Last night’s 78th Annual Golden Globes Awards may have been virtual but that didn’t mean it was any less of a show.
The show was hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler - two American comedy giants familiar with iconic television and The Golden Globes - and broadcast live fromNew York City. The pair have hosted the awards four times since 201
The awards celebrate the best of television and movies and this year’s ceremony was brimming with glamour, celebrities and historic milestones.
Alongside the celebrations, Jane Fonda used her platform as she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award to call for more diversity in Hollywood and ask leaders to “expand the tent” to include more diverse voices.
The speech comes after years of discussion about inclusion in Hollywood and the failure of the establishment to recognise the talent of creators of colour.
Here are some of the best moments of the night.
Chloe Zhao becomes the first woman of colour to win Best Director
The Nomadland director becomes only the second woman to win a Golden Globe for Best Director; the last was Barbra Streisand for Yentl in 1983. In February, she told The Atlantic: “By being authentically who you are, you might be a little slower in becoming successful, but you’re going to be slowly gathering people who are your tribe, your kinda folks”
The film also took home Best Drama.
Andra Day becomes the second Black woman to win Best Actress
Receiving the victory for her portrayal of Billie Holiday, the singer was noticeably shocked “as she was in the presence of giants” referring to her fellow nominees Viola Davis, Vanessa Kirby, Frances McDormand and Carey Mulligan. The Golden Globes came under fire for their failure to recognise Black talent like Michaela Coel’s I May Destroy You and instead nominating the critically panned Emily in Paris.
Anya Taylor-Joy’s winning look
While taking home the Best Actress In A Limited Series,The Queen’s Gambit star donned a custom emerald Dior gown with icy blonde hair, looking straight out of a fashion magazine editorial spread.
John Boyega’s reaction to winning on Instagram Live
The victor for his role in Small Axe was very emotional for taking home Best Actor in a Television Supporting role. He remarked about “having no to celebrate with” as he was on his own at home but this did not mute his enthusiasm for his fans and supporters.
Daniel Kaluuya’s winning technical difficulties
There’s no such thing as a Zoom call without a little bit of a hiccup, even if you’re receiving a Golden Globe for your fantastic performance in a Hollywood movie. 2021 does not care if you are Daniel Kaluuya. His first attempt at an acceptance speech was on mute but luckily he got another go later in the evening.
Chadwick Boseman’s posthumous win
The late actor’s wife Taylor Simone Leward accepted the gong on her husband’s behalf, who passed away last September from cancer, as she choked back tears wearing a glamorous gold gown.
Jodie Foster’s celebratory PDA
The famously secretive actor was seen visibly embracing her partner Alexandra Hedison. During her pyjama clad acceptance speech for her Best Supporting Actress role inThe Mauritanian, she exclaimed “I love my wife — thank you, Alex!” Foster’s sexuality has been an open secret in Hollywood with the veteran actor being tight-lipped until coming out eight years ago.
Jason Sudeikis appearing baked
Social media users were full of speculation of whether or not that the comic actor was high or not while accepting his award for Best Television Actor in a Musical or Comedy for his role in Ted Lasso. Some people said his attitude summarised the whole spirit of the Golden Globes in a pandemic.