Britain’s hopefuls at this year’s Golden Globe Awards know they’ll have to do exceptionally well to beat last year’s success.
In total, 10 British victories were recorded at the 2020 ceremony – Britain’s best performance so far this century.
The winners included Olivia Colman for playing the Queen in the hit drama series The Crown – a role for which she is nominated again this year, as well as her performance in the drama film The Father.
Other winners in 2020 included Brian Cox for the television drama series Succession, Taron Egerton for playing Elton John in the movie Rocketman, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge for his role in the comedy television series Fleabag.
Prior to 2020, Britain enjoyed mixed fortunes at the Golden Globes.
A peak came in 2009 – the year of Slumdog Millionaire, when there were victories for Great Britain in seven categories.
But between 2010 and 2019, the results weren’t that good.
The number of wins ranged from five in 2013 and 2017 to a single victory in 2014 and none in 2010.
The Crown could give Britain their best chance in 2021, thanks not only to Olivia Colman but also nominations for fellow cast members Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor.
Other British hopefuls this year include three contenders for Best Actor in a Dramatic Film: Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Gary Oldman (Mank) and Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal); two nominees for Best Actress in a Dramatic Film: Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman) and Vanessa Kirby (Pieces Of A Woman); and Rosamund Pike for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy (I Care A Lot).
There is another hat-trick of British nominees in the Best Actor in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy category: Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm), James Corden (The Prom) and Dev Patel (The Personal History Of David Copperfield).