Golden Globes 2021: Brits stars Josh O'Connor, John Boyega and Daniel Kaluuya win awards as The Crown sweeps the board

BRIT stars Josh O'Connor, John Boyega and Daniel Kaluuya won awards as The Crown swept the board at the Golden Globes.

The 78th annual awards show was broadcast from the famous Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles and mixed both virtual and in-person appearances.

Netflix drama The Crown was one of the biggest winners of the night, taking home four awards out of six nominations.

British actress Emma Corrin won the best actress in a drama TV series prize for her role as Diana, Princess of Wales.

Meanwhile, Josh won the best actor prize for his portrayal of Prince Charles.

Emma appeared shocked and thrilled to have bagged the gong ahead of co-star Olivia Colman's turn as the Queen and Jodie Comer's performance in Killing Eve.

The historical show was also named best drama series as British performers continued to dominate the night.

Accepting her award, a visibly shocked Emma said: "It was the most incredible thing, it is still sinking in.

"Thank you so much to Diana, you have taught me compassion and empathy beyond anything I could ever imagine."

A thrilled Josh also said it was quite a "surprise" and said he was proud of Emma.

He added: "You're extraordinarily talented, funny and a brilliant player of rock, paper, scissors. I love you to bits."

Gillian Anderson, who played former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, won best actress in a TV supporting role.

John Boyega was named best supporting actor in a limited series for his role in Steve McQueen’s BBC television show Small Axe.

He said: "I’m so shocked. I’ve got trackie bottoms on and I’m comfortable but this is exciting."

Other British actors to scoop a prize included Daniel Kaluuya for best supporting actor in a motion picture for his role in Judas and the Black Messiah.

Daniel played US activist Fred Hampton, the chairman of the Black Panther Party who was assassinated in 1969 aged of 21.

The Judas and the Black Messiah star began thanking his family as he accepted the award, while technical difficulties made the feed silent.

On accepting his award, he said: "Thank you so much for this honour, we're going to enjoy tonight, I've got my champs ready."

In a stacked category, Daniel beat out Sacha Baron Cohen, Jared Leto, Bill Murray and Leslie Odom Jr. for his role in the American biographical drama.

While a handful of A-list presenters delivered the winner's names in person, nominees were watching from home.

There were plenty of glam red-carpet looks despite the virtual nature of most of it – including best actress nominee Kaley Cuoco wore a stunning Oscar de la Renta grey gown and Sarah Hyland matched the red carpet with her bold crimson dress.

Saturday Night Live alums Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the Golden Globes for the fourth time in a virtual ceremony.

Due to the high number of Covid-19 cases still spreading across the US, the duo were split with Amy in LA and Tina in NYC.

This year marks the fourth time the real-life best friends have hosted the ceremony together – although this time they were physically apart.

Tina and Amy slammed the Hollywood Foreign Press in their opening monologue last night, blasting the group for its lack of black stars nominated for the award.

The comedy duo said the reason "flashy garbage" gets nominated over quality black stars was due to the nomination panel having no black members.

The 2021 Golden Globe nominations were announced virtually on February 3.

The ceremony was delayed by a few weeks due to the on-going coronavirus pandemic.

This year's winners range from films to TV with projects such as Borat Subsequent Moviefilm for best comedy actor in a musical or comedy film.

Elsewhere, winning actors included Jodie Foster in The Mauritanian, Anna Taylor-Joy in The Queen’s Gambit and Rosamund Pike for her performance in I Care A Lot.

Rosamund said: “I do care a lot, thank you for recognising the dark side of comedy.”

The night's big awards went to Nomadland, which won best motion picture drama, and best director for Chloe Zhao.

The late Chadwick Boseman scored a best actor Golden Globe for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

His wife, Simone, accepted the award for best actor on his behalf,  she said: “He would thank God, he would thank his parents, he would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices.”

In addition, actress Jane Fonda received the Cecil B. DeMille Award – the Globes' prestigious lifetime achievement honour.

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