For the longest time, conventional television was the primary source of the common man’s entertainment. However, that has now changed as streaming services like Netflix, Amazon and Hulu have clearly shown at this year’s Golden Globes.
Netflix itself has garnered over 17 nominations in the television category. including four best picture nominations for flicks like The Irishman, Marriage Story, The Two Popes, and Dolemite Is My Name in the musical/comedy category.
HBO has followed suit with 15 nominations. Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel and Fleabag were nominated once again.
Moreover, Hulu’s The Act Stars was nominated for best actress and best supporting actress. Jennifer Aniston also earned a nomination for Apple TV Plus’s The Morning Show.
The shift from broadcasting networks to streaming is now irrefutable. With networks like ABC and CBS being left out, it is clear that services like Netflix have won people’s hearts. HBO; a cable network has managed to do well primarily due to its production value rivalling the streaming platforms.
However, the current edition has been a big and refreshing change compared to 2018 when there wasn’t a single nomination for any OTT platform in the Best Film Drama category. This year, however, Netflix can boast not one but four films to anyone who begs to differ.
Tom O’Neil, TV analyst for Gold Derby, an American awards prediction, told the Associated Press: “It’s shocking and weird, that NBC will still telecast the Globes even though voters decided that the network’s programs aren’t worthy to compete.”
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