Golden Globes Recap

March 8, 2021

Despite many movie theaters closing their doors in 2020, Hollywood still held its 78th annual Golden Globes to recognize the best new movies of the past year.

The award show, hosted by Amy Pohler and Tina Fey, had fewer viewers than usual. This year only 6.9 million watched while 18.3 million watched in 2020.

If you missed it, here are some of the more notable aspects of the Golden Globes that took place on Feb. 28.

Covid restrictions

Normally, the Golden Globes is one big party for celebrities to show off on the red carpet and mingle with other famous people. This year it was a big zoom call. 

Like many other things this past year, the Golden Globes had to be done socially distanced. The co-hosts were on opposite coasts and the participants phoned in from the comfort of their own home. 

There were often issues with the connection or audio throughout the night.

Some participants got dressed up like any other year, others kept it casual. Jason Sudeikis delivered his acceptance speech in a hoodie and Jodie Foster wore her pajamas and was petting her dog.

Big Winners

Netflix was one of the big winners, several titles helped them rack up 42 nominations. They took home 10 Globes. “Mank”, a Netflix production, had six nominations but didn’t win anything.

Chloe Zhao became the first Asian woman to win best director with the movie “Nomadland”. The movie was nominated a total of four times and won two globes.

Another movie that was successful is the sequel to the 2006 film “Borat”. “Borat Subsequent MovieFilm” won the award for best comedy or musical. The actor, Sacha Baron Cohen, also won a Globe for his role in the movie.

Inclusion

One of the main topics of the night was the need to give a seat at the table to those who have never had one. 

Prior to the show it was made known that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association [HFPA], the 87 people who vote on the awards, had no black journalists. 

Members of the HFPA assured audiences that they would fix the issue by introducing more diversity, while as of now it is a misrepresentation of those involved in television and film.

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