Monday, 1 March on M-Net (DStv channel 101) on at 22:30
Monday, 1 March on M-Net (DStv channel 101) on at 22:30

And the 2021 Golden Globes winners are…


DStv and Showmax’s best-in-class international content wins at the 78th Annual Golden Globes Awards.

The 78th Golden Globe awards (the 2020-2021 season) celebrated some of the most amazing entertainment we’ve seen on DStv in the past year. 25 of the nominated movies and series aired on DStv, with more coming in 2021.

The 3 big headlining wins for DStv viewers were John Boyega’s win for Small Axe, Mark Ruffalo’s win for I Know This Much Is True, and we’ll be seeing Best Motion Picture – Drama winner Nomadland later this year.

This year’s hosts, classic comedic duo Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, performed a seamless socially distant job as hosts together thanks to identical sets at The Rainbow Room in New York City and the Beverly Hilton Hotel in LA. Their opening speech lightly roasted the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (as did several of the nominees), which decides the Golden Globe Awards, for having no black members. It was something that the heads of the organisation themselves later stood up on stage, admitted to, and committed to changing.

Most presenters walked on live, with a couple speaking via videocall. All the nominees were sitting at home in their red carpet best. Well, almost all. John Boyega (winner of the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Award) revealed that he was wearing a white Balenciaga tuxedo jacket on top, but his black tracky bottoms below, off camera.

The undisputed viral fashion moment, though, was Jason Sudeikis (winner for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for Ted Lasso) wearing a slouchy tie-dyed hoodie, which promoted his sister’s dance and workout studio. Considering the category, everyone was wondering whether his disjointed speech was meant as a comedy piece or because he wasn’t prepared for the win. But everyone had a good laugh when fellow nominee Don Cheadle gestured for him to wrap it up!

Also keeping it casual was Jodie Foster, who won for Best Supporting Actress Role in Any Motion Picture for The Mauritanian, in her pyjamas on the couch with her wife, Alex, and wriggly dog, Ziggy. Celebrity pets were some of the biggest hits of the night with stars like Emma Corrin (winner of Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama) and Sarah Paulson holding up their cats and dogs to say hello to their fellow nominees, who were demanding airtime to admire their fur babies.

Fur babies? Pyjamas? Tuxedos & trackys? Is nothing left of our sacred red carpet space? Well, one Grand Tradition did get its due at the Globes this year. To stand in for the traditional messiness and occasional drunken speech we’ve come to expect from Hollywood's most laid back yet well-dressed ceremony, comedians Kenan Thompson and Maya Rudolf came up on stage in character to accept a Globe for Least Original Song.

Maya announced that she’d had a vodka epidural, then crouched down to take off her shoes and hand them to Amy along with, mysteriously, a third shoe. Meanwhile Kenan’s character revealed his belief that COVID-19 is a hoax and space lasers control the weather, suggesting that he might be spending too long reading tweets from American politicians, who’ve posted some peculiar claims throughout the pandemic.

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But was it a moment of intentional comedy when presenter Tracy Morgan mispronounced the winner of Best Original Score Motion Picture… Sowl, or, could that be Soul?

And even the Globes couldn’t seem to escape the video conferencing issues that have bedevilled us all over the past year. The sound was missing when the first winner of the night, Daniel Kaluuya, accepted the Globe for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah. And when John Boyega won for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in Small Axe, his first words were, “Do I just talk automatically?”

There were touching moments, too. Chadwick Boseman posthumously won Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. His wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, gave an utterly heart-breaking, stirring speech on his behalf: “He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices. He would thank his incredible team. He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of us that tells you that you can, that tells you to keep going. I don’t have his words, but we must take those moments to celebrate those we love. So, thank you HFPA for doing just that. And hun, you keep them coming.”

And Andra Day’s win for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama for The United States vs. Billie Holiday had her and her entire family tearing up and cheering and leaping about in joy – a pleasure we’d be unlikely to see at a live show.

The biggest upset of the event was seeing frontrunner and popular favourite HBO’s The Undoing lose out on every one of its four nominations. The show was an audience darling when it aired on M-Net (DStv channel 101). And if you’d like to weigh in on whether it should have taken home any of its Globes, it’s still available to stream on Showmax. Viewers who haven’t watched this dark, psychological drama can still binge and decide if they agree with the Hollywood Foreign Press.

In conclusion, Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo appeared as their movie fanatic characters, Star and Barb, who, fresh from their trip down Hollywood Boulevard, pointed out that any of the nominees who didn't win could still pick up an identical trophy with their name on it and everything from the trophy store.

The 2021 Golden Globe Awards aired live on Monday, 1 March on M-Net-Net Movies 1 (DStv channel 104) at 03:00. The ceremony will rebroadcast on M-Net (DStv channel 101) on Monday, 1 March at 22:30. 

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John Boyega won Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for his role in The Small Axe movies, which aired on BBC Brit (DStv 120).

Mark Ruffalo won Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television thanks to his heart-wrenching portrayal of identical twin brothers, Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, in I Know This Much Is True, which aired on M-Net (DStv channel 101). You can check out Mark’s performance now on Showmax.

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Keep an eye out for the Western drama Nomadland, which won Best Motion Picture – Drama award as well as earning Chloe Zhao her Best Director – Motion Picture win. It’s coming to DStv later in 2021.

Plus, S1 of Schitt’s Creek, which was nominated for five Golden Globes and won Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy as well as Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy for Catherine O'Hara, is coming to Comedy Central (DStv channel 122) from Monday, 22 March at 21:00.

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DStv subscribers with the Explora Ultra can look for Golden Globe-winning and nominated content from Showmax, Box OfficeAmazon and Netflix.

Global streaming service Netflix picked up 6 wins in both movies and series. Netflix subscribers or those wishing to join Netflix to watch its award-winning shows, can access the streaming service on the recently launched DStv Explora Ultra decoder, and have an option of adding their Netflix bill to their monthly DStv subscription.

Showmax is also available on the Explora Ultra decoder. DStv customers have the option to pay for Showmax as part of their monthly DStv bill. For DStv Premium subscribers, there’s no additional cost while DStv Compact and Compact Plus pay R49 a month.

Amazon Prime Video – also available on the Explora Ultra device – content including Borat Subsequent Movie Film walked away with two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy.

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And the Golden Globe winners are…

TELEVISION

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Don Cheadle: Black Monday
Nicholas Hoult: The Great
Eugene Levy: Schitt's Creek
Jason Sudeikis: Ted Lasso 
Ramy Youssef: Ramy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Lily Collins: Emily in Paris
Kaley Cuoco: The Flight Attendant
Elle Fanning: The Great
Jane Levy: Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist
Catherine O'Hara: Schitt's Creek 

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Jason Bateman: Ozark
Josh O'Connor: The Crown 
Bob Odenkirk: Better Call Saul
Al Pacino: Hunters
Matthew Rhys: Perry Mason

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Olivia Colman: The Crown
Jodie Comer: Killing Eve
Emma Corrin: The Crown 
Laura Linney: Ozark
Sarah Paulson: Ratched

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Bryan Cranston: Your Honor
Jeff Daniels: The Comey Rule
Hugh Grant: The Undoing
Mark Ruffalo: I Know This Much is True 
Ethan Hawke: The Good Lord Bird

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Cate Blanchett: Mrs. America
Daisy Edgar-Jones: Normal People
Shira Haas: Unorthodox
Nicole Kidman: The Undoing
Anya Taylor-Joy: The Queen's Gambit 

Best Television Series Drama
The Crown 
Lovecraft Country
The Mandalorian
Ozark
Ratched

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Normal People
The Queen's Gambit 
Small Axe
The Undoing
Unorthodox

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Helena Bonham Carter: The Crown
Julia Garner: Ozark
Annie Murphy: Schitt's Creek
Cynthia Nixon: Ratched
Gillian Anderson: The Crown

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
John Boyega: Small Axe 
Brendan Gleeson: The Comey Rule
Daniel Levy: Schitt's Creek
Jim Parsons: Hollywood
Donald Southerland: The Undoing

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
Schitt's Creek 
The Great
Ted Lasso

FILM

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm 
Hamilton
Music
Palm Springs
The Prom

Best Motion Picture – Drama
The Father 
Mank
Nomadland 
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
Another Round, Denmark
La Llorona, Guatamela/France
The Life Ahead, Italy
Minari, USA 
Two of Us, France/USA

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture
Emerald Fennell: Promising Young Woman
Jack Fincher: Mank
Aaron Sorkin: The Trial of the Chicago 7 
Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton: The Father
Chloe Zhao: Nomadland

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
Fight for You: Judas and the Black Messiah
Hear My Voice: The Trial of the Chicago 7
IO SI (Seen): The Life Ahead 
Speak Now: One Night in Miami
Tigers & Tweed: The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Sacha Baron Cohen: The Trial of the Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya: Judas and the Black Messiah 
Jared Leto: The Little Things
Bill Murray: On the Rocks
Leslie Odom, Jr: One Night in Miami

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Glenn Close: Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman: The Father
Jodie Foster: The Mauritanian 
Amanda Seyfried: Mank
Helena Zengel: News of the World

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
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 – Animated
The Croods: A New Age
Onward
Over the Moon
Soul 
Wolfwalkers

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama
Chadwick Boseman: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 
Riz Ahmed: The Sound of Metal
Anthony Hopkins: The Father
Gary Oldman: Mank
Tahar Rahim: The Mauritanian

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama
Viola Davis: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Andra Day: The United States vs. Billie Holiday 
Vanessa Kirby: Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand: Nomadland
Carey Mulligan: Promising Young Woman

Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
Maria Bakalova: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Kate Hudson: Music
Michelle Pfeiffer: French Exit
Rosamund Pike: I Care A Lot 
Anya Taylor-Joy: Emma

Best Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
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 Director – Motion Picture
David Fincher: Mank
Regina King: One Night in Miami
Aaron Sorkin: The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloe Zhao: Nomadland 
Emerald Fennell: Promising Young Woman

Best Original Score Motion Picture
The Midnight Sky
Tenet
News of the World
Mank
Soul

Watch The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards on Monday, 1 March on M-Net (DStv channel 101) on at 22:30

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