Here are the versatile actors considered for Best Comedy or Musical Actor at the 2021 Golden Globes. From first-time nominees to Hollywood icons, this year's nominees have delivered great comedic performances with heart.
From Andy Samberg's witty role in Palm Springs to Sacha Baron Cohen's unorthodox method comedy in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, these are the roles that add to a long list of memorable performances. While Dev Patel's whimsical portrayal of David Copperfield in The Personal History of David Copperfield showcases his multifaceted acting. Other strong contenders for the award include James Corden in The Prom and Lin-Manuel Miranda in Hamilton.
Make your 2021 Golden Globes predictions by voting up the nominees you think will win, and don't miss the 78th Golden Globe Awards on Sunday, February 28, 2021.
Nyles in Palm SpringsDavid A.J. "Andy" Samberg (born August 18, 1978) is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and musician. He is a member of the comedy music group The Lonely Island and was a cast member on Saturday Night Live (2005–2012), where his fellow group members and he have been credited with popularizing the SNL Digital Shorts.Samberg has starred in several films, including Hot Rod (2007), I Love You, Man (2009), That's My Boy (2012), Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012) and Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016). Samberg has had lead voice roles in the Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs franchise (2009-2013), the Hotel Transylvania film series (2012-2018) and Storks (2016). Since 2013, he has ...moreGolden Globe winner?
Barry Glickman in The PromJames Kimberley Corden (born 22 August 1978) is an English actor, singer, comedian, and television host. He hosts The Late Late Show with James Corden, a late-night television talk show on CBS. Along with Welsh actress Ruth Jones, Corden co-created, co-wrote and starred in the critically acclaimed BBC sitcom Gavin & Stacey (2007–2010; 2019) for which he won the BAFTA Television Award for Best Comedy Performance. He was featured on the UK No.1 single "Shout", along with grime artist Dizzee Rascal, an unofficial anthem of the England football team for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, and duetted with Australian singer Kylie Minogue on a cover of "Only You" in 2015. Appearing on the ...moreGolden Globe winner?
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Alexander Hamilton in HamiltonLin-Manuel Miranda (born January 16, 1980) is an American composer, lyricist, rapper, singer, actor, playwright and producer, widely known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals In the Heights and Hamilton. His awards include a Pulitzer Prize, three Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, a MacArthur Fellowship, and a Kennedy Center Honor in 2018. Miranda wrote the music and lyrics for the 2008 Broadway musical In the Heights. His work won the Tony Award for Best Original Score, the show's cast album won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, and the show won the Tony Award for Best Musical. Miranda was also nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a ...moreGolden Globe winner?
David Copperfield in The Personal History of David CopperfieldDev Patel (born April 23, 1990) is an English actor. Born and raised in London to Gujarati Indian Hindu parents, Patel made his screen debut as Anwar Kharral in the first two seasons of the British television teen drama Skins (2007–2008), landing the role with no prior professional acting experience. His breakthrough came in 2008 with the leading role of Jamal Malik in Danny Boyle's drama Slumdog Millionaire, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and for which he was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor and the SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor. Patel went on to star in the highly successful romantic comedy The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) and its 2015 sequel, as well ...moreGolden Globe winner?