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Golden globes awards: On Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 the 74th Golden Globe Awards were held at the Beverly ...
Golden globes awards: On Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017 the 74th Golden Globe Awards were held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and the biggest stars in film and television showed up looking shiny and sharp.
In spite of the revolution that has meant the arrival of Netflix, the primary driver of the era of Peak TV, transforming the consumption habits of millions of viewers and business that has increased its number of subscribers at a speed of vertigo, television awards They had not yet, to a great measure, rewarded any of their own productions. Neither the Golden Globes nor the Emmys. Yes, there had been awards for their performers, such as Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, who won the Golden Globe for Best Actor and Drama Actress in 2013, or Uzo Aduba, who won the award for Best Comedy Secondary in the Emmys Of 2015. But never so far one of its series had won in the prestigious categories of better drama or better comedy.
It has been The Crown, a series created by Peter Morgan about the life of Isabel II, which has achieved the feat. Fiction, outstanding in the atmosphere and interpretations and the management of humanity of his characters in the context of political chicanery, has built a show between believable scenes while lifted up his protagonists, establishing itself as one The West Wing monarchist. This is a decidedly British series, both in style and, of course. The actor, and "British invasion" sure to be one of the most repeated holders of these Golden Globes.
(in addition to The Crown and it's protagonist. Claire Foy, have also won three actors of the Night Manager. In a category in which it seemed that American Crime Story was going to take everything).
The debutante Stranger Things, the big television phenomenon last year, has followed the same path as Game of Thrones, being consistently ignored and disappointing to fans of Winona Ryder.
But in fact, the affiliation of the Golden Globes by the British fiction and in particular by the period dramas comes from afar. Just remember that Downton Abbey has been awarded three times at the Golden Globes, while Game of Thrones has only won once (and that each opine what seems to this fact). This year the series based on the novels of George RR Martin has returned to be without the prize, confirming once again that the Golden Globes do not award the series by its popularity. Unlike.
The debutante Stranger Things, the big television phenomenon last year, has followed the same path as Game of Thrones, being consistently ignored and disappointing to fans of Winona Ryder. For many, this was the great Netflix candidate to win awards, but in the end has been a series with a modest impact as The Crown which has achieved the award for Ted Sarandos. The other big loser of the night was HBO, as a victory of Westworld would have served to give a boost to a series that aims to be the new star of cable channel (and happen in a way to Game of Thrones ). The series' second defeat and its protagonist, Evan Rachel Wood, takes HBO to cross the fingers for the Emmys to see the set of the futuristic park with better eyes. Nor The Night Of that could have started any award in the category of limited series and TV movies. It has won awards at a difficult time for HBO, which began last year with the failure of his big bet, Vinyl. Prompting to an internal crisis and the dismissal of Michael Lombardo, head of programming of the last decade at a time of forced international expansion of its video-on-demand service (including our country) to slow the progress of Netflix in different territories.
As if that were not enough, one of HBO's biggest rivals in the US cable channel market, FX, has been the one to take the laurels in the other two broad categories. The award for the best limited series or TV- movie, which has been for American Crime Story, and the prize for best comedy, with the victory of Atlanta and its creator and star Donald Glover. The latter, with a marked biographical character, is the perfect example of the virtues that can have prizes such as the Golden Globes, which always try to surprise with their winners and distance themselves from the Emmys. This will have led in the past to be the first to reward series like Homeland, The Affair or Transparent, and this time has again hit recognizing the work of a comedy writer who manages to make something as complicated as explaining what being Black in the United States and also do it with humility. However, in his attempt to disassociate the Golden Globes are also able to give incomprehensible awards, such as that led Billy Bob Thornton for his role in Goliath. Not only it is far from being one of their best work, but the actor had already won an award for Fargo while other nominees as Matthew Rhys, the magnificent consistently The Americans, still unrewarded.