Award shows! We’re still doing them in 2021, and on February 28, the Golden Globes will kick off the start of the season.

Hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler in a bicoastal virtual event for the first time ever, there will likely be even more opportunity for famous faces and nominees to be incorporated into the show. Remember Jennifer Aniston with that fire hydrant at the Emmys? And I have to wonder if we’re getting a hazmat situation once again.

But before we get to the Who’s Who of presenters, we have to talk about all of the nominees. Announced via a livestream on February 3 by Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P. Henson, this year’s slate should offer a diverse mix of stories from TV and movies about women, humor, and survival. We’re hoping to see Anya-Taylor Joy from Netflix’s hit The Queen’s GambitCarey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman, and everyone in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. After putting the future of Hollywood on the shoulders of its only two winners of color last year, as our TV critic Ariana Romero wrote, let’s see if the Globes can recognize and support more diverse and hopeful talent.
Here are the nominees for the 78th Golden Globe Awards, as chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.
Best Picture Drama
The Father
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Best Picture Musical/Comedy
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Palm Springs
The Prom
Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian
Best Actress – Motion Picture – Musical/Comedy
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Michelle Pfeiffer, French Exit