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Netflix and Amazon Manage to Snag Some Golden Globes Despite Sweep by HBO

Stephanie Sengwe

Though Netflix walked in with the most Golden Globe nominations at last night’s ceremony, it was HBO that walked away with the most wins. Nonetheless, the streaming giant, along with competitors Amazon and Hulu, were still able to garner some accolades of their own.

For Netflix, Laura Dern won the best supporting actress in a motion picture trophy for her role in “Marriage Story,” while Olivia Colman got awarded best actress in a TV series (drama) for her role in “The Crown.” Amazon’s “Fleabag” also got some nods for best television series (comedy) and lead actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge got awarded the best actress in a TV series (comedy) trophy. Ramy Youssef snagged the award for best actor in a TV series (comedy) for his eponymous Hulu show.

Going into the award show last night, Netflix led the pack with 17 nominations, besting HBO’s 15. It’s original film “Marriage Story” was nominated for six awards, the most of any film this year. “Marriage Story” was nominated for best motion picture (drama), best original score, Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson were both nominated for best performance by an actor/actress in a motion picture (drama), Laura Dern was nominated for best performance by an actress in a supporting role in any motion picture and Noah Baumbach was nominated for best screenplay (motion picture).

Not too far behind was Martin Scorsese’s hit “The Irishman,” which snagged five nominations of its own. The film was also contending in the best motion picture (drama) category, with Al Pacino and Joe Pesci nominated for best performance by an actor in a supporting role in any motion picture, Scorsese nominated for best director (motion picture) and Steven Zaillian nominated for best screenplay (motion picture).

“The Crown,” “The Kominsky Method,” “The Politician” and “Unbelievable” snagged an additional 13 nominations for the streaming giant.

Amazon Prime Video’s “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” and “Fleabag” were both nominated for best television series (musical or comedy). The streamer also got a nod for best motion picture (foreign language) for “Les Miserables (France).”