Reprinted from The New York Times by its staff on February 28, 2021.
Chadwick Boseman was named best actor in a drama for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and his widow accepted the award on his behalf. The Queen’s Gambit was named best limited series.
Nomadland won the Golden Globe for best drama on Sunday night, and its director, Chloé Zhao, was named best director. The best comedy award went to Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, which also earned an acting award for its star, Sacha Baron Cohen.
In an emotionally wrenching moment, Chadwick Boseman won his first Golden Globe for a film he did not live to see, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and his widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the award on his behalf. …
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Golden Globes Analysis: Surprise Wins in Actress Categories and No Big Sweep on a Chaotic Night that May Mean Nothing for Oscars
Reprinted from Deadline Hollywood by Pete Hammond on February 28, 2021.
Rosamund Pike, Jodie Foster, and Andra Day pulled off some sweet upsets among the three actress categories [Sunday] night at the Golden Globes, but in terms of predictable winners the rest of it went as you might have expected based on pundits’ forecasts. But what it means for Oscars is anybody’s guess at this point. This is not a normal year, so we can expect anything to unfold in the next couple of months.
If the controversy-laced virtual 2021 edition of the Globes did anything to clarify the awards-season race, it was to give a real boost to the continuing momentum for Nomadland after early wins on the critics circuit. But in this very weird year I am not comfortable calling it the only frontrunner quite yet. With two Globes including one widely expected for Chloé Zhao as only the second woman after Barbra Streisand 36 years ago to win Best Director, Searchlight is able to keep up the heat and herald that Globe win for Best Picture in its ads. That said, this may not exactly be the year you want much association with this award, given the widespread shellacking the HFPA has taken all week — and on the show itself — with startling revelations about its practices and absence of even one Black member. …