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HBO Max wins big at off-air Golden Globes

January 10, 2022

Celebrity free and unbroadcast due to a diversity controversy with its organisers, the Golden Globes were dominated by SVoD players – and particularly HBO Max. Its show Succession claimed the Golden Globe for best drama, while Hacks was named best comedy.

HBO claimed six Golden Globes in all. The others – with regards to series (ie not movies) – went to Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, FX, Hulu and Netflix, all with one each.

Best drama was between Netflix’s Lupin, Apple TV+’s The Morning Show, FX’s Pose, Netflix’s Squid Game and HBO’s Succession.

Best comedy was between The Great on Hulu, Only Murders in the Building on Hulu/Disney+, Reservation Dogs on FX on Hulu, Ted Lasso on Apple TV+ and Hacks on HBO Max.

Best actress in a drama went to Michaela Jae Rodriguez of FX’s Pose. Best actor in a drama was Jeremy Strong of Succession. Best actress in a comedy wass Jean Smart of Hacks, and actor in a comedy was Jason Sudeikis of Apple TV+’s Ted Lasso.

Best actress in a limited series went to Kate Winslet of HBO’s Mare of Easttown. Best actor in a limited series went to Michael Keaton of Disney+/Hulu’s Dopesick. Best supporting actress was Sarah Snook from Succession, and best supporting actor was O Yeong-Su from Netflix’s Squid Game.

Netflix movie The Power of the Dog and 20th Century Studios/Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures’ West Side Story each won three Golden Globes.

Organisers The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced its winners via Press Association. NBC, its longtime broadcast partner, pulled out several weeks ago.

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