenplay, Motion Picture

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Jack Fincher, Mank
Winner: Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton, The Father
Chloe Zhao, Nomadland


Best Actress, TV Series, Drama

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


Best Actor, TV Series, Drama

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


Best Actor, Limited Series or TV Movie

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


Best Actress, Limited Series or TV Movie

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


Best Actor, TV Series, Comedy

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


Best Actress, TV Series, Comedy

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


Best Supporting Actor, TV

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


Best Supporting Actress, TV

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


Best Original Score, Motion Picture

The Midnight Sky
News of the World
Winner: Soul


Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“Fight for You,” Judas and the Black Messiah
“Hear My Voice,” The Trial of the Chicago 7
Winner: “Io Si (Seen),” The Life Ahead
“Speak Now,” One Night in Miami…
“Tigress & Tweed,” The United States vs. Billie Holiday


Best Motion Picture, Animated

The Croods: A New Age
Over the Moon
Winner: Soul


Best Motion Picture, Foreign Language

Another Round
La Llorona
The Life Ahead
Winner: Minari
Two of Us


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