Netflix Dominates 2021 Golden Globes Nods
Netflix, only a competitor on the movie side of the Globes since 2016, dominated to a jaw-dropping degree, amassing 42 combined nominations — and that was without its newest episodic hit, “Bridgerton,” receiving a single mention. Among companies, Disney was second, with 25 nominations, while WarnerMedia had 13, including seven for HBO and two for HBO Max.
Netflix has homegrown films in contention (“Mank,” “The Prom”) as well as films that it bought from pandemic-stricken traditional studios, specifically Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” Among the television categories, the streaming service has established crowd pleasers (“The Crown,” “Ozark”) and shiny, new hits (“The Queen’s Gambit”). In a surprise, “Ratched,” a melodramatic “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” prequel from Ryan Murphy, received three nominations, including one for best television drama.
Amazon received 10 nominations, with Regina King’s “One Night in Miami,” a fact-based drama about a meeting of four Black luminaries, picking up nods for best director, song and supporting actor (for Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Sam Cooke). And Globe voters honored “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” which arrived on Amazon Prime Video in October, in the best comedy or musical category, among others. “Small Axe,” Steve McQueen’s anthology of five films, added two nominations.
“I’m thrilled about what it says about our film strategy — a slate that has grown tremendously and really embraces diverse stories, which is something that global audiences are demanding,” Jennifer Salke, the head of Amazon Studios, said by telephone.
www.nytimes.com 2021-02-03 21:43:52