Golden Globes 2021 and the actors nominated for the first time

Everything you need to know about your favorite actors and their first-time nominations for the Golden Globes. February 28th is the date when you can watch the Awards

By Ingrid Mateos


Chadwick Boseman (Netflix)

Many are the categories included in the Golden Globes Awards but very few actors and actresses achieve the highest praise that is being nominated, let's not talk about winning. Some stars have the achievement of being nominated on several occasions in different years with a variety of films. However, we can assume that those actors nominated for the first time are quite happy with their first nomination ever. Some of these acting stars have been in the long run of acting, while others are shining rising stars.

Here are the actors and actresses nominated for the first time ever.

Andra Day


'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' is the movie where Andra Day played Billie Holiday. The film is directed by Lee Daniels, Andra Day is nominated for Actress in a Drama Motion Picture and Best Original Song

Vanessa Kirby


Princess Margaret from 'The Crown' is here but she is not nominated for this. 'Pieces of a Woman' is a 2020 film directed by  Kornél Mundruczó and had its release in the 77th Venice where Vanessa Kirby won the Volpi Cup for Best actress. She is nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture- Drama

Tahar Rahim


'The Mauritanian' film directed by Kevin Macdonald is the reason why Taha Rahim is first nominated for the Golden Globes. The category? Best Actor - Motion Picture Drama. This movie also cast Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Levi, and Shailene Woodley.

Chadwick Boseman


The dearest late actor has a post-humous nomination and the first one for his role in 'Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.' Surely we all miss Chadwick and his great charisma. Best actor in a motion picture–drama category is where his nomination is.

Anya-Taylor Joy


First time and excelling at it! The actress has not one but two nominations She is nominated for best actress in a motion picture – musical or comedy with “Emma”, Jane Austen's adaptation, and the second nomination is for best actress in a limited series or a motion picture made for TV with the Netflix Series “The Queen's Gambit”.

Maria Bakalova

Years ago, who could think that a Borat film would win a nomination? Well, Maria Bakalova proved us wrong. The actress is nominated for best actress in a motion picture – musical or comedy for her role in 'Borat Subsequent Movie'.

James Corden


We all know James Corden as the funny host in his late show, and after the fiasco with “Cats” everybody thought he was doomed in his acting career (Seriously, everybody thought it, do not deny it). But then, he comes again acting in the movie “The Prom” and redeemed himself. He is now nominated for best actor in a motion picture – musical or comedy

Helena Zengel


Little Helena Zengel is our youngest competitor this year with only 12 years old. Young but with strong footsteps, she is co-starring with Tom Hanks in the 'News of The World' film, Best Actor in a motion picture – musical or comedy is where she is nominated.

Amanda Seyfried

Netflix - Mank

Although the actress has long ago debuted in her acting career, this is the first time she is nominated. Mank directed David Fincher gave the actress the opportunity to do an outstanding job portraying Marion Davies. “I think she would be proud” Seyfried declared referring to Davies.

Leslie Odom Jr

Amazon Prime

Actor and singer, what else could we ask for? Leslie Odom Jr. Interpreted Sam Cook in 'One Night in Miami” earning him two nominations for best-supporting actor in a motion picture and best original song.

Shira Haas


The Israeli actress debuted in films and television in her country but moved on to Hollywood. You can see her in 'Unorthodox' where her role as Esther “Esty” Shapiro earned her best actress in a television motion picture nomination.

Emma Corrin


Her Royal Highness is here! Emma Corrin portrayed dearest Princess Diana on 'The Crown' and everyone was delighted. This the first nomination for the actress for best actress in a television series – drama, where she is against Olivia Coldman, whose role was Queen Elizabeth.

Catherine O'Hara.

Amazon Prime

At last! The actress, comedian, writer, and singer Catherine O'Hara is getting her first nomination for her role in Schitt's Creek.  best television actress – musical or comedy category. A well-deserved and long-expected nomination.

Elle Fanning

Talented Elle Fanning is nominated in the best television actress – musical or comedy category for her role in the Hulu series “The Great”. Where else have you watched her? Probably in 'Maleficent', 'Babel' or 'All the Bright Places'

John Boyega

Amazon Prime

Yes! The Star Wars actor is nominated for Best supporting actor in a TV series, which one? Small Axe. We are sure this will not be the only nomination he gets in his life.

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