Netflix Did Not Leave the Golden Globes With a Smile on Its Face

Despite its omnipresence among the nominees, Netflix did not leave the Golden Globes with a smile on its face. HBO, one of its competitors, did rather well, however – as did Quentin Tarantino and the films Rocketman and Joker.

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Only two trophies out of 34 nominations for the SVoD platform Netflix. While Netflix was banking heavily on the success and attention paid to these two new original films – Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Marriage Story starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson – the 2020 Golden Globes ceremony was no picnic last night on Canal+ in France. Olivia Colman, from The Crown, named Best Actress in a Dramatic Series and Laura Dern Best Supporting Actress in Marriage Story, are the only two Netflix stamped winners of the evening. The big winners, on the other hand, come from traditional cinema. Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, came away with four golden globes, including Best Screenplay, Best Comedy and Best Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt. Todd Philipps’ Joker and Dexter Fletcher’s Elton John biopic Rocketman are doing almost as well. The first won the Golden Globes for Best Actor in a Dramatic Film for Joaquin Phoenix and Best Soundtrack, while the second won the trophies for Best Actor in a Comedy for Taron Egerton and Best Original Song. Finally, it is worth noting the awards for Sam Mendes’ last film, 1917 (Golden Globes for best dramatic film and best director).

In terms of series and TV (the originality of the Golden Globes compared to the Oscars), it is the historical mini-series event of HBO that has been the most talked about. Chernobyl won the trophies for best mini-series and best actor in a supporting role (for Stellan Skarsgard). Succession, another HBO series and Fleabag, a British comedy, took home the same number of titles. The all-Hollywood ceremony was also marked by several speeches and statements. The 2020 edition will feature the joke Machine Gun of its host, British comedian Ricky Gervais, who will be unleashing his jokes on the celebrities present at the opening ceremony On a more serious note, Michelle Williams, winner of the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Mini-Series (Fosse/Verdon), was praised for her statements on women’s rights: “I could not have accomplished anything without exercising a woman’s right to choose her life. “In the end, Tom Hanks was able to make his prestigious audience drop a tear drop after being awarded the special “Cecil B. DeMille” trophy for his entire career.

The complete list of the 2020 Golden Globes winners

  • Best Dramatic Film: 1917 (Sam Mendes)
  • Best Comedy or Musical: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino)
  • Best Foreign Film: Parasite (Bong-Joon Ho)
  • Best Director (Cinema): Sam Mendes, 1917
  • Best Screenplay (Cinema): Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Best Actress (Cinema – Drama): Renée Zellweger, Judy
  • Best Actor (Cinema – Drama): Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
  • Best Actress (Cinema – Comedy): Awkwafina, The Farewell
  • Best Actor (Cinema – Comedy): Taron Egerton, Rocketman
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Cinema): Laura Dern Marriage Story
  • Best Supporting Actor (Film): Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Best Animated Film: Missing Link (Mr. Link)
  • Best Original Soundtrack (Cinema): Hildur Guonadottir, Joker
  • Best Original Song (Cinema): “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” Rocketman
  • Best TV Series – Comedy: Fleabag
  • Best TV Series – Drama: Succession
  • Best Actor (TV series – drama): Brian Cox, Succession
  • Best Actress (TV series – drama): Olivia Colman, The Crown
  • Best Actor (TV series – comedy): Ramy Youssef, Ramy
  • Best Actress (TV series – comedy): Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
  • Best mini-series or TV movie: Chernobyl
  • Best Actor (Mini-Series or TV Movie): Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice
  • Best Actress (mini-series or TV movie): Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
  • Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Mini-Series or TV Movie): Patricia Arquette, The Act
  • Best Supporting Actor in a Supporting Role (Mini-Series or TV Movie): Stellan Skarsgard, Chernobyl



  • Sony Pictures (12/14/2019)
  • Blu-ray, 12 years and older
  • Running time: 161 minutes
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Mike Moh, Luke Perry, Damian Lewis





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