The Latest: ‘Nomadland’ wanders into the Globe winner circle

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FILE – In this Jan. 11, 2015, file photo, Tina Fey, left, and Amy Poehler arrive at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. The 78th Golden Globes will for the first time be held on two coasts, with Tina Fey live in New York and Amy Poehler in Beverly Hills, Calif., a person close to the show said Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021, as the annual Hollywood ceremony adapts to the pandemic. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the Golden Globe ceremony (all times local):

8:05 p.m.

“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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8:00 p.m.

Andra Day was singing no blues at the Golden Globes.

In a major surprise, the Globe for best actress in a drama film went to Day in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday” on Sunday night.

It’s the first acting Golden Globe for the 36-year-old singer, songwriter and actress Day.

She was one of several Black actors, including Daniel Kaluuya and the late Chadwick Boseman, who won Globes on a night when the organization that hands them out was under a cloud for having no black voting members.

Day plays the legendary jazz and blues singer Holiday in the biopic directed by Lee Daniels.

A tearful and overwhelmed Day spoke through tears as she said she was “in the presence of giants,” naming her fellow nominees Viola Davis, Carey Mulligan, Vanessa Kirby and Frances McDormand.

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7:55 p.m.

It is biggest night for Borat at Golden Globes!

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” is the winner of the Globe for best picture, musical or comedy.

Sacha Baron Cohen directed and reprises the title role of a man from Kazakhstan documenting America in the sequel to 2006’s “Borat” that also stars Maria Bakalova in a Globe-nominated role.

Baron Cohen thanked “comic genius” Rudy Giuliani, who was tricked into appearing in the film.

It beat out fellow nominees “Hamilton,” “Music,” “Palm Springs” and “The Prom.”

Baron Cohen then won best actor in a musical or comedy for the role, the after winning the same award for the original “Borat!” in 2006.

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7:50 p.m.

Chloe Zhao became the first woman of Asian descent to win the Golden Globe for best director on Sunday night in a groundbreaking year for female filmmakers.

Zhao, an Oscar frontrunner, was favored to win Sunday night for her film “Nomadland.”

She is the first woman to win the award since Barbra Streisand won for “Yentl” in 1984.

She was one of three women nominated in the category, along with Regina King and Emerald Fennell.

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7:40 p.m.

Six months after his death at age 43, Chadwick Boseman has won a Golden Globe.

The award for best actor in a dramatic film was earned by Boseman for his final role, in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”

Boseman’s widow, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the award for her late husband, saying “he would thank God, he would thank his parents, he would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices.”

Through tears, Ledward added: “I don’t have his words, but we have to take all the moments to celebrate those we love.”

In the Netflix film, Boseman plays an ambitious trumpeter named Levee who aims to launch himself with his own updated version of the songs of Ma Rainey, the powerhouse blues singer played by Viola Davis.

Boseman, who starred in the Marvel blockbuster “Black Panther,” died in August after privately battling colon cancer for four years.

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7:35 p.m.

It’s checkmate for “The Queen’s Gambit. It has captured two Golden Globes.

The Netflix show about a young girl in an orphanage who becomes a chess prodigy won the Globe on Sunday night for best limited series or TV movie, moments after star Anya Taylor-Joy won best actress in a limited series.

“The Queen’s Gambit” beat out nominees including “Normal People,” “Small Axe,” “The Undoing,” and “Unorthodox.”

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7:30 p.m.

Jodie Foster has won her first Golden Globe in nearly three decades.

Foster won the Globe for best supporting actress in a film Sunday night for her role in “The Mauritanian.”

It’s the third acting Golden Globe for the 58-year-old Foster, but the first since she won in 1992 for “Silence of the Lambs.”

She said “I never expected to ever be here again” as she accepted the award.

In “The Mauritanian,” Fosters stars opposite Tahar Rahim as a lawyer seeking to free a man held without charges for 14 years at Guantanamo Bay.

She also won the Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award in 2013, and has won two Oscars.

Foster beat out nominees including Olivia Colman, Glenn Close, Helena Zengel and Amanda Seyfried.

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7:20 p.m.

Jane Fonda accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes, praising the “community of storytellers” for their vital role in troubled times, and calling for greater diversity in Hollywood.

The 83-year-old actor and activist, star of “Barbarella,” “Klute,” “Coming Home,” “On Golden Pond” and “9 to 5,” received the Globes’ version of a lifetime achievement award, one of the few honorees to accept a Globe in person in Beverly Hills.

Wearing a white suit just as Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris did for significant political speeches, Fonda said, “We are a community of storytellers, aren’t we, and in turbulent, crisis-torn times like these, story-telling has always been essential.”

She said stories let us “have empathy, to recognize that for all our diversity we are all humans.”

But she said there is another “story we’ve been afraid to see and hear about ourselves in this industry, about which voices we respect and elevate and which we tune out, who is offered a seat at the table and who is kept out of the rooms where decisions are made.”

Fonda called for Hollywood’s leaders to “make an effort to expand that tent” so that “everyone has a chance to be seen and heard.”

The DeMille award honors “outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.”

Previous winners include Walt Disney, Judy Garland, John Wayne, Sidney Poitier, Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks and Fonda’s father Henry Fonda. The Fondas become the first parent and child to both receive the DeMille award.

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7:10 p.m.

“The Crown” is tops again.

The Netflix show won its third Golden Globe of the night as it took best TV drama series for its fourth season.

The season documented the British royal family in the 1980s with Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, Josh O’Connor as Prince Charles and Emma Corrin as Princess Diana.

O’Connor and Corrin won the awards for best actor and actress in a TV drama earlier in the evening. Corrin beat out her co-star Colman.

It’s the second best drama award for the show, which also won in 2017.

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7:00 p.m.

Charles and Diana took home matching Golden Globes.

The Globe for best actor in a TV drama series went to Josh O’Connor for “The Crown” on Sunday night.

The 30-year-old British actor won the award for playing Prince Charles in season four of the Netflix series, moments after Emma Corrin won best actress in a TV drama for playing Princess Diana on the show.

O’Connor beat out fellow nominees Jason Bateman, Bob Odenkirk, Al Pacino and Matthew Rhys.

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6:45 p.m.

Rosamund Pike is the surprise winner of the Golden Globe for best actress in a movie musical or comedy for her work in “I Care a Lot.”

Pike took home the virtual trophy on Sunday night for her role in the dark comedy as a woman who poses as a saintly legal guardian to use the courts to bilk elderly people of everything they’re worth.

The 42-year-old British actor appeared genuinely stunned to win the award in her third Globe nomination over fellow nominees Kate Hudson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Maria Bakalova and Anya Taylor-Joy.

She thanked “America’s broken legal system for making it possible to make stories like this.”

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6:30 p.m.

The love just keeps flowing down “Schitt’s Creek.”

The Canadian comedy series created by the father-son team of Eugene and Dan Levy that dominated September’s Emmy Awards is the winner of the Golden Globe for best comedy or musical TV series.

Dan Levy accepted the award Sunday night, saying that by its final season, “Schitt’s Creek” took him and his cast and crew “to places we never thought possible.”

It was the second Globe of the night for the Pop TV series, after Catherine O’Hara won best actress in a TV musical or comedy series early in the show.

It topped fellow nominees “Ted Lasso,” “The Great,” “The Flight Attendant” and “Emily in Paris.”

Moments earlier, Jason Sudeikis scored a minor upset over Eugene Levy and others when he won the Golden Globe for best actor in a musical or comedy series for “Ted Lasso.”

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6:20 p.m.

The Golden Globe for best actress in a drama series goes to Emma Corrin in “The Crown.”

The 25-year-old Corrin, who played Princess Diana in season four of the Netflix series, appeared stunned and nearly tearful as she accepted the award in a remote location Sunday night.

She thanked the woman she played, saying “you have taught me compassion and empathy beyond any measure I could ever imagine.”

Corrin beat out fellow nominees Laura Linney, Jodie Comer, Sarah Paulson and her “Crown” castmate Olivia Colman.

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6:00 p.m.

Norman Lear accepted the Carol Burnett Award on Sunday at the Golden Globes for his storied career in television, saying he “could not feel more blessed.”

The 98-year-old still-working television legend, creator of “All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” and “One Day at a Time, is the third winner of the award that honors “outstanding contributions to television on or off the screen.”

Speaking from what appeared to be his home and sitting in an easy chair, Lear praised the woman for whom the award is named.

“I am convinced that laughter adds time to one’s life, and nobody has made me laugh harder, nobody I owe more time to, than Carol Burnett,” Lear said.

He went on to pay tribute to “a lifetime of partners, performers, associations and creative talents for which I am eternally grateful.”

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5:40 p.m.

The leaders of the organization that gives out the Golden Globes is vowing change, and diversity, after reports that the group has no Black voting members.

Early in the Globes ceremony on Sunday night, three senior leaders of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association took the stage and said they would do better.

Vice President Helen Hoehne said “we recognize we have our own work to do” and, “We must have Black journalists in our organization.”

Board chair Meher Tatna said, “We need to insure that all under-represented communities get a seat at our table, and we are going to make that happen.”

HFPA president Ali Sar says that “means creating an environment where diverse membership is the norm, not the exception,” and “we look forward to a more diverse future.”

In stories in the run-up to the show, the Los Angeles Times and The New York Times reported that the HFPA’s membership of 87 journalists includes no Black voters.

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5:30 p.m.

Catherine O’Hara has ridden “Schitt’s Creek” to a Golden Globe.

O’Hara won the Globe for best actress in a musical or comedy series on Sunday, signaling what may be another big night for “Schitt’s Creek.” The show, co-created by and co-starring Eugene Levy and his son Daniel Levy, swept the comedy categories at the Emmys.

From a couch in a remote location, O’Hara praised the Levys for “an inspiring, funny, beautiful family love story in which they let me wear 100 wigs and speak like an alien.”

The 66-year-old O’Hara is more than 30 years older than all of the fellow nominees she beat: Kaley Cuoco, Elle Fanning, Lily Collins and Jane Levy.

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5:15 p.m.

The winner of the Golden Globe for best supporting actor in a film is Daniel Kaluuya for his work in “Judas and the Black Messiah.”

Kaluuya’s acceptance speech could not be heard from his location at first, and he jokingly shouted “You did me dirty!” once the audio was restored.

On a night when the organization that gives out the Golden Globes is facing condemnation for having no Black voting members, the night’s first award went to a Black actor.

Kaluuya didn’t mention the issue directly in his acceptance, though he praised the man he played to win the award, Blank Panther leader Fred Hampton, who was was killed in an FBI raid in 1969.

The actor was nominated in 2018 for his leading role in “Get Out.”

He topped fellow nominees Leslie Odom Jr., Sacha Baron Cohen, Bill Murray and Jared Leto.

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5:10 p.m.

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler began the pandemic-era Golden Globe Awards on Sunday night, delivering a split-screen opening from separate coasts.

With Poehler at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, and Fey in New York’s Rainbow Room on Sunday night, the two did an initial gag where Fey reached out through the screen and stroked Poehler’s hair.

The Globes, normally a loose-and-boozy party that serves as the kickoff for Hollywood’s awards season, has been beset with problems beyond the coronavirus leading up to this year’s ceremony. They include a revelation in the Los Angeles Times that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which gives out the awards, has no Black voting members in the group.

Fey took a shot at the organization in the show opening, explaining to the two small live audiences made up of first responders and essential workers that “the Hollywood Foreign Press Association is made up of around 90 no black journalists.”

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