The Golden Globes have kicked off awards season, with British stars leading the way in some of the biggest categories.
The Crown’s Josh O’Connor and Normal People’s Daisy Edgar-Jones both received TV acting nods, Emerald Fennell was nominated for directing Promising Young Woman, and Riz Ahmed was recognised for his portrayal of a punk drummer battling hearing loss in Sound Of Metal.
Sir Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, Olivia Colman and Emma Corrin also scored nominations in the acting categories.
British comedian and actor Sacha Baron Cohen got nods for both his dramatic performance in The Trial Of The Chicago 7 and his comedy turn in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, due to the fact that cinemas across the world were closed throughout the majority of 2020 due to coronavirus, streaming services have come into their own over the last 10 months and provided the lion’s share of the nods.
Netflix follows up an already impressive showing in last year’s Golden Globe nominations, where they led all studios with 34 nods.
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Although the streaming giant is gaining strength at awards ceremonies year-on-year, they are still yet to take home the top prize – best picture at the Oscars.
The Golden Globe ceremony usually takes place in January but was delayed this year after the Academy Awards – the biggest event in Hollywood’s calendar – was pushed back to April.
All eyes will now be on the Golden Globe contenders, which are likely to point towards films that will make the cut for Oscars nominations.
Unlike the Academy Awards, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globes celebrates TV as well as film, and further widens its categories by splitting the comedy/musical and drama genres.