The 78th Golden Globes, completely virtual this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, opened the film awards season in Hollywood on Sunday, February 28.
Nomadland obtained two awards: best dramatic film and best director, while the series The Crown of Netflix was crowned Queen of the Night, in the television categories, with four trophies, including Best Drama Series, for its fourth season. Also to remember: Chadwick Boseman was awarded as best actor for Ma Rainey’s Blues, the last work in which he turned before succumbing to cancer last summer.
Here is the list of winners in the main categories.
Best Dramatic Film: “Nomadland”
This hymn to the glory of modern hippies crisscrossing the United States in their vans was among the favorites. It is starring only Frances McDormand, and the Oscar-winning actress shares the screen with amateur actors actually living on the road all year round.
Best Comedy or Musical Film: “Borat 2“
Borat 2, by Briton Sacha Baron Cohen, won the Golden Globe for best film in the comedy category, where it was widely favorite.
In this film, shot in difficult conditions in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, the comedian takes on the role of Borat, a fictitious and rude Kazakh journalist, to better highlight the failings of American society.
Best Director: Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland”)
Chinese filmmaker Chloé Zhao received the Best Director award for her film on Sunday Nomadland, becoming the second woman to win this award.
In Nomadland, Chloé Zhao tells the story of modern nomads, Americans living on the fringes of society who roam the United States in their vans.
Best Actress in a Dramatic Film: Andra Day (“Billie Holiday, a State Affair”)
In Billie Holiday, a matter of state, the black American actress Andra Day plays the famous jazz singer in the 1940s, victim of multiple addictions and target of the American federal authorities who were investigating her account. She created the surprise by winning against confirmed actresses like Viola Davis or Frances McDormand.
Best Actor in a Dramatic Film: Chadwick Boseman (“The Blues of Ma Rainey”)
The late Chadwick Boseman was named Best Actor in a Dramatic Film for his role in Ma Rainey’s Blues, the last work in which he turned before succumbing to cancer.
In this film produced by Netflix, he plays a cursed trumpeter in Chicago in the 1920s. The star revealed by Black panther Took it off against heavyweights like Anthony Hopkins, an unsuccessful eight-time Golden Globe nominee, and Gary Oldman.
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Film: Rosamund Pike (“I Care a Lot”)
The actress won against the favorite, the Bulgarian Maria Bakalova, who played the daughter of Sacha Baron Cohen in Borat 2, or against Kate Hudson, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Anya Taylor-Joy.
Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical Film: Sacha Baron Cohen (“Borat 2”)
The British comedian received the award for best actor just minutes after the film received the award for best comedy.
Borat 2, of which Sacha Baron Cohen is also the co-writer, stages the continuation of the adventures of the now legendary Kazakh reporter, back in the United States in new incredible situations.
Here is the rest of the list:
Best Supporting Actress: Jodie Foster (Designated guilty)
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)
Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin (Chicago Seven)
Best Foreign Language Film: Minari
Best Animated Feature: Drunk
Best Musical or Comedy Series: Schitt’s Creek
Best Drama Series: The Crown
Best Mini-Series or TV Movie: The Lady’s Game
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Golden Globes: “Nomadland” and “Borat 2” honored as best films, Chadwick Boseman and Rosamund Pike crowned best actors