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Golden Globe Nominations 2021: The Full List of Nominees

Netflix comes up big with over 40 nominations across film and television, while Emerald Fennell, Regina King, and Chloé Zhao make history in the Best Director category.

by | February 3, 2021 | Comments

After one of the strangest years in movie history – and one of the best years in TV and streaming – the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) announced the nominees for the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards on Wednesday. On the film side, history was made when three women – Emerald Fennell, Regina King, and Chloé Zhao – were nominated for Best Director (a first for the Awards) and streaming giant Netflix dominated with 22 nominations. On the TV and streaming side, genre favorites The Mandalorian and Lovecraft Country broke through, while Netflix’s The Crown led all series with six nominations.

See below for the full list of 2021 Golden Globe nominees.

The winners of the 2021 Golden Globe Awards will be announced at the Golden Globes ceremony on February 28, 2021 at 5pm PST / 8pm EST on NBC.


Best Motion Picture – Drama

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

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

Tahar Rahim

The Mauritanian

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm

Rosamund Pike

I Care A Lot

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Sacha Baron Cohen

Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm

The Prom

Dev Patel

The Personal History of David Copperfield

Andy Samberg

Palm Springs

Best Motion Picture – Animated

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

Best Director – Motion Picture

Emerald Fennell

Promising Young Woman

Regina King

One Night in Miami

Aaron Sorkin

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Chloé Zhao


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Motion Picture

Glenn Close

Hillbilly Elegy

The Father

Jodie Foster

The Mauritanian

Helena Zengel

News of the World

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Motion Picture

Sacha Baron Cohen

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Daniel Kaluuya

Judas and the Black Messiah

Jared Leto

The Little Things

Bill Murray

On the Rocks

Leslie Odom Jr.

One Night in Miami

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

Emerald Fennell

Promising Young Woman

Jack Fincher


Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton

The Father

Chloé Zhao


Best Original Score – Motion Picture

Alexandre Desplat

The Midnight Sky

Ludwig Göransson


James Newton Howard

News of the World

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross


Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste


Best Original Song – Motion Picture

“Fight for You”

Judas and the Black Messiah

“Hear My Voice”

The Trial of the Chicago 7

“Io Si (Seen)”

The Life Ahead

“Speak Now”

One Night in Miami


Best Television Series – Drama

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

The Crown

Jodie Comer

Killing Eve

Emma Corrin

The Crown

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Josh O'Connor

The Crown

Bob Odenkirk

Better Call Saul

Al Pacino


Matthew Rhys

Perry Mason

Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Lily Collins

Emily in Paris

Kaley Cuoco

The Flight Attendant

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

Eugene Levy

Schitt’s Creek

Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Cate Blanchett

Mrs. America

Daisy Edgar-Jones

Normal People

Shira Haas


Nicole Kidman

The Undoing

Anya Taylor-Joy

The Queen’s Gambit

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture made for Television

Bryan Cranston

Your Honor

The Comey Rule

Hugh Grant

The Undoing

Ethan Hawke

The Good Lord Bird

Mark Ruffalo

I Know This Much Is True

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role – Television

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role – Television

John Boyega

Small Axe

Brendan Gleeson

The Comey Rule

Dan Levy

Schitt’s Creek

Jim Parsons


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