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Female Directors Make History as Netflix Dominates TV Categories In Golden Globe Noms

By Shantanu Sanzgiri 4 February 2021

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After one of the best years for television and streaming, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced its nominations for the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards. History was made when three women—Emerald Fennell, Regina King, and Chloe Zhao—were nominated in the Best Director category alongside David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin. The shift towards digital platforms, as theatres have remained closed during the pandemic, helped Netflix dominate the competition with a staggering 42 nominations, with The Trial of the Chicago 7, Queen’s Gambit and The Crown being critically acclaimed. Amazon Studios bagged ten nominations, including a nod for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, while Hulu picked up ten as well, including nominations for the comedy show Ramy and film Palm Springs

Amy Poehler and Tina Fey will host the event on 28 February. Check out the nominations in the comedy category below. 

Best TV Series, Comedy:
“Emily in Paris”
“The Flight Attendant”
“The Great”
“Schitt’s Creek”
“Ted Lasso”

Best Actress in a TV Series, 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 Actor in a TV Series, Comedy: 
Don Cheadle, “Black Monday”
Nicholas Hoult, “The Great”
Eugene Levy, “Schitt’s Creek”
Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso”
Ramy Youssef, “Ramy”

Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy:
“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
“Hamilton”
“Music”
“Palm Springs”
“The Prom”

Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy: 
Maria Bakalova, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
Kate Hudson, “Music”
Michelle Pfeiffer, “French Exit”
Rosamund Pike, “I Care A Lot”
Anya Taylor-Joy, “Emma”

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy: 
Sacha Baron Cohen, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
James Corden, “The Prom”
Lin-Manuel Miranda, “Hamilton”
Dev Patel, “The Personal History of David Copperfield”
Andy Samberg, “Palm Springs”

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