The 78th Golden Globes

There’s one thing that Covid can’t stop – cinematic genius. This year’s 78th annual Golden Globes applauds raw and powerful performances despite the surge of the pandemic. Beginning in 1944, the first-ever ceremony was held at the 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles, California. Flash forward over seventy years later, the Golden Globe is now one of the most sought-after awards in the entertainment industry.  Now, 2021’s edition of the Golden Globes is proud to usher in a new era of filmmaking.

While the seventy-eight-year-old tradition couldn’t afford to be broken, there is an element of unknown to the 2021 ceremony as the program needs to adhere to Covid-19 guidelines. That said, it is highly unlikely that a room full of wannabe winners will be present for the award ceremony. Even hosts, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will be tuning in from opposite sides of the state.

Yes – that’s right! For the fourth time in a row, the iconic duo, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey take the stage as hosts. Need some energy to wake you up? Poehler and Fey will certainly bring the fun and games which is essential to make the award ceremony truly golden.

This year’s show will air live on February 28 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific time on NBC.

Listed below are the top contenders in the following categories: Best Television Series: Drama, Best Director: Motion Picture, Best Actor in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy, Best Actress in a Motion Picture: Drama, Best Original Score: Motion Picture, Best Motion Picture: Foreign Language and Best Motion Picture: Animated.


Best Television Series: Drama

Character arcs, love triangles, emotional imbalance – everything we love in a good Drama movie. Nominees include “The Crown” (Netflix), “Lovecraft Country” (HBO Max), “The Mandalorian” (Disney Plus), “Ozark” (Netflix) and “Ratched” (Netflix).


Best Director: Motion Picture

These top-notch directors are the brains behind some of your favorite movies and tv shows. The nominees are Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”), David Fincher (“Mank”), Regina King (“One Night in Miami”), Aaron Sorkin (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”) and Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland”)


Best Actor in a Motion Picture: Musical or Comedy

Miss the feeling of a laugh brewing in your stomach?  In 2021 especially, the world is in search of the next laugh-out-loud film. This year’s nominees are Sacha Baron Cohen (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”), James Corden (“The Prom”), Lin Manuel Miranda (“Hamilton”), Dev Patel (“The Personal History of David Copperfield”) and Andy Samberg (“Palm Springs”).


Best Actress in a Motion Picture: Drama

Crying on queue? Wielding swords? These are only a few things these phenomenal dramatic actresses are capable of. Nominees include Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), Andra Day (“The United States vs. Billie Holiday”), Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”), Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”) and Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”).


Best Original Score: Motion Picture

There is power in music. Along with conveying emotions, a good soundtrack can be the cherry on top of a cinematic masterpiece. Nominations include “Midnight Sky” (Alexandre Desplat), “Tenet” (Ludwig Göransson), “News of the World” (James Newton Howard), “Mank” (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross) and “Soul” (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste).


Best Motion Picture: Foreign Language

Don’t let the language barrier stop you from exploring new cultures.  And who knows? Maybe you’ll pick up a few Spanish lines. Nominees include “Another Round” (Samuel Goldwyn Films), “La Llorona” (Shudder), “The Life Ahead” (Netflix), Minari (A24) and  “Two of Us” (Magnolia Pictures).


Best Motion Picture: Animated

Whether you’re 5 or 55, an animated movie can be a soulful way to sit back and see life through the eyes of your favorite characters. Many were nominated including “The Croods: A New Age” (Universal Pictures), “Onward” (Walt Disney Pictures), “Over the Moon” (Netflix), “Soul” (Walt Disney Pictures) and “Wolfwalkers” (Cartoon Saloon).

Additional Golden Globe categories include Best Screenplay: Motion Picture and Best Song: Motion Picture and can be accessed on their website.