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The 78th Golden Globe Awards was held last night, almost two months later than the norm. The show was aired live on NBC and was hosted by Tina Fey who was in Rainbow Room in New York City; and Amy Poeler, who was hosting from The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. And, just like all the other awards ceremonies since the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic, both the nominees and the viewers alike had to tune in at home. 

Here are some of the highlights of last night’s virtual event:

  • The Life Ahead, an Italian movie that features transgender actress Abril Zamora, won the Best Original Song—Motion Picture award for the track “Io Sì (Seen),” by Diane Warren, Laura Pausini, and Niccolò Agliardi.

  • Chadwick Boseman won best actor in a motion picture (drama) for his performance as Levee Green in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

The late actor’s wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the award on his behalf. Ledward made the audience weep with her speech. It reads in part: “He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside, of all the voice that tells you ‘you can,’ that tells you to ‘keep going,’ that calls you back to what you are meant to be doing at this moment in history.”

  • LGBTQ+ ally, political activist, environmentalist, and former fashion model Jane Fonda was the recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.” Watch her acceptance speech below.

  • Norman Lear, the 98-year-old American television writer and producer, was the recipient of the Carol Burnett Award for his “outstanding contributions to television on or off the screen.”

  • Schitt’s Creek—amulti-awarded television sitcom being lauded as a “role model for queer families” because of their positive LGBTQ representationstook home two awards for the night. The Canadian show bagged the Golden Globes trophy for the Best Television Comedy Series – Musical or Comedy along with the Best Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy award for Catherine O’Hara for her portrayal of Moira Rose.

  • Jodie Foster took home the Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture award for her role as a lawyer named Nancy Hollander in The Mauritanian.

Foster, who accepted the award with her dog and wife, Alexandra Hedison who she married in 2014, said, “I love my wife, thank you Alex!” 

Check out the full list of winners of the Golden Globes 2021 here.

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