The first ever virtual Golden Globes 2021 – A Recap: The Crown and Nomadland win top awards

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The 78th annual Golden Globes was far than normal. The stars, all dressed up for the event of the year, had to stay home and watch the Golden Globes online. As usual, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opened the show with their witty jokes for opposite coasts. This was all not without any technical difficulties. The stars had to make it work through all the technical difficulties. Catherine O’Hara had some trouble due to the background noise during her acceptance speech. Here is what you (may) have missed:

Nomadland, directed by Chloé Zhao, won best drama film. Director Chloé Zhao made history as the first Asian woman and the second woman to ever win the prize for this category. The first woman to ever win this award was Barbra Streisand in 1984. This is also a momentous moment as more than one woman was shortlisted for the coveted award of best director. Borat Subsequent Moviefilm won the award for best movie comedy. Sacha Baron Cohen who plays Borat also won the award for best actor film comedy. Andra Day won the award for best actress drama for her portrayal of jazz singer Billie Holiday in the film The United States vs. Billie Holiday.

The late Chadwick Boseman won the award for best actor film drama for the film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Taylor Simone made a tearful acceptance speech on behalf of his late husband. Rosamund Pike won the award for best actress comedy for her role as Maria Grayson in I Care A Lot.

Daniel Kaluuya who won the award for best supporting actor drama for the film Judas and the Black Messiah, was unable to unmute his microphone during his acceptance speech. The actor exclaimed “You’re doing me dirty”. Disney’s Soul won the award for best animated picture. The series Schitt’s Creek won the award for best comedy series. The Queen’s Gambit was awarded the best TV limited series. Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays Beth Harmon in The Queen’s Gambit, won best actress TV limited series. The Crown brings back four awards. Both Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor were awarded their first Globes (best TV actress drama and best TV actor drama) for their role as Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Gillian Anderson, who played as Margaret Thatcher, won the award for best TV supporting actress. The series, available to stream through Netflix, won best drama series. Corrin expressed how grateful and thankful she is for Prince Harry’s support on the series during her acceptance speech.