The 78th Golden Globes awards on Sunday night was packed with surprises as ‘Nomadland’ made history by picking the award for the best drama film, and its director, Chloe Zhao became the first female to win the top prize of best director.
The semi-fictional drama is about people living on the road and working menial jobs in recession-hit US.
Chinese-born Zhao is the first woman of colour – Asian descent – and only the second woman ever to win the Best Director award at the Globes.
Also, Chadwick Boseman was honoured posthumously as the Best Actor (Drama) for his role in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”. His wife, Simone Ledward accepted the award on his behalf via Zoom call.
Boseman, 43, died in August last year following a four-year-long battle with colon cancer.
Ledward said, “He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices.”
Boseman achieved global stardom as King T’Challa of fictitious African country Wakanda aka superhero Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Meanwhile, “Minari”, a semi-autobiographical drama about a family of Korean immigrants trying to realise their American dream in the 1980s, won the best foreign film at the Globes following a controversy around its classification which led the movie to be overlooked in the race for the best picture.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm also took home two awards as the best movie in the comedy or musical category, and Sacha Baron Cohen, the creator of the film won the best comedy movie actor. While Andra Day won for playing singer Billie Holliday in The United States vs Billie Holliday.
Complete list of Golden Globes winners 2020:
Best drama: Nomadland
Best comedy or musical: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Best actor (drama): Chadwick Boseman for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Best actress (drama): Andra Day for The United States vs Billie Holiday
Best actor (comedy or musical): Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Best actress (comedy or musical): Rosamund Pike for I Care a Lot
Best director: Chloé Zhao for Nomadland
Best supporting actor: Daniel Kaluuya for Judas and the Black Messiah
Best supporting actress: Jodie Foster for The Mauritanian
Best animated film: Soul
Best foreign language film: Minari (USA)
Best TV drama series: The Crown”
Best TV comedy/musical series: Schitt’s Creek
Best actor (TV drama): Josh O’Connor for The Crown
Best actress (TV drama): Emma Corrin for The Crown
Best actor (TV comedy/musical): Jason Sudeikis for Ted Lasso
Best actress (TV comedy/musical): Catherine O’Hara for Schitt’s Creek
Best TV movie or limited series: The Queen’s Gambit
With inputs from PTI