Trophy Talk

Golden Globe Winners 2021: Full List of Winners at the 78th Golden Globe Awards

Nomadland, Borat, The Queen's Gambit dominate as the acting categories deliver big shocks that could change the awards race. Check out the full list of Golden Globe 2021 winners!

by | February 28, 2021 | Comments

2019 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS -- Pictured: "2019 Golden Globe Awards" Key Art -- (Photo by: NBC)
(Photo by NBC)

The Golden Globes battled through tech glitches, the challenges of a first-ever bi-coastal ceremony, and a ton of pre-event controversy and somehow managed to pull it off, awarding – largely without incident but with plenty of self-reflection – the best movies and TV and streaming series of 2020. (Well, the best according to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, at least.)

So: Who won?

On the film front, the awards were fairly evenly spread, with Nomadland, Soul, and Borat Subsequent MovieFilm all winning two awards, each. Nomadland director Chloé Zhao won Best Director, making history as the first woman of Asian descent to take home that award, while the film itself won Best Motion – Picture Drama; Pixar’s Soul took out the award for best animated film and score; and Borat Subsequent MovieFilm was Comedy’s big winner, surprising no one with a Best Picture on that side of the ledger and Best Actor for Sacha Baron Cohen.

There were some big surprises, though, particularly in the movie acting categories, with Rosamund Pike picking up Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical of Comedy for her acidic work in I Care A Lot, Andra Day winning Best Actress – Drama (arguably the night’s biggest shock), and Jodie Foster throwing a wrench in the awards-season works, winning Supporting Actress for The Mauritanian.

On the TV and streaming front, Netflix dominated, with The Crown taking home more awards than any other series – four, including for Best TV Series – Drama, and acting wins for Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin – and The Queen’s Gambit winning for Best Limited Series, Anthology, or TV Movie, and star Anya Taylor-Joy winning, too. Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek was another big winner, taking home Best TV Series – Comedy and Best Actress in a TV Series – Comedy for the iconic Catherine O’Hara, but not pulling off the sweep it managed at last year’s Emmys.

See below for the full list of 2021 Golden Globe winners (and nominees) below.


FILM


Best Motion Picture – Drama


Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama


Viola Davis

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


Andra Day

The United States vs. Billie Holiday


Vanessa Kirby

Pieces of a Woman


Carey Mulligan

Promising Young Woman


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama


Riz Ahmed

Sound of Metal


Chadwick Boseman

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


Tahar Rahim

The Mauritanian


Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy



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


Maria Bakalova

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm


Rosamund Pike

I Care A Lot


Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy


Sacha Baron Cohen

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm


Dev Patel

The Personal History of David Copperfield


Andy Samberg

Palm Springs


Best Motion Picture – Animated



Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language



Best Director – Motion Picture


Emerald Fennell

Promising Young Woman


Regina King

One Night in Miami


Aaron Sorkin

The Trial of the Chicago 7


Chloé Zhao

Nomadland


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Motion Picture


Glenn Close

Hillbilly Elegy


Olivia Colman

The Father


Jodie Foster

The Mauritanian


Helena Zengel

News of the World


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


Sacha Baron Cohen

The Trial of the Chicago 7


Daniel Kaluuya

Judas and the Black Messiah


Jared Leto

The Little Things


Bill Murray

On the Rocks


Leslie Odom Jr.

One Night in Miami


Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Emerald Fennell

Promising Young Woman
90%

Jack Fincher

Mank
83%

Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton

The Father
98%

Chloé Zhao

Nomadland
94%

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat

The Midnight Sky
50%

Ludwig Göransson

Tenet
70%

James Newton Howard

News of the World
88%

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

Mank
83%

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste

Soul
95%

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Fight for You”

Judas and the Black Messiah
96%

“Hear My Voice”

The Trial of the Chicago 7
89%

“Io Si (Seen)”

The Life Ahead
92%

“Speak Now”

One Night in Miami
98%

TELEVISION


Best Television Series – Drama



Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama


Josh O'Connor

The Crown


Bob Odenkirk

Better Call Saul


Al Pacino

Hunters


Matthew Rhys

Perry Mason


Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy



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


Lily Collins

Emily in Paris


Kaley Cuoco

The Flight Attendant


Elle Fanning

The Great


Jane Levy

Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist


Catherine O'Hara

Schitt’s Creek


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


Don Cheadle

Black Monday


Eugene Levy

Schitt’s Creek


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


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


Cate Blanchett

Mrs. America


Daisy Edgar-Jones

Normal People


Shira Haas

Unorthodox


Nicole Kidman

The Undoing


Anya Taylor-Joy

The Queen’s Gambit


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


Bryan Cranston

Your Honor


Jeff Daniels

The Comey Rule


Hugh Grant

The Undoing


Ethan Hawke

The Good Lord Bird


Mark Ruffalo

I Know This Much Is True


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Television


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Television


John Boyega

Small Axe


Brendan Gleeson

The Comey Rule


Dan Levy

Schitt’s Creek


Jim Parsons

Hollywood


On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.

Tag Cloud

Food Network PBS 4/20 parents television Legendary Endgame Box Office The Purge VH1 zombie thriller USA FOX facebook RT History zombies Marvel Television Holidays renewed TV shows toronto Chernobyl jurassic park Trophy Talk IFC obituary Teen sequels game of thrones Pirates Esquire TCM Drama name the review Schedule National Geographic Opinion TCA Awards NYCC FX on Hulu spanish all-time dramedy children's TV directors independent travel TV renewals MCU Disney streaming service Adult Swim Nominations Animation TV One Nickelodeon godzilla criterion New York Comic Con Mudbound TBS concert 007 Shondaland werewolf adventure Amazon Prime Video remakes romance films elevated horror Television Critics Association child's play Fox News Extras GoT Election Netflix blaxploitation Sundance dragons Showtime deadpool BBC TruTV TCA 2017 ratings mockumentary DC streaming service ABC news Hear Us Out LGBTQ Best and Worst Kids & Family Travel Channel doctor who sequel TV Land ViacomCBS Anna Paquin Marvel Marathons Super Bowl transformers christmas movies A24 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Tarantino Year in Review cinemax hist stop motion NBC Columbia Pictures Britbox TV 2017 IFC Films harry potter football Trailer Grammys space tv talk GLAAD Action hollywood Netflix Christmas movies canceled TV shows dc Writers Guild of America Apple cops video on demand Funimation Mary poppins Ghostbusters superhero Marvel Studios 2018 cancelled television spain police drama social media rotten Comedy Central cooking Avengers Film OWN game show casting jamie lee curtis TIFF comedies Calendar cars ITV First Look cults BBC America hidden camera Black History Month Mystery The Walt Disney Company Holiday Sundance Now rotten movies we love science fiction American Society of Cinematographers Superheroes Masterpiece Quiz anthology Turner Classic Movies latino pirates of the caribbean sag awards award winner dogs Apple TV Plus PlayStation cancelled ESPN hispanic dark halloween tv BET TCA Winter 2020 zero dark thirty Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt halloween miniseries HBO RT21 Reality Competition dceu Sony Pictures nature spinoff spider-man teaser Western A&E fast and furious Emmys Sci-Fi HBO Max Polls and Games universal monsters Star Trek comic books archives australia Lifetime Christmas movies Stephen King supernatural Amazon Film Festival fresh disaster slashers Mary Tyler Moore Cannes mission: impossible Interview ABC Family Hallmark Christmas movies black free movies Emmy Nominations prank Arrowverse Spectrum Originals Video Games Dark Horse Comics CNN Superheroe SundanceTV discovery video Hulu Alien king kong foreign TNT Disney Rom-Com CBS All Access Elton John E3 Lifetime period drama Mindy Kaling Set visit reviews series natural history comic CBS cats documentary Horror revenge The CW GIFs boxing justice league psychological thriller Countdown festival biography south america blockbusters Paramount YA Logo Musicals historical drama Rocky WGN Disney+ Disney Plus best Brie Larson Thanksgiving kong indiana jones 2015 The Academy comiccon FX stoner kids See It Skip It Sneak Peek Fox Searchlight unscripted Oscars Crunchyroll Women's History Month strong female leads war Star Wars talk show popular versus Hallmark Red Carpet 2020 Winners Heroines Turner scorecard AMC worst Music Spike Broadway finale Pop TV composers satire 2021 2019 blockbuster Cartoon Network women chucky Ovation Nat Geo Classic Film MTV Binge Guide italian diversity Starz vampires critics VOD japanese monster movies Infographic crossover Comic Book Rocketman BAFTA spanish language quibi Discovery Channel Photos TLC docudrama Epix ghosts movie cancelled TV series batman Trivia Musical true crime razzies The Walking Dead TCA CW Seed Country Warner Bros. breaking bad romantic comedy Pride Month USA Network DC Comics 71st Emmy Awards Rock Biopics Pet Sematary BET Awards theme song DC Universe Christmas Lionsgate YouTube Premium Summer HBO Go telelvision crime thriller sitcom green book twilight Character Guide 45 indie DGA SXSW a nightmare on elm street comics scary movies spy thriller Shudder Family Pop witnail Disney Channel based on movie Fall TV adaptation Comics on TV Spring TV El Rey medical drama die hard President golden globes political drama crime drama rt archives Lucasfilm Acorn TV Apple TV+ LGBT PaleyFest aliens cartoon Bravo Awards Tour Pixar toy story Premiere Dates Exclusive Video The Witch venice franchise robots documentaries Peacock nfl Crackle singing competition Martial Arts Reality politics animated VICE trailers FXX San Diego Comic-Con superman Academy Awards kaiju Amazon Studios Vudu Baby Yoda joker Paramount Network screen actors guild cancelled TV shows binge BBC One emmy awards OneApp richard e. Grant Certified Fresh CMT nbcuniversal 21st Century Fox stand-up comedy First Reviews streaming screenings 2016 DirecTV worst movies Fantasy mutant Podcast asian-american SDCC movies Cosplay Ellie Kemper Song of Ice and Fire Toys 72 Emmy Awards Captain marvel X-Men rom-coms Valentine's Day APB History anime Paramount Plus docuseries YouTube Red french festivals 20th Century Fox Mary Poppins Returns sports serial killer Walt Disney Pictures Syfy james bond canceled Freeform Disney Plus psycho 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards MSNBC Winter TV Amazon Prime Universal Awards Watching Series Creative Arts Emmys WarnerMedia what to watch Tubi reboot Tumblr YouTube laika Television Academy The Arrangement ID 24 frames book 99% Sundance TV E! ABC Signature classics Black Mirror technology boxoffice Tomatazos golden globe awards Comedy crime