Golden Globes 2021: David Fincher downs a shot after losing to Aaron Sorkin in Best Screenplay category

Updated on Mar 02, 2021 11:42 AM IST  |  391.9K
   
Golden Globes 2021: David Fincher downs a shot after losing to Aaron Sorkin in Best Screenplay category.
Golden Globes 2021: David Fincher downs a shot after losing to Aaron Sorkin in Best Screenplay category.
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The Golden Globes 2021 was full of dramatic moments and significant speeches as well as some technical glitches as the awards show was held virtually this year. This year's Golden Globes had quite a few surprises and snubs as a few shows and films did not make the cut. One of them was David Fincher's Mank which was nominated in the most number of film categories but did not end up winning a single Golden Globe. 

Mank, directed by David Fincher and written by his late father Jack Fincher, was up for nomination in the Best Screenplay category. The other nominations in the category included Promising Young Woman, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Father and Nomadland. The award went to Aaron Sorkin's film The Trial of the Chicago 7 and while rest of the nominees applauded Sorkin on his third Golden Globe win, David Fincher had quite and epic reaction.

As soon as Sorkin was announced the winner, Fincher downed a shot as he celebrated the win and the loss. He also gave a round of applause to Sorkin. As per reports, David Fincher's father, Jack, wrote the screenplay for Mank back in 2003 but David didn’t officially announce its adaptation until July 2019.

As for Sorkin, the filmmaker won his third Golden Globe in his career. His legal drama became a massive hit on streaming platforms. The Trial of the Chicago 7 featured Sacha Baron Cohen, Eddie Redmayne, Yahya Abdul-Matteen II and Jeremy Strong among others. 

In his thank you speech, Sorkin quoted late activist Abbie Hoffman played by Sacha Baron in the film, and referred to the Capitol Hill violence in the US. 

He said, "I don’t always agree with what the characters I write do or say, but Abbie said, ‘Democracy is not something you believe in or where you hang your hat, but it’s something you do. It’s something you participate. You stop doing  it, democracy crumbles. “I don’t need anymore evidence beyond what happened on January sixth to agree with this." 

The film was a powerful tale on the aftermath of the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention and the violence and chaos that ensued.

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