Checkmate! The Queen’s Gambit & Anya Taylor-Joy win Golden Globes
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Checkmate! The Queen’s Gambit & Anya Taylor-Joy win Golden Globes

The Queen’s Gambit Netflix series has won the Golden Globe for the Best TV Limited Series while Anya Taylor-Joy, who starred as chess prodigy Beth Harmon, took home her first Golden Globe as Best Actress. Anya, who faced stiff competition from Cate Blanchett (Miss America) and Nicole Kidman (The Undoing), commented afterwards, “We played very sassy chess and I didn’t realise I needed sassy chess in my life, but I do!”

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