The 2021 Golden Globe Recap

This year’s Golden Globe Awards was held on Sunday, February 28th, 2021. Taking place in both Los Angeles and New York City, the awards were much different from previous events. The Golden Globes honored the best films and tv shows of the year, and they did just that. All the nominees were shown from their homes, accepting awards alongside their families.

The film starring Frances McDormand and David Strathairn, “Nomadland” won the award for Best Motion Picture in the Drama Category. Additionally, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”, staring Sacha Baron Cohen, won Best Motion Picture in the Musical or Comedy category.

“Nomadland” took many awards of the night, including Best Director, Chloe Zhao, becoming the second woman to win this award. This year, there were three woman, including two woman of color, nominated for this award, breaking records.

As for the Best Actor in a Motion Picture the late Chadwick Boseman won the award with his role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”. His wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the award on his behalf and gave an emotional speech, outlining who Boseman would have thanked for the award.

As for television, “The Crown” surpassed everything and won four awards: Best Television Series Drama, Best Actor in a Drama TV Series, Best Actress in a Drama TV Series, Best Supporting Actress in a Series. “The Crown” is a show about British politics, and has exceeded all expectations.

In the comedy nominations, “Schitt’s Creek” won Best Television Series in the Comedy Category, and “The Queen’s Gambit” won Best Miniseries or Television Film. The lead actresses in both series, Catherine O’Hara and Anya Taylor-Joy, won the Golden Globes for Best Actress.

Jane Fonda was honored with a lifetime achievement award in film and television, and  producer and writer Norman Lear won the Carol Burnett Award. Fonda was given the award for some of her roles in “Klute”, “Coming Home”, and “On Golden Pond”. On the other hand, Lear was awarded from the TV show that proposed societal issues, “All In the Family”.

The Golden Globes gave many people a feeling of normalcy, and was a great start to the spring awards season.