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Overview of 78th Golden Globes Awards 2021 held from Los Angeles and New York City 

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78th Golden Globe Awards (2021) Announced NomadlandThe 78th Golden Globes Awards 2021 took place in a Hybrid Format on 28th February 2021. It was the first bi-coastal ceremony, filmed from Los Angeles and New York City, United States of America(USA) hosted by Amy Poehler from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and Tina Fey from New York’s Rainbow Room.

The 78th Golden Globes Awards 2021 was produced by Dick Clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association(HFPA).


  • The nominees of the 2021 Golden Globe Award were disclosed by Sarah Jessica Parker, six-time Golden Globe winner, and Taraji P. Henson, Golden Globe winner.
  • For the first time the nominations were announced over a virtual platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions.

2021 Golden Globe Ambassadors: 

i.Satchel Lee and Jackson Lee, children of filmmakers and three-time Golden Globe Nominee Spike Lee and his wife Tonya Lewis Lee, philanthropist.

ii.Jackson Lee is the first Black male ambassador of Golden Globes.

Key Points:

i.Nomadland by chinese Female director Chloé Zhao won the Best Pictures Drama and Chloé Zhao won the Best Director Motion Picture. Chloe Zhao became the first Asian woman and only the 2nd woman to win the best director award after Barbra Streisand who won the award for “Yentl.” in 1984. 

ii.Nomadland became the first film directed by a female to win the award in this category.

iii.Barbra Streisand was the first woman to win the Award(Director) in 1984 for Yentl.

iv.Chadwick Boseman was posthumously honoured with the Best Actor Golden Globe award for his performance in the film Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

v.The Crown, a television series, has the highest nominations for any tele series and it has won in 4 categories (Best Drama Series, Best Television Actress, Best Television Actor, Best Supporting Actress).

vi.The 78th Golden Globes 2021 also honoured Jane Fonda with the Cecil B. DeMille Award, and Norman Lear with the Carol Burnett Award. 

Winners of 78th Golden Globes:

Category Winner
Best Motion Picture DramaNomadland directed by Chloé Zhao
Best Picture – Musical/ComedyBorat Subsequent Moviefilm directed by Jason Woliner
Best Director Motion PictureChloé Zhao for Nomadland
Best Actress – Motion Picture DramaAndra Day for The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Best Actor – Motion Picture DramaChadwick Boseman for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical/ComedyRosamund Pike for I Care A Lot
Best Actor – Motion Picture – Musical/ComedySacha Baron Cohen for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Best Supporting Actress – Motion PictureJodie Foster for The Mauritanian
Best Supporting Actor – Motion PictureDaniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah
Best Screenplay Motion PictureAaron Sorkin for The Trial of the Chicago 7
Best Picture – AnimatedSoul directed by Pete Docter
Best Picture – Foreign LanguageMinari (American Drama)
Best Score Motion PictureJon Batiste, Atticus Ross,Trent Reznor for Soul
Best Song Motion PictureIo Sì (Seen) from The Life Ahead directed by Lee Isaac Chung
Best Drama SeriesThe Crown by Netflix
Best Musical/Comedy SeriesSchitt’s Creek by Pop tv
Best Television Motion PictureThe Queen’s Gambit by Netflix
Best Actress – Television Motion PictureAnya Taylor-Joy for The Queen’s Gambit
Best Actor – Television Motion PictureMark Ruffalo for I Know This Much Is True
Best Television Actress – Drama SeriesEmma Corrin for The Crown
Best Television Actor – Drama SeriesJosh O’Connor for The Crown
Best Television Actress – Musical/Comedy SeriesCatherine O’Hara for Schitt’s Creek
Best Television Actor – Musical/Comedy SeriesJason Sudeikis for Ted Lasso
Best Supporting Actress – TelevisionGillian Anderson for The Crown
Best Supporting Actor – TelevisionJohn Boyega for Small Axe

Golden Globe Awards:

i.The Golden Globe Awards are presented by the 93 members of the HFPA.

ii.The award recognises excellence in both domestic and foreign Films and television.

iii.The first Golden Globe Awards were presented in 1944.