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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

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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.


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


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

Jack Fincher


Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton

The Father

Chloé Zhao


Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat

The Midnight Sky

Ludwig Göransson


James Newton Howard

News of the World

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross


Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste


Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Fight for You”

Judas and the Black Messiah

“Hear My Voice”

The Trial of the Chicago 7

“Io Si (Seen)”

The Life Ahead

“Speak Now”

One Night in Miami


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


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


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


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