The Golden Globes: A Look at the Winners

Check out this years stellar movies that won awards at the 2021 Golden Globes

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At the 78th annual Golden Globes awards ceremony yesterday evening, many blockbuster movies were nominated and the winners of various categories were awarded. Categories such as best motion picture drama, best motion picture musical or comedy, best motion picture animated and others were all announced also.

The Golden Globes were hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey in a socially distanced fashion due to COVID-19. The way in which The Golden Globes were presented was a prime example of how the show must go on. Here are the outstanding films that fought to come out on top in each of their categories and were successful in doing so.

Winner of the Best Motion Animated Picture award, “Soul” was produced by Pixar Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. The movie “Soul” is a family comedy that revolves around Joe Gardner. In the movie, Joe is a middle-school band teacher who has a passion for jazz. He is aware that his life hasn’t played out the way he had expected, but things change unexpectedly when he travels to another realm to help another not-yet-born soul find their own passion. Through this experience of helping another, along the way he realizes what it means to have soul.

Next up was “Minari,” Produced by A24 and Plan B Entertainment won Best Foreign Language Motion Picture. “Minari” is a movie that focuses on a Korean-American family who moves to an Arkansas farm. After moving onto their new farm they deal with a challenging sense of unfamiliarity challenges for them as a family. With their fresh start in Arkansas comes challenges they all need to get through together. They learn that family is what makes a house a home, that they are so much stronger together and can get through anything.

Other winners in categories like Best Musical/Comedy Picture and Best Drama Picture include “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” and “Nomadland” which swept the competition away.

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” was produced by Four by Two Films and Oak Springs Productions and won Best Musical/Comedy Picture. The movie is a hilarious comedy that has to do with Borat and his release from prison. The film delves into American culture, the COVID-19 pandemic and the political elections.

Lastly “Nomadland” was produced by Searchlight Pictures and won the Best Drama Picture category. The film focuses on a woman named Fern who after the collapse of a company town packs her van and decides to explore life as a nomad.

Not only were best motion pictures recognized but awards for directors, actors, actresses, the best screenplay, best tv series and best original score were announced as well.

Other winners include Chloe Zhao for Best Director Motion Picture, Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy Motion Picture went to Rosamund Pike, Best Actor in a Musical/Comedy went to Sacha Baron Cohen, Best Television Actress in a Musical/Comedy went to Catherine O’Hara in “Schitt’s Creek,” Best Television Actor in a Musical/Comedy went to Jason Sudeikis in “Ted Lasso,” Best Television Actress in a Drama Series went to Emma Corrin in “The Crown” and Best Television Actor in a Drama Series went to Josh O’Connor in “The Crown.”

The 78th annual Golden Globes was for the first time done virtually and the want for it to have been in person was immense. The late actor, Chadwick Boseman’s wife Taylor Simone Ledward accepted his award on his behalf and said,

“He [Boseman] would say something beautiful. Something inspiring. Something that would amplify that little voice inside all of us that tells you you can. That tells you to keep going. That calls you back to what you were meant to be doing at this moment in history.”

Although the award ceremony was done virtually in response to COVID-19 it was still special nonetheless. Even though it wasn’t in-person there was an understanding that being there at all was a privilege.