Golden Globes 2021: The Complete List Of Winners

It's hardly a secret that the entertainment industry has lately been operating much differently than it has in years past. Movie theaters have shut down; hardly any film studios have dared to send their features exclusively onto the big screen (opting instead for streaming releases in tandem with very limited theatrical runs, if any at all); and awards ceremonies that have taken place after March 2020 have been conducted digitally. The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards are no different: Hosted by now-four-time hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the 2021 Golden Globes took place on Sunday, February 28 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California and in New York City's Rainbow Room, with nominees dialing in virtually from all over the world. 

The 2021 Golden Globes celebrate the very best of television in 2020 and the heaviest-hitting films of last year and early this year, and the nominees are nothing short of dazzling. But what about the winners? Like all TV and movie fans out there, Looper was keen to find out which projects and stars will take home the literal gold. Below, find the full list of nominees and winners at the 2021 Golden Globes.

A ton of amazing TV series, movies, and actors took home Golden Globes this year

Everything from Netflix Originals — like the already-well-loved drama Ozark and the fresh miniseries that took the world by storm, The Queen's Gambit — to David Fincher's latest feature to Pixar's heartwarming Soul to a daring feminist revenge thriller that had everyone buzzing received nominations going into the 2021 Golden Globes. Netflix led as both the motion picture distributor and the television distributor with the most nominations, at 22 and 20 nominations total, respectively. At six nominations each, Mank and The Crown were the motion picture and the television series with the most nominations. 

Sacha Baron Cohen had a double win at the Globes, taking home the awards for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and Best Actor – Musical or Comedy for his performance in the film, a sequel to the original Borat movie. Star Wars fans were left heartbroken when The Mandalorian lost out to The Crown for the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Drama. On the flip side, those who couldn't get enough of Anya Taylor-Joy's performance as Beth Harmon in Netflix's The Queen's Gambit were thrilled that she scored the award for Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film, and when the show itself earned the Globe for Best Miniseries or Television Film. 

The late, great Chadwick Boseman won a posthumous award for Best Actor – Drama for his turn as the trumpeter Levee Green in Netflix's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Other projects and creatives that won big at the 2021 Golden Globes include Schitt's CreekSoul, Minari, Nomadland, Daniel Kaluuya, Jodie Foster, Josh O'Connor, John Boyega, Gillian Anderson, Emma Corrin, Jason Sudeikis, and Mark Ruffalo, among others.

Best Motion Picture – Drama

WINNER: Nomadland


The Father

Promising Young Woman

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

WINNER: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm



Palm Springs

The Prom

Best Director

WINNER: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

David Fincher, Mank

Regina King, One Night in Miami

Best Actor – Drama

WINNER: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal

Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Gary Oldman, Mank

Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian

Best Actress – Drama

WINNER: Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman

Best Actor – Musical or Comedy

WINNER: Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

James Corden, The Prom

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

Andy Samberg Palm Springs

Dev Patel, Personal History of David Copperfield

Best Actress – Musical or Comedy

WINNER: Rosamund Pike, I Care a Lot

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Kate Hudson, Music

Michelle Pfeiffer, French Exit

Anya Taylor-Joy, Emma

Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

WINNER: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Jared Leto, The Little Things

Bill Murray, On the Rocks

Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami

Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

WINNER: Jodie Foster, The Mauritanian

Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman, The Father

Amanda Seyfried, Mank

Helena Zengel, News of the World

Best Screenplay

WINNER: Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Jack Fincher, Mank

Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, The Father

Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best Original Score

WINNER: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste, Soul

Alexandre Desplat, The Midnight Sky

Ludwig Göransson, Tenet

James Newton Howard, News of the World

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Mank

Best Original Song

WINNER: "Io Sì (Seen)" — The Life Ahead (Music by Diane Warren, lyrics by Diane Warren, Laura Pausini, and Niccolò Agliardi)

"Speak Now" — One Night in Miami (Music and lyrics by Leslie Odom Jr. and Sam Ashworth, Lyrics by: Leslie Odom Jr. and Sam Ashworth)

"Tigress & Tweed" — The United States vs. Billie Holiday (Music and lyrics by Andra Day "Fight for You" — Judas and the Black Messiah (Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II, lyrics by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas)

"Hear My Voice" — The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Music by Daniel Pemberton, lyrics by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite)

Best Animated Feature


The Croods 2
Over the Moon

Best Foreign Language Film

WINNER: Minari

Another Round
La Llorona
The Life Ahead
Two of Us

Best Television Series – Drama

WINNER: The Crown

The Mandalorian
Lovecraft Country

Best Television Series – Comedy

WINNERSchitt's Creek

Emily in Paris
Ted Lasso
The Flight Attendant
The Great

Best Miniseries or Television Film

WINNER: The Queen's Gambit

Normal People
The Undoing
Small Axe

Best Actor in a TV Series – Drama

WINNER: Josh O'Connor, The Crown

Jason Bateman, Ozark
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Rhys, Perry Mason
Al Pacino, Hunters

Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama

WINNER: Emma Corrin, The Crown

Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Laura Linney, Ozark
Sarah Paulson, Ratched

Best Actor in a TV Series – Comedy

WINNER: Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Don Cheadle, Black Monday
Eugene Levy, Schitt's Creek
Nicholas Hoult, The Great
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Best Actress in a TV Series – Drama

WINNER: Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek

Lily Collins, Emily in Paris
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Elle Fanning, The Great
Jane Levy, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist

Best Actor in a Miniseries or Television Film

WINNER: Mark Ruffalo, I Know This Much is True

Bryan Cranston, Your Honor
Jeff Daniels, The Comey Rule
Ethan Hawke, The Good Lord Bird
Hugh Grant, The Undoing

Best Actress in a Miniseries or Television Film

WINNER: Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen's Gambit
Shira Haas, Unorthodox
Nicole Kidman, The Undoing
Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America
Daisy Edgar-Jones, Normal People

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series, Miniseries, or Television Film

WINNER: John Boyega, Small Axe

Brendan Gleeson, The Comey Rule
Dan Levy, Schitt's Creek
Jim Parsons, Hollywood
Donald Sutherland, The Undoing

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series, Miniseries, or Television Film

WINNER: Gillian Anderson, The Crown
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Julia Garner, Ozark
Annie Murphy, Schitt's Creek
Cynthia Nixon, Ratched