0840 GMT April 17, 2021
‘Nomadland’ and Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm’ were among the winners at the Golden Globe Awards.
Chloe Zhao’s film won the awards’ top prize for best drama. The 38-year-old also bagged the best director gong, wrote dw.com.
She made history by being only the second woman to do so in the history of Hollywood’s traditional awards season opener.
Her semi-fictional film stars Oscar winner Frances McDormand alongside a rag-tag bunch of non-actors who truly live on the open road, working mostly menial jobs to scrape by off the grid.
Britain’s Sacha Baron Cohen, who shot to fame in the late 1990s for his Ali G character, picked up two awards.
The sequel to his 2006 movie, ‘Borat,’ won best musical or comedy film, while he won the gong for best comedy actor.
Baron Cohen took aim at the 87-member group of international journalists that doles out Golden Globes each year, which has faced criticism for its lack of diversity.
Elsewhere, Chadwick Boseman was posthumously named best actor in a drama film for his performance in Ma Rainey’s ‘Black Bottom’.
His wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the award on his behalf, after the Black Panther star’s death last summer from colon cancer.
‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ star Andra Day was named best actress in a drama film for her portrayal of the jazz singer.
Daniel Kaluuya won best supporting actor for his performance in ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’.
‘The Crown,’ a Netflix production was the big winner in the television categories, winning four prizes in total, including best drama series.
The ceremony, which recognizes excellence in film and television, was held without the glitz and glamour of previous years because of the coronavirus pandemic.
But this year’s live audience included frontline health care workers and first responders to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Golden Globes are the first major event of the awards season. They are seen as a good indicator of which films will go on to Oscar glory.