Nomadland, a hymn to the glory of modern hippies traveling the United States in their vans, won in the flagship category for best dramatic film on Sunday February 28 at the Golden Globes ceremony. Its director, 38-year-old Chinese Chloé Zhao, became the second woman in Golden Globe history to win this category, after Barbra Streisand in 1984.
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Andra Day, a young black American actress created a surprise by winning the category of best actress in a dramatic film thanks to her role in Billie Holiday, a matter of state. She had several renowned actresses in front of her, including Frances McDormand, the only professional star on the bill. Nomadland.
Chadwick Boseman Best Actor, Daniel Kaluuya Best Supporting Actor
Several other black actors have also won Golden Globes, most notably Chadwick Boseman for Ma Rainey’s Blues, the last work in which he turned before succumbing to cancer last summer. The star revealed by Black panther Took it off against heavyweights like Anthony Hopkins, the eight-time unsuccessful Golden Globes contender.
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Other Black panther by proxy, Briton Daniel Kaluuya received the award for Best Supporting Actor for his portrayal of Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah, young leader of the black revolutionary movement killed in December 1969 during a police raid.
The evening of the Golden Globes gave pride of place to diversity, as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), which gives the awards, was sharply criticized for not counting any black journalists among its members. 87 active members. Several participants in the Sunday evening, including the two mistresses of ceremonies, more or less kindly pinned them on the subject. “We recognize that we have to work on it. As with films and television, the representation of black people is crucial ”HFPA officials came to declare on stage.
“Borat 2” crowned best comedy, “Minari” best foreign film
Leading with six nominations, Netflix’s black-and-white film Mank, with Gary Oldman, left empty-handed.
Si Sacha Baron Cohen missed out on the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Chicago Seven, he won the day with Borat 2, crowned best comedy. The Briton also leaves with the trophy for best actor in this category. Among women, it was her compatriot Rosamund Pike who won for her role in I Care A Lot.
Jodie Foster received the award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Designated Guilty of a fierce lawyer defending a Mauritanian wrongly accused of terrorism by the United States and imprisoned for 14 years in Guantanamo.
Minari by American director Lee Isaac Chung won the prize for best foreign language film, notably against the French film Of them, which he could face again at the Oscars.
Full box for “The Crown”
The Globes also reward television works and The Crown won this year with four prizes. Netflix raked in other trophies thanks to Best Actress Anya Taylor-Joy and The Lady’s Game, best miniseries.
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The Golden Globes ceremony was completely virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. It was for the first time organized on horseback between Beverly Hills in California and New York.