Golden Globes 2021: Which Show Picked up the Most Nominations?
The 2021 Golden Globe nominations were announced today, Feb. 3, signaling the next step forward in the weirdest awards season of all time. The show will air on Feb. 28 and will once again be hosted by comedians Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Given the explosion in the attention given to streaming content last year thanks to pandemic lockdowns, TV nominations are likely to be a focal point at the Globes more than ever before. With that in mind, which series pulled in the most nominations this year?
Netflix dominated the Golden Globes nominations
Netflix above all other networks and streaming services dominated the 2021 Golden Globe nominations. The company scored a total of 42 in total, 22 for films and 20 for TV series. Six of those TV nominations, Deadline reports, were for the fourth season of the acclaimed Royal Family drama, The Crown. This bested all other shows for this year as well as The Crown‘s own previous record of four.
The Crown is once again nominated for Best Television Series – Drama, as it has been for all prior seasons. It previously won the award for its first season.
The remaining nominations cover a wide swath of acting categories, with Olivia Colman and Emma Corrin sharing Best Actress in a Drama nods for their roles as Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana, respectively. Colman previously won for her performance in the third season.
Josh O’Connor scored a nomination for Best Actor in a Drama for his role as Prince Charles, while Helena Bonham Carter and Gillian Anderson shared Best Supporting Actress nominations for their roles as Princess Margaret and Margaret Thatcher, respectively. Similar to Colman, Carter was nominated in the same category for Season 3 of The Crown but did not win.
“We are thrilled that The Crown has been recognised by the Golden Globes,” executive producer Suzanne Mackie said about the nominations. “It’s a wonderful reward for our amazing cast and crew. We couldn’t be more delighted for Olivia, Emma, Gillian, Helena, Josh, and everyone who’s contributed to season 4 and to Netflix for their continued support. Thank you HFPA.”
‘The Crown’ is set to once again replace its ensemble cast
This impressive suite of nominations will serve as a fitting send-off for The Crown‘s current cast. Just as it did going from Season 2 to 3, the show will recast its major roles for Seasons 5 and 6.
Colman will pass on her role as the Queen to Harry Potter alum Imelda Staunton, while Carter will be succeeded by Phantom Thread‘s Leslie Manville. Charles and Diana are set to be played by Dominic West and Elizabeth Debicki, respectively. Tobias Menzies, who was not nominated this time around for his role as Prince Philip, will be replaced by Jonathan Pryce, known for work in Game of Thrones as the High Sparrow.
Canadian comedy favorite Schitt’s Creek scored the second-most nominations for a TV series with five. This included Best Comedy or Musical Series, as well as acting nominations for Catherin O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Annie Murphy, and Dan Levy in each acting category. Netflix’s Ozark and HBO’s The Undoing tied for third place with four nominations each.