The Golden Globe Awards 2021 has taken centre-stage on Sunday night, with Nomadland and Borat Subsequent Moviefilm emerging big winners.

On how the top prizes were awarded, – best drama film – went to Nomadland, which stars Frances McDormand as a homeless woman travelling through the American West.

Best director went to Chloé Zhao. She became the only second female winner of the category in Globes history, after Barbra Streisand in 1983.

Zhao shared her comments after the award was given. She said,

“Thank you everyone who made it possible to do what I love,”

“I fell in love with making movies and telling stories because it gave us a chance to laugh and cry together, to learn from each other, and to have more compassion for each other.”

The best musical or comedy film went to Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the sequel to 2006’s hugely successful Borat.

Sacha Baron Cohen in appreciation also spoke, as he accepted the prize. His referred his comments to the recent revelation that the organisation behind the Globes currently has no black members.

“Thank you to the all-white Hollywood Foreign Press,” He said.

Cohen poked further fun at the awards body as he was named best actor in a comedy or musical for the same film.