This year’s film prizes were awarded at the Golden Globes in Los Angeles on Monday night – albeit virtually due to the corona pandemic. Comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the ceremony from separate stages in California and New York. The German nominees came away empty-handed. The Golden Globe for best drama and best director went to Chloé Zhao and her road movie “Nomadland”. “Zhao, who was born in China, is only the second woman to receive the award for the best directorial drama,” emphasizes Marcus Schuler. Sacha Baron Cohen’s biting society satire “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (“Borat Anschluss Moviefilm”) won the awards for best comedy with Cohen as best actor in a comedy.
No Golden Globe for Helena Zengel
There was no award for the twelve-year-old Helena Zengel from Berlin, who was nominated in the category “Best Supporting Actress” for the western “News from the World”. “Zengel succumbed to a visibly surprised Jodie Foster who was hanging around on the sofa in her pajamas at home. You could see little Helena’s disappointment,” reports Schuler. “That’s a shame and actually a blatantly wrong decision, I think.” 58-year-old Foster received the trophy for her supporting role in the political thriller “The Mauritian”.
“Unorthodox” comes out empty-handed
“Netflix has cleared away in the areas of film and television,” Schuler sums up. Four prizes went to the British royal family series “The Crown”. The best miniseries of the year also comes from Netflix: “The Queen’s Gambit”, in which Anya Taylor-Joy plays a chess genius and was awarded the Golden Globe for best actress in a miniseries. “‘Unorthodox’, the Netflix miniseries from director Maria Schrader, unfortunately went empty-handed,” said Schuler, both in the category of director and in the category of the main role, which is embodied in “Unorthodox” by Shira Haas.
Rosamund Pike best actress in a comedy
For another Netflix production – “I Care a Lot” – lead actress Rosamund Pike won the award for the best female lead in a comedy. For his role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, leading actor Chadwick Boseman was posthumously awarded the Golden Globe for best actor in a drama six months after his death from cancer in August. His widow Taylor Simone Ledward tearfully accepted the Golden Globe. US actress and singer Andra Day (36) was named best drama actress for her impersonation of jazz singer Billie Holiday in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”.
“Minari” best non-English language film
“Minari” by US director Lee Isaac Chung won the award for best non-English language film. In the mainly Korean-language family drama, Chung processes his own experiences as a child of South Korean immigrants in the rural US state of Arkansas. 90 international journalists who have been working in Hollywood for a long time decided on the awards from the Association of Foreign Press (HFPA) in 25 film and television categories. Due to non-transparent membership criteria and the appointment of exclusively white jurors, there had been harsh criticism of the association in advance.
The most important prices at a glance
- Bestes Filmdrama – “Nomadland”
- Best Comedy / Musical – “” Borat Subsequent Movie Film »
- Best Regie – Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland”)
- Best Actor, In Drama – Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
- Beste Schauspielerin Filmdrama – Andra Day (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”)
- Best Actor, Comedy / Musical – Sacha Baron Cohen (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”)
- Best Actress, Comedy / Musical – Rosamund Pike (“I Care a Lot”)
- Best Supporting Actor – Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”
- Best Supporting Actress – Jodie Foster, “The Mauritanian”
- Best Non-English Language Film – “Minari” (USA)