After winning two Golden Globe awards in 2015 and two in 2016, Amazon has continued their streak for a third year by winning another pair of Golden Globe awards at last night’s 74th annual ceremony. This year marks the first time Amazon won a Golden Globe for one of their original movies, which went to Casey Affleck when he won the award for best performance by an actor in a motion picture drama for his role in Manchester by the Sea. Amazon’s second Golden Globe was won by Billy Bob Thornton for the same achievement, best performance by an actor, but in a television series drama for his role in Goliath.
Jeff Bezos, the CEO of Amazon, was in attendance at the awards and was even pointed out by host Jimmy Fallon during his opening monologue. Fallon said “Amazon did pretty well tonight. Eleven nominations. Jeff Bezos is here tonight. He actually arrived yesterday, but there was no one around to sign for him.” Last year, Amazon celebrated their Golden Globe wins by discounting Prime membership to $73, because it was the 73rd Golden Globes, the Friday following the award show. There’s a chance they’ll do the same this Friday and make Prime membership available for $74, but it doesn’t seem likely since they did not discount Prime membership in September when they won 6 Emmy awards, even though they discounted Prime membership after previous Emmy wins.