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Photo: Screen shot of "The Irishman" from Netflix's website

Netflix is leading the pack in 2020 Golden Globe nominations for both television and film, marking the first time the same company has led in both categories.

Why it matters: It's become the new normal that streaming companies like Netflix, Amazon or Hulu have an outsized presence at awards ceremonies for their major investments in original content.

Nominations by the numbers, per Deadline:

  • TV:
    • Streamers collectively brought in 30 nominations. Netflix picked up 17 nominations in total, including for shows like "The Crown" and "The Politician." Apple TV+ picked up three nominations for its new hit series "The Morning Show." Hulu took home five nominations for shows including "Catch 22." Amazon Prime received nominations for shows like "Fleabag" and "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel."
    • Premium cable networks, like Showtime and HBO, followed with 15 nominations for shows like "Chernobyl," "Barry" and "The Loudest Voice."
    • Basic cable networks like FX Networks and BBC America picked up seven nominations for shows like "Fosse/Verdon" and "Killing Eve."
    • No broadcast networks received any nominations.
  • Film:
    • Streamers collectively brought in the most nominations, led primarily by Netflix, which was nominated 17 times for its hits like "The Irishman," "Marriage Story" and "The Two Popes." "Marriage Story" received six nominations, the most of any film and one more than "The Irishman." This year marked the first time Netflix was nominated for best picture.
    • Traditional Hollywood studios brought in a few nominations, but were beat collectively by Netflix. In total, Sony brought in eight nominations while Disney brought in six. Sony's "Once Upon a Time In Hollywood" and Warner Bros.' "Joker" each earned four nominations.

The big picture: The convergence of technology and entertainment has caused some drama over the past year. While some of Hollywood's old guard have pushed back against the franchising of action films and the greater digitization of movies in today's cinema landscape, others, primarily actors, welcome the change.

  • Earlier this year, Steven Spielberg suggested a rules change that would disqualify movies from Oscars consideration that debut on streaming services or only appear in a short theatrical window. The Justice Department warned that such restrictions could be seen as anti-competitive.
  • The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ultimately voted to allow streaming services to be eligible for Academy Award nominations, even if their movies mostly live on the small screen.

Critics were also frustrated that no female directors were nominated for this year's Golden Globes. Only five women have ever been nominated for best director.

The bottom line: It's notable that broadcast networks were shut out of this year's television nominations and that Netflix beat every traditional studio in total nominations. Those two stats signify the changing face of entertainment, with technology companies emerging as key players.

Go deeper: See the full list of nominees

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Off the Rails

Episode 4: Trump turns on Barr

Photo illustration: Eniola Odetunde/Axios. Photos: Drew Angerer, Pool/Getty Images

Beginning on election night 2020 and continuing through his final days in office, Donald Trump unraveled and dragged America with him, to the point that his followers sacked the U.S. Capitol with two weeks left in his term. Axios takes you inside the collapse of a president with a special series.

Episode 4: Trump torches what is arguably the most consequential relationship in his Cabinet.

Attorney General Bill Barr stood behind a chair in the private dining room next to the Oval Office, looming over Donald Trump. The president sat at the head of the table. It was Dec. 1, nearly a month after the election, and Barr had some sharp advice to get off his chest. The president's theories about a stolen election, Barr told Trump, were "bullshit."

In photos: Protests outside fortified capitols draw only small groups

Armed members of the far-right extremist group the Boogaloo Bois near the Michigan Capitol Building in Lansing on Jan. 17. About 20 protesters showed up, AP notes. Photo: Seth Herald/AFP via Getty Images

Small groups of protesters gathered outside fortified statehouses across the U.S. over the weekend ahead of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration Wednesday.

The big picture: Some protests attracted armed members of far-right extremist groups but there were no reports of clashes, as had been feared. The National Guard and law enforcement outnumbered demonstrators, as security was heightened around the U.S. to avoid a repeat of the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots, per AP.

Felix Salmon, author of Capital
9 hours ago - World

China's economy grows 6.5% in Q4 as country rebounds from coronavirus

A technician installs and checks service robots to be be used for food and medicine delivery in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province, China, on Sunday. Photo: Hu Xuejun/VCG via Getty Images

China's economy grew at a 6.5% pace in the final quarter of 2020, the national statistics bureau announced Monday local time, topping off a year in which it grew in three of four quarters and by 2.3% in total.

Why it matters: No other major economy managed positive growth in 2020. Although the COVID-19 pandemic was first detected in China, the country got the virus under control and became one of the main positive drivers of the global economy even as the rest of the world was largely under lockdown.