Golden Globes: ‘Queen's Gambit’ named best television limited series

“Queen's Gambit” produced by Netflix starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Polish actor Marcin Dorociński was named the best television limited series during Hollywood's Golden Globe awards gala on Sunday.

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The series stars Anya Taylor-Joy, as Elizabeth Harmon, a young chess champion fighting drug and alcohol addiction. The TV series takes place during the Cold War. Ms Taylor-Joy won first place for best actress in a limited series, anthology series or motion picture made for television.

Polish actor Marcin Dorociński plays Vasily Borgov, the Soviet-Russian world champion chess player and Beth’s strongest competitor.

“Bravo! We have won! Queen’s Gambit is the best,” Mr Dorociński wrote on social media.

Best motion pictures and director went to “Nomadland” directed by Chloe Zhao. This increased the film’s profile ahead of the Oscars. Supporting actress award went to Gillian Anderson, who played British PM Margaret Thatcher in “The Crown”. The show also was awarded best television series-drama.

Emotional points included a posthumous best actor award for Chadwick Boseman, who died at 43 last August after a long battle against cancer. He played in Ma Rainey.

Jodie Foster is best supporting actress winner for The Guantanamo prison legal drama “The Mauritanian,” and “Soul,” the first Pixar movie to have a Black character in the lead, was named best animated movie and won best score.