The annual Golden Globes Awards event is known for its unpredictability, and the 74th edition of the awards show held Sunday night did not disappoint as a slew of freshman basic cable and online streaming series won the majority of TV awards.
FX, led by limited series People V. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and freshman comedy series Atlanta took home the most Golden Globes awards with four, followed by AMC, which earned three awards for its limited series The Night Manager.
Netflix was the only other service to garner multiple awards, winning two statuettes for its first-year series The Crown, which wonfor best drama series as well as best actress in a drama series for Claire Foy.
Noticeably absent from the list of award wininng networks was HBO, which led all networks with 14 nominations. In fact, only five content distributors won awards, with ABC and Amazon joining FX, AMC and Netflix.
Freshman series took home 10 of the 11 Golden Globes Awards in the television category – the exception being third-year series Black-ish, whose star Tracy Ellis-Ross won for best actress in a television series – led by AMC’s The Night Manager. The series won three acting awards including best actor in a limited series for Tom Hiddleston and best supporting actress and actor awards in a limited series for Olivia Colman and Hugh Laurie respectively.
The Golden Globe Winners in the Television Category Are As Follows:
Best Television Series – Drama
The Crown – Netflix
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama
Billy Bob Thornton (Goliath) -- Amazon
Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama
Claire Foy (The Crown) – Netflix
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Atlanta – FX
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Donald Glover (Atlanta) – FX
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
Tracy Ellis-Ross (Black-ish) – ABC
Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television
The People V. O.J. Simpson – FX
Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Tom Hiddleston (The Night Manager) – AMC
Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Sarah Paulson (The People v. O.J. Simpson) – FX
Best Performance By An Actress In A Supporting Role In A Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made For Television
Olivia Colman (The Night Manager) – AMC
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Hugh Laurie (The Night Manager) -- AMC
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