Wonderwall.com is taking a look back at the stars who won big during the 2021 Golden Globes and the best moments from their acceptance speeches, starting with Daniel Kaluuya, who won the award for best supporting actor in a motion picture for his performance in "Judas and the Black Messiah." After a technical glitch left him on mute and threatened to cut his acceptance speech from the Globes broadcast, the "Get Out" alum proclaimed that the award show did him dirty! He went on to dedicate his win to his mother, sister and niece. "This took it out of me," he continued. "I gave everything. Like the great Nipsey Hussle says, 'We're here to give till we're empty,' and I gave everything. I couldn't give it to a more noble man — and that's Chairman Fred Hampton [of the Black Panther Party]. I hope generations after this can see how brilliantly he thought, how brilliantly he spoke and how brilliantly he loved. He taught me about myself and made me grow as a man, and I appreciate him with all my heart. There's a lot of information about how he died, but I hope people out there will grow and learn about how incredibly he lived." Now keep reading for more highlights from this year's acceptance speeches…
"He would thank God. He would thank his parents. He would thank his ancestors for their guidance and their sacrifices. He would thank his incredible team. … He would thank his team on set for this film. … He would say something beautiful, something inspiring, something that would amplify that little voice inside of all of us that tells you you can, that tells you to keep going, that calls you back to what you were meant to be doing at this moment in history. … I don't have his words. But we have to take all the moment to celebrate those we love. So thank you, HFPA, for this opportunity to do exactly that. And, Honey, you keep 'em coming." –Taylor Simone Ledward on behalf of her late husband, Chadwick Boseman, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
"Thank you so much to [Princess Diana]. You have taught me compassion and empathy beyond any measure that I could ever imagine, and on behalf of everyone who remembers you so fondly and passionately in our hearts, thank you." –Emma Corrin, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama, "The Crown"
"Thank you to the all-white Hollywood Foreign Press. This movie couldn't have been possible without my co-star, a fresh new talent who came from nowhere and turned out to be a comedy genius. I'm talking, of course, about Rudy Giuliani. Who could get more laughs out of one unzipping? Incredible. Our movie was just the beginning for him. Rudy went on to star in a string of comedy films — hits like 'Four Seasons Landscaping,' 'Hair Dye Another Day' and the courtroom drama 'A Very Public Fart.' But seriously, the revelation, the sensation was Maria Bakalova. She's incredible. … I want to thank my crew, who were amazingly brave — who had the risk of getting arrested, the risk of getting COVID — and they did that because we all believed so deeply in releasing this movie before the election to show the danger of lies, hate [and] conspiracies and the power of truth, empathy and democracy. Most of all, thank you to my incredibly patient wife, Isla [Fisher], who has put up with all my madness." —Sacha Baron Cohen, Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"
"Hold on, Donald Trump is contesting the results. He's saying that a lot of dead people voted, which is a very rude thing to say about the HFPA. … Most thanks of all to my bodyguard, who stopped me getting shot twice — you know who you are and you know I'm not allowed to say your name, but thank you." —Sacha Baron Cohen, Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan"
"This acknowledgement is a lovely vote of confidence in the messages 'Schitt's Creek' has come to stand for: the idea that inclusion can bring about growth and love to a community. In this spirit of inclusion, I hope that this time next year, the ceremony reflects the true breadth and diversity of the film and television being made today because there is so much more to be celebrated." –Dan Levy, Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy, "Schitt's Creek"
"That's nuts. That's crazy. Wow. … I read this book to my son Otis called 'The Three Questions' by Leo Tolstoy, and he has these three questions: 'When's the best time to do things?' 'What is the right thing to do?' And then, 'Who is the most important one?' And that last question, 'Who is the most important one?' [the answer] is like … the person you're with. So I kind of reject the premise of being the best actor because in my humble opinion, the best actor is the person you're acting with. So I want to give this shoutout to all the people I get to act with on this show because they're incredible. Do they make me the best? No. But I know for a fact they make me better — better than I am, better than I thought I could be, better than anything I can do. So I appreciate everybody looking out. … I gotta wrap this puppy up. Never been my forte. Little windy. 'Little windy,' as my aunt Loretta would say." — Jason Sudeikis, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, "Ted Lasso"
"Thank you, I'm so shocked I did it. I thought it was gonna be one of them nights where you just [shoot this and then] go to your bed and then just chill! … I'm absolutely shocked. I don't even know what to say, but thank you so much." –John Boyega, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Supporting Role, "Small Axe"
"Are you kidding me? I think you made a mistake. I'm a little speechless. I just never expected to ever be here again. And wow. … We love you, Mohamedou Ould Slahi. You've taught us so much about being a human being, about being joyful and loving and forgiving — and that's a lesson that you bring to everybody. … I love my wife — thank you, Alex [Hedison] — and [our dog] Ziggy and Aaron Rodgers and the Hollywood Foreign Press. That is awesome. What a night!" –Jodie Foster, Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, "The Mauritanian"
"I bet it looks like I care a lot, and I do — I do! I care a lot. Wow. HFPA, thank you, thank you, thank you for recognizing the dark side of comedy. My fellow nominees, I am so honored to be in this room with you. In my movie, I had to swim up from a sinking car. I think I still would rather do that than have been in a room with Rudy Giuliani. Maria [Bakalova, who starred in 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm'], I salute your brilliance and your bravery. … Finally, maybe I just have to thank America's broken legal system for making it possible to make stories like this." –Rosamund Pike, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, "I Care a Lot"
"I am happily and seriously indebted to Eugene and Daniel Levy. From day one, they treated me like something like this might happen. They created an inspiring, funny, beautiful family love-story in which they let me wear a hundred wigs and speak like an alien. From the first read-through — where no one had to fake a laugh — to the final day on set — where everyone except me had to hold back their tears — it's an experience I will forever hold dear to my heart. I'm proud to be part of their family, although I'm not really." –Catherine O'Hara, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, "Schitt's Creek"
"Thank you to my family, who lets me go off and bring these crazy people home and they have to live with all these years. Thank you, guys. … At 54 years, it is my humble belief that what would give all this sadness and loss that we all have lived through meaning is our common humanity. What connects us is greater than what keeps us apart, and the more we include each other and see each other and hear each other, the faster we will heal our broken hearts and minds. We have a dying mother — just like the mother in our story. She is Mother Earth. We must come to balance with her and honor her, and she'll heal too. So lets be courageous together, guys, and lets turn the page on the cruel past of this nation. The good news is inclusion and justice and care for Mother Earth is breaking out everywhere. The godly light of decency is breaking through the hideous dark storm we've been living through. We are all in this together. We are the ones we've been waiting for, so let's do this now!" –Mark Ruffalo, Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, "I Know This Much Is True"
"Stories, they really can change people. But there's a story we've been afraid to see and hear about ourselves in this industry, a story about which voices we respect and elevate and which we tune out, a story about who's offered a seat at the table and who is kept out of the rooms where decisions are made. So lets all of us — including all the groups that decide who gets hired and what gets made and who wins awards — lets all of us make an effort to expand that tent so that everyone rises and everyone's story has a chance to be seen and heard. Doing this simply means acknowledging what's true [and] being in step with the emerging diversity that's happening because all of those who marched and fought in the past and those who've picked up the baton today. After all, art has always been not just in step with history but has led the way. So let's be leaders, okay?" –Jane Fonda, recipient of the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her contributions to entertainment
"Wow, that's quite a surprise. … To Emma Corrin, best actress winner, you're extraordinary, talented, funny and a brilliant player of Rock, Paper, Scissors. I love you to bits. … I'm very lucky to be able to work in this period, and there are so many people who are unable to work and are alone and isolated, and I hope that we can all collectively put mental health at the forefront of our mind. Thank you so much." –Josh O'Connor, Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, "The Crown"
"[I'd like to thank] my glorious wife and partner of 30 years, Lyn Davis Lear, the five glorious daughters [we share] and my wonderful son ranging in ages from 26 to 74 and their children, my four fabulous grandchildren. At close to 99, I can tell you that I've never lived alone. I've never laughed alone. And that has as much to do with my being here today as anything else I know." –Norman Lear, recipient of the HFPA's Carol Burnett Award for his contributions to television
"I think this is the first piece of art I've ever made in my life that I can actually show my kids, so thank you, Pixar. Huge thanks to my wife, Mariqueen Maandig, and all our kids. I love you guys more than anything." –Trent Reznor, Best Original Score – Motion Picture, "Soul"
"We must follow our dreams because we only have one life to live and one soul — and this soul is happy today to be recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press for this masterpiece of a film. … I'd like to thank God for music and film and the togetherness that it brings when put together in such innovative and collaborative ways as this has been." –Jon Batiste, Best Original Score – Motion Picture, "Soul"
"[Thank you] to the amazing, transformative, dynamic Billie Holiday, who just transformed me with this role and with her presence and with her spirit. I love all of you so much. Thank you so much to just everybody who was a part of this incredible project." –Andra Day, Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, "The United States vs. Billie Holiday"
"It's obviously wonderful that everyone's seen the show, but I would do this project again and again and again. I learned so much. I'm so grateful. And thank you to the audiences that have watched it and supported the characters. It just meant the world, so thank you so much." –Anya Taylor-Joy, Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television, "The Queen's Gambit"
"I especially want to thank the nomads who shared their stories with us. I asked one of them, Bob Wells, to help me out here, and this is what he said about compassion: 'Compassion is the breakdown of all the barriers between us, a heart-to-heart bonding. Your pain is my pain — it's mingled and shared between us.' This is why I fell in love with making movies and telling stories — because they gave us a chance to laugh and cry together, and they give us a chance to learn from each other and to have more compassion for each other. So thank you everyone who made it possible for me to do what I love. Thank you very much." –Chloé Zhao, Best Director – Motion Picture, "Nomadland"
"'Nomadland' at its core for me is a pilgrimage through grief and healing, so for everyone who has gone through this difficult and beautiful journey at some point in their lives, this is for you. We don't say 'goodbye,' we say 'see you down the road.'" –Best Motion Picture – Drama, "Nomadland"
"While we were shooting, every night after wrap when I'd get back to my hotel room, there'd be an email from [Sacha Baron Cohen] with a quote from Abbie Hoffman [whom he played]. None of them ever made it into the film, but I saved the emails. I don't always agree with everything the characters that I write do or say, but here's something Abbie said: 'Democracy is not something you believe in or a place to hang your hat, but it's something you do — you participate. If you stop doing it, democracy crumbles. I don't need any more evidence than what happened on Jan. 6 to agree with this." –Aaron Sorkin, Best Screenplay – Motion Picture, "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
"'Minari' is about a family — it's a family trying to learn how to speak a language of its own. It goes deeper than any American language and any foreign language — it's a language of the heart. I'm trying to learn it myself and to pass it on, and I hope we'll all learn how to speak this language of love to each other — especially this year." –Lee Isaac Chung, Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language, "Minari"
"God, you can be so relaxed and everything, and you're so relaxed and then you're relaxed and then all of a sudden you start to freak out. Geeze…" –Gillian Anderson, Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Supporting Role, "The Crown"
"To my children … from whom I've been separated too much because of this pandemic, to them I say, 'I'm sorry and I love you.'" –Peter Morgan, Best Television Series – Drama, "The Crown"