Here’s the list of 2021 Golden Globe winners

Chloe Zhao wins
Chloe Zhao accepts the best director award for “Nomadland” via video while Bryce Dallas Howard looks on onstage at the 78th Golden Globe Awards held at the Rainbow Room.
(Peter Kramer / NBC)

The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. members who vote on the Golden Globes may be under scrutiny, but the 2021 ceremony went full steam ahead with a field of nominees that featured many female directors, buzzy TV shows and notable shortcomings in its honors for Black storytelling. Still, meaningful snubs and questions about the Globes’ relevance aside, the awards continued to matter to many in the industry.

Chloe Zhao and her film “Nomadland” and Sacha Baron Cohen and his film “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” each won top movie honors, while “Soul” also took home multiple prizes at the 78th Golden Globe Awards. Chadwick Boseman, Jodie Foster, “Minari,” Andra Day and Daniel Kaluuya also received honors. In television, favorites “The Queen’s Gambit,” “The Crown” and “Schitt’s Creek” won the night’s top TV awards while roles in “Small Axe” and “Ted Lasso” were also honored.

The Globes ceremony was again hosted by Tina Fey (from the Rainbow Room in Rockefeller Center in New York) and Amy Poehler (from the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles). This year’s special honors were conferred upon film icon Jane Fonda and television pioneer Norman Lear. Read our full coverage of the Golden Globes here.


The 78th Golden Globe Awards winners are below.

The organization said the perception that many members are not serious journalists is “outdated and unfair” and that it is committed to addressing the lack of Black members.

Feb. 21, 2021

Best motion picture — drama

Frances McDormand in the movie "Nomadland."

WINNER | “Nomadland”
“The Father”
“Promising Young Woman”
“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Actress in a motion picture — drama

Andra Day on set
Andra Day, shown here on the set of “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.”
(Takashi Seida / Courtesy of Hulu)

WINNER |Andra Day, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”
Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman”
Frances McDormand, “Nomadland”
Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”

Actor in a motion picture — musical or comedy

Sacha Baron Cohen
Sacha Baron Cohen in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.”
(Amazon Studios)

WINNER | Sacha Baron Cohen, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
James Corden, “The Prom”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”
Dev Patel, “The Personal History of David Copperfield”
Andy Samberg, “Palm Springs”


Best motion picture — musical or comedy

Sacha Baron Cohen and Maria Bakalova in "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" movie
Sacha Baron Cohen and Maria Bakalova in “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” movie.
(Amazon Studios)

WINNER | “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
“Palm Springs”
“The Prom”

Director — motion picture

Director Chloe Zhao
“Nomadland” director Chloe Zhao is photographed in the backyard of her home, outside Los Angeles.
(Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)

WINNER | Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland”
Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”
David Fincher, “Mank”
Regina King, “One Night in Miami”
Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

A Times investigation finds that the nonprofit HFPA regularly issues substantial payments to its members in ways that some experts say could skirt IRS guidelines.

Feb. 21, 2021

Actor in a motion picture — drama

Chadwick Boseman as Levee
Chadwick Boseman as Levee in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
(David Lee/NETFLIX)

WINNER |Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal”
Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”
Gary Oldman, “Mank”
Tahar Rahim, “The Mauritanian”


Limited series, anthology series or motion picture made for television

Anya Taylor-Joy looks down at a chess board
Anya Taylor-Joy stars in “The Queen’s Gambit.”

WINNER | “The Queen’s Gambit”
“Normal People”
“Small Axe”
“The Undoing”

Actress in a limited series, anthology series or motion picture made for television

Anya Taylor-Joy
Anya Taylor-Joy in “The Queen’s Gambit.”

WINNER | Anya Taylor-Joy, “The Queen’s Gambit”
Cate Blanchett, “Mrs. America”
Daisy Edgar-Jones, “Normal People”
Shira Haas, “Unorthodox”
Nicole Kidman, “The Undoing”

Supporting actress — television

Gillian Anderson in 'The Crown'
Gillian Anderson as Margaret Thatcher in “The Crown.”
(Des Willie/Netflix)

WINNER | Gillian Anderson, “The Crown”
Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”
Julia Garner, “Ozark”
Annie Murphy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Cynthia Nixon, “Ratched”

Supporting actress in a motion picture

Jodie Foster
Jodie Foster in “The Mauritanian.”
(Graham Bartholomew)

WINNER | Jodie Foster, “The Mauritanian”
Glenn Close, “Hillbilly Elegy”
Olivia Colman, “The Father”
Amanda Seyfried, “Mank”
Helena Zengel, “News of the World”

Television series — drama

Photographers snap pictures of the royal couple
Princess Diana (Emma Corrin) and Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor) in “The Crown.”
(Ollie Upton/Netflix)

WINNER | “The Crown”
“Lovecraft Country”
“The Mandalorian”

Motion picture — foreign language

Steven Yeun, in a red hat holding a baseball bat, with Alan Kim in 'Minari'
Steven Yeun, right, and Alan Kim appears in “Minari” by Lee Isaac Chung.
(Sundance Institute)

WINNER | “Minari” (United States)
“Another Round” (Denmark)
“La Llorona” (Guatemala/France)
“The Life Ahead” (Italy)
“Two of Us” (France)

Actor in a television series, drama

Josh O'Connor as Prince Charles
Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles in Season 3 of “The Crown” on Netflix.
(Des Willie / Netflix)

WINNER | Josh O’Connor, “The Crown”
Jason Bateman, “Ozark”
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Al Pacino, “Hunters”
Matthew Rhys, “Perry Mason”

Actress in a motion picture — musical or comedy

Rosamund Pike 'I Care a Lot'
Rosamund Pike as Marla in “I Care A Lot” on Netflix.

WINNER | Rosamund Pike, “I Care a Lot”
Maria Bakalova, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
Kate Hudson, “Music”
Michelle Pfeiffer, “French Exit”
Anya Taylor-Joy, “Emma.”

Television series — musical or comedy

The cast of "Schitt's Creek."
(Pop TV)

WINNER | “Schitt’s Creek”
“Emily in Paris”
“The Flight Attendant”
“The Great”
“Ted Lasso”

Actor in a television series — musical or comedy

"Ted Lasso"
(Courtesy of Apple)

WINNER | Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”
Nicholas Hoult, “The Great”
Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Ramy Youssef, “Ramy”

Original song — motion picture

'The Life Ahead'
A scene from “The Life Ahead.”

WINNER | “Io Si (Seen)” (“The Life Ahead”)
“Speak Now” (“One Night in Miami”)
“Fight for You” (“Judas and the Black Messiah”)
“Hear My Voice” (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”)
“Tigress & Tweed” (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”)

Original score — motion picture

A scene from 'Soul'
A scene from “Soul.”

WINNER | “Soul” — Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste
“The Midnight Sky” — Alexandre Desplat
“Mank” — Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
“News of the World” — James Newton Howard
“Tenet” — Ludwig Göransson

Actress in a television series — drama

Princess Diana (Emma Corrin) in 'The Crown'
Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in “The Crown.”

WINNER | Emma Corrin, “The Crown”
Olivia Colman, “The Crown”
Jodie Comer, “Killing Eve”
Laura Linney, “Ozark”
Sarah Paulson, “Ratched”

Screenplay — motion picture

Screenwriter and director Aaron Sorkin
(Jay L. Clendenin/Los Angeles Times)

WINNER | Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, “The Father”
Jack Fincher, “Mank”
Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland”
Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”


Actor in a limited series, anthology series or motion picture made for television

Mark Ruffalo on set
Mark Ruffalo on the set of “I Know This Much Is True.”
(Atsushi Nishijima/HBO)

WINNER | Mark Ruffalo, “I Know This Much Is True”
Bryan Cranston, “Your Honor”
Jeff Daniels, “The Comey Rule”
Hugh Grant, “The Undoing”
Ethan Hawke, “The Good Lord Bird”

Motion picture — animated

An image from Disney Pixar's "Soul"
Pixar Animation’s “Soul” looks at what’s important in life

WINNER | “Soul”
“The Croods: A New Age”
“Over the Moon”

Actress in a television series — musical or comedy

Catherine O'Hara looks at herself on her cell phone
Catherine O’Hara looks at herself on her cell phone on “Schitt’s Creek.”
(Pop TV)

WINNER | Catherine O’Hara, “Schitt’s Creek”
Lily Collins, “Emily in Paris”
Kaley Cuoco, “The Flight Attendant”
Elle Fanning, “The Great”
Jane Levy, “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist”


Supporting actor — television

John Boyega in "Small Axe"
John Boyega as Leroy Logan in “ Red, White and Blue,” part of the “Small Axe” series directed by Steve McQueen.
(S Goodwin/Amazon Prime Video)

WINNER | John Boyega, “Small Axe”
Brendan Gleeson, “The Comey Rule”
Dan Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Jim Parsons, “Hollywood”
Donald Sutherland, “The Undoing”

Supporting actor in a motion picture

A group stands
Darrel Britt-Gibson, Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield appear in “Judas and the Black Messiah” by Shaka King.
(Glen Wilson / courtesy of Sundance Institute)

WINNER | Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”
Jared Leto, “The Little Things”
Bill Murray, “On the Rocks”
Leslie Odom Jr., “One Night in Miami”