The 78th Annual Golden Globes Awards aired live on NBC Sunday night

By Ally Mauch and Hanna Flanagan
February 28, 2021 11:36 PM
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Anya Taylor-Joy has won her first Golden Globe award!

At the 2021 ceremony on Sunday, the actress, 24, won the award for best actress in a miniseries or television film for her role in The Queen's Gambit.

Taylor-Joy beat out fellow nominees Cate Blanchett, Daisy Edgar-Jones, Nicole Kidman and Shira Haas.

For more on the Golden Globes, listen below to the episode of PEOPLE Every Day!

Taylor-Joy was also up for a second award — best actress in a motion picture comedy or musical — for her role in Emma. Rosamund Pike won that award for her performance in I Care a Lot.

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"I would love to thank Netflix … for letting us make the show we wanted to make," Taylor-Joy said in her acceptance speech for The Queen's Gambit. "It's obviously wonderful that everyone's seen the show. I would do this project again and again and again; I learned so much. Thank you to the audiences that have watched it and supported the characters. It meant the world."

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Dressed by "image architect" Law Roach, Taylor-Joy wore a custom emerald Dior Haute Couture gown with matching evening coat and Tiffany & Co. jewels.

And as if that weren't enough, the budding style star topped off her look with checkered-print nail art inspired by The Queen's Gambit for total detail-oriented perfection.

The star sported a deep side-part, courtesy of hairstylist and Pureology Global Artistic Ambassador Gregory Russell, who tells PEOPLE he began by applying Pureology Instant Levitation Mist to wet the hair along Taylor-Joy's roots.

"With my GHD Helios Hair Dryer and a round brush I created a mohawk section on top for volume, and then switched to my vent brush and continued to blow dry her sides and back straight to maintain a soft texture and bounce."

"For the final process I worked in two sections. The first section was from her ear forward and I sprayed each subsection with Pureology Soft Finish Hairspray. After spraying, I used my 1 1/4" GHD CURVE Soft Curl Iron and gave complete curls, setting each with a flat clip," the pro explains. "From here, I moved to our back section and continued to use Pureology Soft Finish Hairspray with each section. Then I used the new GHD Max Flat Iron (launching March 1) to smooth and seal her roots and mid lengths, leaving out her ends. After flat ironing, I took my 1 1/4" GHD CURVE Soft Curl Iron and curled from the bottom up, stopping after two complete rotations around the iron."

Russell finished off the look by smoothing her ends with taming serum. He then locked everything in place with hair spray.

The Queens Gambit, set in the 1950s and 60s, stars Taylor-Joy as the fictional Beth Harmon, an orphan and chess prodigy who is determined to break into the male-dominated world of competitive chess.

As a child, Beth was force-fed pills at her orphanage, leaving her with a drug addiction that complicates her ascent to world-class chess champion.

Just one month after it premiered on Netflix in October, The Queen's Gambit set a record as the streaming service's most-viewed scripted limited series.

Though Netflix hasn't commented on a potential second season, Taylor-Joy previously said she would be open to the possibility.

"It's so surreal and very wonderful that people want a second season, because we never thought about it, there was no discussion about it," she said during a recent interview with Deadline. "That said, never say 'never' in Hollywood."

The 78th Annual Golden Globes Awards aired live on NBC on Sunday.