Golden Globes Winners: The 78th Annual Golden Globes ceremony is currently underway and this year The Crown has ruled the awards, winning in the Best Television Series (Drama) category, while Emma Corrin won Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series (Drama) as well. Other female actors to have won major awards this year are Rosamund Pike and Catherine O'Hara.
Corrin, who played Princess Diana in the popular Netflix series, in her acceptance speech, extended thanks to Princess Diana and paid a tribute to her saying, “you have put compassion and empathy beyond anything I can understand”.
"On behalf of everyone who remembers you so fondly and passionately in our hearts, thank you," she added. Read our review of The Crown here.
Hollywood veteran Jane Fonda was felicitated with the Cecil B. DeMille Award during Sunday night's ceremony. In her speech, Fonda praised the diversity in films released in the last year that helped “generate a way for us to see and hear what we may have been afraid of seeing and hearing.”
Another fan favourite, Schitt's Creek, which also took the Emmys by a storm last year, won the Best Television Series (Musical or Comedy). The series lead Catherine O'Hara also picked up the award for Best Actress in A TV Series- Musical or Comedy.
Chinese filmmaker Chloe Zhao won Best Director in a Motion Picture for Nomadland. This is the first time that a female director has won the award since 1984, when Barbara Streisand secured an award for Yentl.
It was the first time that more than one woman had been nominated in the best director category in any one year at the Golden Globe. Apart from Chloe Zhao, other nominees were Emerald Fennell and Regina King. While King was nominated for One Night in Miami, Fennell was nominated for Promising Young Woman.
Netflix’s hit series The Queen’s Gambit, starring Anya Taylor-Joy, won two top prizes. Taylor-Joy, who won the award in Best Actress in a limited series/ TV movie, said in her acceptance speech, , “It’s obviously wonderful that everyone has seen the show, but I would do this project again and again and again,” she went on. “I learned so much. I’m so grateful, and thank you to the audiences that have watched it and supported the character. It meant the world.”
Andra Day becomes the second Black woman to win Golden Globe for best actress in a motion picture (drama), for her performance in the Hulu film The United States vs. Billie Holiday. With this, she’s now only the second Black woman ever to win this award, after Whoopi Goldberg did 35 years ago for The Color Purple.
In her acceptance speech, Day thanked “the amazing transformative dynamic Billie Holiday, who just transformed me with this role and with her presence and with her spirit.”
Congratulations to Andra Day (@AndraDayMusic) - Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - The United States vs. Billie Holiday (@USvsBillie). - #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/0GqLiftZih— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) March 1, 2021
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