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Golden Globes 2021: The Queen’s Gambit & The Undoing Go Head to Head in Nominations
The 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards will air live on Feb. 28 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC
The Force was strong at the 2021 Golden Globes.
John Boyega won the best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or television film award at Sunday's show for his role in Small Axe. This is the first nomination and win for Boyega, 28, who first broke through in Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens.
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The actor admitted that he wasn't expecting to win during his acceptance speech for the award, sharing, "I'm so shocked."
"I thought it was gonna be one of them nights where ... you go to your bed and just chill," he joked, before lifting up his leg to show his pants. "I've got Balenciagas, guys. I've got tracking bottoms on my bottoms that I'm comfortable [in], but this is exciting."
After thanking the HFPA, director Steve McQueen and the cast and crew of the miniseries, Boyega added, "I'm absolutely shocked. I don't even know what to say."
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Boyega plays a real-life social justice hero in Red, White and Blue, part of director McQueen's Small Axe anthology on Amazon Prime Video about Black history in Britain. Boyega met with the man he plays, pioneering London police officer Leroy Logan.
"He has done so much work where I grew up in South London," Boyega told PEOPLE in December. "I am very much a product of some of his hard work in the community. Meeting him had a big impact."
The 78th Annual Golden Globes Awards are airing live on NBC from 5-8 p.m. PT/8-11 p.m. ET.