Netflix, only a competitor on the film side of the Globes since 2016, dominated to a breathtaking extent with 42 combined nominations – and that without the latest episodic hit “Bridgerton”, which was only mentioned once. Among the companies, Disney was runner-up with 25 nominations while WarnerMedia had 13, including seven for HBO and two for HBO Max.
Netflix has domestic films competing (“Mank”, “The Prom”) as well as films it has bought from pandemic-hit traditional studios, notably Aaron Sorkin’s “The Trial of the Chicago 7”. The streaming service has established crowd-pullers (“The Crown”, “Ozark”) and brilliant new hits (“The Queen’s Gambit”) among the television categories. Surprisingly, “Ratched,” a melodramatic prequel by Ryan Murphy “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” received three nominations, including one for Best Television Drama.
Amazon received 10 nominations, including Regina King’s “One Night in Miami,” a fact-based drama about a meeting of four black luminaries in which best director, song, and supporting actor (for Leslie Odom Jr., who plays Sam Cooke) nods ). And the Globe voters paid tribute to the “Borat Subsequent Movie”, which appeared on Amazon Prime Video in October, among others in the “Best Comedy” or “Music” category. “Small Ax,” Steve McQueen’s five-film anthology, added two nominations.
“I’m thrilled with what it says about our film strategy – a board that has grown tremendously and truly encompasses different stories that global audiences are asking for,” said Jennifer Salke, director of Amazon Studios, over the phone.