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Facts you Did Not Know About the 2021 Golden Globes Awards

The Golden Globes are around the corner. These extraordinary facts you presumably don't know about the nominations will give you joy

By Ingrid Mateos

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Sir Anthony Hopkins (Sony Pictures)

Announced on February 3rd, The Golden Globes nominations went out and everybody is having their own expectations of course whether you have a favorite actor, series or film, here we list some oddities you absolutely did not know about the films nominated. If awarded,  they will be making history at the Golden Globes Awards.

The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Youtube

Andra Day is nominated for Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama) If she wins, she would be the first acting winner from a film that debuted on a streaming service in this category.Andra Day would be the second Black woman to win this award following Whoopi Goldberg for “The Color Purple”

She is also nominated for Best Original Song and if she wins, it would be the first original song winner from a film that debuted on a streaming service in this category.

The Trial of The Chicago 7

Netflix

Nominated for Best Picture (Drama), if this movie wins the Golden Globe, It would be the first best picture winner, in both drama and comedy categories, to debut on a streaming service.

Sacha Baron Cohen is nominated for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture and if he wins along with his other nomination for Borat he will be the first male to win two acting awards on the same night

The Prom

Netflix

Nominated for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) If it wins this award, It would be the first best picture winner, in both drama and comedy categories, to debut on a streaming service.

James Corden is nominated here for Best Actor (Comedy or Musical) and if Corden is really fortunate, he will be the first host of a late-night show to win a Golden Globe. He already is the first one nominated.

The Personal History of David Copperfield

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Dev Patel is nominated for Best Performance - Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical)  and if he wins, Patel would be the first Asian actor to win this category. He is of Indian descent and is the second Asian ever nominated in this category after Yul Brynner in 'The King and I'.

One Night in Miami

Amazon Prime

Regina King is nominated in the category of Best Director, if the odds align, King could be the first woman of color to win the category. She already is the second nominated after Ava DuVernay.

Leslie Odom Jr. Is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. If he wins, He would be the first acting winner to be directed by a Black woman. He already is the first Black male to be doubled nominated for acting and original song in the same year.

Nomadland

Hulu

No matter what happens here, If Chloe Zhao wins anything, she would be making history. In the category of Best Picture- Drama, Zhao would be the first Asian woman producer to win best picture drama (and the first film directed by a woman). Also nominated for Best Director, Zhao would be the first woman of color to win the category, and finally, nominated for Best Screenplay, She would be the first Asian screenwriter winner ever.

News of the World

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Helena Zengel is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, and if Helena wins, at 12 years old, she would be the youngest Golden Globe winner.

Music

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If it wins, it will be the worst-reviewed winner according to Rotten Tomatoes with 13%. it is the worst-reviewed film to ever be nominated by the Golden Globes

The Mauritanian

Instagram

Tahar Rahim is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama) Rahim is the first Muslim actor to be nominated for portraying a Muslim and if he wins he would be the second Muslim to win, after Omar Sharif.

Mank

Netflix

Nominated for Best Picture -Drama it would be the first best picture winner, in both drama and comedy categories, to debut on a streaming service and the first black and white film to win after Schindler’s List back in 1993.
 

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 

Netflic

Nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Chadwick Boseman would be the first Black acting posthumous winner in history and the second overall in the category after Peter Finch for “Network” (1976). He would also be the first acting winner from a film that debuted on a streaming service in this category.

Viola Davis is nominated too, but for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama), She is right now the oldest black woman nominee of any film in history. She would also be the oldest winner.
 

Hamilton

Disney+

Nominated for best picture, Comedy, or Musical, It would be the first winner to not be eligible for the Academy Awards. It would be the first best picture winner, in both drama and comedy categories, to debut on a streaming service.

Lin Manuel Miranda is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical), He would be the first acting winner of this category to not be eligible for the Academy Awards, the first acting winner from a film that debuted on a streaming service, in this category. And the second Latino acting winner in this category, following Cantinflas in “Around the World in 80 Days”
 

The Father

Netflix

Sir Anthony Hopkins is nominated for Best Actor -Drama, If he loses, with seven career nominations in films, he will have the most losses by a male actor in the motion picture categories ever. He already is the oldest nominee in this category's history.

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