Golden Globes 2020: Showmax 5, Netflix 1 in TV series category

Series on Showmax were the big winners in the TV category at last night’s Golden Globes, taking home five of the 11 awards given, more than any other streaming service in Africa. In contrast, Prime Video took home Best Comedy (Fleabag) and Best Musical or Comedy Actress (Fleabag’s Phoebe Waller-Bridge), Netflix won Best Drama Actress (The Crown’s Olivia Colman) and The Act on DStv Now won Best Supporting Actress for Patricia Arquette.

Succession S2 (HBO)

Storyline: Four very rich siblings behave very badly as they try to win their father’s approval – and control of his company, a global media empire
Best Drama,Best Actor (Brian Cox)
Also nominated for:
Best Supporting Actor (Kieran Culkin)
Competition for Best Drama:Big Little Lies,The Crown,Killing Eve,The Morning Show
Other accolades: 2019 Emmys for Best Script and Best Theme Music. 2019 BAFTA for Best International Series. 2019 American Film Institute Award for TV Program of the Year. 2019 Director’s Guild of America Award for Adam McKay. Best TV series of 2019 on year-end lists everywhere from Boston Globe to Complex, The Guardian to Uproxx.  

Chernobyl (HBO)

Storyline: Chernobyl dramatises the story of the 1986 nuclear accident, one of the worst man-made catastrophes in history, and of the brave men and women who made incredible sacrifices to save Europe from unimaginable disaster
Awards: Best Limited Series, Best Supporting Actor (Stellan Skarsgård)
Also nominated for:
Best Actor (Jared Harris), Best Supporting Actress (Emily Watson)
Competition for Best Limited Series: Catch-22, Fosse/Verdon, The Loudest Voice, Unbelievable
Other accolades: Won 10 Emmys this year, including Best Limited Series. Won The Television Critics Association Award for Best Movie or Miniseries. IMDB’s top-rated scripted series this decade. Best TV series of 2019 on year-end lists everywhere from The Observer to Radiotimes.

Ramy (HULU)

Storyline: Ramy Hassan (stand-up comedian Ramy Youssef) is a first generation Egyptian-American in politically-divided New Jersey, where he’s caught between a Muslim community that thinks life is a moral test and a millennial generation that thinks life has no consequences.

Awards: Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical (Ramy Youssef)
Competition for Best Actor in Comedy or Musical: Bill Hader (Barry), Ben Platt (The Politician), Paul Rudd (Living With Yourself), Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
Other accolades: Won the Audience Award at SXSW 2019. 97% critics rating, Rotten Tomatoes. On Best of 2019 lists everywhere from GQ to The Hollywood Reporter, Los Angeles Times to Mashable, Rolling Stone to Salon. Nominated for a 2020 Critics Choice award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.

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