Netflix leads 2021 Golden Globe nominations in film and TV
Netflix has dominated the 2021 Golden Globes, with 35% of all nominations. Its hit shows "The Crown" and "Mank" lead the contenders list.
Why it matters: The nominations speak to Netflix's growing power and prominence in Hollywood. Streaming companies in general have started to dominate entertainment, putting traditional Hollywood studios and TV networks on notice.
Details: Netlix earned 42 nominations, with 22 in film — including "Mank" (six nods) and "The Trial of the Chicago 7" (five nods), both nominated for Best Drama — and 20 in television — "The Crown" leads with six nods.
- Amazon Studios was the second most-nominated film distributor with 10 total nominations. The studio's "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" received seven nods.
- A slew of traditional studios each received five film nominations, including Focus Features, Searchlight Pictures, Sony Pictures Classics and Disney.
- HBO came in second for television with seven total nominations. Its streaming service, HBO Max, received two nominations for "The Flight Attendant."
- Hulu came in third with six TV nominations for its shows, including "Normal People" and "The Great."
Be smart: Nominations don't necessarily mean Netflix will sweep. Netflix led Golden Globes nominations for 2020 but was largely beaten out by traditional content companies last year.
The big picture: Nominations are coming out a little later this year due to the pandemic.
- The Hollywood Foreign Press Association postponed the event from early January to Feb. 28, as the virus has upended Hollywood's typical production and distribution schedule.
- The Oscars have also been pushed by two months due to the pandemic.
What to watch: Hollywood is under increased pressure to address diversity in light of the #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter movements. The industry has traditionally fallen behind in elevating new voices. This year, the Golden Globes have made history by nominating a record number of females for best director.
Flashback: Netflix leads 2020 Golden Globe nominations for TV and film