Stream 9 of the 2021 Golden Globe Award winners
Cinema has the Oscars, television has the Emmys; it’s always been clear and exclusive. The Golden Globes honour both, and not even that long ago, the movie categories belonged to films on the big screen, and TV knew its place – in the home. In 2021 the line between the two is blurrier.
Here’s a list of Golden Globe winners and where you can stream them on the small, smaller and smallest screens.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Amazon Prime)
Story by, screenplay by and produced by Sacha Baron Cohen, this sequel (as indicated in its shortened title) won the Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy, as well as Actor In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy for Baron Cohen who, of course, stars in the mockumentary comedy which, long story short, sees our hero Borat delivering a teenage bride to then US Vice President Mike Pence.
I Care A Lot (Netflix)
The movie won Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture – Musical Or Comedy for Rosamund Pike. She plays Marla Grayson, a con artist who fakes looking after elderly people for the government grant money, but puts them in assisted living facilities instead; once they’re suitably medicated, she steals all their stuff. Also in the cast are two-time Oscar winner Dianne Wiest and Emmy winner Peter Dinklage.
Mark Ruffalo adds a Golden Globe to his Emmy for this excellent drama series. He won for Best Performance By An Actor In A Limited Series, Anthology Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television. Ruffalo plays twins Dominick and Thomas Birdsey, who both have troubled lives on account of Thomas’s mental health issues. He’s been nominated for a Critics’ Choice award as well as a Screen Actors Guild award, results pending as 2021 awards season unfolds (on 7 March and 4 April respectively).
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Netflix)
Chadwick Boseman received a posthumous Actor In A Motion Picture – Drama award in a year where the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was lambasted for its lack of representation – within itself as well the nominations. Set in 1920s Chicago, tensions rise between Ma Rainey (Viola Davis) and her ambitious horn player (Chadwick Boseman) during a recording session, against the backdrop of white record label executives out to exploit them.
Schitt’s Creek (Netflix)
After sweeping the Emmys in 2020 with its full run of six seasons concluded, Schitt’s Creek was back to nab the Golden Globe for Best Television Series – Musical Or Comedy. Catherine O’Hara gave the Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy for her role as Moira Rose. Father and son creators Eugene and Dan Levy did give her some of the best lines, which O’Hara delivered flawlessly, with impeccable comic timing.
Ted Lasso (Apple TV+)
If there has to be a comedy as sweet as Schitt’s Creek, then Ted Lasso is it. In the eponymous role, Jason Sudeikis was judged to have presented the Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Musical Or Comedy. The interminably optimistic Ted is an adored football coach from the US, brought over the pond to the UK to coach British football – about which he knows nothing. It’s an utterly adorable series.
The Crown (Netflix)
No big surprises here. In Season 4, the focus shifts from Queen Elizabeth herself, onto Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, and the troubled relationship between Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Besides giving it Best Television Series – Drama, HFPA acknowledged the change in character dynamic by awarding Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Supporting Role to Gillian Anderson (Maggie Thatcher), Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series – Drama to Emma Corrin (Di) and Best Performance By An Actor In A Television Series – Drama Josh O’Connor, who plays Prince Charles.
The Queen’s Gambit (Netflix)
Another predictable winner, The Queen’s Gambit won Limited Series, Anthology Series Or Motion Picture Made For Television, and its gorgeous star, Anya Taylor-Joy, won Best Performance By An Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series Or Motion Picture Made for Television for her role as chess prodigy Beth Harmon. The series surprised everyone by taking the game generally associated with bespectacled nerds and making it sexy.
The Trial Of The Chicago Seven (Netflix)
Aaron Sorkin can pretty much do no wrong, with writing credits that include The West Wing, The Newsroom, A Few Good Men, and Molly’s Game. He won for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture for this one, in which you can see Sacha Baron Cohen in a somewhat more serious role. Sorkin also directed. The film is based on the trial of eight anti-Vietnam War protestors – Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Tom Hayden, Rennie Davis, David Dellinger, Lee Weiner, John Froines and Bobby Seale – who were charged with conspiracy and crossing state lines with the intention of inciting the riots that erupted at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago.