Netflix had a great night at the Golden Globes with The Crown and The Queen’s Gambit stole the show helping the streaming service translate its record nominations haul into TV wins.
The streaming service won six out of the 11 television awards that were on offer with Amazon and Apple winning one apiece to see the streamers dominate with 73% of the wins in the small-screen categories. Netflix beat its own performance of 2019 where The Kosminsky Method was tied to FX as they score three awards.
HBO had added pressure from Netflix and co. last year but was not able to do the same this year. Clearly, the coronavirus pandemic helped streaming services shine through the rest of it. Netflix had 20 nominations in the TV categories and they took home 6 awards which is huge.
However, in a number of categories, it was competing with itself. Emma Corrin picked up Netflix’s first TV win for her portrayal of Princess Diana in The Crown. She beat Olivia Colman, her co-star who was nominated for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth. The actress also beat Ozark’s Laura Linney and Ratched’s Sarah Paulson.
Josh O’Connor was the next actor to grab the win for Netflix for his portrayal of Prince Charles in The Crown. He beat Ozark’s, Jason Bateman. Gillian Anderson also won for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher. The actress beat Helena Bonham Carter as well as Ratched’s Cynthia Nixon and Ozark’s Julia Garner.
Another win was scored by Anya Taylor-Joy as she won the limited series actress award. She beat her Netflix peer, Shira Haas from Unorthodox. The Queen’s Gambit also beat the Yiddish drama in the limited series category itself.
Schitt’s Creek Wins Again
Meanwhile, Apple TV+ scored its first win in Golden Globes with Jason Sudekis. He was present in a technicolor hoodie as he picked up an award for the feel-good comedy Ted Lasso. The company had landed two nominations last year for The Morning Show.
HBO won its only one award with Mark Ruffalo for I Know This Much Is True with The Undoing. It was up for four awards while HBO had 7 nominations. And not surprisingly, it was another great night for Schitt’s Creek which won two awards. This is after its award haul at the Emmys back in September.
Pop TV scored two wins for Schitt’s Creek after its epic success at the Emmys. However, the wins are bittersweet as the ViacomCBS cable network has essentially moved out of original programming.
Amazon won an award for John Boyega in Small Axe, while Hulu and Showtime were completely shut out. Hulu had six nominations and Showtime had five. Along with them HBO Max, AMC, BBC America, Disney+, FX, and Golden Globes broadcaster NBC was also shut out.