While Netflix takes the spotlight, HBO was completely shut-out at the 2017 Golden Globe

Published By: Ken Bock on January 9, 2017 08:49 am EST

Last month, the Golden Globe nominees were announced and the biggest disappointment was that Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) were competing for just three awards each with eight and five nominations, respectively, despite spending $5 billion on content in 2016.

While FX led all networks with four awards, Netflix stole the spotlight by scoring two major wins, all thanks to its original series on the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II of the UK – The Crown. It was named the best drama series award and Claire Foy, who played the role of the Queen, was the best actress in a drama series.

The show runner, Peter Morgan, accepted the award and said, “I’m called a creator on this and that’s a bogus title.” He thanked Netflix CEO Reed Hasting, CCO Ted Sarandos, and other executives for their support and work of the series.

Billy Bob Thornton from Amazon’s Goliath, a drama series on a disgraced lawyer who becomes an ambulance chaser, won the best actor in a drama series. So, the Golden Globe was not as bad for the video streaming platform as it was initially expected.

FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which scored the highest nominations, took home two awards for the top mini series and best actress in a limited series which was given to Sarah Paulson. Moreover, Donald Glover became the best actor for a comedy series Atlanta that was awarded the top comedy or musical series.

AMC, on the other hand, bagged three awards with it’s Night Mangers given three acting honors: Tom Hiddleston was the best actor, and Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie were given support actor awards. Lastly, ABC’s Black-ish won the award for the best actress in a comedy or musical series

Not to forget, HBO left the Golden Globe awards empty-handed, despite having the highest number of nominations (14). Its two new series like The Night Of and Westworld received a lot of praise from critics and had three nominations each. Starting off the awards ceremony as the hero, HBO ended up being the zero.