Although he’s not sure whether or not you “can call it a network,” Charlie Bright commends Netflix on their amazing day at the Golden Globes. The streamer lead all TV platforms with a whopping 17 nominations on Monday, including four bids throughout the series categories. Yet it missed out in one key area: Best Movie/Mini Series for Ava DuVernay‘s “When They See Us.” Its complete shutout throughout the categories “made these nominations feel kind of anti-climatic,” Bright admits.
Bright teamed up with fellow Gold Derby contributors Riley Chow, Luca Giliberti, Kevin Jacobsen, Tony Ruiz and myself for a marathon gab-fest about the state of the race now that nominations have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Watch the full 40-minute video slugfest above.
The snub of “When They See Us” was especially surprising considering Jharrel Jerome just won the Emmy as Best Movie/Mini Actor, and was widely expected to do the same here before nominations came out. “I genuinely don’t understand it,” rues Giliberti, “and it’s pretty shocking because usually when these people win the Emmy, they sweep,” as seen with Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versaci”), Sarah Paulson (“The People v. O.J. Simpson”) and others.
On a more positive note, it was also a banner day for newcomer Apple TV+, which earned three bids for its flagship series “The Morning Show,” including Best Drama Series and a pair of Best Drama Actress nominations for Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. It was a bit of a surprise given its middling reviews, but as Jacobsen points out, “I’ve learned at this point to just not listen that much to critic stuff.” The same goes for Netflix’s “The Politician,” since the reviews “are arguably even worse” and it still managed to snag nominations for Best Comedy Series and Best Comedy Actor for Ben Platt.
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