Saturday, May 25, 2024

The Empire Strikes Back: Studios Sweep Golden Globes from Netflix, Snubbing Their Films and Giving Them 1 Major Award

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Netflix Movies came to the Golden Globes with the best hand ever: four top notch films that could sweep the show and finally put the streaming platform on a par with the studios. Who could beat The Irishman, Marriage Story, Dolemite, and Two Popes?

Who? Why, the  movie studios, aka the Empire. After taking a beating public relations wise, with everyone declaring streaming will kill the box office, Universal, Paramount, Warner Bros, and Columbia Pictures roared back into prominence. They won all the major awards on the movie side of the Globes giving in only to the beloved Laura Dern of “Marriage Story” as best supporting actress.

Otherwise, it was all about the studios. Universal clinched best picture/drama and director for “1917,” Columbia got best picture/comedy and screenplay and best supporting actor for “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Warner Bros. took best actor and best score. The outlier was Best actress, which went to an independent movie company.

Netflix also suffered on the TV side. Best drama and limited dramatic series went to HBO, which came back with a vengeance last night. Their party was super cool, too, despite a weird advance attack from the NY Post.  And Amazon, which didn’t want press at any parties and can’t get arrested on the movie side, won Best TV comedy for the now-completed and never to return “Fleabag.” (That’s another story.)

Netflix won’t take this lying down. Particularly with “The Irishman,” it’s rather stunning that Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece got nothing. It will be interesting to see how they regroup. Meanwhile, Oscar ballots must be returned by tomorrow at 5pm Pacific time.

BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
1917 (Universal Pictures)

BEST ACTRESS – DRAMA
Renee Zellweger, Judy (Roadside Attractions)

BEST ACTOR – DRAMA
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST MOTION PICTURE – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony Pictures)

BEST ACTRESS – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Awkwafina, The Farewell (A24)

BEST ACTOR – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
Taron Egerton, Rocketman (Paramount Pictures)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE
Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Sony Pictures)
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BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Joker (Warner Bros. Pictures)

MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM
Chernobyl (HBO)

BEST ACTRESS – MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon (FX)

BEST DIRECTOR
Sam Mendes, 1917 (Universal Pictures)

BEST ACTRESS TV SERIES – DRAMA
Olivia Colman, The Crown (Netflix)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS – SERIES, MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM
Patricia Arquette, The Act (Hulu)

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
I’m Gonna Love Me Again – Rocketman (Paramount Pictures)

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY
Fleabag (Amazon Prime)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE
Laura Dern, Marriage Story (Netflix)

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Missing Link (United Artists Releasing)

BEST SCREENPLAY
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Sony Pictures)

BEST ACTOR TV SERIES – DRAMA
Brian Cox, Succession (HBO)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Parasite (Neon)

BEST ACTRESS TV SERIES – COMEDY
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag (Amazon Prime)

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
Succession (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR – SERIES, MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM
Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl (HBO)

BEST ACTOR – MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM
Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice (Showtime)

BEST ACTOR TV SERIES – COMEDY
Ramy Youssef, Ramy (Hulu)

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
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