From “Borat” to “Unorthodox”, all the Jewish 2021 Golden Globe nominees

“Welcome to Schitt’s Creek” attempts to pick up where it left off in the fall after scooping up a series of Emmys.

The show dedicated to a wealthy interfaith Jewish family was nominated for five awards on Wednesday, including four for lead actors and one in the “best series” category.

Many other Jewish figures were nominated, including ” Mank“, The acclaimed film about the story of Jewish screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz, which received six nominations.

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The Golden Globes, which are being held online due to the pandemic, will take place on February 28 and will be hosted for the fourth time by actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. This time, they will be on both sides of the American continent.

Unlike the Oscars, the Globes divide their film categories into two categories: musicals or comedies and dramas, which allows more actors and actresses to be nominated. Television categories are also divided, as is at the Emmys.

Overview of all the Jewish nominees:

Shira Haas in Netflix’s “Unorthodox” (Anika Molnar / Netflix)


“Welcome to Schitt’s Creek” is shortlisted for Best Series and Eugene Levy, Dan Levy, Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy are all nominated in the Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy categories. The series follows a wealthy family who find themselves bankrupt and forced to live in a small town they bought as a joke. Real-life father and son Eugene and Dan Levy are Jews and play Jewish characters on the show.

Unorthodox“Netflix’s hit drama based on Deborah Feldman’s autobiography, which tells the story of how a young woman leaves the ultra-Orthodox world of Brooklyn, is nominated for Best Limited Series. The Israeli star of the series, Shira Haas, is also nominated in the category “best actress in a limited series”.

In this category, “The Undoing”, a remarkable HBO miniseries adapted from the novel First impressions by Jewish author Jean Hanff Korelitz, confronts “Unorthodox”.

Jane Levy, a Jewish actress, is nominated for her role in “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”, an NBC musical.

Last but not least: Al Pacino is nominated for his portrayal of Meyer Offerman, a Nazi Jewish hunter with a Yiddish accent in the series ” Hunters From Amazon Prime.

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Gary Oldman plays Herman Mankiewicz in “Mank. (YouTube screenshot via JTA)


“Mank”, starring Gary Oldman (in a controversial casting decision), leads the field in cinema with its six nominations: in the categories Best Picture, Best Drama, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, Best Actor ( drama), Best Original Score and Best Director.

“Borat, New Filmed Mission,” starring Jewish actor Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat, a fictional journalist from Kazakhstan, was peppered with uniquely Jewish moments and timely commentary on anti-Semitism.

He received three Golden Globe awards: Best Picture, Best Musical or Best Comedy, Best Actor in the Musical or Comedy category (Cohen), and Best Actress in the same category. Maria Bakalova, the Bulgarian actress who plays Borat’s daughter in the film, delighted viewers with a wacky breakout performance (and a memorable scene with Rudy Giuliani).

“Palm Springs,” the “Groundhog Day” style time-loop comedy on Hulu starring Jewish actor Andy Samberg, is shortlisted for Best Picture, Musical or Comedy. Andy Samberg was also nominated in the “comedy” category for best actor.

“The Chicago Seven,” also starring Sacha Baron Cohen, is the story of Jewish anti-war activist Abbie Hoffman, Jewish writer-director Aaron Sorkin. The film is up for five awards: Best Picture, Drama, Supporting Role for Cohen, Best Director and Best Screenplay for Sorkin, and Best Original Song for “Here My Voice”.

Sophia Loren’s film on the Shoah, “La vie devant soi”, which tells the story of the legendary Madame Rosa, survivor and former sex worker, is in the running for two awards: best film and best original song.

Jewish actress Kate Hudson was nominated for her role in “Music”, singer and songwriter Sia’s musical drama film.

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From “Borat” to “Unorthodox”, all the Jewish 2021 Golden Globe nominees

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