01 Mar The 78th Golden Globe Awards Recap!
On Sunday, the 78th Golden Globes 2021 aired. Comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted from two different cities. The awards show was delayed for two months due to the pandemic.
the parent organization, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, has been criticized for its lack of diversity and addressed the controversy on air.
There were some in-person attendees, while other stars accepted their awards virtually via video call.
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s Opening Monologue
It was hard to tell that Poehler and Fey were on different coasts during their opening monologue. They wonderfully roasted everyone from “The Trial of the Chicago 7” director/writer Aaron Sorkin, to James Corden.
The comedians also used their platform to address the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s lack of Black voting members. “Maybe you guys didn’t get the memo because your workplace is the back booth of a French McDonald’s, but you’ve got to change that,” Fey said. “So here’s to changing it.”
Jane Fonda Wins Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award
“Art has always been not just in step with history, but has led the way — so let’s be leaders,” she said. She also showed up in person during a year when most stars appeared via video chat.
“I’m so moved to receive this honor,” Jane Fonda says in a speech that honors and calls for more diversity in Hollywood. “Stories have a way of changing our hearts and our minds,” she says, noting that she has been inspired by films like “Nomadland,” which showed “the wanderers among us,” and the immigrant tale of “Minari.”
She concludes by saying more people need to be offered a seat at the table and in the room where decisions are made: “Let’s all of us make an effort to expand that tent.”
Notable Winners in Film
The biggest winners of the 78th Golden Globes were “Nomadland” and “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” The two films earned awards for best picture; “Nomadland” for the drama category and “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” for the comedy or musical division.
Making history, Chloe Zhao, the director behind “Nomadland,” became the first woman to win the best director award since 1984 when Barbara Streisand secured an award. Zhao was also the first ever Asian American woman to win the award.
Although nominations for Black actors and filmmakers were not abundant, the wins definitely were. John Boyega, Daniel Kaluuya, Andra Day and the late Chadwick Boseman were all honored for their work during Sunday’s ceremony. Chadwick Boseman’s wife accepted the posthumous award for him.
Additionally, Jon Batiste secured a best score win alongside Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. “Soul” took home the award for best animated film.
Winners In Television
In TV win, “Schitt’s Creek” and “The Crown” came out on top.
“The Crown” won best television series in the drama category. “Schitt’s Creek” won best television series for the musical or comedy category.
Emma Corrin won best performance by an actress in a television series in the drama category for her role in “The Crown.”
Catherine O’Hara won the same for the musical or comedy category for her role as Moira Rose in “Schitt’s Creek.”
“The Queen’s Gambit” won the award for the best limited series.
A Call for Diversity
This year it was revealed that the HFPA has no Black members. There are almost 90 members of the HFPA, so many people were obviously upset by the lack of diversity.
Many of Sunday’s winners used their acceptance speeches as a time to call for diversity and inclusivity in the industry at large.
“In the spirit of inclusion, I hope that this time next year, this ceremony reflects the true breadth and diversity of the film and television being made today, because there is so much more to be celebrated,” said Dan Levy, the writer and one of the stars of “Schitt’s Creek.”
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