Independents Win 10 Feature Film Awards at 2021 Golden Globe Awards
Los Angeles, CA, February 28, 2021 - The Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA®) is pleased to announce the independents emerged strong in the first awards ceremony of the season taking 10 wins out of the 14 Feature Film categories at the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards.
Independent films – those made outside the major Hollywood studios and streaming services – secured wins in the following 10 categories: Best Motion Picture for Drama, Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Director for Motion Picture, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture, Best Screenplay for Motion Picture, Best Motion Picture for Foreign Language, and Best Original Song for Motion Picture.
Below is the full list of the independent films which won at the 78th annual Golden Globes:
(Please note: * indicates films that involved IFTA member companies)
Best Motion Picture – Drama: Nomadland
Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Best Director – Motion Picture: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama: Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday*
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Sacha Baron Cohen,
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy: Rosamund Pike, I Care A Lot
Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture: Jodie Foster, The Mauritanian*
Best Screenplay – Motion Picture: Aaron Sorkin, Trial of the Chicago 7*
Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language: Minari
Best Original Song – Motion Picture: “Io Sì (Seen),” The Life Ahead
About the Independent Film & Television Alliance:
IFTA is the global trade association for independent film and television production, finance, distribution, and sales companies. The organization represents the independent sector before governments and international bodies and provides significant entertainment industry services to its members in 20 countries consisting of independent production and distribution companies, sales agents, and financial institutions engaged in production finance.
Each November, it produces the annual American Film Market®, the world’s largest motion picture event, drawing more than 7,000 industry leaders from 70 countries and leading to more than $1 Billion in distribution and film financing deals.
IFTA also develops and publishes the IFTA® Model Agreements which articulate the standards and key definitions for licensing international rights in motion pictures and television programming and manages the IFTA® Arbitration Tribunal which is a key forum for resolution of disputes arising from international licensing transactions. For more information on IFTA, visit www.IFTA-online.org.