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78th Annual Golden Globes winners: The best of the ceremony and the winners

It’s the biggest bi-coastal awards show in Hollywood history. With a tinge of scandal and controversy, it should be unforgettable at the least.

Tina Fey attends the 78th Annual Golden Globe® Awards at The Rainbow Room on February 28, 2021 in New York City. Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Hollywood Foreign Press Association

11:15 p.m. The lack of available video clips and betting odds domestically made this one more of a challenge than usual, but we’ll be back for the Oscars as well, which can be wagered on in several states in the USA.

It was a great year for film at TV, and if there’s a few things out there you haven’t seen, now’s the time to start binge-watching them before we all stop working from home and have to once again interact with each other outside. Hopefully you found a few things to check out.

And thank you once again to Joaquin Phoenix and Jason Sudekis for showing what we’ve always known: Men should wear hoodies everywhere, even to what are normally black-tie events.

11:05 p.m. Andra Day wins! I haven’t seen The Legend of Billie Holiday, but her performance has been given rave reviews. She was beyond excited to win, and the emotion in her speech was just awesome. She was also by far the biggest underdog in a major category to get a trophy, as high as 75-1 to win at some European betting houses.

And Chloe Zhao is back as she wins Best Picture for Nomadland. The film is the favorite to win the same award at the Oscars now. We’ll see how the odds change in the morning.

10:55 p.m. Sacha Baron Cohen wins for Best Actor, and says his bodyguard kept him from getting shot TWICE during filming. If you’ve seen the movie, that absolutely makes sense.

We’re down to Best Actress in a Drama, and Best Picture Drama. And getting out before 11:15 p.m. is a tribute to the technical crew for this awards show. Even with some bits that didn’t quite work without a crowd, they have kept this thing moving.

10:45 p.m. Sacha Baron Cohen does a fantastic job roasting Rudy Giuliani while accepting for Best Comedy Film for Borat Subsequent Movie Film, and shouts out co-star Maria Bakalova too. He’s up for Best Actor as well after the break, and he’ll be favored there too.

10:35 p.m. Chadwick Boseman wins, and his wife accepts the award from their home. And yeah we need a minute. That was beautiful and incredibly sad.

That gets followed by Chloe Zhao winning for Nomadland. She was the favorite, and her film about a band of people intentionally wandering in the West might be getting as much buzz come Oscar time.

10:30 p.m. No surprises here: Anya Taylor-Joy wins for The Queens Gambit, and then The Queens Gambit wins for Best TV Movie or Limited Series. It’s also the pick of your blogger as the best thing on whatever we call television now in 2020.

10:20 p.m. Jodie Foster wins for The Mauritanian, and has her wife and her dog with her as she gives her acceptance speech. She was nominated for her first Golden Globe for Freaky Friday in 1976, in case you’re wondering about her staying power.

And speaking of staying power, Gillian Anderson’s for Best Supporting Actress speech went on so long they could have announced an X-Files reboot. She becomes the first woman to be played off by the orchestra from her living room. But she’s yet another winner for The Crown, which seems mighty popular amongst the mostly-European HFPA so far.

10:00 p.m. The Crown wins for Best Drama, and the producer gets played off while on Zoom! A first in awards show history!

Also Jane Fonda wins her NINTH Golden Globe, but her first lifetime achievement ones as she gets the Cecil B. Demille Award. And she shouts out plenty of this year’s nominees while accepting the award. Pretty cool.

9:50 p.m. Josh O’Connor wins for The Crown, and overcomes a star-filled category. Also Minari gets it for “Foreign Language Film” but remember it’s “Best Foreign Film” for The Oscars, and since Minari was made in the US it’s not eligible.

9:35 p.m. A legit upset! Rosamund Pike wins for I Care A Lot over Maria Bakalova (who had to do gross things with Rudy Giuliani in Borat) for Best Actress in A Comedy. Bakalova was a huge favorite, and this is a stunner. Even she had to reference what happened to Bakalova in her acceptance speech.

9:25 p.m. Jason Sudekis wins for Ted Lasso! The technology makes things a bit weird, but he’s gives a truly heartfelt speech that would have fit right in with his character on the show.

And Schitt’s Creek wins for Best Comedy TV Series! Eugene Levy’s co-cast member and son Daniel makes the acceptance speech, and takes a dig at the HFPA for their lack of diversity while accepting. Thought we’d see more of that honestly, but when you’re making an acceptance speech maybe knocking the people that just lauded you is a bit rude in the moment.

9:15 p.m. In Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick always wins because she was in a wedding with Kevin Bacon... she couldn’t comb his hair? The couple gives out the award for Best Actress in a TV Drama, which goes to Emma Corrin for The Crown instead of Olivia Colman! Our first real surprise on the evening, but Colman’s reaction

Meanwhile Trent Reznor is part of three winners for Best Score for Soul, which means NINE INCH NAILS WON A GOLDEN GLOBE! The guy that made this and terrified a generation of MTV viewers is now a mainstream entertainment award winner. Maybe the biggest awards surprise since Three Six Mafia got that Oscar.

9:00 p.m. Norman Lear wins the Carol Burnett Award for lifetime achievement. You youngsters out there that didn’t watch enough Nick At Nite will never realize how important he was to American culture. He brought what were then-controversial subjects regarding race, sexuality, feminism, and plenty more to living rooms when there were no entertainment options outside of those four channels and rabbit ears.

And he still looks and sounds incredible at 98 years old. How in the heck??

8:45 p.m. We’re actively searching for video of Tina & Amy’s monologue, but in the meantime Mark Ruffalo’s win for Best Actor in a TV series came with a speech from his kitchen table. He asked us to get through the “hideous dark storm we’ve been living through.” Finally, an acceptance speech from an artist that includes left-leaning politics. The over/under was set at 8:18 ET, and I had the under. Rough way to not cover.

And the man that built a career on stem-winding dialogues, Aaron Sorkin, wins for Best Screenplay for The Trial of The Chicago Seven. He adds part of the Abbie Hoffman quote about “Democracy is not something to believe in or a place to hang your hat,” and ties it to the January 6th insurrection of The Capitol. So basically Aaron Sorkin gave part of an Aaron Sorkin script as his acceptance speech for Best Screenplay #GlobesSoMeta.

Now we have Kenan Thompson and Maya Rudolph doing a bit they openly admit to having to fill time. We’ll take all the Kenan and Maya that’s available at any time and in all forms.

8:30 p.m. Catherine O’Hara wins for TV Best Supporting Actress, and having an older woman in Hollywood win while being unable to work the technology is somehow pitch perfect. O’Hara was terrific in Schitt’s Creek, and was a deserving winner.

Soul won for Best Animated Picture, which is not a shock at all. Pixar & Jazz with terrific music made this the lock of the ceremony.

And the HFPA awkwardly trotted out three members to admit that maybe having 87 award-voting members of your organization and no black ones might not be great. The last one said they’re committed “creating an environment where a diverse membership is the norm.” Who says public shaming doesn’t work!

8:15 p.m. John Boyega wins TV Supporting Actor for Small Axe, a Steve McQueen project highlighting the lives of immigrants in West London. No surprises here so far, though Daniel Levy might have been a small favorite at some wagering outlets for his work in Schitt’s Creek. And after the week the HFPA has had, having the first two winners be people of color is possibly a relief to the membership.

No, but really, they should add some Black members. Because having ZERO of them is insane.

8:10 p.m. Tina and Amy killed it! I don’t know how they overcame the technical lag, but they did it and took the deserved shots at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. And even a drive-by on both Music and Emily In Paris. They are national treasures, and we must protect them at all costs.

Meanwhile Daniel Kaluuya picks up the first statue for Film Supporting Actor for Judas and the Black Messiah! He also gave a tremendous speech after some technical difficulties.


Let’s Hollywood! The 78th Annual Golden Globes here, and will be on both coasts with Tina Fey in New York City at 30 Rock, and Amy Poehler at the traditional of the Beverly Hilton. Who else will be there? Will there stilted, awkward satellite delays making the timing of the show cringe? Will we get at least one drunk acceptance speech (a Globes tradition unlike any other)?

Let’s find that out, as well as the winners of DraftKings Sportsbook’s Awards Pool too. To the ceremony!

Film awards nominations

Best Motion Picture: Drama

WINNER: “Nomadland”
“The Father”
“Mank”
“Promising Young Woman”
“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama

WINNER: Andra Day, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”
Frances McDormand, “Nomadland”
Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman”
Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

WINNER: Sacha Baron Cohen, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
James Corden, “The Prom”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”
Dev Patel, “The Personal History of David Copperfield”
Andy Samberg, “Palm Springs”

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

WINNER “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
“Hamilton”
“Music”
“Palm Springs”
“The Prom”

Best Director: Motion Picture

WINNER: Chloe Zhao, “Nomadland”
David Fincher, “Mank”
Regina King, “One Night in Miami”
Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama

WINNER: Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Riz Ahmed, “The Sound of Metal”
Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”
Gary Oldman, “Mank”
Tahar Rahim, “The Mauritanian”

Best TV Movie or Limited-Series

WINNER: “The Queen’s Gambit”
“Normal People”
“Small Axe”
“The Undoing”
“Unorthodox”

Best Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie

WINNER: Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queens Gambit”
Cate Blanchett, “Miss America”
Daisy Edgar-Jones, “Normal People”
Shira Haas, “Unorthodox”
Nicole Kidman, “The Undoing”

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie

WINNER: Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”
Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”
Julia Garner, “Ozark”
Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Cynthia Nixon, “Ratched”

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

WINNER: Jodie Foster, “The Mauritanian”
Glenn Close, “Hillbilly Elegy”
Olivia Colman, “The Father”
Amanda Seyfried, “Mank”
Helena Zengel, “News of the World”

Best TV Series, Drama

WINNER: “The Crown”
“Lovecraft Country”
“The Mandalorian”
“Ozark”
“Ratched”

Best Foreign Language Film

WINNER: ”Minari,” USA
“Another Round,” Denmark
”La Llorona,” Guatemala/France
”The Life Ahead,” Italy
”Two of Us,” France/USA

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama

WINNER: Josh O’Connor, “The Crown”
Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Matthew Rhys, “Perry Mason”
Al Pacino, “Hunters”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy

WINNER: Rosamund Pike, “I Care A Lot”
Maria Bakalova, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
Kate Hudson, “Music”
Michelle Pfeiffer, “French Exit”
Anya Taylor-Joy, “Emma”

Best Animated Feature Film

“The Croods: A New Age”
“Onward”
“Over the Moon”
WINNER: “Soul”
“Wolfwalkers”

Best TV Series, Comedy

WINNER: “Schitt’s Creek”
“Emily in Paris”
“The Flight Attendant”
“The Great”
“Ted Lasso”

Best Actor in a TV Series, Comedy

WINNER: Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”
Nicholas Hoult, “The Great”
Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Ramy Youssef, “Ramy

Best Original Score

WINNER: Jon Batiste, Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor, “Soul”
Alexandre Desplat, “The Midnight Sky”
Ludwig Goransson, “Tenet”
James Newton Howard, “News of the World”
Atticus Ross and Trent Reznor, “Mank”

Best Original Song

WINNER: “Io Si (Seen),” “The Life Ahead”
“Fight for You,” “Judas and the Black Messiah”
“Hear My Voice,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7″
“Speak Now,” “One Night in Miami”
“Tigers & Tweed,” “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama

WINNER: Emma Corrin, “The Crown”
Olivia Colman, “The Crown”
Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”
Laura Linney, “Ozark”
Sarah Paulson, “Ratched”

Best Screenplay

WINNER: Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”
Jack Fincher, “Mank”
Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton, “The Father”
Chloe Zhao, “Nomadland”

Best Actor in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie

WINNER: Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much is True”
Bryan Cranston, “Your Honor”
Jeff Daniels, “The Comey Rule”
Hugh Grant, “The Undoing”
Ethan Hawke, “The Good Lord Bird”

Best Actress in a TV Series, Comedy

WINNER: Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”
Lily Collins, “Emily in Paris”
Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant”
Elle Fanning, “The Great”
Jane Levy, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie

WINNER: John Boyega, “Small Axe”
Brendan Gleeson, “The Comey Rule”
Daniel Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Jim Parsons, “Hollywood”
Donald Southerland, “The Undoing”

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture

WINNER: Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Jared Leto, “The Little Things”
Bill Murray, “On the Rocks”
Leslie Odom, Jr., “One Night in Miami”