Amazon exclusively reports to Gold Derby that the Woody Allen program “Crisis in Six Scenes” will be entered as a limited series and not a comedy at the 2017 Golden Globes. Despite being a favorite of Hollywood Foreign Press voters, Allen himself has opted out of the lead acting race on their ballot.
The show debuted on the streaming service on September 30 with all six episodes written and directed by Allen. He also starred as Sidney Munsinger, a middle class suburban man in the 1960s whose life is upset by the arrival of Lennie Dale (played by pop star and actress Miley Cyrus). Actress and writer Elaine May played Sidney’s wife Kay Munsinger. Both of those ladies will be considered by voters in the all-encompassing Best TV Supporting Actress category.
Allen is a two-time Globe winner for writing “The Purple Rose of Cairo” (1986) and “Midnight in Paris” (2012). He also received the Cecil B. DeMille Award for life achievement at the 2014 ceremony (accepted by frequent co-star Diane Keaton in his absence). His career has included a total of 13 Golden Globe nominations. In addition to the two victories, he was nominated for “Annie Hall” (1978, directing, writing and acting), “Interiors” (1979, directing and writing), “Zelig” (1984, acting), “Hannah and Her Sisters” (1987, directing and writing), “Match Point” (2006, directing and writing), and “Midnight in Paris” (directing).
He is also a four-time Oscar champ among 24 nominations. Those wins were for “Annie Hall” (directing and writing), “Hannah and Her Sisters” (writing), and “Midnight in Paris” (writing).
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