2021 Golden Globes: The Highlights

The Golden Globes, one of the only major awards show to happen during the COVID-19 pandemic, took place last Sunday, February 28th, 2021, with a combination of in-person and at-home nominees and audience members. This is the list of winners who took home awards on one of Hollywood’s biggest nights.

Golden GlobesBest Picture (Drama): NOMADLAND

Nomadland follows the story of Fern (Frances McDormand, Fargo), a woman in her sixties, as she loses everything in the 2008 Recession, and embarks on a journey across the western part of the United States in a van.

Where to watch: Hulu

Best Picture (Musical or Comedy): BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM

The sequel to the internationally known and internationally criticized comedy movie Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, made in 2006, was brought to Amazon Prime in October 2020, with Sacha Baron Cohen reprising his role as the comedic (and somewhat offensive) character. Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Best Picture (Foreign Language): MINARI

Minari, an original film by Lee Issac Chungshows the trials and tribulations of a Korean American family as the move to a farm in Arkansas. The family adjusts to life in the Ozarks, and learn what the power of resilience and what truly makes a home a home.

Where to watch: rent/buy on Youtube or Amazon Prime Video


Singer/songwriter and actress Andra Day, whose hit song Rise Up became popular in 2015, made a name for herself once again, taking on the role of American jazz singer Billie Holiday in The United States vs. Billie Holiday. Her outstanding performance in the film earned her first two Golden Globe nominations, one for Best Original Song and one for Best Actress in a Drama, the latter of which she took home.

Where to watch: Hulu


Chadwick Boseman, who tragically passed away in August of last year due to colon cancer, was awarded this posthumous recognition for his amazing performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Where to watch: Netflix

Best Actress (Musical or Comedy): ROSAMUND PIKE (I CARE A LOT)

In her 3rd Golden Globe-nominated performance, English actress Rosamund Pike took home the award for Best Actress in a Comedy. In I Care A Lot, Pike stars as a crooked legal guardian that scams elderly people out of their savings, but meets her match when a woman she tries to swindle is more than is a harder challenge than she thought.

Where to watch: Netflix


Being one of Hollywood’s most popular funnymen, Sacha Baron Cohen was able to grab the Best Actor in a Comedy award for his self-written and produced sequel, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video


The first Asian woman to win Best Director, Chinese filmmaker Chloé Zhao crafted a beautiful film, Nomadland, and was recognized for her work, taking home the Best Director prize, and saw her film win Best Drama Picture.

Where to watch: Hulu


Aaron Sorkin, the Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director of projects like The West Wing (1999-2006) and The Social Network (2010), took home this year’s Best Screenplay Globe.

Where to watch: Netflix

Best Series (Drama): THE CROWN

Peter Morgan’s 4 season historical drama dominated the Globes once again taking home a few acting awards, as well as Best Drama Series.

Where to watch: Netflix

Best Series (Musical or Comedy): SCHITT’S CREEK

Co-created by the Emmy-winning father-son duo Dan Levy and Eugene Levy, Schitt’s Creek became an instant sitcom hit, earning acting, producing, and directing Emmy awards, as well as a few Golden Globes, including one for Best Comedy Series.

Where to watch: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

Best Television Motion Picture: THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT

Completely taking the world by storm, The Queen’s Gambit became the most watched Netflix series, and in turn, receiving the Globe for Best Television Motion Picture.

Where to watch: Netflix

Best Actress (Television Motion Picture): ANYA TAYLOR-JOY (THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT)

After her breakout role in Emma (2020), Anya Taylor-Joy proved to be a television star as well, headlining Netflix’s #1 series of 2020, and earning the Globe for Best Actress in a Television Motion Picture.

Where to watch: Netflix

Best Actor (Television Motion Picture): MARK RUFFALO (I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE)

Ruffalo, known for his role as Bruce Banner in the Avengers movies, wowed audiences in the limited series I Know This Much Is True, where he played identical twin brothers Thomas and Dominick Birdsey.

Where to watch: HBO Max

Best Television Series Actress (Drama): EMMA CORRIN (THE CROWN)

Emma Corrin came out of nowhere and knocked the socks off viewers of The Crown. Her uncanny resemblance to the late Princess Diana, whom she portrays, as well as her excellent performance convinced the Hollywood Foreign Press to reward her a Globe for Best TV series Actress.

Best Television Series Actor (Drama): JOSH O’CONNOR (THE CROWN)

Newcomer Josh O’ Connor, appearing in English films such as God’s Own Country (2017) and Hope Gap (2019), took home a Globe for his role as Prince Charles in the historical drama series The Crown. This was his first win, as well as his first nomination for a Golden Globe award.

Where to watch: Netflix

Best Television Series Actress (Musical or Comedy): CATHERINE O’ HARA (SCHITT’S CREEK)

Canadian actress, comedian, and writer Catherine O’ Hara, known best for her roles in the comedy movies Best in Show and Beetlejuice, has earned a multitude of awards, and it now adding a Golden Globe to her shelf for her portrayal of quirky TV actress Moira Rose in the critically-acclaimed series Schitt’s Creek.

Where to watch: Netflix and Amazon Prime Video

Best Television Series Actor (Musical or Comedy): JASON SUDEIKIS (TED LASSO)

One of the first original television series to debut on Apple’s streaming service, Apple TV+, Ted Lasso follows a small-time football coach and his experiences as he is hired to coach a professional soccer team in England. Sudeikis stars as the title character, and brought a great comedic aspect to the role, earning him his 1st Golden Globe nomination and win.

Where to watch: Apple TV+

Best Television Series Supporting Actress: GILLIAN ANDERSON (THE CROWN)

Longtime-television actress Gillian Anderson, who famously starred in the critically-acclaimed series The X-files, won her 2nd Golden Globe for her role as Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in the historical drama The Crown.

Where to watch: Netflix

Best Television Series Supporting Actor: JOHN BOYEGA (SMALL AXE)

Boyega’s portrayal of real-life Metropolitan police officer Leroy Logan, and his efforts to change the racist attitudes of the police force, won him his first ever Golden Globe award in Steve McQueen’s anthology series Small Axe.

Where to watch: Amazon Prime Video

Cecil B. deMille Award: Jane Fonda

With a career spanning almost 6 decades, Jane Fonda, legendary actress and activist was awarded the prestigious Cecil B. deMille Award for her outstanding contribution to the world of entertainment.

Carol Burnett Award: Norman Lear

Famed TV writer and producer Norman Lear, the creator or developer of many well-known 1970’s sitcoms, was bestowed this year’s Carol Burnett award by the Hollywood Foreign Press for his many years of achievement in television.