The 2021 award season kicked off last night with the 78th Golden Globe Awards.
The Golden Globe Nominees and winners are voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, a non-profit organization comprised of approximately 90 journalists from 55 countries around the world.
However, much of this year’s broadcast was overshadowed by the recent revelation that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association did not have any Black voters.
The big win for the night was “Nomadland” which won the Golden Globe for best drama. That wasn’t all for the film as Chloé Zhao won best director for “Nomadland” and became the second woman to win in that category. For the first time, three female directors were nominated in the category. Zhao is the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated in the category.
Andra Day won the Golden Globe Award for best actress for “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”, beating other top actresses in the category including Viola Davis.
However, the most memorable and emotional win of the night was in the best actor category. Late actor, Chadwick Bosman won the category for his performance as a talented jazz musician in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, becoming only the second posthumous winner in the category’s history.
His wife, Simone Ledward Boseman, gave an emotional acceptance speech on the late actor’s behalf…
Ledward Boseman thanked Chadwick’s co-stars, director George C. Wolfe, Netflix, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, his mentor Denzel Washington and more.