2021 might have hurt the box office and entertainment industry, but the 2021 Golden Globes will go on as planned! Read on to see all the fantastic movies and television shows that earned nominations at the 78th annual ceremony…
Hosts Are Returning To Golden Globes
After patiently waiting to see how the 2021 Award Season would start, the 2021 Golden Globes nominations are here! Sarah Jessica Parker, Taraji P. Henson, and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Ali Sar were on hand last week to announce the nominations. But before they did that, the HFPA made a big announcement: famed host Ricky Gervais would not return this year. Known for his brash, honest takedowns of Hollywood, it seems Gervais hit a bit close to home last year. So, comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who hosted the show in 2013, 2014, and 2015, will return to the Globes stage this year. Meanwhile, the famed Cecil B. DeMille Award will go to Jane Fonda this year, following in the steps of recent winners like Tom Hanks, Oprah Winfrey, Jeff Bridges, and Meryl Streep.
With that, the nomination announcements began. Of course, unlike the Emmys or Oscars, the Golden Globes cover both television and film – quite a bit to announce! While Palm Springs, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm, Music, The Prom, and Hamilton will fight for Best Comedy or Musical Film, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, The Father, Mank, and The Trial of the Chicago 7 will duke it out for Best Drama. What an electric selection! Meanwhile, if you’re looking for something a bit different to watch, La Llorona, Another Round, The Life Ahead, Minari, and Two of Us will compete for Best Foreign Film. Finally, Soul, Onward, Over the Moon, Wolfwalkers, The Croods: A New Age all earned nods for Best Animated Film.
And that’s just the beginning of all the nominations!
Netflix Comes Out On Top
Last year, manly complained that too few female film directors earned Best Director nominations. This year, however, HFPA voters changed that. Thankfully, the nominations for the best director are full of women this time. Chloé Zhao (Nomadland), Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), and Regina King (One Night in Miami) all won Best Director nods this year. Male directors David Fincher (Mank) and Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7).
In front of the camera, Cate Blanchett (Mrs. America), Daisy Edgar-Jones (Normal People), Shira Haas (Unorthodox), Nicole Kidman (The Undoing), and Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit) earned nominations for Best Actresses in a Movie or Mini-series. Likewise, Hugh Grant (The Undoing), Ethan Hawke (The Good Lord Bird), Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True), Bryan Cranston (Your Honor), and Jeff Daniels (The Comey Rule) will compete for the Best Actor award.
For the small screen, The Flight Attendant, The Great, Schitt’s Creek, Ted Lasso, and Emily in Paris will fight for the Best Comedy or Musical TV Series. Meanwhile, for fans of drama, one of The Crown, Lovecraft Country, The Mandalorian, Ozark, or Ratched will go home with the Best Drama prize. If that looks like a lot of Netflix, it is! The streaming service took home the most nominations this year, with a whopping 42 nods! The company’s biggest rivals, Amazon and Hulu, only won ten.
Want to watch the Golden Globes? Just tune in on February 28 at 5 p.m. PT (8 p.m. ET) on NBC!