The virtual Golden Globes 2021 saw Netflix reigning over the night earning the most Globes out of any distributor. The streaming service won 10 Golden Globes, with The Crown and The Queen’s Gambit conquering wins over the likes of HBO’s The Undoing and CBS’s Schitt’s Creek.
The Crown was crowned Best Drama, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress for Emma Corrin who portrayed Princess Diana, Josh OÇonnor who played Prince Charles and Gillian Anderson for the role of Margaret Thatcher.
The Queen’s Gambit was awarded Best Limited Series and Best Actress in a Limited Series for Anya Taylor-Joy’s acting as Beth Harmon.
The remaining accolades were given to Netflix’s I Care Alot for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical awarded to Rosamund Pike’s, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom for Best Actor honouring the late Chadwick Boseman and Trial of the Chicago 7 for Best Screenplay by Aaron Sorkin.
Disney had the second-most awards with five Globes prized to Pixar’s Soul, Searhlight’s Nomadland and Hulu’s The United States vs. Billie Holliday.
Amazon faired well with two awards received for Borat Subsequent Movie for Best Picture, Comedy or Musical and Sacha Baron Cohen winning Best Actor for his performance in the movie. BBC and Amazon shared a win when John Boyega took home Best Supporting Actor for a Performance in a Limited Series in Small Axe.
HBO won Best Actor in a Limited Series, anthology series or motion picture made for Television with Mark Ruffalo in I Know This Much Is True and Apple won Actor in a Musical or Comedy Television series with Jason Sudeikis for his work in Ted Lasso.
Given the pandemic, it’s no surprise that the industry has become streaming-focused as studios struggle to get films out of the door. Netflix, however, was able to secure the 10 wins as the service was able to continue release at least one new movie a week in the United States and is speedily pushing out television series and specials. The streaming service has no plans to slow down and is continuing forward at full speed as it tries to take on a whole new content market, K-movies and K-series.