‘Nomadland,’ Borat,’ ‘The Crown’ win at bicoastal Globes

NEW YORK (AP) — With homebound nominees appearing by remote video and hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler on different sides of the country, a very socially distanced 78th Golden Globe Awards trudged on in the midst of the pandemic and amid a storm of criticism.

Netflix, which came in with a commanding 42 nominations, won the top TV awards. “The Crown,” as expected, took best drama series. The streaming service’s “Queen’s Gambit” won best limited series, and best actress in the category for Anya Taylor-Joy.

Chadwick Boseman posthumously won best actor in a drama film for his final performance, in the August Wilson adaptation “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

“Nomadland” has come in from the desert to take the Golden Globe for best picture in the drama category. The film, a prime candidate for a best-picture Oscar, took home two Globes on Sunday night in the most atypical of years, where the pandemic had a major effect on the scaled-back, bi-coastal ceremony and on the films released.

Earlier, Chloe Zhao became the first woman of Asian descent to win the Golden Globe for best director for the film.

“Nomadland” follows a woman, played by Frances McDormand, who leaves her small town to join a group of wanderers in the American West.

It beat out fellow nominees “Mank,” “The Father,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7” and “Promising Young Woman.”

Accepting the best picture award, Zhao paid tribute to all those who have been on difficult journeys, quoting a line from the film: “We don’t say goodbye, we say see you down the road.”

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