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Golden Globes: ‘The Crown’ Wins Best Drama

Freshman Netflix series The Crown was the surprise winner of The Golden Globes award for best drama.

The series, which follows the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II, beat out drama series heavyweights Game of Thrones and Westworld (HBO), Netflix’s Stranger Things and NBC’s This Is Us.

Claire Foy also won the statuette for best actress in a drama for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, besting Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Keri Russell (The Americans), Winona Ryder (Stranger Things), and Evan Rachel Wood (Westworld).

R. Thomas Umstead
R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.