Golden Globe nominations 2021: British stars lead the way


The Golden Globes have kicked off awards season, with British stars leading the way in some of the biggest categories.

The Crown's Josh O'Connor and Normal People's Daisy Edgar-Jones both received TV acting nods, Emerald Fennell was nominated for directing Promising Young Woman, and Riz Ahmed was recognised for his portrayal of a punk drummer battling hearing loss in Sound Of Metal.

Sir Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, Olivia Colman and Emma Corrin also scored nominations in the acting categories.

Emma Corrin as Princess Diana in first-look pic from upcoming new series of The Crown. Pic: Netflix

The Crown's Josh O'Connor and Emma Corrin as Prince Charles and Princess Diana in The Crown. Pic: Netflix

Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal in Normal People. Pic: BBC/Element Pictures/Hulu

Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal in Normal People. Pic: BBC/Element Pictures/Hulu

British comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen got nods for both his dramatic performance in The Trial Of The Chicago 7 and his comedy turn in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, due to the fact that cinemas across the world were closed throughout the majority of 2020 due to coronavirus, streaming services have come into their own over the last 10 months and provided the lion's share of the nods.


Netflix follows up an already impressive showing in last year's Golden Globe nominations, where they led all studios with 34 nods.

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Although the streaming giant is gaining strength at awards ceremonies year-on-year, they are still yet to take home the top prize – best picture at the Oscars.

The Golden Globe ceremony usually takes place in January but was delayed this year after the Academy Awards – the biggest event in Hollywood's calendar – was pushed back to April.

All eyes will now be on the Golden Globe contenders, which are likely to point towards films that will make the cut for Oscars nominations.

Chadwick Boseman as Levee in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Pic: Netflix

Chadwick Boseman got a posthumous nod for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Pic: Netflix

Unlike the Academy Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globes celebrates TV as well as film, and further widens its categories by splitting the comedy/musical and drama genres.

Last year's Golden Globe ceremony was hosted by British comedian Ricky Gervais, with his usual mix of controversial humour and bum-clenching celebrity put downs.

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This year's awards will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who have fronted the event twice before.

However, this time they will present separately – Poehler from The Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles and Fey from Rainbow Room in New York.

Nominees are expected to appear remotely from locations around the world.

The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 28 February, and air on NBC


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