Golden Globe voters have a reputation of nominating new and buzzworthy shows, and this year they found most of these shows on over-the-top streaming services.
While HBO garnered the most 2018 Golden Globe Awards with 12, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu combined drew 15 nods, nearly double that of the four major broadcast networks, of which only two earned Globes nominations (NBC with 5 and ABC with 3).
Many of the streaming services’ nominations went to new shows. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (pictured) and I Love Dick, Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why, GLOW, Masters Of None and Ozark, and Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale all drew first-time Globes nominations, joining “veteran” Globe-nominated drama series The Crown and Stranger Things vying for the coveted statuette.
Further, streaming services accounted for three of the five shows nominated in the best drama and best actress in a drama categories.
Overall, freshman shows grabbed the nominations spotlight. Along with the aforementioned series, USA Network’s drama series The Sinner, Showtime’s comedy show SMILF and drama reboot Twin Peaks, HBO’s dramas The Deuce and The Young Pope, NBC’s Will & Grace reboot and ABC’s medical series The Good Doctor were also nominated for Golden Globe Awards.
Limited series Big Little Lies and Feud: Bette and Joan also garnered love from Golden Globe voters, generating 10 nominations between the respective HBO and FX shows. The two shows all but swept the best actress in a limited series category, with Feud's Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange, and Big Little Lies' Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon battling against USA The Sinner's Jessica Biel for the award.
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