Written by Mateo Biggs
This year marks the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards and the first to be hosted in a pandemic. Despite the changes that the world has faced, our society continues to honor deserving people for their hard work within the entertainment business – from recognizing films that strike people in the core of their feelings, such as “Nomadland” (2021), to gifting awards to important actors who have now left us, such as the recently-passed Chadwick Boseman (“Black Panther,” “42,” “Marshall” and the recent “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”).
As usual, the first bracket for the Golden Globes is “Best Picture Drama.” This year’s nominees have sparked many different feelings in the hearts and minds of their audiences. A popular title that was recently released is the aforementioned “Nomadland.” Created by Chloé Zhao (nominated for Best Director and Screenplay), “Nomadland” is the story of a van-living woman (played by Best Actress nominee Frances McDormand) who has lost everything and embarks on a journey through the American West.
Another stand-out film is “The Father.” From the promising minds of Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton (nominated for Best Screenplay), “The Father” is the story of an aging father (Anthony Hopkins, Best Actor nominee) who refuses the help of his daughter even as he struggles with his changing mind and reality.
Yet another noteworthy nominee is “Mank,” a film directed by David Fincher (Best Director nominee) and featuring the talent of Gary Oldman (Best Actor nominee) and Amanda Seyfried (Best Supporting Actress nominee). “Mank” is the tale of an alcoholic critic rushing to finish a screenplay before life around him crumbles.
This year’s films also feature the talent of other great performers, such as nominees for Best Actor Chadwick Boseman (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”) and Tahar Rahim (“The Mauritanian”) and nominees for Best Actress Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Andra Day (“The United States vs Billie Holiday”), Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”) and Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”).
Of course, there are more genres and talented actors that could not be included within the limits of this article. However, you are free to see even more on Feb. 28 when the Golden Globe Awards are hosted at 8 pm ET.