The film Nomadland won the Golden Globes ceremony on Sunday evening, which also distinguished a large number of black artists, including the late Chadwick Boseman.
Nomadland, a hymn to the glory of modern hippies crisscrossing the United States in their vans, won in the flagship category for best dramatic film while its director, Chinese Chloé Zhao, 38, became the second wife of the Golden Globes history to being a winner in this category, following Barbra Streisand in 1984.
“I especially want to thank the nomads who shared their stories with us,” she said of the actors in her film, most of them amateurs actually living on the roads.
Topping nominations with six, Netflix’s black-and-white film Mank however left empty-handed from the evening.
The consecrated black actors
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 McDorman, the only professional star on the bill. Nomadland.
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, an unsuccessful eight-time Golden Globe nominee, and Gary Oldman.
Briton Daniel Kaluuya received the award for best supporting role for his portrayal of Fred Hampton, a young leader of the black revolutionary movement, killed in December 1969 during a police raid. The film shows the efforts of this leader of the Black Panthers to mobilize activists in Chicago against the police violence that targeted the black community in the 1960s, a theme that still remains relevant in the wake of the major protests that rocked states. -United last year.
The Golden Globes night featured diversity, a paradox as the awards-giving Hollywood Foreign Press Association was heavily criticized this week for having no black journalists among its 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 on stage to declare.
“Borat 2” leaves with two statuettes
The Golden Globes are one of the most coveted awards in American cinema and can bolster the favorites in the race for the Oscars or, conversely, dampen their hopes. Unlike the Oscars, they distinguish between comedies and dramatic films.
On the subject:
Si Sacha Baron Cohen missed the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor in a Dramatic Film for her performance in Chicago Seven, he hit the nail on the head with Borat 2, crowned best comedy. The Briton also leaves with the trophy for best actor in a comedy.
Shot in difficult conditions, in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, Borat 2 sees the comedian take the role of this fictitious and rude Kazakh journalist, to better highlight the failings of American society.
Among women, it was her compatriot Rosamund Pike who won for her role in the film. I care a lot, while the American 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.
“The Crown” crowned
Series side, The crown of Netflix was crowned Queen with four trophies, including Best Drama Series, for its fourth season. After having been very centered on Queen Elizabeth during the first three seasons, she took a step aside during this new vintage, to be interested in the princely couple formed by Charles and Diana, even if the queen remains present.
Little-known young British actors Emma Corrin (Diana) and Josh O’Connor (Charles) received the Golden Globe for Best Actress and Best Actor in a Drama Series respectively on Sunday.
American actress Gillian Anderson was also named best actress in a supporting role for her portrayal of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, another key character in the fourth season, which covers the duration of her mandate, between 1979 and 1990. .
A virtual ceremony
Threatening by American director Lee Isaac Chung received the award for best foreign language film. The feature film, which tells the story of an American family of South Korean descent in search of a new life in the countryside, was automatically placed among foreign language films when many believed it was ‘he should have competed in the queen categories.
The Golden Globes ceremony was completely virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic which has hit southern California hard. It was for the first time organized on horseback between its traditional palace in Beverly Hills, California, and a club in New York.
The list of winners in the main categories of the Golden Globes:
Best Dramatic Film: Nomadland
Best Comedy or Musical Film: Borat 2
Best Director: Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)
Best Actress in a Dramatic Film: Andra Day (Billie Holiday, a matter of state)
Best Actor in a Dramatic Film: Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Blues)
Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Film: Rosamund Pike (I care a lot)
Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical Film: Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat 2)
Best Supporting Actress: Jodie Foster (Designated Guilty)
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)
Best Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin (Chicago Seven)
Best Foreign Language Film: Threatening
Best Animated Feature: Soul
Best Musical or Comedy Series: Schitt Creek
Best Drama Series: The crown
Best Mini-Series or TV Movie: The queen’s gambit