This Sunday, the 74th Annual Golden Globes kick off at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Hosted by The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon, the awards ceremony airs at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Here’s what you need to know before you tune in.
Streaming services floundered this year, but Amazon’s Manchester by the Sea will make major waves.
Netflix scraped by with five television nominations this year, its lowest to date since first entering the awards race three years ago, and Hulu was shut out all together. Amazon also only received five television nominations, but their critical darling Manchester by the Sea garnered five nominations, the third most of any film. (Netflix received one film nomination for Best Foreign-Language Film, but that’s nothing to write home about.)
Though Manchester by the Sea faces stiff competition from A24’s Moonlight, it has a high chance of winning in several film categories, including Best Picture (Drama). Clinching that title would be a first for any streaming service. Amazon reportedly paid $10 million for the distribution rights to writer-director Kenneth Lonergan’s drama, but Manchester by the Sea is poised to make a splash at the Golden Globes. If drama makes Amazon the first streaming service to win an Academy Award, it will be well worth the expense.
HBO has the most nominations, but FX may end up with more wins.
Per usual, HBO dominated among TV networks with 14 nods and FX was second place with nine nominations. The odds are in HBO’s favor, but don’t be surprised if FX walks away with nearly as many — if not more — statuettes. In 2016, HBO and FX both won six Primetime Emmys. Including Creative Arts Emmys, HBO only beat FX by four awards despite having nearly twice as many nominations. Thanks to Atlanta and The People v. O.J. Simpson, FX will give Home Box Office a run for its money on Sunday