As the Golden Globes 2021 come to a close, we’re taking a look at which shows and networks won the most awards this year. As usual, Netflix is the frontrunner from the latest crop of winners with series like The Crown picking up its fair share of trophies.
Of course, there are always some surprising upsets during awards season. Many were surprised that Amazon’s Small Axe wound up winning over the favored Schitt’s Creek and The Comey Rule. John Boyega was a darkhorse contender who won over Dan Levy and Brendan Gleeson, but in a good way as Boyega’s win was well-deserved.
It speaks to Netflix’s enduring legacy that the streaming service started off the night with the most nominations in both the film and television categories. Even some of the streaming service’s critically-maligned series like Emily in Paris and Ratched wound up getting a few nods, much to the annoyance of fans.
I’m still tremendously bitter that HBO’s universally acclaimed and incredibly important series I May Destroy You being snubbed by the academy along with creator and star Michaela Coel. But I digress, hopefully, next year things will be better.
Golden Globes 2021: The Crown wins the night with most drama awards
Everyone anticipated that The Crown would sweep and they were right. Not only did Emma Corrin and Josh O’Connor win for their performances as Princess Diana and Prince Charles, but Gillian Anderson won Best Supporting Actress for her work as Margeret Thatcher and the series also took home the prestigious Best Drama Series award for the night, too.
Golden Globes 2021: Schitt’s Creek reigns supreme in the comedy category
After its tremendous performance at the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards, it’s not all that surprising that Schitt’s Creek almost pulled off yet another sweep at the Golden Globes. Not only did the series win for Best Comedy Series overall, but Catherine O’Hara also won for Best Actress in a Comedy Series.
That said, many were surprised that Eugene and Dan Levy didn’t win anything, as Dan was bested by Boyega while Eugene lost to Ted Lasso for the hit Apple TV Plus series.
Golden Globes 2021: Netflix wins the most awards for any network
Between Rosamund Pike winning for I Care A Lot and the many awards for The Crown, it’s not all that surprising that Netflix officially won the night with a strong showing at the Golden Globes. Aaron Sorkin also won for Best Screenplay for Netflix film Trial of the Chicago Seven. All in all, it was a good night for the streaming service, which continues to stay top dog among the many services amid ongoing streaming wars.
Netflix also won for its limited series, The Queen’s Gambit, which was a massive breakout watched by millions worldwide. Along with Anya Taylor-Joy winning for Best Actress, the series also won best overall limited series!
What did you think of the Golden Globes 2021? Were you surprised that The Crown took home so many awards? What about Netflix overall? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!