Brits Clean Up at Golden Globes with Wins for Daniel Kaluuya, Rosamund Pike, John Boyega, and 'The Crown'
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Brits in Hollywood enjoyed a stellar night at the 78th Golden Globe Awards Sunday (February 28): according to Deadline, they collected 10 of the 25 available prizes.
Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah), Rosamund Pike (I Care a Lot), and Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm) all won awards for movie performances, while The Crown triumphed in four categories including Best Television Series - Drama.
Cast members Emma Corrin, Josh O'Connor, and Gillian Anderson received prizes for their performances as Princess Diana, Prince Charles, and Margaret Thatcher in the historical drama series. Corrin's win in the Best Actress – Television Series Drama category came over stiff competition including Killing Eve's Jodie Comer – who was nominated for the second year in a row – and her The Crown co-star Olivia Colman.
Other winners on the night included John Boyega (Small Axe), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen's Gambit), Andra Day (The United States vs. Billie Holiday), and Catherine O'Hara (Schitt's Creek).
This year's Golden Globe Awards were a bicoastal affair hosted by Amy Poehler from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and Tina Fey from the Rainbow Room in New York City. Though the presenters appeared in person, all nominees found out over Zoom whether they had won or not.
Poignantly, the late Chadwick Boseman was recognized for his performance in Ma Rainey's Big Bottom. His widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, gave an emotional acceptance speech on his behalf. Earlier in the evening, Kaluuya had joked that the Globes were "doing me dirty" after his Zoom audio cut out at the start of his acceptance speech.
During the ceremony, several members of the HFPA (Hollywood Foreign Press Association) – the body which bestows the Golden Globe Awards – appeared on screen to address the controversy surrounding its lack of diversity. Ahead of this year's event, The Times of London revealed that there is not a single Black journalist among its 87-strong membership.
"We recognize we have our own work to do," German HFPA member Helen Hoehne told viewers. "Just like in film and television, Black representation is vital. We must have Black journalists in our organization."
Killing Eve's season two showrunner, Emerald Fennell, was nominated in three categories for her zeitgeist-grabbing feature directorial debut Promising Young Woman. However, she was pipped to the Best Director and Best Motion Picture – Drama prizes by Nomadland and its director Chloe Zhao. Zhao made history as the first woman of Asian descent and second woman ever to win the Best Director award in the Globes' 78-year history.
The Trial of the Chicago 7's Aaron Sorkin beat Fennell to the Best Screenplay accolade. The BBC has a list of every single winner at this year's Golden Globe Awards.
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