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Golden Globes 2021: Everything You Need To Know

From the comedy duo who are returning as hosts to the legends set to receive lifetime achievement awards, here’s what we know so far about the annual celebration that officially kicks off awards season.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are set to host for the fourth time. Photo: Getty

The Golden Globes, ordinarily the star-studded party that heralds the beginning of awards season, will look very different this year in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. But, what remains the same is the event’s power to shape the awards race and build momentum for the actors, directors and producers hoping to ride the wave all the way to the Oscars podium. Ahead of the ceremony, we round up all of the details we know so far, from the date and location to the nominees.

When will the Golden Globes 2021 take place?

The 78th annual Golden Globe Awards are set to be presented from 8pm EST on 28 February 2021. Although the ceremony is usually scheduled for early January, the pandemic has delayed proceedings. When it was announced in June 2020 that the Oscars would be pushed back to 25 April 2021, the Golden Globes snagged the original Oscars air date. The Golden Globes will be followed by the Critics Choice Awards on 7 March, the Screen Actors Guild Awards on 4 April and the BAFTAs on 11 April. The hope for awards bodies is that by extending eligibility periods, filmmakers are given more time to finish and release their work in an ever-changing landscape. As a result, late entries such as Shaka King’s Judas and the Black Messiah and Sam Levinson’s Malcolm & Marie could be in with a shot.

Where will the Golden Globes 2021 take place?

The international ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, which has hosted the Golden Globes since 1961, will be the setting for this year’s ceremony. However, with coronavirus still circulating in California, the show is widely expected to be either fully or partially virtual. Such a format proved to be successful last September with the 2020 Emmy Awards.

When were the Golden Globes 2021 nominations be announced?

Nominations were unveiled at 8am EST on 3 February 2021.

Who is nominated for the Golden Globes 2021?

Best Director

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

Best Screenplay

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

Best Motion Picture – Drama

The Father
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Actor – Motion Picture, Drama
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Riz Ahmed, The Sound of Metal
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian

Best Actress – Motion Picture, Drama

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

Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Palm Springs
The Prom

Best Actor – Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy

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

Best Actress – Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy

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

Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture

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

Best Supporting Actress In A Motion Picture

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

Best Original Score

The Midnight Sky
News of the World

Best Original Song

“Fight for You”, Judas and the Black Messiah
“Here My Voice”, The Trial of the Chicago 7
“IO SI (Seen)”, The Life Ahead
“Speak Now”, One Night in Miami
“Tigers & Tweed”, The United States vs Billie Holiday

Best Foreign Language Film

Another Round, Denmark
La Llorona, Guatemala/France
The Life Ahead, Italy
Minari, USA
Two of Us, France/USA

Best Animated Feature Film

The Croods: A New Age
Over the Moon

Best TV Series, Drama

The Crown
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian

Best Actor – TV Series, Drama

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

Best Actress – TV Series, Drama

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

Best TV Series, Comedy Or Musical

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

Best Actor – TV Series, Comedy Or Musical

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

Best Actress – TV Series, Comedy Or Musical

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

Best Limited Series, Anthology Or TV Film

Normal People
The Queen’s Gambit
Small Axe
The Undoing

Best Actor – Limited Series, Anthology Or TV Film

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

Best Actress – Limited Series, Anthology 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

Best Supporting Actor – Limited Series, Anthology Or TV Film

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

Best Supporting Actress – Limited Series, Anthology Or TV Film

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

Who will host the Golden Globes 2021?

Comedy legends Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are set to host for the fourth time. They previously took to the stage in 2013, 2014, and 2015, delivering quips about everything from Kathryn Bigelow’s marriage to James Cameron to Meryl Streep’s record-breaking winning streak.

Who will win a Golden Globe in 2021?

Frontrunners for the Golden Globe for Best Picture: Drama range from Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland and Regina King’s One Night in Miami to Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 and David Fincher’s Mank. The Best Picture: Comedy or Musical category might be more unpredictable, with Ryan Murphy’s The Prom, Thomas Kail’s Hamilton and Jason Woliner’s Borat Subsequent Moviefilm vying for prominence. Meanwhile, when it comes to the TV awards, recent favourites such as The Crown, Schitt’s Creek, The Queen’s Gambit, and The Undoing will likely dominate.

However, two winners have already been anointed. Jane Fonda has been named the recipient of this year’s Cecil B DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment. Previous honorees include Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Barbra Streisand and this year’s recipient’s father, Henry Fonda. “For more than five decades, Jane’s breadth of work has been anchored in her unrelenting activism, using her platform to address some of the most important social issues of our time,” said Ali Sar, the president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, in a statement. “Her undeniable talent has gained her the highest level of recognition, and while her professional life has taken many turns, her unwavering commitment to evoking change has remained.”

The other pioneer to be recognised is Norman Lear, the creator of groundbreaking US sitcoms All in the Family (1971 to 1979) and Sanford and Son (1972 to 1977). He will become the third recipient of the Carol Burnett Award for outstanding contributions to TV, after Ellen DeGeneres and Burnett herself.

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