Award shows are always, always a conversation starter. Mostly because no one agrees on anything. You’ll have people yelling over who should have been nominated and who shouldn’t have even been considered and you’ll, of course, have the usual “who did the red carpet best” debacle.
But today, we’re talking about the 78th annual Golden Globes and there’ll be no arguments because we’re here solely for the most important wins of last night!
Best Picture Drama
So, here’s the thing — the Best Picture Drama is that award and the fact that Nomadland won it this year should tell you all you need to know. Brace yourself, it’s a journey!
Best Picture Musical/Comedy
Coming out of nowhere, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (the sequel to 2006’s Borat) simply swooped in and took the Best Picture for a comedy!
Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
One of the hardest categories of last night, with competition including Viola Davis, Frances McDormand, and Carey Mulligan, the Best Actress award went to Andra Day for her portrayal of Billie Holiday. Yes, that Billie Holiday.
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Another hard category, last night’s Best Actor award went to the late Chadwick Boseman for his stunning role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, securing a heartfelt win after his first Golden Globes nomination.
Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical/Comedy
For this category, I Care A Lot’s Rosamund Pike simply came in and stole the show. And for that, she was nothing other than the obvious choice for Best Actress in a Musical/Comedy.
Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical/Comedy
Remember when we told you Borat’s sequel came in and killed the musical/comedy category? Well, the same happened here. Borat’s Sacha Baron-Cohen came and got his award!
Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture
When a category is this full of simply talented women, the competition could just be mindboggling. And although it was, Jodie Foster won for her role in The Mauritanian.
Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture
Coming out of one of the most anticipated (as well as one of the most talked about movies of this year), Judas and the Black Messiah, Daniel Kaluuya and his wonderful performance was the obvious choice for Best Supporting Actor.
Best Director – Motion Picture
Chloé Zhao winning Best Director of a Motion Picture last night is going to be talked about for a very long time. And for good reason. Immensely talented, Zhao is the first Asian woman ever to win this award as well as the second woman, in general, to do so!
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
If you’ve seen The Trial of the Chiago 7, then you only know one thing. A movie as immaculate as this needs an award. Especially for the script — and the Golden Globes thought so too.
Best Picture – Animated
With a horde of animated pictures coming out, this category might have been a little harder to predict. But that was before Soul came in and killed all doubt, winning the Best Animated Picture.
Best Picture – Foreign Language
With a little controversy brewing about being nominated for the international category despite being American-made, Minari stole the show and deservedly won Best Foreign Picture.
Best Drama Series
With a wholly-rounded competition in the category, and many more great drama shows out there, the Best Drama Series went to one of the most-watched dramas of the year, The Crown.
Best Musical/Comedy Series
The winner of the Best Musical/Comedy Series is a show that was just as talked about as it was hilarious — Schitt’s Creek deservedly reaped this award for its last season.
Best Television Motion Picture
It’s no secret that The Queen’s Gambit was one of the best shows of the year. And naturally, it had to get an award.
Best Actress – Television Motion Picture
Guess who else won a Golden Globe after her first nomination? Yes, it’s none other than Anna Taylor-Joy!
Best Actor – Television Motion Picture
Alive and well outside of the Hulk, Mark Ruffalo won Best Actor in Television Motion Picture for I Know This Much Is True.
Best Television Actress – Drama Series
Yet another first-time nominee, Emma Corrin won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Princess Diana on The Crown!
Best Television Actor – Drama Series
Another The Crown winner, Josh O’Connor made us hate him so much as Prince Charles that he won an award for it.
Best Television Actress – Musical/Comedy Series
Stealing the show as effortlessly as ever, Catherine O’Hara deservedly won Best Television Actress for Schitt’s Creek.
Best Television Actor – Musical/Comedy Series
With his portrayal of an American Football coach in the English Premiere League, Jason Sudeikis was the obvious pick for Best Television Actor in a Musical/Comedy Series.
Best Supporting Actress – Television
Another scene stealer, Gillian Anderson came in and deservedly won for her role of Margaret Thatcher on the Crown.
Best Supporting Actor – Television
Killing it on Steve McQueen’s Small Axe, John Boyega won Best Supporting Actor for his role on the anthology show.