Late actor Chadwick Boseman, who died from colon cancer in August 2020, won the Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama on Sunday, for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Boseman’s wife, Taylor Simone Ledward, accepted the award on his behalf. “He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices,” Ledward said in an emotional speech, adding that her husband “would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells you you can,” if he could accept the award himself.
Actor Daniel Kaluuya won the night’s first award, taking home Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah. However, his acceptance speech initially went unheard by the audience as his audio appeared to be muted. As Laura Dern did her best to move past the awkward moment, Kaluuya’s audio was fixed and he was able to make his speech.
Daniel is the 5th Black Actor to win the award.
Singer-songwriter Andra Day won a Golden Globe award as Best Actress in a drama for her acting debut playing the legendary singer nicknamed Lady Day in the movie The United States vs. Billie Holiday directed by Lee Daniels, she was nominated to a second Golden Globe by the journalists of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for co-writing (with Raphael Saadiq) the music and lyrics of the original song for the movie, “Tigress & Tweeds.”
Best Supporting Actor – Television Small Axe
John Adegboyega (born in London, England, March 17, 1992) played Finn in the new Star Wars trilogy, The Force Awakens (2015), The Last Jedi (2017), The Rise of Skywalker (2019). He acted in Detroit (2017) by Kathryn Bigelow. On television, he acted in Red, White and Blue, an episode of the anthology series Small Axe (2020) directed by Steve McQueen.
Original score — motion picture SOUL