Apple Inc’s television news drama ‘The Morning Show’ scored three Golden Globe nominations on Monday, putting the iPhone maker in the running for its first major Hollywood awards as a new player in the crowded streaming entertainment market.
Digital video pioneer Netflix Inc dominated the field, landing 17 nominations in TV categories plus 17 more for movies, including leading contenders “Marriage Story” and “The Irishman.”
TV networks, movie studios and streaming services campaign heavily to win Golden Globes and other awards to bring publicity to their shows and help attract new audiences.
The Golden Globe winners, determined by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, will be announced at a red-carpet ceremony in Beverly Hills, California, on Jan. 5.
“The Morning Show,” which streams on the Apple TV+ subscription service that debuted in November, was nominated for best television drama. Stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon were named in the best dramatic actress category.
The series tells the story of a morning news program roiled by sexual misconduct allegations against a popular anchor.
“Feeling grateful to be able to bring this story to light,” said director and executive producer Mimi Leder. Cast and crew “worked passionately from their hearts and souls to continue the conversation of power, greed, and toxicity in the workplace,” she added.
Netflix’s TV nominations came for series including British royal drama “The Crown” and “Unbelievable,” a show about a woman who says she was raped and later recants her story.
AT&T Inc’s HBO received 15 nominations for programs including nuclear disaster drama “Chernobyl” and “Barry,” a comedy about a hired assassin.
While Netflix has won many TV accolades since it made a major push into original series in 2013, the company is relatively new to the movie business.
Netflix took three of the five nominations for best movie drama. They were for “Marriage Story” starring Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, Martin Scorsese mob drama “The Irishman,” and biographical film “The Two Popes.”
Another Netflix movie, “Dolemite Is My Name” featuring Eddie Murphy as floundering comedian in the 1970s, was nominated for best movie musical or comedy.
Amazon.com Inc’s Prime Video received five TV nominations and three for movies. Hulu, owned by Walt Disney Co, was nominated for five TV awards.
Sony Corp’s movie studio took the most nominations of any traditional film distributor, including five for Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.”
Netflix more than doubled its number of nominations for January's 77th Golden Globe Awards, outstripping all of Hollywood's major studios in a list which featured no nominees from the four main U.S. television networks.
Following are total numbers of nominations for well-known studios and streaming services ahead of the awards on Jan. 5.
** Netflix tops the list with 34 nominations overall in television and film, up from 13 nominations last year.
** "Marriage Story" is nominated in six categories while Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman" is nominated in five categories. Both are nominated for best motion picture-drama and best screenplay.
** WarnerMedia Entertainment wins 21 nominations overall, including six for Warner Bros Pictures and 15 for HBO, up from 18 last year.
** Popular nominees include "Joker" for best motion picture-drama, and "Big Little Lies" for best television series-drama.
** Sony Entertainment collectively earned 10 nominations, up from five a year ago.
** Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" is nominated for best motion picture-drama, best director, as well as best screenplay.
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** Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures and FX Networks together earned 10 nominations this year, down from a joint total of 32 a year ago, including all the Fox assets bought by Disney since last year's awards.
** Key nominees include "Frozen 2" and "The Lion King", both of which have been nominated for the best motion picture- animated category.
** Amazon Studios and Prime Video together earned eight nominations, compared with 10 last year.
** "Fleabag" and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" are among the nominees for best television series-musical or comedy.
** NBCUniversal Media has eight nominations this year, five for Universal Pictures, two for Focus Features, and one for the USA Network. It earned 18 nominations last year.
** Key nominees include "1917" and "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World".
** Paramount and Showtime earned three nominations each. The company collectively earned nine nominations last year.
** Nominees this year include "Rocketman" and "The Loudest Voice".
** Apple TV+ debuts at the Golden Globes with three nominations.
** "The Morning Show" has one nomination for best television series-drama, and two under best performance by an actress in a television series – drama for Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.
** Hulu, co-owned by Disney and Comcast, has five nominations versus the two it earned last year for "The Handmaid's Tale". (Reporting by Ambhini Aishwarya in Bengaluru; editing by Patrick Graham)