The 78th Golden Globes Recap

Mia Turrin, Writer

The 78th Golden Globe Awards were held on Sunday, February 28th, 2021, This year’s event was one for the records, as it was the first time that the Golden Globes were hosted bicoastally to accommodate COVID-19 protocols. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the Golden Globes together for the fourth year; the last time they did this was 2015.  Fey was stationed at NYC’s the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center while Poehler from the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California.

Two notable individuals certainly deserve the recognition that they received:

This year’s winner for the Cecil B. DeMille Award is Jane Fonda. She is known for her work in the film industry and for her contributions as a former model, environmentalist, and political activist; she ran her own business and participated in rallies. In total, Fonda has received two Academy Awards and eight Golden Globe Awards.

This year’s winner for the Carol Burnett Award is Norman Lear. He has won many prestigious awards and is known for writing and producing several popular TV shows, such as All in the Family, The Jeffersons, and One Day at a Time. At ninety-eight years old, his performances are still iconic staples of American culture.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s opening was outstanding, as it simultaneously honored America’s healthcare/frontline workers and made the audience laugh. Despite the unprecedented and less-than-ideal circumstances in which the Golden Globes were held, Fey and Poehler found the good in the situation, enabling the American people to come together under our shared challenges. Ultimately, the 2021 Golden Globe Awards reminded the audience that even in these difficult times, there are reasons to smile and reasons to celebrate (safely).

Without further ado, here are the winners of the 2021 Golden Globes:
Best Picture Drama: Nomadland
Best Picture Musical/Comedy: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama: Andra Day (The United States vs. Billie Holiday)
Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama: Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical/Comedy: Rosamund Pike (I Care A Lot)
Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical/Comedy: Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture: Jodie Foster (The Mauritanian)
Best Supporting Actor in a 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 Chicago 7)
Best Motion Picture Animated: Soul
Best Picture Foreign Language: Minari (USA)
Best Score Motion Picture: Jon Batiste, Atticus Ross, Trent Rezner (Soul)
Best Song Motion Picture: “Lo Sí” (The Life Ahead)
Best Drama Television Series: The Crown
Best Musical/Comedy Television Series: Schitt’s Creek
Best Television Motion Picture: The Queen’s Gambit
Best Actress in a Television Motion Picture: Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit)
Best Actor in a Television Motion Picture: Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much is True)
Best Actress in a Television Drama: Emma Corrin (The Crown)
Best Actor in a Television Drama: Josh O’Connor (The Crown)
Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy Television: Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek)
Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy Television: Jason Sudeikis (Ted Lasso)
Best Supporting Actress in Television: Gillian Anderson (The Crown)
Best Supporting Actor in Television: John Boyega (Small Axe)

Although the award ceremony was unorthodox, several members of the film industry were recognized for their hard work, innovation, and dedication to their craft. Notably, Netflix destroyed its competition, earning forty-two nominations for its original productions: twenty-two in film and twenty in television. The Golden Globes also featured a beautiful and emotional tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman—may he rest in peace. The 93rd Academy Awards will be held on April 25, 2021, as the next opportunity to recognize the talented individuals in film.