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  • by Jeff Beck

The Winners of the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has just finished announcing their annual Golden Globe Awards, and while the final result sadly wasn't particularly surprising, there were a few shockers elsewhere. As expected, "Nomadland" was the big winner of the night, taking Best Motion Picture (Drama) and Best Director (Chloe Zhao). Meanwhile, over on the Comedy/Musical side, they decided to embarrass themselves by giving Best Motion Picture to "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" (and Sacha Baron Cohen Best Actor), marking what could easily be called the worst winner the category has ever had.

While it was assumed that Best Actress (Drama) was between Frances McDormand ("Nomadland") and Carey Mulligan ("Promising Young Woman"), it was Andra Day who garnered the award for the much-maligned "The United States vs. Billie Holliday". Another surprise came in Supporting Actress where Jodie Foster came out of nowhere to win for "The Mauritanian".

In television, the marvelous fourth season of "The Crown" was the big winner of the evening, sweeping all four Drama categories it was up for: Best TV Series, Best Actress (Emma Corrin), Best Actor (Josh O'Connor), and Best Supporting Actress (Gillian Anderson). Meanwhile, "Schitt's Creek" took Best TV Series (Comedy/Musical) and Best Actress (Comedy/Musical) for Catherine O'Hara, and "The Queen's Gambit" won Best TV Limited Series and Best Actress (Limited Series) for Taylor Anya-Joy.

The next major event on the calendar are the Critics' Choice Awards on March 7th (Gee, I wonder what will happen there...), so be sure to check back for a list of winners.

In the meantime, please see below for a list of tonight's Golden Globe winners:

Best Picture (Drama): Nomadland

Best Picture (Comedy/Musical): Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Best Director: Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

Best Actor (Drama): Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Best Actress (Drama): Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Best Actor (Comedy/Musical): Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Best Actress (Comedy/Musical): Rosamund Pike, I Care a Lot

Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Supporting Actress: Jodie Foster, The Mauritanian

Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Original Score: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste, Soul

Best Original Song: "Seen", The Life Ahead

Best Animated Film: Soul

Best Foreign Language Film: Minari

Best Television Series (Drama): The Crown

Best Television Series (Comedy/Musical): Schitt's Creek

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: The Queen's Gambit

Best Actor (Drama): Josh O'Connor, The Crown

Best Actress (Drama): Emma Corrin, The Crown

Best Actor (Comedy/Musical): Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Best Actress (Comedy/Musical): Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek

Best Actor (Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television): Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much is True

Best Actress (Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television): Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen's Gambit

Best Supporting Actor (Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television): John Boyega, Small Axe

Best Supporting Actress (Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television): Gillian Anderson, The Crown

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