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Netflix royalty dominates 78th Golden Globe Awards as The Crown and Queen’s Gambit reign supreme

Netflix original The Crown has dominated the 78th Golden Globe Awards, securing four gongs in total. The streaming giant was the creative power behind the throne for the majority of awards, taking away 10 wins.

The Crown won four gongs in total. Josh O’Connor, Emma Corrin and Gillian Anderson were all recognised.

Netflix’s equally royal breakout binge-watching hit The Queen’s Gambit won two awards, including Best TV Movie or Miniseries.  

Best screenplay went to Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of Chicago 7, another Netflix original.

The 2021 Globes were hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the former emceeing from the rainbow Room in New York City, the latter from the Beverly Hilton in LA. The pair skewed the lack of diversity on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 87-strong board.

The event took place virtually, with participants accepting their wins from home.

The 2021 Globes were hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The pair skewed the lack of diversity on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 87-strong board…

The Trial of the Chicago 7 wins Best Screenplay for Netflix

Nomadland and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm won Best Motion Picture for Drama and Best Motion Picture Comedy or Musical, respectively. Nomadland’s director Chloé Zhao won the Best Director prize, while Borat creator Sacha Baron Cohen won Best actor in a Comedy or Musical.

Schitt’s Creek won Best TV comedy. Speaking on said lack of diversity, co-creator Daniel Levy said: “I hope that this time next year this ceremony reflects the true breadth and diversity of the film and television being made today because there is so much more to be celebrated.”

Catherine O’Hara also won Best Actress in a TV comedy for her turn on Schitt’s Creek.  

Daniel Kaluuya was named Best Supporting Actor for Judas and the Black Messiah. John Boyega won Best Supporting Actor in a series, miniseries or television film for Small Axe.

Jodie Foster took home Best supporting actress for The Mauritanian. Chadwick Boseman won a posthumous Best Actor in a Drama accolade for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Andra Day won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture for playing the titular jazz icon in the biographical The United States vs. Billie Holiday. The win was a coup for Sky, as it plays only on Sky Cinema in the UK. It’s one of 30 Sky Original films that will air in 2021, with at least two original films available every month. 

Netflix may be the dominant creative streaming force, but the other streamers walked away with wins. Apple celebrated a Best Actor in a TV Comedy honor for Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis, while Disney Plus Pixar animation Soul won best Animated Feature and Best Score.  

Rosamund Pike won Best Actress in a TV movie or Comedy for  I Care a Lot (Amazon Prime Video in the UK, Netflix in the US). Mark Ruffalo took Best actor in a TV movie winner for I Know This Much Is True, with Lee Isaac Chung securing the foreign language win for Minari.

It’s not yet clear who won Best Zoom room furnishings.

To see how well we did with our Awards predictions, click here.

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