The Golden Globes suit almost everyone in their cast of television awards

In the list of nominees for the 2021 Golden Globes there was a name that surprised above all: Emily in Paris. The Netflix comedy, which had not exactly stood out for its praise among critics, slipped into the list of best series of the year and the list of best actresses. What seemed like one more eccentricity of some awards that had always gone for free ended up becoming one of the triggers for the boycott that the awards suffered the following year, whose edition was not televised nor did it feature its usual star-studded gala. An investigation of los angeles times revealed that, in addition to lack of diversity among members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, organizer of the awards, more than 30 associates had traveled in 2019 to France to film the series in a room surrounded by luxuries. Suspicions of corruption and bribery within the awards were one of the main reasons why the Globes were about to fall. And a series was the one that revealed it.

In 2023, the awards have returned (that is, they have been broadcast on television again) for the purpose of amendment included. A black and gay presenter, the humorist Jerrod Carmichael, was in charge of conducting a gala that has shown his intention to regain favor with Hollywood. Among the television awards, there was for almost everyone. Unlike the more conservative Emmyto the Golden Globes they have always liked to recognize recent productions, if possible released after the Emmys are held (in September), and thus be the first to celebrate them. The pattern has been repeated with some of this year’s winners. For example, in the category of best drama, the Globes have missed the opportunity to do justice by rewarding the brilliant ending of Better Call Saul, or the conclusion of ozarkor even be the first to recognize the audacity of Separationat the top of most best of 2022 lists, and has opted for the house of the dragon (HBO Max), thus opening the list of awards for the prequel of Game of Thrones, released, indeed, in September of last year. Indeed, Game of Thrones it never won the Golden Globe for best drama.

Emma D’Arcy, Milly Alcock and Miguel Sapochnik collect the award for best drama series for ‘The House of the Dragon’.NBC (AP)

Another recent title, the second season of The White Lotus (HBO Max), it was imposed without surprise as best miniseries. The creation of Mike White, which will compete as a drama at the Emmys, remains here in the categories for short or self-contained series, where faces with titles were seen —a prioriwith fewer options than her to win—as Locked up with the devil, Dahmer, The Dropout Y Pam & Tommy. This time around, supporting actors from miniseries or TV movies (whatever that means in the platform age) had a separate category from supporting actors from TV drama and comedy, which were grouped together. Jennifer Coolidgethe eccentric Tanya who has given continuity to the first two seasons of The White Lotus, picked up, also without surprise, her award for best supporting actress in a miniseries. Among the men, the winner was Paul Walter Hauser, who plays a serial killer in locked up with the devil (AppleTV+). The interpretation of another psychopath, Jeffrey Dahmer, has given Evan Peters his first Golden Globe for the very popular Netflix series Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

Abbott College (on Disney+), almost the sole representative of free-to-air television at these awards (Hilary Swank was also nominated for the series alaskan daily, from the ABC channel), came as the favorite of the night with its five nominations, more than any other series. And she also left as a great winner by converting three of her candidacies into prizes. The comedy about the teachers of a public elementary school has been a success with the public and critics in the United States, and in front of other firm candidates for the award, such as The Bear, Hacks, Building Kills Only or other phenomenon of the season, Wednesday, Abbott College won best comedy. Of its mostly black cast, Quinta Brunson (also creator of the series) and Tyler Jones Williams received statuettes.

Quinta Brunson thanks the Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy lead for ‘Abbott College’.Earl Gibson for the HFPA (via REUTERS)

Yes Abbott College is the firm heiress to the throne of open comedy that Modern Family occupied for years yellowstone It is the great payment phenomenon in the United States. With it, screenwriter Taylor Sheridan has built an entire television empire, with various derivative series —one of them starring none other than Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford— and millions of viewers. Although until now it had been practically ignored by the big prizes, the Golden Globes have broken that trend with the recognition of Kevin Costner for playing the patriarch of a family of ranchers. yellowstone and its derivatives, by the way, are not available in Spain.

The award to Zendaya for the second season of Euphoria (HBO Max) follows the trail that already opened the Emmys of recognition to an actress already turned into a star who this time did not attend the gala and, therefore, could not outshine on the red carpet to the rest of attendees, as usual with her. Jeremy Allen White, protagonist of the dramatic and harrowing The Bear (on Disney+), which was competing as a comedy, did pick up the award that very deservedly recognized his role as a chef overwhelmed by personal and professional circumstances who deals with grief and anxiety. Julia Garner with Ozarks (Netflix) and Amanda Seyfried with The Dropout (on Disney+) completed the table of television award-winners and a cast of awards that they had for almost everyone, but that left multi-nominated titles like Hacks, Separation, Pam & Tommy, Only murders in the building either The Crown.

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The Golden Globes suit almost everyone in their cast of television awards