Golden Globes 2021: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Olivia Colman and more nominated

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The winners will be announced in a ceremony on 28 February.

Surprise: La Llorona for Best Foreign Language Film - Horror cinema has, with a few key exceptions, always had to fight for space in awards season, so it's nice when any title gets to slip into the field, and this year the horror gem that managed to crack the Golden Globes is Jayro Bustamente's politically charged take on the La Llorona legend.

The Globes, delayed about two months due to the coronavirus, tried to muster some of the awards' usual buzz on Wednesday in a largely virtual awards season bereft the kind of red-carpet glamour the Globes annual feast on. The Israeli star of the show, Shira Haas, is also nominated for best actress in a limited series.

Unlike the Oscars, the Globes divide their film categories into musical or comedy and drama, allowing for a wider range of actors and actresses to be nominated. No other studio was close.

Normal People has been nominated in the category of Best Limited TV Series after the adaptation based on Sally Rooney's novel became a global sensation past year. The final season of "Schitt's Creek" trailed with five nominations, while Netflix's "Ozark" (four nods) and "The Queen's Gambit" (two nods) also added to the streamer's totals.

The other best director nominees this year were David Fincher ("Mank") and Aaron Sorkin ("The Trial of the Chicago 7").

Netflix doesn't report box office figures and both "Nomadland" and "The Father" are yet to open beyond a qualifying run in theatres.

Zhao, meanwhile, is the first woman of Asian descent to be nominated in the category.

Snub: Cristin Milioti for Palm Springs - Though it couldn't have possibly been planned, time loop comedy Palm Springs felt like the ideal movie for 2020, a film that arrived at just the right time to deliver a beautifully orchestrated film about finding meaning in the same-ness of daily life, and for the most part the Hollywood Foreign Press agreed with critics and audiences on that score.

Fan favorite series "The Mandalorian" snagged a nomination for best drama television series to the delight of fans.

Sophia Loren's Holocaust film "The Life Ahead", which tells the tale of survivor and former sex worker Madame Rosa, is up for two awards - best motion picture and best original song.

Among the acting nominees were Viola Davis and the late Chadwick Boseman, in his last film role, in jazz period piece "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", British-Pakistani actor Riz Ahmed as a drummer losing his hearing in "Sound of Metal", Andra Day for her role in "The United States Vs Billie Holiday", and Dev Patel for the modern twist on Charles Dickens "The Personal History of David Copperfield". They'll retain that distinction, despite being delayed almost two months, after a surge in virus cases in recent months pushed the Grammy Awards to March. Tina Fey will appear live in NY and Amy Poehler will appear in California.

The awards will be held on both of America's coasts for the first time, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said. Fey will host live from New York's Rainbow Room and Poehler will host from the awards' normal home, the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Nominees will likely appear from places around the world.

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