Golden Globes 2021: Full List of Nominations And Everything We Know So Far

By Patricia PuentesLast Updated Feb 6, 2021 12:55:06 AM ET
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We’ve already mentioned that, even without proper red carpets or stars being showered in paparazzi flashbulbs, awards season is underway.

We’ll have to wait until April 25 to be able to watch the Oscars. In the meantime, there are plenty of other awards shows to keep us busy and give us an idea of 2020’s most indispensable titles. The Independent Spirit Awards already announced its nominees. The Critics Choice Awards will unveil its nominations on February 7 and will hold its awards ceremony on March 7. The SAG Awards are on April 4, and the BAFTA Awards air on April 11.

And then there’re the Golden Globes. Granted, the Globes have had their share of controversy over the years — mainly because the organization that hands them out, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), has only about 90 voting members. In comparison, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which selects the Oscars’ winners, has more than 9,000 members.

But no one can deny the HFPA knows how to throw a party. The unpredictability of the Golden Globes and the boldness of the HFPA’s emcee choices — Ricky Gervais has hosted them on five occasions and always managed to make headlines — certainly make this award ceremony a must-see. How will it be in 2021?

Who Are The 2021 Golden Globes Nominees?

The HFPA unveiled the nominations for their 2021 awards on February 3. Netflix lead in the nominations with a total of 42 — 20 in the motion picture categories and 20 in TV. David Fincher’s Mank was the film to receive more nominations with 6, followed by The Trial of the Chicago 7 with 5. The FatherNomadland and Promising Young Woman all received 4 nominations. 

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The TV categories were dominated by The Crown, with 6 nominations, and Schitt’s Creek with 5. Ozark and the miniseries The Undoing received 4 nominations.

Here’s the full list of Nominations for the 78th Golden Globe Awards:

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

THE FATHER (Trademark Films; Sony Pictures Classics)

MANK (Netflix; Netflix)

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NOMADLAND (Highwayman / Hear/Say / Cor Cordium; Searchlight Pictures)

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (LuckyChap Entertainment / FilmNation Entertainment; Focus Features)

THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 (Marc Platt Productions / Dreamworks Pictures; Netflix)


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

VIOLA DAVIS  MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM

ANDRA DAY  THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY

VANESSA KIRBY  PIECES OF A WOMAN

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FRANCES MCDORMAND  NOMADLAND

CAREY MULLIGAN  PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA

RIZ AHMED  SOUND OF METAL

CHADWICK BOSEMAN  MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM

ANTHONY HOPKINS  THE FATHER

GARY OLDMAN  MANK

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TAHAR RAHIM  THE MAURITANIAN


BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM (Four By Two Films; Amazon Studios)

HAMILTON (Walt Disney Pictures / RadicalMedia / 5000 Broadway Productions / NEVIS Productions / Old 320 Sycamore Pictures; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

MUSIC (Pineapple Lasagne Productions / Landay Entertainment; Vertical Entertainment / IMAX)

PALM SPRINGS (Party Over Here / Limelight Productions; NEON / Hulu)

THE PROM (Netflix / Dramatic Forces / Storykey Entertainment; Netflix)

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BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

MARIA BAKALOVA  BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM

KATE HUDSON  MUSIC

MICHELLE PFEIFFER  FRENCH EXIT

ROSAMUND PIKE  I CARE A LOT

ANYA TAYLOR-JOY  EMMA.


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BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

SACHA BARON COHEN  BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM

JAMES CORDEN  THE PROM

LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA  HAMILTON

DEV PATEL  THE PERSONAL HISTORY OF DAVID COPPERFIELD

ANDY SAMBERG  PALM SPRINGS


BEST MOTION PICTURE – ANIMATED

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THE CROODS: A NEW AGE (DreamWorks Animation; Universal Pictures)

ONWARD (Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

OVER THE MOON (Netflix / Pearl Studio / Glen Keane Productions; Netflix)

SOUL (Walt Disney Pictures / Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

WOLFWALKERS (Cartoon Saloon / Melusine; Apple / GKIDS)


BEST MOTION PICTURE – FOREIGN LANGUAGE

ANOTHER ROUND (DENMARK) (Zentropa Entertainments; Samuel Goldwyn Films)

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LA LLORONA (GUATEMALA / FRANCE) (La Casa de Producción / Les Films du Volcan; Shudder)

THE LIFE AHEAD (ITALY) (Palomar; Netflix)

MINARI (USA) (Plan B; A24)

TWO OF US (FRANCE / USA) (Paprika Films; Magnolia Pictures)


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE

GLENN CLOSE  HILLBILLY ELEGY

OLIVIA COLMAN  THE FATHER

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JODIE FOSTER  THE MAURITANIAN

AMANDA SEYFRIED  MANK

HELENA ZENGEL  NEWS OF THE WORLD


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN ANY MOTION PICTURE

SACHA BARON COHEN  THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

DANIEL KALUUYA  JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

JARED LETO  THE LITTLE THINGS

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BILL MURRAY  ON THE ROCKS

LESLIE ODOM JR.  ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...


BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE

EMERALD FENNELL  PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

DAVID FINCHER  MANK

REGINA KING  ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...

AARON SORKIN  THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

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CHLOÉ ZHAO  NOMADLAND


BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE

EMERALD FENNELL  PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

JACK FINCHER  MANK

AARON SORKIN  THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

FLORIAN ZELLER, CHRISTOPHER HAMPTON  THE FATHER

CHLOÉ ZHAO  NOMADLAND

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BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE

ALEXANDRE DESPLAT  THE MIDNIGHT SKY

LUDWIG GÖRANSSON  TENET

JAMES NEWTON HOWARD  NEWS OF THE WORLD

TRENT REZNOR, ATTICUS ROSS  MANK

TRENT REZNOR, ATTICUS ROSS, JON BATISTE  SOUL


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BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE

“FIGHT FOR YOU” — JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH

Music by:  H.E.R., Dernst Emile II

Lyrics by:  H.E.R., Tiara Thomas

“HEAR MY VOICE” — THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7

Music by:  Daniel Pemberton

Lyrics by:  Daniel Pemberton, Celeste Waite

“IO SÌ (SEEN)” — THE LIFE AHEAD

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Music by:  Diane Warren

Lyrics by:  Diane Warren, Laura Pausini, Niccolò Agliardi

“SPEAK NOW” — ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...

Music by:  Leslie Odom Jr, Sam Ashworth

Lyrics by:  Leslie Odom Jr, Sam Ashworth

“TIGRESS & TWEED” — THE UNITED STATES VS. BILLIE HOLIDAY

Music by:  Andra Day, Raphael Saadiq

Lyrics by:  Andra Day, Raphael Saadiq

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BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

THE CROWN - NETFLIX (Left Bank Pictures / Sony Pictures Television)

LOVECRAFT COUNTRY - HBO (HBO / Afemme / Monkeypaw / Bad Robot / Warner Bros. Television)

THE MANDALORIAN - DISNEY+ (Lucasfilm Ltd.)

OZARK - NETFLIX (MRC Television)

RATCHED - NETFLIX (Fox21 Television Studios)  


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BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

OLIVIA COLMAN  THE CROWN

JODIE COMER  KILLING EVE

EMMA CORRIN  THE CROWN

LAURA LINNEY  OZARK

SARAH PAULSON  RATCHED


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

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JASON BATEMAN  OZARK

JOSH O'CONNOR  THE CROWN

BOB ODENKIRK  BETTER CALL SAUL

AL PACINO  HUNTERS

MATTHEW RHYS  PERRY MASON


BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

EMILY IN PARIS - NETFLIX (Darren Star Productions / Jax Media / MTV Studios)

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THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT - HBO MAX (HBO Max / Berlanti Productions / Yes, Norman Productions / Warner Bros. Television)

THE GREAT - HULU (Hulu / Civic Center Media / MRC)

SCHITT'S CREEK - POP TV (Not A Real Company Productions / Canadian Broadcast Company / Pop TV)

TED LASSO - APPLE TV+ (Apple / Doozer Productions / Warner Bros. Television / Universal Television)  


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

LILY COLLINS  EMILY IN PARIS

KALEY CUOCO  THE FLIGHT ATTENDANT

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ELLE FANNING  THE GREAT

JANE LEVY  ZOEY'S EXTRAORDINARY PLAYLIST

CATHERINE O'HARA  SCHITT'S CREEK


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY

DON CHEADLE  BLACK MONDAY

NICHOLAS HOULT  THE GREAT

EUGENE LEVY  SCHITT'S CREEK

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JASON SUDEIKIS  TED LASSO

RAMY YOUSSEF  RAMY


BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES, ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

NORMAL PEOPLE - HULU (Hulu / BBC / Element Pictures)

THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT - NETFLIX (Netflix)

SMALL AXE - AMAZON STUDIOS (BBC Studios Americas, Inc / Amazon Studios)

THE UNDOING - HBO (HBO / Made Up Stories / Blossom Films/David E. Kelley Productions)

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UNORTHODOX - NETFLIX (Studio Airlift / RealFilm)


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES, ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

CATE BLANCHETT  MRS. AMERICA

DAISY EDGAR-JONES  NORMAL PEOPLE

SHIRA HAAS  UNORTHODOX

NICOLE KIDMAN  THE UNDOING

ANYA TAYLOR-JOY  THE QUEEN'S GAMBIT

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BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES, ANTHOLOGY SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION

BRYAN CRANSTON  YOUR HONOR

JEFF DANIELS  THE COMEY RULE

HUGH GRANT  THE UNDOING

ETHAN HAWKE  THE GOOD LORD BIRD

MARK RUFFALO  I KNOW THIS MUCH IS TRUE


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BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SUPPORTING ROLE

GILLIAN ANDERSON  THE CROWN

HELENA BONHAM CARTER  THE CROWN

JULIA GARNER  OZARK

ANNIE MURPHY  SCHITT'S CREEK

CYNTHIA NIXON  RATCHED


BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SUPPORTING ROLE

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JOHN BOYEGA  SMALL AXE

BRENDAN GLEESON  THE COMEY RULE

DANIEL LEVY  SCHITT'S CREEK

JIM PARSONS  HOLLYWOOD

DONALD SUTHERLAND  THE UNDOING


When Are the 2021 Golden Globes Happening?

The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air Sunday, February 28, 2021, on NBC.

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who presented the Globes from 2013 to 2015, will be back on hosting duties this year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, they won't be together at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, where the ceremony traditionally takes place. Each host will be in their respective cities. Poehler will be on the West Coast, live from the Beverly Hilton, with some nominees. Fey will be on the East Coast live from New York's Rainbow Room.

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Similar to what the Academy did with the Oscars, the eligibility period for movies has been extended. Movies will be eligible to get Golden Globe nominations if they were released in 2020 and up to February 28, 2021.

One of the main draws of the Golden Globes is that they award both films and TV shows, but the HFPA didn’t also extend the eligibility period for television. Shows will keep the regular eligibility requirements, so only TV programming released in 2020 will be eligible for the 78th Golden Globes.

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What Else Can We Expect?

The HFPA has announced the children of director Spike Lee and producer Tonya Lewis Lee, Jackson and Satchel Lee, will be Golden Globe Ambassadors in 2021’s ceremony.

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The ambassadors normally assist with duties on stage — like guiding actors after an acceptance speech, for instance. Those responsibilities could change in a year like this one when the ceremony will certainly be atypical. The ambassadors have traditionally been kids of well-known actors, directors and other industry professionals. Dylan and Paris Brosnan, sons of Pierce Brosnan, were Golden Globe Ambassadors in 2020. Isan Elba, daughter of Idris Elba, assisted the year before.

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During this edition of the Globes, Jane Fonda will be the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award in recognition of her career as an actress, producer and documentarian. Past recipients of this honorary Golden Globe award include Tom Hanks, Jeff Bridges and Oprah Winfrey. In addition, iconic producer Norman Lear is set to receive the Carol Burnett Award, which honors someone "who has made outstanding contributions to the television medium on or off the screen" — the television equivalent of the Cecil B. DeMille Award. As with other awards, we have yet to find out how these trophies will be presented in a socially distant manner.

In any case, we foresee even more surprises than usual during the Globes telecast this year.

Editor’s Note: This story will be updated with new information as we get closer to the Golden Globes’ celebration date and new announcements are made by the HFPA.