Netflix once again dominates Golden Globe TV nominations

Brenda Watkins
February 4, 2021

Allentown native Amanda Seyfried was announced on Wednesday morning as a Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture nominee for the upcoming 78th annual Golden Globes.

"The Crown" topped all television series with six nominations.

Baron Cohen and Colman have received two nominations each, with the former recognised for his roles in the films Borat Subsequent Moviefilm and The Trial of the Chicago 7.

It was a good day for Baron Cohen, who won nominations both for his "Borat" sequel and for his supporting role in "The Trial of the Chicago 7".

As expected, Chadwick Boseman was nominated posthumously his performance in George C. Wolfe's August Wilson adaptation "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom", as was his co-star, Viola Davis.

Beloved Netflix hit, "Emily In Paris" earned a nomination for Best TV Musical or Comedy which shocked many people who reacted on social media with disbelief. Due to HFPA's rules that fails to recognize the true diversity of the American experience, acclaimed Asian American stories such as Lulu Wang's "The Farewell" (2019) and Lee Isaac Chung's "Minari" have been forced to compete at the Globes as foreign-language films instead of in the marquee drama and comedy/musical film categories.

Britain's Vanessa Kirby and Carey Mulligan are up for best actress in a film drama for Pieces of a Woman and Promising Young Woman respectively.

The Queen's Gambit on Netflix, starring Anya Taylor-Joy as a gifted chess player who fights drug and alcohol addiction, will compete in the limited series category against HBO's The Undoing, Netflix's Unorthodox and others.

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Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the awards ceremony, which might be held virtually, on February 28.

This will mark the first time in the Golden Globes' 78-year history that the show will be beamed from multiple locations, though not the first time an award ceremony has been simultaneously held in both NY and Los Angeles - the Oscars did it pretty regularly in the 1950s.

The awards will be held on both of America's coasts for the first time, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said.

Presenters Sarah Jessica Parker and Taraji P Henson read nominees not from a teleprompter but holding print-outs and streaming live from what appeared to be their homes.

Netflix, which topped all studios at the Globes past year, too, led with a commanding 42 nominations, with 22 coming in film categories and 20 in television.

This year's Globes were postponed almost two months because of the pandemic and to adjust to the delayed Oscars.

This year's Globes were postponed almost two months because of the pandemic and to adjust to the delayed Oscars. The telecast, hosted by Ricky Gervais, couldn't buck the overall ratings trend for awards shows, drawing an average of 18.3 million viewers, down 2 per cent from the previous year.

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