How the 2021 Golden Globes Will Impact the Oscars (or Won’t)

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What does the outcomes of the 2021 Golden Globes indicate for the impending Academy Awards. Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

The 78th Golden World Awards past night time promptly became one of the weirdest Hollywood awards ceremonies any of us have ever witnessed. But in between the entire list of winners, opening monologue, and snubs and surprises, a lot of have questioned how the night’s final results will affect the impending Academy Awards. The truth? Not considerably!

The voting physique at the rear of the Golden Globes is the Hollywood International Push Affiliation, which is composed of just 87 (all white) associates. For comparison, the Academy of Motion Image Arts & Sciences, who vote on the Oscars, has far more than 9,000 associates. So whatever overlap could possibly exist is negligible at ideal. As we have viewed in latest a long time profitable a Golden Globe doesn’t even promise you an Oscar nomination (sorry, Taron Egerton). At the exact same time, nevertheless, it is not as if getting showered with Golden Globes really like is heading to exactly hurt your probabilities at the Academy Awards both.

Sunday night, Daniel Kaluuya received the Very best Supporting Actor—Motion Image award for his role as true lifetime activist Fred Hampton in Warner Bros.’ Judas and the Black Messiah. The Get Out star was nominated for a Finest Actor Oscar in 2018 but experienced the misfortune of working up from Gary Oldman (Darkest Hour) and Timothee Chalamet’s breakout (Connect with Me by Your Identify). This year feels various as Kaluuya is very likely the odds on favored in advance of the Academy’s formal nominations announcement March 15.

The late Chadwick Boseman took Best Actor for Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Base with his wife Taylor Simone Ledward accepting on his behalf with a tearful speech that proved overwhelmingly emotional. It’s fairly achievable if not most likely that Boseman could observe in Heath Ledger’s footsteps and gain an Oscar posthumously. This would not be a situation of an psychological narrative outweighing on-screen effectiveness as Boseman provides the finest function of his vocation as ambitious horn player Levee. But never sleep on Anthony Hopkins in The Father as the early preferred dating back to final year’s Sundance Movie Festival.

The Globes’ Finest Actress race was upended with Andra Day’s surprise earn for her change in Hulu’s The United States vs. Billie Holiday getaway. Viola Davis, Frances McDormand and Carey Mulligan are considered locks for Oscar nominations with Vanessa Kirby and Working day firmly in the mix as very well. Day’s momentum is solid right after last night time, but Davis and McDormand are veteran titans, and there also exists a bias towards younger up-and-coming actresses. We’ll need to have to see how the SAG, BAFTA and Critics Choice awards shake out in advance of generating a organization prediction.

Nomadland and director Chloé Zhao stay in pole place for Finest Image and Director, respectively. Zhao became just the 2nd lady to get Very best Director at the Golden Globes soon after Barbara Streisand took the prize for 1983’s Yentl. Zhao is also the initial Asian lady to gain Director, as nicely as the initial Asian female to acquire Most effective Motion Image — Drama.

There have been these dramatic pendulum swings at the Oscars in new years from Moonlight besting weighty favorite La La Land, to the controversial Green Book claiming the top place over Roma, and Parasite getting to be the first non-English film to win Finest Photograph. It’s challenging to forecast which way the Academy may lean in a supplied 12 months, primarily as it carries on to boost its numbers. American-Korean family tale Minari and darkish comedy crowdpleaser Promising Younger Woman ought to be considered deserving crashers in advance of the Oscars nomination.

When a extra conventional contender these kinds of as Aaron Sorkin’s courtroom drama The Demo of the Chicago 7 (which gained Screenplay honors) could garner more than enough mainstream support to win the working day, Nomadland feels like it’s creating towards an spectacular crescendo.


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What the 2021 Golden Globes Mean (and Don’t Mean) for the Oscars