Golden Globes 2021: Anya Taylor-Joy dubbed 'name of the decade' after winning Best Actress for 'The Queen's Gambit'
Looking resplendent in a beautiful green low-neck gown, Anya Taylor-Joy welled up while accepting the award
On Sunday, February 28, 2021, the 78th edition of the Golden Globe Awards was hosted amid much fanfare. This is the first time the award show was held virtually as the nominees could not be in the same room due to the Covid-19 protocols. Comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the ceremony from two different locations, marking the first bi-coastal event in the show's history. Fey hosted the ceremony from New York City's Rainbow Room while Poehler was present at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
The 'Best Performance by an Actress In A Limited Series, Anthology Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television' was a fairly new category but garnered much attention at the awards. The winner was the brilliant and beautiful Anya Taylor-Joy for her performance in 'The Queen's Gambit'. Let us find out more about the winner and see what Twitter has got to say about it.
Who is the winner?
The award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Limited Series, Anthology Series Or A Motion Picture Made For Television was taken home by Anya Taylor-Joy for the hit Netflix series 'The Queen's Gambit'.
The other nominations for the category included Cate Blanchett for 'Mrs America', Daisy Edgar-Jones for 'Normal People', Shira Haas for 'Unorthodox', and Nicole Kidman for 'The Undoing'. In the end it was Anya Taylor-Joy's amazing performance as chess star Beth Harmon in the fictional period drama 'The Queen's Gambit' that earned the prestigious honor.
Congratulations to Anya Taylor-Joy (@anyataylorjoy) - Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series, Anthology Series, or a Motion Picture Made for Television - The Queen's Gambit. - #GoldenGlobes pic.twitter.com/BsTls8r68B— Golden Globe Awards (@goldenglobes) March 1, 2021
This is the second nomination and first Golden Globe win for Anya Taylor-Joy. While accepting the award, Taylor-Joy looked absolutely stunning in a green low-neck gown with long blonde hair, accessorized with a diamond necklace and earrings. She welled up during her acceptance speech, saying, "I would do this project again, again and again."
'She gave her body and soul to Beth Harmon'
Social media cannot rejoice enough at favorite star Anya Taylor-Joy's win as well as her stunning look at the 78th Golden Globes Awards.
"God is a woman and her name is anya taylor-joy," said a user. "if u didn’t like queen’s gambit just keep that embarrassing shit to urself babe," said another. "Anya deserved this award for all his work. She gives her body and soul to Beth Harmon, and she also gave sweat and blood for that role, this award was more than deserved. My most genuine congratulations to Anya Taylor Joy. The name of the decade," said a user.
God is a woman and her name is anya taylor-joy. pic.twitter.com/RzYj623hVD— sara | s&b april 23 ✨ (@__nextsupreme__) March 1, 2021
if u didn’t like queen’s gambit just keep that embarrassing shit to urself babe❤️— anya taylor-joy stan account (@m4tchalovr) March 1, 2021
Anya deserved this award for all his work. She give herself body and soul to Beth Harmon, and she also gave sweat and blood for that role, this award was more than deserved. My most genuine congratulations to Anya Taylor Joy. The name of the decade. pic.twitter.com/ZH6ayOSfYy— QG Anya Taylor-Joy Brasil (@qgtaylorjoybr) March 1, 2021
One fan captured the best moments of Taylor-Joy from the 78th Golden Globes. "ANYA TAYLOR-JOY GOLDEN GLOBE WINNER I KNOW THAT'S RIGHT BABY #GoldenGlobes" - they wrote.
The official 2021 Golden Globe Awards was telecasted on February 28 at 8 pm ET and the pre-show was streamed live from the official @GoldenGlobes Twitter account and on the website goldenglobes.com at 6.30 pm ET.