While many would like to point out that the once-hailed-as-the-king-of-content Netflix is losing out on some fan-favourite shows and films left, right, and centre, the streaming platform has once again proven why it still remains the best in the sea of digital streaming services. The morning of 9th December 2019 witnessed the announcement of the Golden Globe nominations and Netflix leading the same with a whopping 34 nominations across TV and film!
The company which had started out as a DVD-rental is today the biggest streaming platform, providing both existing and original TV and film content. And while the Golden Globe Awards will be held on 6th January 2020, for us Netflix is already the winner.
- Four Netflix films that nabbed 17 nominations!
On Monday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association marked the rapid ascent of Netflix as the master creator of film and television when the streaming service landed four films across various categories of comedy and drama in the 77th Golden Globes Awards.
Its laurels contained Martin Scorsese’s tragic yet masterful mob drama “The Irishman” which was put up on the platform following its limited release in the US. Next in line was Noah Baumbach’s domestic drama “Marriage Story” starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver.
The other two Netflix originals are Anthony McCarten’s “The Two Popes” and Eddie Murphy’s “Dolemite Is My Name”. Hard to believe that the streaming service is pretty much a newbie in producing films, eh? Remember it was just three years ago when Netflix was gunning for its first original film, Idris Elba starrer “Beasts Of No Nation” in the prestigious international awards?
And now it is the place where 4 marvellous pieces of art found their audience, following a limited release. Films releasing on such platforms can no longer be considered flops which couldn’t find a theatre, platforms like Netflix are fetching them a wider audience and higher appreciation the traditional methods never could.
- And it was so not behind when it came to Best, well, everything in the TV category
It was in 2011 when Netflix indulged in its “biggest gamble in its 14-year history” and brought its first original series to the foray- “House Of Cards” and looks like the risk was worth it as Netflix has scored another set of 17 Golden Globe nominations in the TV category, with “The Crown” and “Unbelievable” taking the lead.
In the Best TV Musical or Comedy category, Netflix’s “The Kominsky Method” and “The Politician” will be seen competing against Amazon Prime’s “Fleabag” and “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel” (which already have docked a high number of Primetime Emmys) and HBO’s “Barry.”