Italy awarded at the Golden Globes: for Laura Pausini. “Io Sì” from “Life in front of itself” by Edoardo Ponti is the best original song of 2020. The announcement at the Hollywood Foreign Press awards. The song is the result of a collaboration between Diane Warren, Laura Pausini and Niccolò Agliardi. Connected from her home, the singer thanked in Italian and English: «I’m so proud, I have goosebumps. Thanks so much”.
“I’ve never dreamed of winning a Golden Globe, I can’t believe it.” An incredulous Laura Pausini then intervenes on Facebook to thank the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Diane Warren, who collaborated with the singer from Romagna. “I dedicate this award to all those who want and deserve to be” seen “- adds Laura – and to that little girl who won Sanremo 28 years ago and never expected to get so far”.
There is also a tribute to Sophia Loren: «All my gratitude and respect for the wonderful Sophia Loren, it was an honor to give voice to your character, to convey such an important message, of welcome and unity». Pausini, in the long series of thanks, also dedicates the recognition «to Italy, to my family, to all those who have chosen me and my music and have made me what I am today. And – he concludes – to my beautiful daughter, who from today would like to remember the joy in my eyes, hoping that she will grow up and always continue to believe in her dreams ».
“Nomadland” and “The Crown” triumph
Preceded by controversy and criticized live, the “bicoastal” ceremony of the Golden Globes 2021 has nevertheless made history: for the first time since 1984, when Barbra Streisand was awarded with “Yentl”, a woman, Chloe Zhao, won as best director and his film, “Nomadland” was voted the best drama of the year. While “Nomadland” with Frances McDormand won Best Drama, Borat made a name for himself in the comedy category and its author, Sasha Baron Cohen, beat the competition for Best Lead Actor. “Thanks to the all-white jury,” he said from home, making a dig at the HFPA whose 87 members do not include, the Los Angeles Times discovered last week, a single black reporter.
By accepting the Lifetime Achievement Award named after Cecil B. DeMille, Jane Fonda upped the ante: “There is a story we are afraid to see about ourselves. A story about which voices we want to raise and which to silence, of who has a seat at the table and who stays out of the decision-making rooms “. Perhaps to remedy the image crisis, the Hfpa awarded two black actors, Daniel Kaluuya and John Boyega, the first two prizes of the evening aired on NBC from Los Angeles and New York. On the other hand, the posthumous recognition of Chadwick Boseman, the star of “Black Panther” who died of cancer last year, has had the last interpretation of his career in “Ma Rainey Black Bottom”. Few surprises: among them Andra Day as Best Actress in a Drama Film for “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”.
The Hollywood Foreign Press awards 25 awards for film and TV: “The Crown” won in the best drama category with Emma Corrin, Josh O’Connor and Gillian Anderson awarded for the roles of Lady Diana, Prince Charles and Margaret Thatcher. Netflix, which brought the Peter Morgan show to the small screen, had racked up 42 nominations and won 10, including a couple for the “Queen of Chess”. Netflix is also partly responsible for the success of “Schitt’s Creek”, the Canadian comedy series that had won the Emmys: it was awarded as the best of the year and for the interpretation of Catherine O’Hara in the part of eccentric matriarch Moira Rose.