‘The Crown’ sparkles as Netflix leads Golden Globes streaming success

Gillian Anderson in The Crown

Netflix won more than half of all TV awards on offer at the 78th annual Golden Globes yesterday, with HBO and Apple shows taking one each to ensure that global streamers dominated the proceedings.

The streaming giant took six out of a total 11 awards for television, as well as a further four accolades for film, netting it top laurels.

Its TV success was entirely down to two shows: returning historical drama The Crown and runaway chess drama success The Queen’s Gambit.

The Crown took four titles, including best TV series – drama, while Josh O’Connor and Emma Corrin also both took best performance by an actor and actress, respectively, in a TV series – drama and Gillian Anderson was awarded for best performance by an actress in a TV supporting role.

The Queen’s Gambit was meanwhile named best TV limited series, anthology or made-for-TV film, with star Anna Taylor-Joy also scooping a plaudit for best performance by an actress in the same category.

Jason Sudeikis won best performance by an actor in a TV series – musical or comedy – for Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso.

Network and movie wins

The networks also bagged their share for TV, with Pop TV winning two awards for its comedy show Schitt’s Creek, scooping best TV series – musical or comedy as well as best performance by an actress in a TV series – musical or comedy for Catherine O’Hara.

Mark Ruffalo scored for HBO by winning best performance by an actor in a limited series, anthology or made-for-TV film for I Know This Much Is True, while John Boyega won for best performance by an actor in a TV supporting role for BBC/Amazon co-pro Small Axe.

On the film side, Nomadland netted two awards for Hulu; best motion picture – drama and best director for Chloé Zhao.

The late Chadwick Boseman, meanwhile, won a posthumous best actor in a motion picture – drama – award for Netflix’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, while Aaron Sorkin also scored for the streamer with his screenplay for The Trial Of The Chicago 7.

Amazon Prime Video’s Borat Subsequent Moviefilm won best motion picture – musical or comedy, with Sacha Baron Cohen taking best actor in the same category for the film. The streamer’s upcoming legal drama The Mauritanian also bagged an award, with Jodie Foster named best supporting actress in a motion picture – drama.

Rosamund Pike, meanwhile, won best actress in a motion picture – comedy or musical for her performance in I Care A Lot, with the film distributed by both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video in different territories, while Disney+’s Pixar film Soul won both best animated motion picture and best original song in a motion picture.

Sky’s The United States vs Billie Holiday secured a win for Andra Day, who took best performance by an actress in a motion picture, while Daniel Kaluuya won best performance by a supporting actor in a motion picture for HBO Max’s upcoming Judas & The Black Messiah.

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