Golden Globes 2021 Highlights: Nomadland is best film, The Crown wins big
Golden Globes 2021: As the 78th edition of the award show took place virtually, some of the best content on TV and cinema were honoured. Golden Globes streamed on VH1, VH1 HD Comedy Central, Comedy Central HD, Colors Infinity and Colors Infinity HD.
Golden Globes 2021 award ceremony was held at Rainbow Room in New York and Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. (Photo: HFPA)
The Golden Globes 2021 ceremony was held on Monday, March 1. Like everything else, the coronaviruspandemic also affected the awards season. The ceremony took place from both Los Angeles and New York, with nominees taking part from locations around the world. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the event from Rainbow Room in New York and Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, respectively.
The nominees for the Golden Globes were revealed on February 3. This time, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association or HFPA, the organisation behind the awards, honoured films and TV shows released in 2020 and early 2021. When it comes to films, David Fincher’s gorgeous, black-and-white ode to Old Hollywood Mank had the most nominations — six. However, it was unable to clinch the trophy in any major category.
One of the biggest wins of the night belonged to Netflix’s controversial show The Crown. It won awards in four major categories, including one for Best Television Series (Drama). Emma Corin, Josh O’Connor and Gillian Anderson bagged the awards as well for their stellar performances on the show.
Schitt’s Creek had five nominations; it won in the Best Television Series (musical or comedy) category. Ozark and The Undoing both had 4 nominations each. However, they were unable to convert it into any win.
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Riz Ahmed, who was nominated for his performance in Sound of Metal, earlier spoke about the honour. He said while speaking to Associated Press, "I feel like there are some hidden gifts in this difficult time. With the awards this year, I think some of the bigger films that might have been released this year or taken up a lot of an audience’s bandwidth got pushed so I think it’s an opportunity to shine a light on some smaller movies. I think you can always find the opportunity in the obstacle.”
Maria Bakalova, the young Bulgarian actor who broke out with Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, had also spoken to Associated Press. She said, "We’ve been praying, we’ve been hoping, we’ve been dreaming, but even in our wildest dreams we didn’t think something like this could happen to people from Eastern Europe.”
Golden Globes can be pretty predictable, and most awards are given to firm favourites --films and shows that have excelled in prestigious film festivals. But sometimes, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association manages to pull off surprises. Golden Globes 2021 award ceremony streamed on VH1, VH1 HD Comedy Central, Comedy Central HD, Colors Infinity and Colors Infinity HD.
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