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The Crown’s Gillian Anderson thanks on-again partner Peter Morgan as she wins Golden Globe award

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)

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'

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)

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

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)

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

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

Shocking: The 36-year-old actress 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 MOVIES 

Best Motion Picture, Drama

The Father

Mank

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

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

Hamilton

Music

Palm Springs

The Prom

 

Best Director

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

Trailblazing: Chloe Zhao became just the second woman to win for directing in 78 years

 

Best Screenplay

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

Another Round

La Llorona

The Life Ahead

Minari – WINNER

Two of Us

 

Best Animated Picture

The Croods: A New Age

Onward

Over the Moon

Soul – WINNER

Wolfwalkers

 

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

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

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

Tenet

News of the World

Mank

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

TELEVISION 

Best Television Series, Drama

The Crown – WINNER

Lovecraft Country

The Mandalorian

Ozark

Ratched

Triumphant: The Crown nearly swept all of the dramatic television categories including Best Television Series, Drama as creator Peter Morgan accepted the award

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

The Great

Schitt’s Creek – WINNER

Ted Lasso

 

Best Limited Series, Anthology or TV Movie

Normal People

The Queen’s Gambit – WINNER

Small Axe

The Undoing

Unorthodox

 

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

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

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

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"

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”

 

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