There’s no other way to put it: the Golden Globes love Amazon. At recent ceremonies the streaming network has taken home Best Comedy Series trophies for “Transparent” (2015), “Mozart in the Jungle” (2016) and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (2018), as well as various acting prizes. This year Amazon could have another big winner on its hands with Matthew Weiner‘s anthology series “The Romanoffs.” The creator/writer/director previously won Best Drama Series three consecutive times for “Mad Men” (2008-10), so will “The Romanoffs” be his Golden Globes comeback?
Each episode of “The Romanoffs” serves as its own stand-alone movie with different casts and settings as we follow various descendants of the Russian royal family in today’s world. At the 2019 Golden Globes it contends in the combined category of Best TV Movie/Limited Series, while at next year’s Emmys it’ll have to decide whether it’s a limited series or whether to submit one episode as a telefilm, as “Black Mirror” has done successfully the past two years.
As of this writing two out of eight episodes of “The Romanoffs” have streamed on Amazon: “The Violet Hour” with Aaron Eckhart and Marthe Keller playing a French nephew and aunt, and “The Royal We” starring Corey Stoll, Kerry Bishe and Noah Wyle as Americans with intimacy issues. Forthcoming entries will feature even more big names like Christina Hendricks, Isabelle Huppert, Amanda Peet, Diane Lane, Ron Livingston and Kathryn Hahn, to name just a handful.
While Weiner is a three-time Golden Globe champ, his Emmy tally currently sits at nine: four for producing “Mad Men” (2008-11), three for writing “Mad Men” (2008-10) and two for producing “The Sopranos” (2004, 2007). “The Romanoffs” marks his return to television after a three-year break following the “Mad Men” finale.
According to our exclusive Golden Globes predictions, the biggest competition for “The Romanoffs” in Best TV Movie/Limited Series will be “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” “Sharp Objects,” “Maniac,” “A Very English Special” and “Escape at Dannemora.” However, if recent years have taught us anything, it’s to never bet against Amazon at the Golden Globes.
Be sure to check out how our experts rank this year’s Golden Globe contenders. Then take a look at the most up-to-date combined odds before you make your own 2019 Golden Globe predictions. Don’t be afraid to jump in now since you can keep changing your predictions until just before nominations are announced on Dec. 6.