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.
Amazon has received 11 Golden Globe nominations this year for their original movies and TV shows. That more than doubles last year’s 5 nominations, thanks most to their big movie Manchester by the Sea, which received 5 nominations on its own. Amazon’s original TV show Transparent received 2 nominations, as did Mozart in the Jungle. One of Amazon’s newest shows Goliath also received a nomination and the Persian language film The Salesman received the final nomination. Read on for the full list of nominations. Read more ›
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Amazon’s original series Mozart in the Jungle has won two Golden Globe awards in last night’s ceremony. The show, which is now in its second season, took home the award for best comedy or musical TV series, winning over a pair of Netflix shows and shows from HBO and Hulu. Additionally, actor Gael García Bernal, who plays Rodrigo de Souza in the series, won the award for best male performance in a TV series, beating out Jeffrey Tambor, who won the award last year for his leading role in Amazon’s Transparent. Speaking of Amazon’s other Golden Globe contender, Transparent came home with no wins for its three nominations. Surprisingly, Netflix also walked away with zero wins, despite having the most nominations of any studio with nine total.
When Transparent won two Golden Globes (and again when it won five Emmy awards) last year, Amazon celebrated by discounting Prime membership for one day only. There’s a good chance they’ll do the same in a week or so for their new Mozart in the Jungle Golden Globe wins. It’s very rare for Prime membership to be discounted at all, so if you’ve been waiting for such an occasion, be sure to check back often during the next couple weeks for a possible announcement from Amazon.
The 2016 Golden Globe nominations have been announced and Amazon’s originals have landed 5 nominations this year. Transparent is hoping to repeat its 2015 win with its nomination for best TV comedy or musical. Jeffrey Tambor, the show’s lead, has also been nominated for best actor in a TV comedy or musical for the second year in a row. Rounding out Transparent’s nomination is Judith Light with her nomination for best supporting actress. Mozart in the Jungle has received two nominations this year and is going up against Transparent for best TV comedy or musical. Rounding out Amazon’s nominations is Gael García Bernal with his nomination for best actor in a TV comedy or musical for his role in Mozart in the Jungle.
The second season of Transparent will be available in its entirety starting tomorrow, December 11. The second season of Mozart in the Jungle will debut at the end of the month on December 30.
Amazon Studios original series Transparent has taken home the Golden Globe for best television comedy or musical. This win marks the first major award for a show made by Amazon. Competition was tough with Transparent going up against Netflix’s Orange is the New Black and two shows from HBO, Silicon Valley and Girls.
Jeffrey Tambor, star of Transparent, took home the second award for Amazon with his win of best actor in a TV comedy or musical for his work on the show. During his acceptance speech he called Amazon his “new best friend”.
It was a big night for new media in general. Kevin Spacey took home a Golden Globe for best actor in a TV drama for his work on House of Cards, giving streaming content 3 Golden Globes total — all on a night when the big four broadcast networks didn’t win any.