Golden Globes announce nominees for 78th show

(78th Golden Globes release nominations)

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) has announced the nominees for the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards. Six-time Golden Globe winner Sarah Jessica Parker and Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson announced the nominees.

For the first time in the history of the Golden Globes, the nominations were announced virtually, following the current safety measures during the Covid pandemic.

Netflix dominated the competition with 42 total nominations for its movies and shows, including Mank, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Queen’s Gambit, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and The Crown. Amazon, home to Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and Small Axe, followed with 10 nods, while Hulu also picked up 10 nominations for projects such as Normal People and Palm Springs.

The 78th Golden Globes will take place on February 28,  coast to coast from 5 pm to 8 pm PT/8-11 ET on NBC. The event will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, returning for the fourth time, after hosting in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Fey and Poehler will share duties from their respective cities, with Fey on the East Coast and Poehler on the West Coast. Fey will be live from New York’s Rainbow Room, Poehler will be live from the Beverly Hilton, in Beverly Hills, and nominees, from various locations around the world.

In addition to the categories announced today, the 2021 Golden Globes will honor Jane Fonda with the Cecil B. deMille Award, and Norman Lear with the Carol Burnett Award. Lear will be the third recipient of the recently created Carol Burnett Award, which honors contributions to television.

As previously announced, Satchel and Jackson Lee, children of filmmaker and three-time Golden Globe nominee Spike Lee and producer and philanthropist Tonya Lewis Lee, will serve as the 2021 Golden Globe Ambassadors.

Produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 210 territories worldwide.

The full list of nominees of the 78th Golden Globes:

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • The Father (Trademark Films; Sony Pictures Classics)
  • Mank (Netflix; Netflix)
  • Nomadland  (Highwayman / Hear/Say / Cor Cordium; Searchlight Pictures)
  • Promising Young Woman (LuckyChap Entertainment / FilmNation Entertainment; Focus Features)
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Marc Platt Productions / Dreamworks Pictures; Netflix)

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
  • Frances McDormand    Nomadland
  • 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
  • Anthony Hopkins    The Father
  • Gary Oldman    Mank
  • Tahar Rahim    The Mauritantian

Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Four By Two Films; Amazon Studios)
  • Hamilton (Walt Disney Pictures / RadicalMedia / 5000 Broadway Productions / NEVIS Productions / Old 320 Sycamore Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Music (Pineapple Lasagne Productions / Landay Entertainment; Vertical Entertainment / IMAX)
  • Palm Springs (Party Over Here / Limelight Productions; NEON / Hulu)
  • The Prom (Netflix / Dramatic Forces / Storykey Entertainment; Netflix)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

  • Maria Bakalova    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Kate Hudson    Music
  • Michelle Pfeiffer    French Exit
  • Rosamund Pike    I Care a Lot
  • Anya Taylor-Joy    Emma

Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy

  • Sacha Baron Cohen    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • James Corden    The Prom
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda    Hamilton
  • Dev Patel    The Personal History of David Copperfield
  • Andy Samberg    Palm Springs

Best Motion Picture – Animated

  • The Croods: A New Age (DreamWorks Animation; Universal Pictures)
  • Onward (Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Over the Moon (Netflix / Pearl Studio / Glen Keane Productions; Netflix)
  • Soul (Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
  • Wolfwalkers (Cartoon Saloon / Melusine; Apple / GKIDS)

ALSO READ: ‘Palm Springs,’ ‘Soul’ lead Critics Choice Super Awards


Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

  • Another Round (Denmark) (Zentropa Entertainments; Samuel Goldwyn Films)
  • La Llorona (Guatemala/France) (La Casa de Producción / Les Films du Volcan; Shudder)
  • The Life Ahead (Italy) (Palomar; Netflix)
  • Minari (USA) (Plan B; A24)
  • Two of Us (France/USA) (Paprika Films; Magnolia Pictures)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In Any Motion Picture

  • Glen Close    Hillbilly Elegy
  • Olivia Colman    The Father
  • Jodie Foster    The Mauritanian
  • Amanda Seyfried    Mank
  • Helena Zengel    News of the World

Best Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role In Any 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 Director – Motion Picture

  • Emerald Fennell    Promising Young Woman
  • David Fincher    Mank
  • Regina King    One Night in Miami
  • Aaron Sorkin    The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Chloè Zhao    Nomadland

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • Emerald Fennell    Promising Young Woman
  • David Fincher    Mank
  • Aaron Sorkin    The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton    The Father
  • Chloè Zhao    Nomadland

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

  • Alexandre Desplat    The Midnight Sky
  • Ludwig Göransson    Tenet
  • James Newton Howard    News of the World
  • Trent Resnor, Atticus Ross    Mank
  • Trent Resnor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste    Soul

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

  • “Fight for You” — Judas and the Black Messiah

Music by:    H.E.R., Dernst Emile II

Lyrics by:    H.E.R., Tiara Thomas

  • “Hear My Voice” — The Trial of the Chicago 7

Music by:    Daniel Pemberton

Lyrics by:    Daniel Pemberton, Celeste Waite

  • “‘Lo SÌ (Seen)” — The Life Ahead

Music by:    Diane Warren

Lyrics by:    Diane Warren, Laura Pausini, Niccolò Agliardi

  • “Speak Now” — One Night in Miami

Music by:    Leslie Odom Jr, Sam Ashworth

Lyrics by:    Leslie Odom Jr, Sam Ashworth

  • “Tigress & Tweed” — The United States Vs. Billie Holiday

Music by:    Andra Day, Raphael Saadiq

Lyrics by:    Andra Day, Raphael Saadiq

Best Television Series – Drama

  • The Crown – Netflix (Left Bank Pictures / Sony Pictures Television)
  • Lovecraft Country – HBO (HBO / Afemme / Monkeypaw / Bad Robot / Warner Bros. Television)
  • The Mandalorian – Disney+ (Lucasfilm Ltd.)
  • Ozark – Netflix  (MRC Television)
  • Ratched – Netflix (Fox21 Television Studios)   

Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama

  • Olivia Colman    The Crown
  • Jodie Comer    Killing Eve
  • Emma Corrin    The Crown
  • Laura Linney    Ozark
  • Sarah Paulson    Ratched

Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Drama

  • Jason Bateman   Ozark
  • Josh O’Connor    The Crown
  • Bob Odenkirk    Better Call Saul
  • Al Pacino    Hunters
  • Matthew Rhys    Perry Mason

Best Television Series – Musical Or Comedy

  • Emily in Paris – Netflix (Darren Star Productions / Jax Media / MTV Studios)
  • The Flight Attendant – HBO MAX (HBO Max / Berlanti Productions / Yes, Norman Productions / Warner Bros. Television)
  • The Great – Hulu (Hulu / Civic Center Media / MRC)
  • Schitt’s Creek – POP TV (Not A Real Company Productions / Canadian Broadcast Company / Pop TV)
  • Ted Lasso – APPLE TV+ (Apple / Doozer Productions / Warner Bros. Television / Universal Television)   

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
  • Nicholas Hoult    The Great
  • Eugene Levy    Schitt’s Creek
  • Jason Sudeikis    Ted Lasso
  • Ramy Youssef    Ramy

Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television

  • Normal People – Hulu (Hulu / BBC / Element Pictures)
  • The Queen’s Gambit – Netflix (Netflix)
  • Small Axe – Amazon Studios (BBC Studios Americas, Inc / Amazon Studios)
  • The Undoing – HBO (HBO / Made Up Stories / Blossom Films/David E. Kelley Productions)
  • Unorthodox – Netflix (Studio Airlift / RealFilm)

Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series, Anthology Series Or A 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 A 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 Television Supporting Role

  • Gillian Anderson    The Crown
  • Helena Bonham Carter    The Crown
  • Julia Garner    Ozark
  • Annie Murphy    Schitt’s Creek
  • Cynthia Nixon    Ratched

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Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Supporting Role

  • John Boyega    Small Axe
  • Brendan Gleeson    The Comey Rule
  • Daniel Levy    Schitt’s Creek
  • Jim Parsons    Hollywood
  • Donald Sutherland    The Undoing

Source: Golden Globes

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