The 2021 Golden Globes ceremony was always going to be a weird affair, not the least because it had to be one of those hybrid virtual affairs, with segments pre-recorded, zoom speeches and trophies handed out in the coming weeks after a thorough sanitizing.

This year, though they also took place under a cloud of controversy and – for some, revelation – as the boy behind the awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, faced accusations of closed ranks, financial impropriety, and a distinct lack of inclusivity, since it includes no black members. Social media campaigns calling for change have been rampant in the last week, and the choices in some categories, such as Emily In Paris being nominated where the likes of I May Destroy You were shunned.

Hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler – presenting from different coasts of the States (Fey at the Rainbow Room in New York, Poehler at the ceremony’s usual venue, the Beverly Hilton in LA) – doled out the usual jokes, with a few choice barbs about the average age of HFPA members (“some of them may be ghosts”), celebs (Quentin Tarantino’s er… appreciation… of feet got a shout-out) and the inclusivity issue. The Association also rolled out members to promise more diversity in future – though they might have been better off showing someone repairing a stable door after a horse has already bolted. And the stable is on fire.

On the movie front, the choices were naturally more limited than they might have been, given the lack of big releases, though companies such as Amazon and Netflix stepped into the breach.

As for the ceremony itself, there were plenty of technical glitches (yes, you did Daniel Kaluuya dirty) and awkward moments. There were movies we’d expected to win more that went home empty-handed (looking at One Night In Miami). But there were also funny moments (Barb! Star! And some courtesy of nominee Don Cheadle) and one emotional, truthful heart-punch, as the late Chadwick Boseman’s wife, Taylor Simone Ledward accepted his award for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom on his behalf.

Here is the full list of winners.

Best Motion Picture (Drama)

  • Nomadland – Winner
  • The Father
  • Mank
  • Promising Young Woman
  • The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Best Motion Picture (Musical Or Comedy)

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – Winner
  • Hamilton
  • Music
  • Palm Springs
  • The Prom

Best Actor (Drama)

  • Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Winner
  • Riz Ahmed – Sound Of Metal
  • Anthony Hopkins – The Father
  • Gary Oldman – Mank
  • Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian

Best Actress (Drama)

  • Andra Day – The United States Vs. Billie Holiday – Winner
  • Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Vanessa Kirby – Pieces Of A Woman
  • Frances McDormand – Nomadland
  • Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

Best Actress (Musical Or Comedy)

  • Rosamund Pike – I Care A Lot – Winner
  • Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Kate Hudson – Music
  • Michelle Pfeiffer – French Exit
  • Anya Taylor-Joy – Emma

Best Actor (Musical Or Comedy)

  • Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – Winner
  • James Corden – The Prom
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton
  • Dev Patel – The Personal History Of David Copperfield
  • Andy Samberg – Palm Springs

Best Actor In A Supporting Role

  • Daniel Kaluuya – Judas And The Black Messiah – Winner
  • Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial Of The Chicago 7
  • Jared Leto – The Little Things
  • Bill Murray – On The Rocks
  • Leslie Odom Jr. – One Night In Miami

Best Actress In A Supporting Role

  • Jodie Foster – The Mauritanian – Winner
  • Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
  • Olivia Colman – The Father
  • Amanda Seyfried – Mank
  • Helena Zengel – News Of The World

Best Director – Motion Picture

  • Chloé Zhao – Nomadland – Winner
  • David Fincher – Mank
  • Regina King – One Night In Miami
  • Aaron Sorkin – The Trial Of The Chicago 7
  • Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • Aaron Sorkin – The Trial Of The Chicago 7 – Winner
  • Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
  • Jack Fincher – Mank
  • Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton – The Father
  • Chloe Zhao – Nomadland

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

  • Minari, USA – Winner
  • Another Round, Denmark
  • La Llorona, Guatamela/France
  • The Life Ahead, Italy
  • Two Of Us, France/USA

Best Motion Picture – Animated

  • Soul – Winner
  • The Croods: A New Age
  • Onward
  • Over The Moon
  • Wolfwalkers

Best Original Score

  • Soul – Winner
  • The Midnight Sky
  • Tenet
  • News Of The World
  • Mank

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

  • Diane Warren – ‘IO SI (Seen)’ – The Life Ahead – Winner
  • H.E.R. – ‘Fight for You’ – Judas And The Black Messiah
  • Celeste – ‘Hear My Voice’ – The Trial Of The Chicago 7
  • Leslie Odom Jr. – ‘Speak Now’ – One Night In Miami
  • Andra Day – ‘Tigers & Tweed’ – The United States Vs. Billie Holiday