Chadwick Boseman, the late US actor; and John Boyega, Nigerian-British film star, have won big at the 2021 Golden Globes.


After being shifted from January to February 28, 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 78th Golden Globes Awards held on Sunday night.

It was hosted by Tina Fey, from the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center in New York; and Amy Poehler, from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles.

At the award ceremony, Chloe Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ and Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ won the categories ‘Best Film Director’ and ‘Best Actor in Film’ respectively while the movie ‘Soul’ also got multiple prizes.


Chadwick Boseman, Jodie Foster, ‘Minari’, Andra Day, and Daniel Kaluuya also received honors.

John Boyega landed a win in the ‘Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series’ category with his role in the 2020 drama ‘Small Axe’.

In television, ‘The Queen’s Gambit’, ‘The Crown’ and ‘Schitt’s Creek’ won the night’s top TV awards while roles in ‘Small Axe’ and ‘Ted Lasso’ were also honoured.


See the full list below.

Best supporting actor in a film

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

Best supporting actor in a TV series, limited series or TV movie

  • John Boyega, Small Axe – WINNER
  • Brendan Gleeson, The Comey Rule
  • Dan Levy, Schitt’s Creek
  • Jim Parsons, Hollywood
  • Donald Sutherland, The Undoing

Best actress in a TV series – musical or comedy

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

Best animated film

  • The Croods: A New Age
  • Onward
  • Over the Moon
  • Soul – WINNER
  • Wolfwalkers

Best actor in a limited series or TV movie

  • Bryan Cranston, Your Honor
  • Jeff Daniels, The Comey Rule
  • Hugh Grant, The Undoing
  • Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird
  • Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much Is True – WINNER

Best screenplay

  • Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell
  • Mank, Jack Fincher
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7, Aaron Sorkin – WINNER
  • The Father, Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton
  • Nomadland, Chloé Zhao

Best actress in a TV series – drama

  • Olivia Colman, The Crown
  • Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
  • Emma Corrin, The Crown – WINNER
  • Laura Linney, Ozark
  • Sarah Paulson, Ratched

Best original song

  • Fight for You, Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Hear My Voice, The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Io Si Seen, The Life Ahead – WINNER
  • Speak Now, One Night in Miami
  • Tigress & Tweed, The United States vs. Billie Holliday

Best score – film

  • The Midnight Sky (Alexandre Desplat)
  • Tenet (Ludwig Göransson)
  • News of the World (James Newton Howard)
  • Mank (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross)
  • Soul (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste) – WINNER

Best actor in a TV series – musical or comedy

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

Best TV series – musical or comedy

  • Emily in Paris
  • The Flight Attendant
  • The Great
  • Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
  • Ted Lasso

Best actress in a film – musical or comedy

  • Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Kate Hudson, Music
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, French Exit
  • Rosamund Pike, I Care a Lot – WINNER
  • Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma

Best actor in a TV series – drama

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

Best film – foreign language

  • Another Round
  • La Llorona
  • The Life Ahead
  • Minari – WINNER
  • Two of Us

Best TV series – drama

  • The Crown – WINNER
  • Lovecraft Country
  • The Mandalorian
  • Ozark
  • Ratched

Best supporting actress in a film

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

Best supporting actress in a TV series, limited series or TV film

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

Best actress in a limited series or TV film

  • Cate Blanchett, Mrs America
  • Daisy Edgar-Jones, Normal People
  • Shira Haas, Unorthodox
  • Nicole Kidman, The Undoing
  • Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit – WINNER

Best limited series or TV movie

  • Normal People
  • The Queen’s Gambit – WINNER
  • Small Axe
  • The Undoing
  • Unorthodox

Best actor in a film – drama

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

Best director – film

  • Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
  • David Fincher, Mank
  • Regina King, One Night in Miami
  • Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Chloé Zhao, Nomadland – WINNER

Best film – musical or comedy

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – WINNER
  • Hamilton
  • Palm Springs
  • Music
  • The Prom

Best actor in a film – musical or comedy

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

Best actress in a film – drama

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

Best film – drama

  • The Father
  • Mank
  • Nomadland – WINNER
  • Promising Young Woman
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

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