Netflix lost out to the studios in all but two of the top awards categories at this year’s Golden Globes, despite going in with the largest number of nominations for both films and TV (17 each).
Universal’s “1917” won for best motion picture drama, beating out Netflix’s much buzzed-about “The Irishman,” as well as its other two films nominated in the category, “Marriage Story” and “The Two Popes.”
For best musical or comedy, Sony Pictures Entertainment’s “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood” bested Netflix’s “Dolemite Is My Name.”
Netflix’s sole win in the top movie categories was Laura Dern’s best supporting actress award, for “Marriage Story.”
In television, Netflix’s “The Crown” lost out to HBO’s “Succession” for best drama, although Olivia Coleman, star of the latest season of “The Crown,” won best dramatic actress.
“It was a moment when the Hollywood establishment pushed back against the streaming services that have aggressively arrived on the scene,” wrote The New York Times’ Brooks Barnes and Noble Sperling, describing the awards as “a humiliating evening” for Netflix.
For movies, Globe awards wins can serve to heighten visibility during the Academy Awards voting period, as well as potentially boost box office.
Apple TV+ failed to score a single award, and its parent company took a PR hit about its use of “sweatshops in China” from the awards’ host, Ricky Gervais.
Amazon Prime and Hulu also won two awards each.
Amazon Prime’s “Fleabag” won for best comedy series and best actress in a comedy series, for Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Hulu’s wins came for “Ramy” star Ramy Youssef, chosen as best actor in a TV series, musical or comedy, and for “The Act”’s Patricia Arquette, named best supporting actress in a series, limited series or motion picture made for TV.
HBO was the night’s biggest winner, with four top awards.
In addition to the best dramatic series award, “Succession” star Brian Cox won best actor in the same category.
HBO’s “Chernobyl” won best limited series or movie made for television, and that series’ Stellan Skarsgard won best supporting actor in the same category.
Sony won three awards, and Universal, Paramount and Warner each won two.