“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” and “Nomadland” were the big winners of the 78th Golden Globe Awards. “The Crown” and late star Chadwick Boseman were among winners, too, while veteran Jane Fonda was feted with the lifetime achievement award.
The ceremony was held virtually and the live audience consisted of frontline workers and first responders of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned to hosting duties this year, but they were in New York and Los Angeles respectively, marking the first time the Golden Globes have been bicoastal.
The best drama film went to “Nomadland ” starring Frances McDormand as a homeless woman traveling through the American West.
Late star Chadwick Boseman was posthumously named best actor in a drama film for his performance in “Ma Rainy’s Black Bottom”.
“Schitt’s Creek” was named Best Comedy series. Actress Catherine O’Hara, who plays the role of Moira Rose in the show, was feted with best comedy actress honor.
The best director award went to Chloe Zhao, who became the second female winner of the category in Globes history, after Barbara Streisand in 1983, reports bbc.com.
Zhao said: “Thank you everyone who made it possible to do what I love. I fell in love with making movies and telling stories because it gave us a chance to laugh and cry together, to learn from each other, and to have more compassion for each other.”
The Sacha Baron Cohen-starrer “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”, the sequel to 2006’s hugely successful “Borat”, was named best musical or comedy film.
“Thank you to the all-white Hollywood Foreign Press,” said Sacha Baron Cohen as he accepted the prize, referring to the recent revelation that the organisation behind the Globes currently has no black members.
The actor joked about the awards body as he was named best actor in a comedy or musical for the same film.
Other winners included Rosamund Pike, who was named best actress in a musical or comedy film for “I Care A Lot”. The best supporting actor went to Daniel Kaluuya for his performance in “Judas And the Black Messiah”.
“The Crown” won four honors including best drama series.
Actress Gillian Anderson was named in the best supporting category in the series for her portrayal of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher.