Virtual red carpets, boatloads of technical difficulties and shots fired at the HFPA – here is everything that went down at this year’s awards.
The road to the Golden Globes wasn’t as smooth as we thought it would be – but is it ever? Bribery claims, lack of diversity and shocking snubs have plagued the 78th award show, but nevertheless, the half-virtual ceremony kicked off on Sunday night and it was marred by technical difficulties. Dodgy Wi-Fi and Zoom chaos was just some of the issues that were seen during the show, with Tina Fey and Amy Schumer hosting the show from either side of the country and providing us with some hilarious commentary while the show progressively turned into chaos.
But tech issues and scrutiny aside, the show got off to a roaring start with homegrown British stars Daniel Kaluuya and John Boyega picking up awards for Best Supporting actors in Film and TV – two victories that highlighted the night’s tech and diversity struggles. With wins coming through with glitchy sound, the evening marked a triumphant year for Anya Taylor-Joy who picked up her first Golden Globe as well as The Queen’s Gambit taking home the prize for limited series.
With so many stars picking up awards during the night, we’ve rounded up some of the best moments from the show below…
Chadwick Boseman’s wife picking up his award for Best Actor posthumously
While we laughed at hilarious glitches and mishaps throughout the show, Chadwick Boseman’s widow Taylor Simone brought us to tears as she collected his award for Best Actor in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – we’re not crying, you are.
Daniel Kaluuya winning best supporting actor for Judas and the Black Messiah
Losing at an actual award ceremony is hard enough, but imagine losing over a poor Zoom connection where you’ve got nowhere to hide. With news that Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago Seven had won for Best Screenplay, applause broke out over the other Zoom windows, whereas David Fincher decided to neck a shot to ease his loss – the biggest mood of 2021 so far.
Chloé Zhao winning Best Director
For the first time in Golden Globes history, the majority of best director nominations were women – Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman, Regina King for One Night in Miami and winner Chloé Zhao for Nomadland – ladies, we did it!
While it might feel like we’re currently watching an episode of The Crown with everything that is going on between Meg and Harry, the Netflix series swept up three awards for their adaptation of the drama, with Emma Corrin taking home Best Actress, Josh O’Connor taking home Best Actor and the show picking up Best Television series.
Emma Corrin’s reaction to winning was our reaction to the lag and technical difficulties throughout the show.
Everybody took shots at the all-white Hollywood Foreign Press during acceptance speeches
In all honestly, did you even win an award if you didn’t take shots at the very people who awarded it too you? The majority of winners fired shots at the HFPA for their lack of diversity and we’re 100% here for it.