Netflix leads Golden Globes nominations

The platform beat the traditional Hollywood studios for the first time with 17 nods for its films. 

Netflix has scored a record 34 nominations for next year’s Golden Globes.

17 of those were shared out amongst four acclaimed films they’ve distributed this year, which is twice as many nominations as second place Sony Pictures Releasing got.

This the first time that the streaming giant has beaten Hollywood studios in the nominations. 

Marriage Story scored the most nominations for Netflix with six including Best Drama and Best Actor and Actress in a Drama for stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson. 

Martin Scorcesse’s latest gangster epic The Irishman received five including another Best Drama nomination along with and two nods in the Supporting Actor in a Drama category for Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. 

Anthony Hopkins joins the two legendary actors in the same category for Two Popes which saw another three nominations with Best Screenplay, Best Drama and Best Actor in a Drama for Jonathon Pryce. 

Voters singled also out biopic Dolemite Is My Name, which critics are hailing as Eddie Murphy’s comeback film, nominating it for Best Musical/Comedy and the former SNL star for Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy.

A win at the Golden Globe does sometimes lead to Oscar success meaning that 2020 could be the first time a streaming service’s film takes one of Hollywood’s top honours, Best Picture. 

Netflix also scored 17 nominations for its TV series including The Crown, Russian Doll, Unbelievable, Dead to Me and Living with Yourself.   

The 77th Golden Globes will take place on 5th January 2020 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in L.A.

Source: Quartz

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