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Women Win Big At The 2021 Golden Globe Awards

. 2 min read . Written by Shayri Bhattacharya
Women Win Big At The 2021 Golden Globe Awards

The year 2020 was a difficult one for millions of people across the globe, due to the pandemic. Most of us were coping with failing mental health, isolation, uncertainty, fear for the well-being of our near and dear ones, and terrifying news and imagery from across television networks.  But a difficult year became a tad bit easier to deal with because of art, music, and cinema 

Women played a major role among this pool of artists, and if anything, the 78th Golden Globe Awards was only proof of that. Some of the biggest winners of the night were women who swept us off our feet over marvelous performances and created impeccable cine-experiences for us. 

The 78th Golden Globes Awardees Included Women From Wildly Successful Shows

Some of the big winners of the night included Catherine O’Hara, Chloe Zhao, and Anya Taylor-Joy. While Catherine O’Hara played Moira Rose in wildly popular sitcom, Schitt’s Creek, Anya Taylor-Joy essayed the role of a chess prodigy Elizabeth Harmon in ‘The Queen’s Gambit’. While the tonality, theme, and treatment of the two shows and the women couldn’t have been more distinct, both were loved by millions of people across the globe and became phenomenal success stories.

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Some of the other big winners included Emma Corrin in the ‘Best Performance By An Actress In A Television Series’ category for The Crown – a show helmed by some acclaimed performances by women. While Corrin essayed the role of Princess Diana with an empathetic approach, Gillian Anderson – another winner of the night – effortlessly transformed to become the gritty Margaret Thatcher, in the same  show

Chloe Zhao Made History As The 2nd Woman To Ever Win The ‘Best Director’ Award

Nomadland director Chloé Zhao’s nomination and win was a historic moment in the 77-year history of the Golden Globes. Zhao is the second woman and only the first Asian-American woman to have won the honour of Best Director – Motion Picture. To imagine this, after years of women from heterogenous ethnic origins having worked in the Hollywood film industry, is unsettling to many.. One might say that it was a good start for Golden Globes to take cognisance of the same and award deserving women their fair share recognition 

Rosamund Pike, Jodie Foster, and Ana Day were the other winners who took home the Golden Globe. 

With a norm or two being broken this award season, now is probably the best time to acknowledge the lacunae and existent hegemony in the industry, while correcting them actively. Women, not just ones doing the big tasks of acting or directing, but across the board – working as set designers, make-up artists, costume designers, spot “boys”, need to be recognised, paid, and revered for what is worth their labour. 

While Hollywood is at that, we can continue to be inspired by the powerhouse performers and thinkers that these women have been and hope that they continue to fill our hearts with joy, like only they can. 

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