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Golden Globes 2021 award ceremony was held at Rainbow Room in New York and Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. (Photo: HFPA)


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Golden Globes 2021: 'Nomadland', 'Borat' 'The Crown' win top awards

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Los Angeles: "Nomadland", director Chloe Zhao's moving drama about van dwellers and Sacha Baron Cohen's satire "Borat 2" won top movie honours at a scaled-down virtual ceremony at the 78th Golden Globes, which was held bi-coastally due to the coronavirus pandemic

"The Crown" and late star Chadwick Boseman were among winners, too, while veteran Jane Fonda was feted with the lifetime achievement award.

Actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned to hosting duties this year, but they were in New York and Los Angeles respectively

The best drama film went to "Nomadland " starring Frances McDormand as a homeless woman travelling through the American West.

"Schitt's Creek" was named Best Comedy series. Actress Catherine O'Hara, who plays the role of Moira Rose in the show, was feted with best comedy actress honour.

The best director award went to Chloe Zhao, who became the second female winner of the category in Globes history, after Barbara Streisand in 1983, reports bbc.com.

The Sacha Baron Cohen-starrer "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm", the sequel to 2006's hugely successful "Borat", was named best musical or comedy film.

Other winners included Rosamund Pike, who was named best actress in a musical or comedy film for "I Care A Lot". The best supporting actor went to Daniel Kaluuya for his performance in "Judas And the Black Messiah".

The film cast Kaluuya essayed the role of US activist Fred Hampton, chairman of the Black Panther Party who was assassinated at the age of 21 in 1969.

A "shocked" John Boyega was named best supporting actor in a limited series for his role in "Small Axe".

"The Crown" won four honours including best drama series.

Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin both won for their performances as Prince Charles and Princess Diana respectively.

Actress Gillian Anderson was named in the best supporting category in the series for her portrayal of former prime minister Margaret Thatcher.

Late star Chadwick Boseman was posthumously named best actor in a drama film for his performance in "Ma Rainy's Black Bottom".

His wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the award on his behalf. Boseman passed away last summer after quietly battling colon cancer for years.

Actress-singer Andra Day won in the best actress in a motion picture (drama) category for her performance in the OTT film "The United States vs. Billie Holiday". Day is only the second Black woman to win at the Globes after Whoopi Goldberg, who won 35 years ago for 'The Color Purple", according to Variety.

"The Queen's Gambit" was named best limited series and its star Anya Taylor-Joy, was named best actress in a limited series. Other winners included Mark Ruffalo for best actor in a limited series, and Pixar's "Soul", which won best animated film

Aaron Sorkin paid tribute to the three women who were nominated for best director as he accepted best screenplay for "The Trial of the Chicago 7".

Veteran actress and activist Jane Fonda was feted with the Cecil B DeMille Award for lifetime achievement and used her acceptance speech to call for greater diversity in the industry.

The nominees and winners were voted for by the 87 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a group of international journalists based in California.

According to an investigation, the HFPA had no black members, representatives from the organisation said during the ceremony, adding that they planned to address the issue.

(From IANS with edits)

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