The global COVID-19 pandemic delayed the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards by almost two months.
But on Sunday night, the storied Hollywood ceremony kicked off in full swing as movie stars flocked (in person and also virtually) to the venue, the famed Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, for their red carpet appearance.
The Golden Globes had a different format than any previous year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic; hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehloer hosted the show on different sides of the US with a social distanced audience made up of first responders.
Tina hosted from New York City’s Rainbow Room while Amy hosted from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills in Los Angeles.
While some celebrities were at the awards ceremony in person as presenters, most watched from their homes, sharing images of their luxury gowns from their garden or in their living room with their family; Other stars, like Amanda Seyfried donned her glamorous dress at a nearby hotel to watch and present an awards during the show.
Salma, 54, dazzled in a crimson Alexander McQueen gown that featured a cinched waist and a one-shoulder detail; the movie star added a Harry Winston diamond brooch (called the Ultimate Emerald Signature Timepiece) along the neckline.
The gorgeous beauty sported even more Harry Winston jewelry; she chose the 9.58 carat Diamond Chandelier Earrings, set in platinum, as well the Secret Combination Diamond Bracelet that was 69.43 carats, set in platinum, and the 32.25 carat Winston Candy Rubellite and Diamond Ring, also set in platinum for even more sparkle.
Salma sported pale pink polished nails with her dark tresses center parted and in waves; she wore pink lipstick with rosy blush on her cheeks beneath defined brows.
Sultry: Salma, 54, dazzled in a crimson Alexander McQueen gown that featured a cinched waist and a one-shoulder detail; the movie star added a Harry Winston diamond brooch (called the Ultimate Emerald Signature Timepiece) along the neckline
Such a beauty: The gorgeous beauty sported even more Harry Winston jewelry; she chose the 9.58 carat Diamond Chandelier Earrings, set in platinum, as well the Secret Combination Diamond Bracelet that was 69.43 carats, set in platinum, and the 32.25 carat Winston Candy Rubellite and Diamond Ring, also set in platinum for even more sparkle
Margot, 30, wowed in a stunning Chanel frock; the long sleeved black and white printed crepe de chine gown had cut-out detailing as well as a thigh-slit.
The Wolf Of Wall Street and I, Tonya actress paired the patterned number with a Chanel belt and handbag, adding delicate diamond earrings.
She styled her shoulder length hair in waves, opting for a deep side part; Margot painted her pout a coral red shade with the rest of her makeup minimal.
Stunning: The Wolf Of Wall Street and I, Tonya actress paired the patterned number with a Chanel belt and handbag, adding delicate diamond earrings
Renee Zellweger donned a classic black gown with a knee-high slit and a sweatheart neckline; the Texas-native paired the sleek number with coordinating heels.
The 51-year-old Judy actress styled her short hair loose and slightly wavy, keeping her makeup to a minimum; she finished off the chic look with a statement ring.
Gal, 35, showcased her toned legs in a white thigh-length dress that featured a sheer lace overlay in the same tone; the Wonder Woman star added a pendant necklace with stiletto heels and red lipstick.
She hit the red carpet with her husband of over 12 years Yaron Varsano; he looked handsome in a tuxedo with facial hair.
So chic: Renee Zellweger donned a classic black gown with a knee-high slit and a sweatheart neckline; the Texas-native paired the sleek number with coordinating heels
Movie star: The 51-year-old Judy actress styled her short hair loose and slightly wavy, keeping her makeup to a minimum; she finished off the chic look with a statement ring
Co-hosts: Amy Poehler (L) and Tina Fey (R) are hosting the Golden Globes virtually
Good looking duo: She hit the red carpet with her husband of over 12 years Yaron Varsano; he looked handsome in a tuxedo with facial hair
Fashionable: Satchel Lee donned a cut-out black and silver gown, as did Kiersey Clemons
Stunning: Elle Fanning shared an Instagram image of her in her teal frock as she dripped in diamonds
Actress Zuri Hall showcased her incredibly toned midriff in a crimson bandeau top made of textured fabric with a matching ball gown skirt.
The brunette beauty oozed glamour in the breathtaking two-piece designer look.
Modern Family star Sarah Hyland was one of the firsts to hit the carpet which did not have any reporters or fans on it due to the pandemic.
The redheaded siren looked incredible in a scarlet gown that had off-the-shoulder straps a a hem that touched the floor.
Wow factor: Actress Zuri Hall showcased her incredibly toned midriff in a crimson bandeau top made of textured fabric with a matching ball gown skirt
Bold look: Rosamund Pike donned boots with her tulle red gown
Beautiful: Amanda Seyfried (L) and Angela Bassett (R) both opted for textured elements on their gowns
Glam: Disney star Sofia Carson donned a cream and burgundy dress that featured a bow on one shoulder that attached to a cape that draped elegantly in front and behind her
The 30-year-old shared several images to her Instagram account to flaunt her flawless look.
Her glam was on target with neutral tones and soft beach waves in her hair. She added long, dramatic diamond earrings.
‘Lady in Red… literally everywhere… for the #goldenglobes,’ the beauty wrote in her Instagram caption.
The looker was seen with stylist Brad Goreski, 43.
All in the details: Elle shared a closer look at the dress, which had diamond detailing along the sleeves, perfecting pairing with her crystal drop earrings
Bold: Cynthia Erivo looked incredible in the neon green structured gown with white gloves
Silver sirens: Andra Day and Kaleyb Cuoco both chose silver frocks with ball skirts
Picture perfect: The Golden Globe Awards red carpet kicked off on Sunday afternoon at the famed Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with Sarah Hyland
A vision: The redheaded siren looked incredible in a scarlet gown that had off-the-shoulder straps a a hem that touched the floor
Glammed: The 30-year-old shared several images to her Instagram account to flaunt her flawless look. Her glam was on target with neutral tones and soft beach waves in her hair. She added long, dramatic diamond earrings
They have so much fun together: The siren was seen with stylist Brad Goreski, 43
So gorgeous: Laverne, 48, donned a low-cut patterned red gown featuring long sleeves
Views: The 48-year-old movie star wore statement earrings and a delicate necklace, with her blonde hair in an elegant braided updo; she wore dark red lipstick and smokey eye makeup
The 78th Golden Globe Awards will honor the best in American television of 2020, as well as film in 2020 and early 2021, as chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
The awards ceremony will be socially distanced and bicostal for the first time ever with hosts Tina Fey and Amy Phoehler.
Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P Henson woke up early on February 3 to share the list of the 2021 Golden Globe nominations.
The two were seen in side by side videos from home while live on the Today show.
Herman Mankiewicz biopic Mank and Netflix’s The Crown have topped the nominations board at the 78th Golden Globe Awards, both receiving six nods a piece.
Sacha Baron Cohen and Anya Taylor-Joy lead the actor and actress nominations, which were announced on Wednesday, after the ceremony was pushed back due to the global
The nominees were announced by Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P Henson on The Today Show, with a surprising list of stars and shows up for honours, after the industry was ravaged by lockdowns and filming restrictions.
The nominations were revealed ahead of the virtual awards ceremony that will take place on February 28 with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler co-hosting the show virtually from opposite coasts.
Sacha Baron Cohen found himself up for several awards, nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for the The Trial of the Chicago 7 and up for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.
Meanwhile, actress Anya scored a nomination in both TV and film categories, for Netflix drama The Queen’s Gambit, and Emma.
The late Chadwick Boseman was nominated posthumously in the Best Actor category for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, his final movie, which he starred in alongside Viola Davis (who was also nominated).
Also scoring big was Aaron Sorkin’s film The Trial of the Chicago 7 and TV comedy Schitt’s Creek follow with five nominations each.
Until now there have only been five women ever nominated for best director, but the 2021 ceremony made history with three women nominated – the first time more than one has been shortlisted in a year.
Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), Regina King (One Night in Miami) and Chloé Zhao (Nomadland) bagged nominated this year alongside David Fincher (Mank) and Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7).
Leading the way for this year’s films was Mank, David Fincher’s long awaited depiction of the behind-the-scenes battles that plagued the 1941 classic film Citizen Kane.
The film landed nominations for best film, drama; best actor for Gary Oldman; best director for Fincher, best supporting actress for Amanda Seyfried; best score; and best screenplay for Jack Fincher, the director’s father who penned the script before dying in 2003.
Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 — which, like Mank’, is a Netflix release — came closest with five nods, including best film, drama; best director and best screenplay for Sorkin; supporting actor for Sacha Baron Cohen; and best song.
The other nominees for best film in the drama category were Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman and Florian Zeller’s The Father.
Good film yes? Sacha Baron Cohen found himself up for several awards, nominated in the Best Supporting Actor category for the The Trial of the Chicago 7 and up for Best Performance by an Actor for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (pictured)
In all it was another great year for Netflix, which topped all studios at the Globes last year, too, as it led with a commanding 42 nominations, with 22 coming in film categories and 20 in television.
Despite controversy surrounding season four of The Crown – which was released last year – the Netflix series has cleaned the board as the most nominated TV show.
Among its five nominees are Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor, who are nominated for their roles as Princess Diana and Prince Charles respectively.
Olivia Colman who is up for best actress in a TV drama, an award she won last year, for playing the Queen in The Crown. The actress has also been shortlisted for her upcoming film, The Father.
They scored well: Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant were both nominated for The Undoing
Amid its huge success with fans, commentators have lined up to criticise series four of The Crown.
Friends of Prince Charles launched a blistering attack on the show last year, accusing producers of the hit Netflix drama of ‘trolling on a Hollywood budget’.
Some of the Prince’s closest confidantes have accused the streaming giant of exploiting the Royal Family’s pain for financial gain and raged that ‘fiction is presented as fact’ in its twisted version of events.
In a series of highly unusual public interventions that demonstrates the depth of concern at the very top of the Royal Family, Palace insiders lined up to slate the Netflix show.
A standout: Frances McDormand was nominated for her work in Nomadland
One insider said: ‘This is drama and entertainment for commercial ends being made with no regard to the actual people involved who are having their lives hijacked and exploited.
‘In this case, it’s dragging up things that happened during very difficult times 25 or 30 years ago without a thought for anyone’s feelings. That isn’t right or fair, particularly when so many of the things being depicted don’t represent the truth.’
It is the depiction of a callous and self-serving Charles meeting and marrying an innocent Diana while maintaining his affair with the then-married Camilla Parker-Bowles which has sparked such anger.
A Palace source said: ‘The new series paints the Prince and Duchess in a very unflattering light but at least at the start of reality shows like The Only Way Is Essex they admit that some scenes have been invented for entertainment.
‘There is no sense of telling carefully nuanced stories – it’s all very two-dimensional.
‘This is trolling with a Hollywood budget. The public shouldn’t be fooled into thinking this is an accurate portrayal of what really happened.’
While a number of British stars swept the board, many Twitter users were enraged at the absence of Londoner Michaela Coel and her hit drama I May Destroy You, and while not a Brit – Irish star Paul Mescal’s snub also caused anger.
On Micaela’s absence, Twitter users penned: ‘I’m confused- does Michaela Cole’s I May Destroy You not qualify for this year’s golden globes or something?…
‘Easily the best thing I’ve watched this year #GoldenGlobes… the i may destroy you snub the golden globes are sick for this.’
GOLDEN GLOBES 2021: THE WINNERS
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Nomadland – WINNER
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – WINNER
Sweeping the board: Mank is the most nominated film with six nods
Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
David Fincher – Mank
Regina King – One Night in Miami
Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland – WINNER
Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
Jack Fincher – Mank
Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller – The Father
Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7 – WINNER
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland
Best Foreign Language Picture
The Life Ahead
Minari – WINNER
Two of Us
Best Animated Picture
The Croods: A New Age
Over the Moon
Soul – WINNER
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 – WINNER
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 – WINNER
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Gary Oldman – Mank
Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian
Captivating: Vanessa Kirby is nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for Pieces of a Woman
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Kate Hudson – Music
Michelle Pfeiffer – French Exit
Rosamund Pike – I Care a Lot – WINNER
Anya Taylor-Joy – Emma
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – WINNER
James Corden – The Prom
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton
Dev Patel – The Personal History of David Copperfield
Andy Samberg – Palm Springs
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Glenn Close – Hilbilly Elegy
Jodie Foster – The Mauritanian – WINNER
Olivia Colman – The Father
Amanda Seyfried – Mank
Helena Zengel – News of the World
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER
Jared Leto – The Little Things
Bill Murray – On the Rocks
Leslie Odom Jr – One Night in Miami
Best Original Score in a Motion Picture
The Midnight Sky
News of the World
Soul – WINNER
Best Original Song in a Motion Picture
Judas and the Black Messiah
The Life Ahead – WINNER
One Night in Miami
The Trial of the Chicago 7
The United States vs Billie Holiday
Best Television Series, Drama
The Crown – WINNER
One to watch: Lovecraft Country is up for Best Television Series, Drama
Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie
The Queen’s Gambit – WINNER
Racy: Normal People is up for Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Olivia Colman – The Crown
Jodie Comer – Killing Eve
Emma Corrin – The Crown – WINNER
Laura Linney – Ozark
Sarah Paulson – Ratched
Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Jason Bateman – Ozark
Josh O’Connor – The Crown – WINNER
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
Al Pacino – Hunters
Matthew Rhys– Perry Mason
Spooky: Sarah Paulson is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama for Ratched
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
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 – WINNER
Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series, Comedy or Musical
Don Cheadle – Black Monday
Nicholas Hoult – The Great
Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek
Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso – WINNER
Ramy Youssef – Ramy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie
Cate Blanchett – Mrs America
Daisy Edgar-Jones – Normal People
Shira Haas – Unorthodox
Nicole Kidman – The Undoing
Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit – WINNER
Royally good: Elle Fanning is up for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical for The Great
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie
Bryan Cranston – Your Honour
Jeff Daniels – The Comey Rule
Hugh Grant – The Undoing
Ethan Hawke – The Good Lord Bird
Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much Is True – WINNER
Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series
Gillian Anderson – The Crown – WINNER
Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown
Julia Garner – Ozark
Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek
Cynthia Nixon – Ratched
Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series
John Boyega – Small Axe, “Red, White and Blue” – WINNER
Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek
Brendan Gleeson – The Comey Rule
Jim Parsons – Hollywood
Donald Sutherland – The Undoing
One to watch: Donald Sutherland is up for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series for The Undoing
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