2021 Golden Globes Recap!

By Anaka Bretzke


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If you’re like Moira from 5-time Golden Globe nominated Schitt’s Creek, awards season is your favorite season.


The year’s series of award shows kicked-off on Sunday, Feb. 28, with the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards. In case you missed it, here’s everything you need to know from the show itself, the most notable winners, and of course the best-dressed stars of the night!


The ceremony looked very different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but

dynamic co-host duo Tina Fey and Amy Poehler helped keep the show afloat. Hosting the event for their fourth time, the pair’s hilarious opening monologue paid tribute to the nominated films and television shows we binged over the course of the pandemic. They also brought some of their past SNL co-stars on stage to present, including Maya Rudolph, Kristen Wiig, and Kenan Thompson (which Maya Rudolph and Kenan Thompson’s bit stole the whole show).


Among the big winners of the night were Netflix’s The Crown, which took home nearly every major award in the television drama categories. Josh O’ Connor won for Best Actor, Emma Corrin took home Best Actress, Gillian Anderson for Best Supporting Actress, and Best TV Drama Series.


Chloe Zhao was another big winner of the night, making history as the second woman to be honored with the Best Director award. Her film Nomadland also won for best Drama Motion Picture.


Another big win last night was late Chadwick Boseman’s nod for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. His wife, Taylor Simone Leward, delivered an emotional, heartfelt speech in her husband’s honor.


“He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside us that tells you you can, that tells you to keep going, that calls you back to what you are meant to be doing in this moment” She said.


Boseman is now seen as the frontrunner for winning Best Actor at the Academy Awards in April.


Jane Fonda was awarded with the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, which is awarded by the Hollywood Forgein Press for outstanding contributions to the entertainment industry. Fonda’s empowering speech was a highlight of the night. In light of the recent controversy that there is no representation in the members of the Hollywood Forgein Press Association, Fonda encouraged Hollywood to make an effort to be more diverse, saying that “everyone’s story [should have] has a chance to be seen and heard.”


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no official red carpet ceremony before the show, but stars still took this opportunity to dress up in an era where at home, everyone is dressing down. Here are some of the best looks of the night:


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Elle Fanning dazzled us in her 1920s old-hollywood glamour gown by Gucci. The Cinderella blue silk fabric truly makes her look like Hollywood royalty. Not to mention the intricate detailing on the straps are show-stopping.



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Anya Taylor Joy, a first-time golden globe nominee and winner, looked stunning in her all green Dior Haute Couture ensemble. The low-cut gown complete with a matching belt, shoes, and coat stole the show.



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Viola Davis, looking stunning as always, went with a boldly patterned Lavie gown by CK. While the pattern is a bit loud, the mermaid train and romantic puff sleeves make this look a bit more understated and classy. If anyone can pull off a flamboyant pattern like this one, it’d be Viola!


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Amanda Seyfried stole the show in her gorgeous Oscar de la Renta gown, complete with floral detailing and a low back. The detail and feminine silhouette of the dress was perfectly complemented by Seyfried’s simple, dewy makeup look and curled hair.


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Perhaps the most adventurous fashion choice of the evening came from Cynthia Erivo, who beautifully pulled-off a neon green hoop-skirt gown by Valentino. The shimmery hair, white gloves, and silver platform pumps perfectly complemented this look, making for a very out-of-this world getup. We’re here for it!


Despite the circumstances and a few technical glitches (we almost missed Daniel Kaluuya’s speech for Best Supporting Actor, Drama, due to a glitch), the show was still very entertaining. Next up this award season: The Grammys!



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