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The Golden Globes battled through tech glitches, the challenges of a first-ever bi-coastal ceremony, and a ton of pre-event controversy and somehow managed to pull it off, awarding – largely without incident but with plenty of self-reflection – the best movies and TV and streaming series of 2020. (Well, the best according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, at least.)
So: Who won?
On the film front, the awards were fairly evenly spread, with Nomadland, Soul, and Borat Subsequent MovieFilm all winning two awards, each. Nomadland director Chloé Zhao won Best Director, making history as the first woman of Asian descent to take home that award, while the film itself won Best Motion – Picture Drama; Pixar’s Soul took out the award for best animated film and score; and Borat Subsequent MovieFilm was Comedy’s big winner, surprising no one with a Best Picture on that side of the ledger and Best Actor for Sacha Baron Cohen.
There were some big surprises, though, particularly in the movie acting categories, with Rosamund Pike picking up Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical of Comedy for her acidic work in I Care A Lot, Andra Day winning Best Actress – Drama (arguably the night’s biggest shock), and Jodie Foster throwing a wrench in the awards-season works, winning Supporting Actress for The Mauritanian.
On the TV and streaming front, Netflix dominated, with The Crown taking home more awards than any other series – four, including for Best TV Series – Drama, and acting wins for Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin – and The Queen’s Gambit winning for Best Limited Series, Anthology, or TV Movie, and star Anya Taylor-Joy winning, too. Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek was another big winner, taking home Best TV Series – Comedy and Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy for the iconic Catherine O’Hara, but not pulling off the sweep it managed at last year’s Emmys.
See below for the full list of 2021 Golden Globe winners (and nominees) below.