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6 Of The Best Golden Globe Winning Films And TV Shows To Add To Your Watchlist

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From Nomadland to Soul, these Golden Globe-winning shows and movies offer an experience that’s hard to beat.

The world of film and television has continued to thrive despite the madness of 2020. While the usual glitz and glamour of the Golden Globes were lacking, the show did go on with some very well deserving wins for the night. Here are our top picks for the best golden globe winning TV shows/movies you should add to your watch list if you haven’t already.

1. Nomadland

Credit: Walt Disney Studios

Nomadland is a movie about a woman who leaves her home to travel around the American West following a personal tragedy. Although this trope has been explored before, Chloe Zhao, the director, brings a level of sensibility and sensitivity that is very rare. Frances McDormand is a beast of an actor and brings a lot of nuance and richness in her portrayal of a character we don’t normally see on screen. This is a beautiful, thought-provoking film that will make you want to quit your job and hit the road right away.

Golden Globes won:

Best Motion Picture — Drama
Best Director — Motion Picture (Chloe Zhao)

2. Soul

Credit: Walt Disney Pictures

Pixar’s ability to deliver quality content for all age groups remains unmatched. Soul is a jazzy drama that makes you appreciate the life that you have and live it more deeply every day. The ingenious visuals, soulful music and constant tomfoolery by the two leads make for a deeply engaging and poignant viewing. And if you’re a fan of jazz music, this should be high on your list.

Golden Globes Won:

Best Motion Picture — Animated
Best Original Score — Motion Picture (Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste)

3. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Credit: Netflix

Chadwick Boseman’s final movie was bound to be a heart-wrenching experience. Boseman is phenomenal in this role, so much so, that you feel his absence when he’s not on screen. The film focuses on Ma Rainey, a blues singer who was highly influential in the 1920s – portrayed by a remarkable Viola Davis. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom is a well-rounded experience for the viewers with rich costumes, incredible production value, a gripping storyline and of course – Chadwick Boseman.

Golden Globes won:

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama (Chadwick Boseman)

4. Schitt’s Creek

Credit: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Schitt’s Creek will be remembered as one of those shows that helped people get through the lockdown. The show starts slow but grows on you really quick. It revolves around the Rose family who find themselves suddenly broke and reduced to living in a rundown motel in a town called Schitt’s Creek which they once bought as a joke. Hilarious and heart-warming with a sweet and simple message about inclusivity and relationships, this is an absolutely delightful watch.

Golden Globes won:

Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Musical or Comedy (Catherine O’Hara)

5. The Crown

Credit: Netflix

The Crown has delivered one promising season after another since its inception in 2016. But with inclusions of giants like Margaret Thatcher – portrayed by the brilliant Gillian Anderson and Princess Diana – played convincingly by Emma Corrin, the fourth season is more than worthy of a binge watch. The performances take centre stage but the production value and writing are exemplary as well.

Golden Globes won:

Best Television Series — Drama
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series — Drama (Emma Corrin)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series — Drama (Josh O’Connor)
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Supporting Role (Gillian Anderson)

6. The Trial of the Chicago 7

Credit: Dreamworks Pictures

Aaron Sorkin’s courtroom drama is slick and authentic and propels us to ask ourselves how far we’ve come since the trials of 1968. Topical and realistic with compelling portrayals by Eddie Redmayne and Sacha Baron Cohen among others, this is essential viewing for the times we live in.

Golden Globes won:

Best Screenplay — Aaron Sorkin

[Featured image: Disney/Pixar]

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