Golden Globes 2021: The Mandalorian loses, but John Boyega wins

The Mandalorian season 2 Chapter 16. Photo: Disney+.
The Mandalorian season 2 Chapter 16. Photo: Disney+. /

We’ve made it to the start of awards season, and things have been kicked off with the 2021 Golden Globe Awards. The awards show was much like the 2020 Emmys, with participants remaining in their homes and accepting awards and making speeches over video chat — and it’s been the true embodiment of “the show must go on.”

Plus, this awards season was a big surprise for the Star Wars fandom (at least at the Golden Globes) because we got a major nomination: The Mandalorian was nominated for Best Television Series – Drama.

It’s a huge award to be nominated in, and the competition was tight. It was nominated among other big hit shows, including Netflix’s The Crown, Ozark, and Ratched, as well as HBO’s Lovecraft Country.

Of course, it was huge just for a Disney+ and Star Wars property to be nominated. But unfortunately, The Mandalorian didn’t take home the big award that night. That award instead went to The Crown, which, if we’re being good sports, was well deserved.

John Boyega wins big

Star Wars did get an impressive win (in a way) via one of its sequel stars. Finn actor John Boyega was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Supporting Role. The award went to him for his performance in the Amazon Prime anthology film series Small Axe. In the historical entry called Red, White, and Blue, he played the role of  Leroy Logan, a London police officer who founded the Black Police Association.

After his win, Boyega went on Instagram Live to share his reaction, saying how much he loved his fans and how much their support meant to him. He said: “You lot have been supportive of me from the start. You know there’s been obstacles in the way. But you lot have always shown me love, man.”

Boyega even revealed he was celebrating his victory alone, showing that no one else was at home to celebrate the win with him — but at least he had the support of his fans on Instagram to celebrate that win.

Rogue One’s Riz Ahmed loses in Best Performer category

The other Star Wars talent to be nominated for a big award Sunday night was Riz Ahmed, who played Bodhi Rook in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Ahmed gave a critically acclaimed performance as the character Ruben Stone in Sound of Metal. But unfortunately, Ahmed lost the Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama award to the late actor Chadwick Boseman for his performance in Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. As mentioned earlier, since we’re good sports and give credit where credit’s due, the award was well deserved for Boseman and a touching posthumous win.

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We’re congratulating all the nominees and winners at this year’s Golden Globes, and wishing for the best as the awards season continues!