Gillian Anderson thanked her on-again partner and The Crown creator Peter Morgan as she picked up a Golden Globe award at Sunday’s ceremony.
The actress, 52, who recently reconciled with Peter, 57, following a brief split during which he romanced Jemima Khan, praised him as she scooped the Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series gong for her role as Margaret Thatcher in the drama.
She said: ‘Oh my God. Firstly, thank you very much to the Hollywood Foreign Press and to my fellow nominees and to Peter Morgan for imagining that I could inhabit Mrs. T.
Thank you: Gillian Anderson thanked her on-again partner and The Crown creator Peter Morgan as she picked up a Golden Globe award at Sunday’s ceremony
‘And to Nina Gold, casting director who believed him or visa versa, however it worked.
‘To Peter Morgan for writing an exquisitely multidimensional character against the odds.’
In December, the Crown star split from producer Peter, 57, following a four-year relationship, before he quickly ‘moved on’ with his long-time friend Jemima Khan, 47.
But after just a few weeks of dating, the writer has returned to Gillian and is believed to be staying with her in Czech Republic where she is filming, leaving Jemima ‘shocked and confused’ after Peter ‘pursued her, rather than the other way around’.
Back together: The actress, 52, who recently reconciled with Peter, 57, following a brief split, was quick to thank him as she scooped the Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series gong for her role as Margaret Thatcher in the Netflix drama (pictured January 2020)
One of Jemima’s friends told the Mail: ‘Peter pursued her, rather than the other way around. He persuaded her that they would be great together, but has now gone back to Gillian.
‘This has happened in the past week. She is pretty knocked for six about it. People are appalled by his behaviour.
‘It seems really rather unstable. He had said he was serious about Jemima and she was certainly serious about the romance with him.
‘He told everyone that Jemima was the one and had made that pretty clear to her. In my view, after what he has just done, she has dodged a bullet.’
Last month, it was reported that Gillian was said to be ‘bemused’ by how quickly his romance with Jemima had progressed, just weeks after they had parted ways.
She said: She said: ‘Oh my God. Firstly, thank you very much to the Hollywood Foreign Press and to my fellow nominees and to Peter Morgan for imagining that I could inhabit Mrs. T’
Peter and Jemima reportedly enjoyed an intense romance that blossomed early in the New Year, and by mid-January friends were saying they were in a ‘legit support bubble’ during the third lockdown.
According to sources, the TV, film and documentary producer had endured gossip over an apparent breach of the ‘girl code’ in taking up with Peter.
A friend of supermodel Elle Macpherson told The Mail: ‘When she romanced [financier] Arki [Busson] in 2007, she asked [his ex girlfriend] Elle if it would be all right by her. She isn’t the sort of person to breach things lightly.’
On the love triangle, another insider added: ‘So far the narrative has been all about the women but do not forget it was Morgan who caused all this emotional damage.
‘He has careered from one to the other and now back again with no regard for the damage he causes and the lack of courage he has shown in seeking only his needs.’
She added: ‘To Peter Morgan for writing an exquisitely multidimensional character against the odds’ (above as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown)
Jemima – who was previously married to Pakistan cricket legend turned PM Imran Khan – is in the final days of producing a rom-com, What’s Love Got To Do With It?, starring Lily James and Emma Thompson in London.
Initially, she and Peter — who was made a CBE in the 2016 New Year Honours for services to drama — were hailed as the new media power couple.
The former journalist previously dated actor Hugh Grant, comedian Russell Brand and PR expert Matthew Freud.
Meanwhile, Gillian is up for a Golden Globe next month for her performance as Margaret Thatcher in The Crown — was written and created by Peter.
There was no hint that they had rekindled their relationship when she described to reporters how she would be ‘attending’ the virtual ceremony ‘alone’ in her hotel room in Prague, and referred to him as her ‘former partner’.
Triumphant: Peter himself picked up an ward for Best Television Series, Drama for The Crown which swept nearly all of the dramatic television categories
‘I prefer to be alone. I have a very good support system here in the UK, and recently I’m finding that to be everything’, The House of Mirth star previously said.
‘I really rely on my girlfriends. I have increased my meditation, which always helps. The next thing to do is to not just talk about doing yoga but actually do yoga.’
She also about buying a new vacuum cleaner just before the UK entered its third lockdown, saying: ‘It became pretty much my best friend, my lover, my everything, until we got a puppy.’
Gillian and Peter started dating in 2016, 18 months after his marriage to Austrian aristocrat Lila Schwarzenberg ended.
Playwright Peter has five children with his former spouse, while Gillian shares daughter Piper, 26, with art director Clyde Klotz, and sons Oscar, 14, and Felix, 12, with businessman Mark Griffiths.
Split: In December, the Crown star split from producer Peter, 57, following a four-year relationship, before he quickly ‘moved on’ with his long-time friend Jemima Khan, 47 (pictured January 2020)
In 2012, the mother-of-three described herself as bisexual and revealed a long-term relationship with a girl she had met at college.
Recently, she revealed she’d been in therapy since she was 14 and writes a nightly gratitude journal.
Although Gillian and Peter never lived together, she previously said that they were a committed and loving couple.
This year’s ceremony, which usually takes place in early January, was pushed back to February 28 as Hollywood continues to adjust to the coronavirus pandemic and new safety guidelines.
Nomadland earned the top honor in film but the most shocking moment of the night came when Andra Day won best actress at the first ever bi-coastal Golden Globes.
Gillian, 52, (pictured with Jemima at a party in 2018) was said to be ‘bemused’ by the news
The 36-year-old actress – who was the heavy underdog – broke down in tears as she was recognized for her role in The United States Vs BIllie Holiday having faced heavy competition including Viola Davis for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Vanessa Kirby for Pieces of a Woman, Frances McDormand for Nomadland, Carey Mulligan for Promising Young Woman.
According to betting site OddsShark.com, Day had the smallest chance to win in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama category when it came to betting odds as she was a +6600 underdog meaning if one bet $100 they would take home $6,600.
Andra wiped tears from her eyes and grabbed a paper with her acceptance speech written on it while surrounded by friends and family
She said: ‘Sorry, y’all, so, okay. Can you just give me the paper, please first, I would just want to do say thank you so much for — with no shame, thank you so much for bringing me through, getting me through mom, dad, Josh, Jackson, to Lee Daniels my great love, my first love, my acting coach, and all the people at the HFPA, thank you so much for being so engaged in Billie’s story.’
Big moment: Andra Day was the surprise winner in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama category as she led winners at the 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards
In the biographical drama she portrays jazz and swing singer Billie Holiday who is at the center of an undercover sting operation by the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.
Moments later the top honor in film came as Nomadland earned Best Motion Picture, Drama over The Father, Mank, Promising Young Woman, and The Trial of the Chicago 7.
Director and writer Chloe Zhao was in disbelief as she accepted the honor and paid tribute to ‘the nomads’ that inspired the film as she said: ‘Nomadland, at its core for me, is a pilgrimage through grief and healing.
‘So for everyone who’s 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.”‘
Incredible: Moments later the top honor in film came as Nomadland earned Best Motion Picture, Drama as director and writer Chloe Zhao accepted the honor
Dynamic duo: The Crown’s Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor triumphed as they respectively earned Best Performance by an Actress and Actor in a TV Series, Drama at the 2021 Golden Globes
A triumph: O’Connor portrayed Charles, Prince of Wales while Corrin played Diana, Princess of Wales in the critically-acclaimed drama series
Nomadland – starring Frances McDormand – is centered around a woman in her sixties who, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.
Before that The Crown nearly swept every television drama category with Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor triumphing as they respectively earned Best Performance by an Actress and Actor in a TV Series, Drama before the series itself earned the top honor in television.
The Netflix series later earned Best Television Series, Drama beating out a very competitive field including Lovecraft Country, The Mandalorian, Ozark, and Ratched.
Corrin – who portrayed Diana, Princess of Wales – won over her The Crown co-star Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth II) in the Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama category.
Posthumous: The late great Chadwick Boseman won a posthumous Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, as his widow Simone Ledward moved many to tears with her stirring speech
During her acceptance speech she acknowledged the late mother of Prince William and Prince Harry as she said: ‘Thank you to Diana, you have put compassion and empathy beyond anything I can understand. Thank you.’
Other than Colman, the 25-year-old British actress also won out over Jodie Comer for Killing Eve, Laura Linney for Ozark, and Sarah Paulson for Ratched.
She also thanked her co-star O’Connor – who played Charles, Prince of Wales – as she said: ‘Thanks to my prince charming, Josh, I could not do it without you.’
Just minutes later it was 30-year-old O’Connor’s chance to shine as he won Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama while pit against Jason Bateman for Ozark, Bob Odenkirk for Better Call Saul, Al Pacino for Hunters, and Matthew Rhys for Perry Mason.
Josh returned the gratitude to his co-star with a huge smile as he said: ‘To Emma Corrin, best actress winner, you’re extraordinary, talented, funny and a brilliant player of rock, paper, scissors. I love you to bits.’
The talented actor finished off his speech with an important message about mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic as he said: ‘ And finally I want to say, one little thing, I want to say I’m very lucky to be able to work in this period and there’s so many people that 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 minds, thank you so much.’
The most emotional part of the night came when the late great Chadwick Boseman won a posthumous Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, as his widow Simone Ledward moved many to tears with her stirring speech.
Boseman, who passed away in August at 43 years of age after a four-year battle with colon cancer, beat out Riz Ahmed for Sound of Metal, Anthony Hopkins for The Father, Gary Oldman for Mank and Tahar Rahim for The Mauritanian.
Amy Poehler and Tina Fey returned to host for the fourth time. The comedy duo did the honors in 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Tears: Ledward was fighting back tears as she accepted the award on her late husband’s behalf, which drove many to tears including presenter Renee Zelwegger and Viola Davis
It is the first ever awards show to be broadcast from two separate coasts.
Fey, 50, broadcasted from atop New York City’s Rockefeller Center in the Rainbow Room and Poehler, 49, in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where the ceremony is usually held annually.
Nominees tuned into the ceremony remotely but presenters have been asked to appear in person.
The impressive list of presenters this year included; Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo, Annie Mumolo, Joaquin Phoenix, Kristen Wiig and Renee Zellweger, Kevin Bacon, Sterling K. Brown, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Margot Robbie, Tiffany Haddish, Anthony Anderson, Kate Hudson and Kenan Thompson.
Jane Fonda, 83, received the Cecil B. DeMille Award, an accolade for film. The acting icon has previously won Golden Globes for her roles in Klute, Julia and Coming Home.
Norman Lear was honored with the Carol Burnett Award, a counterpart to the DeMille Award that focuses on life achievement in television. The writer, director and producer is a six-time Golden Globe winner.
Nominations were announced on February 3 with streaming giant Netflix receiving 42 nominations across film and television.
GOLDEN GLOBES 2021: THE WINNERS
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Nomadland – WINNER
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7
On the road again: Nomadland won the top honor in film Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – WINNER
Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
David Fincher – Mank
Regina King – One Night in Miami
Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland – WINNER
Trailblazing: Chloe Zhao became just the second woman to win for directing in 78 years
Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
Jack Fincher – Mank
Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller – The Father
Aaron Sorkin – The Trial of the Chicago 7 – WINNER
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland
Best Foreign Language Picture
The Life Ahead
Minari – WINNER
Two of Us
Best Animated Picture
The Croods: A New Age
Over the Moon
Soul – WINNER
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama
Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day – The United States vs Billie Holiday – WINNER
Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman
Big moment: Andra Day was the surprise winner in the Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama category
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama
Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER
Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Gary Oldman – Mank
Tahar Rahim – The Mauritanian
Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Kate Hudson – Music
Michelle Pfeiffer – French Exit
Rosamund Pike – I Care a Lot – WINNER
Anya Taylor-Joy – Emma
Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical
Sacha Baron Cohen – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – WINNER
James Corden – The Prom
Lin-Manuel Miranda – Hamilton
Dev Patel – The Personal History of David Copperfield
Andy Samberg – Palm Springs
Winner! Sacha Baron Cohen’s politically-charged sequel Borat Subsequent Moviefilm earned two awards
Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Glenn Close – Hilbilly Elegy
Jodie Foster – The Mauritanian – WINNER
Olivia Colman – The Father
Amanda Seyfried – Mank
Helena Zengel – News of the World
Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER
Jared Leto – The Little Things
Bill Murray – On the Rocks
Leslie Odom Jr – One Night in Miami
Best Original Score in a Motion Picture
The Midnight Sky
News of the World
Soul – WINNER
Best Original Song in a Motion Picture
Judas and the Black Messiah
The Life Ahead – WINNER
One Night in Miami
The Trial of the Chicago 7
The United States vs Billie Holiday
Best Television Series, Drama
The Crown – WINNER
Triumphant: The Crown nearly swept all of the dramatic television categories including Best Television Series, Drama as creator Peter Morgan accepted the award
Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical
Emily in Paris
The Flight Attendant
Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie
The Queen’s Gambit – WINNER
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama
Olivia Colman – The Crown
Jodie Comer – Killing Eve
Emma Corrin – The Crown – WINNER
Laura Linney – Ozark
Sarah Paulson – Ratched
Crowning achievement: Emma Corrin beat out her The Crown co-star Olivia Colman (Queen Elizabeth II) in the Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Drama category
Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series, Drama
Jason Bateman – Ozark
Josh O’Connor – The Crown – WINNER
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
Al Pacino – Hunters
Matthew Rhys– Perry Mason
Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical
Lily Collins – Emily in Paris
Kaley Cuoco – The Flight Attendant
Elle Fanning – The Great
Jane Levy – Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist
Catherine O’Hara – Schitt’s Creek – WINNER
Legend: Catherine O’Hara earned the win in the Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series, Comedy or Musical for her role in Schitt’s Creek
Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series, Comedy or Musical
Don Cheadle – Black Monday
Nicholas Hoult – The Great
Eugene Levy – Schitt’s Creek
Jason Sudeikis – Ted Lasso – WINNER
Ramy Youssef – Ramy
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie
Cate Blanchett – Mrs America
Daisy Edgar-Jones – Normal People
Shira Haas – Unorthodox
Nicole Kidman – The Undoing
Anya Taylor-Joy – The Queen’s Gambit – WINNER
Checkmate: It was also a big night for Anya Taylor-Joy as she won Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie for The Queen’s Gambit
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie
Bryan Cranston – Your Honour
Jeff Daniels – The Comey Rule
Hugh Grant – The Undoing
Ethan Hawke – The Good Lord Bird
Mark Ruffalo – I Know This Much Is True – WINNER
Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series
Gillian Anderson – The Crown – WINNER
Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown
Julia Garner – Ozark
Annie Murphy – Schitt’s Creek
Cynthia Nixon – Ratched
Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series
John Boyega – Small Axe, “Red, White and Blue” – WINNER
Daniel Levy – Schitt’s Creek
Brendan Gleeson – The Comey Rule
Jim Parsons – Hollywood
Donald Sutherland – The Undoing
No axe to grind: The second award of the night went to John Boyega in the Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series category for his role in Small Axe “Red, White and Blue”