Anya Taylor-Joy found her glory at the 78th annual Golden Globe Awards as she fermented her first ever win for her role in the Queen’s Gambit.
The award ceremony was a success under the hosting of the incredible Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. The Peaky Blinders and New Mutants star took home the award for the best actress in a limited series which is honestly a great honor!
The groundbreaking series for which she won the award for is created by Scott Frank and Allan Scott. She essays the role of a chess prodigy that drowns in self-destructive and fame at a vulnerable age. Beth Harmon finds peace as she rises like a phoenix from the ashes of her past. Taylor-Joy was also joined by Chloe Pirrie, Bill Camp and Marcin Dorocinski – a great supporting cast that truly uplifted the show with their power-pack performances!
Anya’s winning speech was brief but effective. Once the presenter Rosie Perez announced her win, she thanked her fellow nominees – she found many of them to be unbelievable in the shows she watched during the lockdown. She bested Nicole Kidman, Shira Haas, Daisy Edgar-Jones and Cate Blanchett as she’s a big fan.
She further thanked the producers and Netflix for believing in her potential.
“Thank you for being part of this journey, thank you for trusting me with Beth.” – She said.
She sung praises about her supporting cast and called it "a beautiful cast and crew."
“I would do this project again and again and again, I love it so much.” the actress continued.
To be fair, we would love to watch her in the show again and again, too!
It wasn’t the end of her winning streak – her show The Queen’s Gambit also took home the best anthology series award as well!
After winning this special award the Emma actress has joined the league of the best. Actresses who were nominated in the same category as her were Cate Blanchett for Mrs. America, Daisy Edgar-Jones for Normal People, Shira Haas for Unorthodox and Nicole Kidman for The Undoing. This is some serious competition!
Anya Taylor-Joy was also nominated for her second Golden Globe at the 78th annual award show for her performance in Emma for the category of Best Actress in a Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
Before winning the 2021 Golden Globes, Taylor-Joy has previously won a Gotham Award along with other critical prizes. She had won the Breakthrough Artist at the 2016 ceremony for her performance in The Witch. It’s such a great honor to not only be nominated in such a competitive category and her talent proved that she’s actually worthy of winning!
The Queen’s Gambit was seen by over 62 million households in the first 28 days which is history making – a blockbuster series! Her award was expected as the series has originally not just won over the audience but it bowled the critics with the fantastic and unique performances as well.
Taylor-Joy spoke about her character Beth Harmon in an interview and said:
“At our core, we are very similar. And I think from the second I met [Beth], it was a weird pain. It was a pain of, ‘Oh God, this hurts so good. And it hurts so good because I know it’s true. And what you need to learn, I need to learn.’”
After looking at the marvelous success of the show, fans expect a second run. For this, the actress said that it’s wonderful and surreal that people want another season – it’s something they never thought about it. Without giving away too much she said “never say never” because it would be interesting to see Beth as a mother and become more cognizant of her demons that constantly pulls her down.
Born on April 16, 1996, the American-Argentine-British actress, Anya Taylor-Joy wins a golden globe on Sunday night… so young and oh so powerful! Who would’ve thought? This is only the beginning; we wish her all the best for her future!
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