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Golden Globes 2021 Highlights & List of Winners

Anya Taylor-Joy Wins Her First Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series in ‘The Queen’s Gambit’

(POP NEWS EDITION) Awards season kicked off tonight with the first socially-distanced show of the year — the 78th annual Golden Globes.

Fourth-time hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler assumed hosting duties from opposite coasts, with Fey presenting from the Rainbow Room in New York City and Poehler hosting from The Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles. Celebrities accepted trophies remotely with presenters appearing at either locations. 

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosting Golden Globes 2021 from opposite coasts.

While nominees dialed in from home, the live audience was made up of frontline workers and first responders of the Covid-19 pandemic. “Tonight, our audience on both coasts is made up of smoking hot first responders and essential workers,” Fey revealed live during the first minutes of the broadcast. “We are so grateful for the work that you do and that you’re here, so the celebrities can stay safely at home.”

Frontline workers and first responders sitting in the audience of the Golden Globes 2021 at The Beverly Hilton.

All eyes were on Netflix tonight as the streaming service giant leads the pack with 42 nominations. “Mank” tops the list with six nominations, including “Best Motion Picture”. “The Crown” also garnered six nominations, the most for any television series this year. “The Trial of the Chicago 7” follows closely with five nominations, and “The Father”, “Nomadland” and “Promising Young Woman” tied with four nominations each. 

Chloé Zhao, director of “Nomadland,” made history tonight as the second woman ever to win best director – first woman of color.  Chadwick Boseman posthumously received the award for best actor in drama for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”. 

Jane Fonda received the Cecil B. DeMille Award. Norman Lear became the third recipient of the Carol Burnett Award. 

Nominations for Golden Globes are decided upon by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which is made up of approximately 90 journalists from around the world. Active HFPA members participate in covering the press conferences, and interviewing cast members, of selected films and TV programs. Each HFPA member then votes for their top five choices in each category, numbering them 5 to 1, with 5 being their top choice. The nominees in each category are then the five selections that receive the most votes. 

Below is the full list of winners:

Best Television Series — Drama

  • “The Crown” — Winner
  • Lovecraft Country”
  • “The Mandalorian”
  • “Ozark”
  • “Ratched”

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy

  • “Schitt’s Creek” — Winner
  • “Emily in Paris”
  • “The Flight Attendant”
  • “The Great”
  • “Ted Lasso”

Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • “The Queen’s Gambit” — Winner
  • “Normal People”
  • “Small Axe”
  • “The Undoing”
  • “Unorthodox”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama

  • Emma Corrin, “The Crown” — Winner
  • Olivia Coleman, “The Crown”
  • Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”
  • Laura Linney, “Ozark”
  • Sarah Paulson, “Ratched”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama

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

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

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

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy

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

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Supporting Role

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

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Supporting Role

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

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit” — Winner
  • Cate Blanchett, “Mrs. America”
  • Daisy Edgar-Jones, “Normal People”
  • Shira Haas, “Unorthodox”
  • Nicole Kidman, “The Undoing”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

  • Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much is True” — Winner
  • Bryan Cranston, “Your Honor”
  • Jeff Daniels, “The Comey Rule”
  • Hugh Grant, “The Undoing”
  • Ethan Hawke, “The Good Lord Bird”

Best Motion Picture — Drama

  • “Nomadland” — Winner
  • “The Father”
  • “Mank”
  • “Promising Young Woman”
  • “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” — Winner
  • “Hamilton”
  • “Music”
  • “Palm Springs”
  • The Prom

Best Director — Motion Picture

  • Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland” — Winner
  • Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”
  • David Fincher, “Mank”
  • Regina King, “One Night in Miami…”
  • Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama

  • Andra Day, “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday — Winner
  • Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
  • Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman”
  • Frances McDormand, “Nomadland”
  • Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama

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

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy

  • Rosamund Pike, “I Care a Lot” — Winner
  • Maria Bakalova, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
  • Kate Hudson, “Music”
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, “French Exit”
  • Anya Taylor-Joy, “Emma.”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — 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 Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

  • Jodie Foster, “The Mauritanian” — Winner
  • Glenn Close, “Hillbilly Elegy”
  • Olivia Coleman, “The Father”
  • Amanda Seyfried, “Mank”
  • Helena Zengel, “News of the World”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture

  • 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…”
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Best Motion Picture — Animated

  • “Soul” — Winner
  • “The Croods: A New Age”
  • “Onward”
  • “Over the Moon”
  • “Wolfwalkers”

Best Motion Picture — Foreign Language

  • “Minari” — Winner
  • “La Llorna”
  • “Another Round”
  • “The Life Ahead”
  • “Two of Us”

Best Screenplay — Motion Picture

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

Best Original Song — Motion Picture

  • “Io Sì (Seen),” Diane Warren, Laura Pausini, Niccolò Agliardi – “The Life Ahead” — Winner
  • “Fight for You,” H.E.R., Dernst Emile II, Tiara Thomas – “Judas and the Black Messiah”
  • “Hear My Voice,” Daniel Pemberton, Celeste Waite – “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
  • “Speak Now,” Leslie Odom, Jr., Sam Ashworth – “One Night in Miami…”
  • “Tigress & Tweed,” Raphael Saadiq, Andra Day – “The United States Vs. Billie Holiday”

Best Original Score — Motion Picture

  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste, “Soul” — Winner
  • Alexander Desplat, “The Midnight Sky”
  • Ludwig Göransson, “Tenet”
  • James Newton Howard, “News of the World”
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, “Mank”

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Oscars Sets a Diversity Record Including a Breakthrough of Asian Actors

The 63rd Academy Awards nominate most diverse acting slate ever, including first Asian American contender for Best Actor.

The 93rd Academy Awards sets a diversity record with nine actors of color earning nominations, including many firsts amongst talents of Asians decent.

For the first time in the Oscars’ 93-year history, performers of color comprise the majority in both actor categories, with Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”), Chadwick Boseman (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottoms”) and Steven Yeun (“Minari”) in the best actor category. In the supporting category, Leslie Odom Jr. (“One Night In Miami”) is competing with Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield from “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

Riz Ahmed is the first actor of Pakistani decent and the first Muslim actor to receive an Oscar nomination in Best Actor category. Previously, Mahershala Ali became the first Muslim actor to win an Oscar when he took home the statuette for supporting actor for “Moonlight”. 

Steven Yeun is the first actor of Asian decent to receive a Best Actor nomination. Yeun’s “Minari” co-star Youn Yuh-jung also received a nomination in the supporting actress category. Youn becomes the first actress of Korean decent to be nominated in the category. 

Producer Christina Oh of “Minari” becomes the first Asian American woman to receive a nomination for Best Picture. “Minari” filmmaker Lee Isaac Chung becomes the second Asian American nominated for Best Actor. Previously, M. Night Shyamalan became the first director of Asian decent to win Best Director. 

Awards season top-runner Chloé Zhao made Oscars history as the first woman of color nominated for Best Director. Additionally, she is also the first woman of color up for adapted screenplay, and best picture. Between her and Emerald Fennell of “Promising Young Woman”, the roster of Oscar-nominated female directors has instantly expanded by 40 percent. 

The drastic shift towards a more diverse crowd came last summer when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences extended invitations to 819 artists and executives. The A2020 initiative was aimed to double the number of women and underrepresented ethnic/racial communities. The Academy surpassed its original goal to reach double the number of women and underrepresented ethnic/racial communities with the 2020 class breakdown of 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49% international from 68 countries. 

The Academy Awards will take place April 25th at downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station and Hollywood’s Dolby Theater. 

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Grammys 2021 List of Winners: Beyoncé, Megan Thee Stallion, Taylor Swift & More

Megan Thee Stallion (right) won the Grammy Award for best new artist, and also for best rap performance and best rap song for “Savage,” which features Beyoncé (left). The four awards Beyoncé won Sunday brought her lifetime total to 28 Grammys — more than any other woman.

The 63rd Grammy Awards took place Sunday night at the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. With a new executive producer at the helm for the first time in a decade, a new host, and a pandemic, the show was jam-packed women making history.

Megan Thee Stallion owned the stage and took home three awards: Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance for the remix of “Savage” featuring Beyoncé, and Best New Artist. Blue Ivy Carter, the daughter of Beyoncé and Jay Z, won her first Grammy for Best Music Video for “Brown Skin Girl”. Blue Ivy received a writing credit for the song which made her, at the age of 9, the second youngest artist to win a Grammy Award.

Beyoncé broke the record for all-time wins by a woman and any singer male or female with 28 Grammys wins when she won best R&B performance for “Black Parade”.

Taylor Swift also made Grammys history. She took home Album of the year “Folklore”, becoming the first female artist – only the 4th ever – to win three times in the category. She previously won for “Fearless” in 2010, followed by “1989” in 2015.

Here’s the complete list of winners:

Album of the Year

“Chilombo,” Jhené Aiko

“Black Pumas (Deluxe Edition),” Black Pumas

“Everyday Life,” Coldplay

“Djesse Vol. 3,” Jacob Collier

“Women in Music Pt. III,” Haim

“Future Nostalgia,” Dua Lipa

“Hollywood’s Bleeding,” Post Malone

“Folklore,” Taylor Swift  WINNER


Record of the Year

“Black Parade,” Beyoncé

“Colors,” Black Pumas

“Rockstar,” DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch

“Say So,” Doja Cat

“Everything I Wanted,” Billie Eilish  WINNER

“Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa

“Circles,” Post Malone

“Savage,” Megan Thee Stallion


Song of the Year

“Black Parade,” (performed by Beyoncé)

“The Box,” (performed by Roddy Ricch)

“Cardigan,” (performed by Taylor Swift)

“Circles,” (performed by Post Malone)

“Don’t Start Now,” (performed by Dua Lipa)

“Everything I Wanted,” (performed by Billie Eilish)

“I Can’t Breathe,” (performed by H.E.R.)  WINNER

“If the World Was Ending,” (performed by JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels)


Best New Artist

Ingrid Andress

Phoebe Bridgers


Noah Cyrus

D Smoke

Doja Cat


Megan Thee Stallion  WINNER


Best Pop Vocal Album

“Changes,” Justin Bieber

“Chromatica,” Lady Gaga

“Future Nostalgia,” Dua Lipa ­  WINNER

“Fine Line,” Harry Styles

“Folklore,” Taylor Swift


Best Rock Album

“A Hero’s Death,” Fontaines D.C.

“Kiwanuka,” Michael Kiwanuka

“Daylight,” Grace Potter

“Sound & Fury,” Sturgill Simpson

“The New Abnormal,” The Strokes  WINNER


Best Alternative Music Album

“Fetch the Bolt Cutters,” Fiona Apple  WINNER

“Hyperspace,” Beck

“Punisher,” Phoebe Bridgers

“Jamie,” Brittany Howard

“The Slow Rush,” Tame Impala


Best Progressive R&B Album

“Chilombo,” Jhené Aiko

“Ungodly Hour,” Chloe X Halle

“Free Nationals,” Free Nationals

“____ Yo Feelings,” Robert Glasper

“It Is What It Is,” Thundercat  WINNER


Best Rap Album

“Black Habits,” D Smoke

“Alfredo,” Freddie Gibbs and the Alchemist

“A Written Testimony,” Jay Electronica

“King’s Disease,” Nas  WINNER

“The Allegory,” Royce Da 5’9″


Best Country Album

“Lady Like,” Ingrid Andress

“Your Life Is a Record,” Brandy Clark

“Wildcard,” Miranda Lambert  WINNER

“Nightfall,” Little Big Town

“Never Will,” Ashley McBryde


Best Pop Solo Performance

“Yummy,” Justin Bieber

“Say So,” Doja Cat

“Everything i Wanted,” Billie Eilish

“Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa

“Watermelon Sugar,” Harry Styles  WINNER

“Cardigan,” Taylor Swift


Best Latin Pop or Urban Album


“Por Primera Vez,” Camilo

“Mesa Para Dos,” Kany García

“Pausa,” Ricky Martin

“3:33,” Debi Nova

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Golden Globes 2021: The Coziest, Fan-Favorite Looks From Home

Awards season 2021 kicked off with the first-ever virtual Golden Globes on Sunday night. While many presenters and nominees dressed up for the occasion as they dialed in from home, a few stars took the liberty to ditch the formal attires this time around for a much cozier show.

Jason Sudeikis went live in a tie-dye hoodie, paying homage to what could have been awards season’s biggest loungewear party. The 45-year-old actor won his very first Golden Globe for Best Performance in a Television Series – comedy or musical – for “Ted Lasso”. While the internet applauded the star for being relatable and real in times of pandemic, Sudeikis told reporters backstage that he shares a special connection to that hoodie, which was from his sister’s New York City-based dance studio called @Forward_Space. 

Bill Murray was the epitome of #weekendgoals as he appeared in a Hawaiian shirt in his backyard. Since Golden Globes is known to be the unofficial kick-off party to Awards Season – and the only red carpet where alcohol is served to the celebrities – it is only fitting that Murray made a toast to the occasion with a cool drink in his hand!

Jodie Foster ditched the gown for a set of printed pajamas as she received a win for Best Supporting Actress for her role in “The Mauritian”. With her partner Alexandra Hedison by her side and their dog, she couldn’t have looked more cozy. 

Chloe Zhao, who made Golden Globes history for being the first woman of color, first Asian woman and second woman ever to win Best Director, also appeared in a T-shirt. 

Joaquin Phoenix presented the award in a mostly empty auditorium in a casual hoodie over a shirt and tie. The Oscar-winner famously stated last awards season that he intended to wear the same tuxedo throughout the shows in an attempt to reduce waste.

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