First virtual ceremony of the 78th Golden Globes

The 78th Golden Globes ceremony took place on February 28, 2021, but virtually. She has recognized American films and television series broadcast in 2020, as well as professionals who distinguished during this year.

What are the Golden Globes?

Since 1944, the Hollywood Association of the Foreign Press (HFPA) has rewarded films by cinema and television. These are the Golden Globes (Golden Globes Awards). They gratify every year the best films, the best works of television fiction and the best film professionals and American television.

Along with the Oscars, they represent one of the main cinema awards in the United States. Grammy Awards (for music) and Tony Awards (for theater) are the equivalent.

What is HFPA?

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) is an organization of journalists specialized in American cinema but dependent on foreign publications in the United States. A correspondent for the British daily, Daily Mail, created it in 1943. Its aim is to promote Hollywood productions (cinema and television) around the world. Each year, its members decide on the nominations and awards of the Golden Globes, rewarding the productions of the year previous.

Golden Globes 2021

The awards ceremony took place on the night of February 28 to March 1. The ceremony started at 8 p.m. (2 a.m. To Paris). It could be followed on the French channel Canal + from 11:45 p.m. The festivities have started

after the show and before the ceremony. Among the commentators was Ramzy Malouki, correspondent Canal + in Los Angeles and member of the Golden Globes jury.

French presence

France had several representatives of the cinema: the director Florian Zeller (screenwriter of “The father) ”, the composer Alexandre Desplat (music for“ Midnight in the universe) and the actor Tahar Rahim (“Named Guilty”), competing alongside Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman (Mank) and Chadwick Boseman (“The Blues of Ma Rainey”). The Franco-Belgian-Luxembourgish film “Deux” by Pierre

– Emmanuel Fleurantin competed in the category of Best foreign film.

They were absent from the prize list

»Tenet« by Christopher Nolan, nominated in one category (Best Music); “Da 5 Bloods ”by Spike Lee, completely ignored; Meryl Streep (“Let Them All Talk” and “The Prom”) or Tom Hanks (“The Mission). Series side: “I May Destroy You” and “Euphoria”

Female presences.

For the first time, this year, we noted the presence of 3 women in the Best Director category.

They were the Chinese Chloé Zhao (Nomadland), the Briton Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) and the American Regina King (One Night In Miami). The last Barbra Streisand, for Yentl, in 1984.

The presentation was also 100% feminine with actresses Tina Fey in New York and Amy Poehler, in Beverly Hills.

The big winners

On the film side, “Nomanad” by Chloéb Zhao; “Borat 2” and “Soul” each win 2 prizes.

Side series, “The Crown” and “The game of the lady” are big winners with 6 awards each.

Note that this year, Netfix received 42 Golden Globe nominations for 22 films and 20 series.


– Best dramatic film and Best director: “Nomadland”, by Chloé Zhao. It is the story of Fern, an American who decides to give up everything and go to live on the roads after having been ruined by the economic crisis.

– Best Comedy and Best Actor in a Comedy: “Borat 2”, new mission filmed, with Sacha Baron Cohen.

– Best Animated Film and Best Soundtrack: “Soul” by Pixar. Thanks to their work for the soundtrack of the film by Pixar studios, Trent Rznor, Jon Batiste, and Atticus Ross leave with a reward.

– Best Musical or Comedy Series : “Welcome to Schitt’s Creek”.

– Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, for “The Chicago Seven”.

– Best dramatic actress: Andra Day, she plays Billie Holliday, in “Billie Holliday, a state affair ”.

– Best Dramatic Actor: Chadwick Boseman (posthumously), for his role in  The Blues

of my Reiney ”. The actor, who died in August 2020 was made famous by his participation in the film Black Panther.

– Best actress in a comedy: Rosamund Pike in “I care a lot  .

– Best Supporting Actress: Jodie Foster in “Designated Guilty”

-Best supporting male role : Daniel Kaluuya for “Judas and the black Messiah” .

– Best original song : “Io si  by Laura Pausini and Niccolo Agliardi, for the film “La vie ahead “.

– Best foreign language film : “ Minari” by Lee Isaac Chung.


– Best Drama Series : “The Crown”, broadcast on Netflix.

– Best mini-series or TV movie : “The Lady’s Game”

– Best Actor in a Dramatic Series : Josh O’Connor (Prince Charles of Wales) in “The Crown ”.

– Best Actress in a Drama Series : Emma Corrin (Princess Diana) in “The Crown”.

– Best Musical or Comedy Series : “Welcome to Schitt’s Creek”.

– Best actor in a musical or comedy series : Jason Sudeikis, in “Ted Lasso  .

– Best actress in a musical or comedy series : Catherine O’Hara, in “Bienvenue à Schitt’s Creek ”.

– Best actor in a mini-series or TV movie : Mark Ruffalo, in “I know this much is true”.

– Best actress in a mini-series or TV movie : Anya Taylor-Joy in “The Lady’s Game”.

– Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie: John Boyega, in “Small Ax”.

– Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Miniseries, or TV Movie: Gillian Anderson for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher in “The Crown  .


– Jane Fonda

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