Chadwick Boseman Anda Day Chloe Zhao Earn Mileston Golden Globe Wins. For three hours on Sunday night (February 28), the entertainment world took part in one of its time-honored awards-season traditions: enjoying the self-aware celeb fest that is the Golden Globes. This year, though, via a hybrid East Coast-West Coast broadcast that featured a live audience as well as a fleet of Hollywood big-timers calling in via Zoom, the show was less about ego-puncturing jokes and instead more concerned with pointing out the systemic failures of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which has had no Black members in nearly 20 years.
This elephant in the gilded room was brought up multiple times, including by winner Sacha Baron Cohen and co-host Tina Fey during her monologue with fellow show anchor Amy Poehler. It was even acknowledged by HFPA members themselves at a key moment during the show when they vowed to “create an environment where diversity is the norm, not the exception.”
And though things got off to a rocky start when Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture, Drama winner Daniel Kaluuya’s mic was initially muted during his acceptance speech — prompting the Judas and the Black Messiah star to exclaim, “You’re doing me dirty!” when finally given the floor — things resumed as much normalcy as they could’ve, given the dystopian breakout rooms actors, writers, and directors were placed in alongside their fellow nominees. That led to some highly meme-able moments: a hoodied Jason Sudeikis rambling on (to Ramy Youssef’s puzzlement), pet cameos courtesy of Sarah Paulson and Emma Corrin, normcore Jeff Daniels. It also lent itself to moments both touching and celebratory, as winners like The United States vs. Billie Holiday’s Andra Day, Nomadland director Chloé Zhao, and the late Chadwick Boseman reached key milestones in Globes history.