Amazon beats Netflix to take house two Golden Globes
The 2016 Golden Globes ceremony was held final night time, as soon as once more highlighting Amazon and its rising repertoire of excessive-high quality TV exhibits. Mozart within the Jungle, which follows a gaggle of orchestral musicians and the conductor Rodrigo De Souza, picked up two awards for the most effective comedy or musical TV collection and the perfect efficiency by an actor in a comedy or musical TV present. Amazon’s Clear was additionally within the hunt for each accolades, however did not outshine its streaming-unique rival.
Hacker thriller Mr Robotic, a USA Community present which Amazon owns as a UK unique, additionally grabbed two accolades for greatest TV drama and the most effective supporting position in a TV collection. Netflix, in the meantime, got here house empty-handed. Beasts of No Nation fell brief within the class for greatest supporting position in a film, whereas Narcos misplaced out in greatest TV drama and greatest actor in a TV drama present. Equally, Orange is the New Black, Home of Playing cards, Grasp of None and Bloodline have been pipped of their respective classes. Notably, two of these have been for the awards which Mozart within the Jungle gained.
Whether or not you agree with these selections is, in fact, one other matter totally. The awards ceremony was doubtless, nevertheless, one other reminder of the breadth and quantity of award-profitable (or at the very least, award-nominated) content material out there on each providers. Conventional broadcasters are discovering it harder to compete; even HBO, with heavyweights like Recreation of Thrones, struggled to face out final night time. That solely bodes nicely for Amazon and Netflix as they attempt to appeal to extra of the business’s prime expertise to develop new exhibits and films for his or her platforms — the important thing, each consider, to rising and retaining subscribers around the globe.