Seth Udinski, FISM News
The 2021 Golden Globes award show took place Sunday night in Los Angeles after a two-month delay due to COVID-19. Hosted by actresses Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, the show was delivered in a virtual format, with celebrities tuning in via webcam from their homes. Netflix had a very successful night; 42 movies and TV shows from the popular streaming service were nominated. Among the notable winners of the night were Pixar’s Soul, winner of Best Animated Movie and Best Score, and Amazon’s Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, with actor Sacha Baron Cohen winning Best Actor in a Comedy/Drama.
Unsurprisingly, leftist ideologies dominated the show. Many speakers called for an increase in “diversity” in the film industry. When Cohen won his award, he made sure to include the obligatory tasteless jab at President Trump, when he quipped “Donald Trump is contesting the result!” Jane Fonda, the 83-year old recipient of the Cecil B. DeMile award, pushed environmentalism, immigration reform, and vague inclusiveness in Hollywood during her acceptance speech. Perhaps the wisest words spoken during the show were from cohost Tina Fey, who joked, “We all know award shows are stupid.”
The highlight of the night was the late Chadwick Boseman’s posthumous win in the category of Best Actor in a Drama, for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Boseman, a devout Christian and widely known for his performance as Black Panther in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, died in August 2020 from colon cancer. He was 43 years old.