Golden Globes 2021: A review

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As it occurs practically yearly, this 12 months’s Golden Globe Awards ceremony was preceded by controversy. The Time’s Up motion had earlier criticised Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the shortage of range within the organisation. A tweet from the official Time’s Up deal with learn, “Hollywood Foreign Press Association: Not a Single Black Member Out of 87. A cosmetic fix isn’t enough.”

While the highway forward is lengthy and arduous, this time Golden Globes did characteristic a number of Black actors and filmmakers on the winners checklist, a transparent enchancment from final 12 months. The ceremony’s first two awards had been bestowed on actors Daniel Kaluuya and John Boyega. The former received for the HBO Max film Judas and the Black Messiah and the latter for Small Axe.

Kaluuya’s feedback about his win went unheard because the transmission struggling technical points. The audio high quality for the remainder of the ceremony suffered as nicely.

Soul, that includes a largely African-American forged, received in the very best animated movie class, although that was under no circumstances a shock.

The ceremony was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler from New York and Beverly Hills, respectively. Due to the pandemic, many of the celebrities attended nearly.

Streaming companies are more and more dominating the leisure panorama, and this 12 months was no completely different.

Netflix’s The Crown, Peter Morgan’s interval drama sequence that chronicles the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, received 4 trophies, together with Best Drama. The quantity is the largest for any film of TV present. Schitt’s Creek and The Queen’s Gambit and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Nomadland and Soul took two trophies every.

Chadwick Boseman, the late actor greatest recognized for Black Panther, was posthumously honoured for his efficiency in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. His spouse Simone took the award on his behalf.

Bob Odenkirk, sadly, went unrewarded this 12 months as nicely, regardless of the astoundingly good work he has been doing as Jimmy McGill on Better Call Saul. This was his fourth nomination.

Emma Corrin’s victory over Olivia Colman and Jodie Comer was in all probability the largest upset of the eventing, although few in good conscience can deny the younger actor didn’t deserve the honour.

Sacha Baron Cohen, who received greatest actor in a musical or comedy, talked effusively in regards to the expertise of his co-star, earlier than revealing that he was speaking about Rudy Giuliani. He mentioned, “I’ve got to say, this movie could not have been possible without my co-star, a fresh new talent who came from nowhere and turned out to be a comedy genius. I’m talking about Rudy Giuliani. I mean, who can get more laughs out of one unzipping? Incredible.”

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