The Golden Globes winners have been announced

March 1, 2021

This year, the ceremony was a virtual event.

The 78th annual Golden Globe Awards was held last night in Hollywood. This year, however, the event was way less festive and extravagant than in previous years. Due to COVID-19, the ceremony took the form of a virtual event this year, with guests joining via video conferencing apps instead of sitting in the auditorium. 

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the show where some of the year’s best films and series were recognised by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. 

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.

The director of “Nomadland”, Chloe Zhao, became the first female director to win the best director award since 1984 when Barbera Streisand bagged the accolade.  

In terms of television awards “Schitt’s Creek,” “Queen’s Gambit” and “The Crown” dominated across acting and best series categories.

The 78th Globes had a dark shadow hanging over it due to the fact that it had no black voters on its panel. Actors and critics alike were upset with the lack of representation that the awards event has. Many of the winners used their acceptance speeches to call for a more fair and inclusive Golden Globes event.