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Golden Globes - statistics & facts

The annual Golden Globe Awards recognize excellence in film and television both in the United States and worldwide. Usually held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California in early January, the event kickstarts the annual awards season and serves as a good indicator for who will win the top accolades at the Academy Awards. In a break from tradition, however, the 78th Golden Globes were held in March 2021, in a mostly virtual setting, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As laureates received their awards and delivered their acceptance speeches remotely instead of on the big stage, the NBC telecast drew its smallest TV audience to date. With only 5.4 million viewers tuning in to watch the live event, the number of Golden Globes viewers plummeted to a record low in 2021 after several years of viewership decline.

Golden Globe winners and nominees

The Golden Globes honor cinematic achievements in 25 categories – 14 in film and 11 in television. Nominees and winners are both voted on by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a non-profit organization comprised of about 90 entertainment journalists from around the world. In 2021, David Fincher’s “Mank” scored the highest number of Golden Globe film nominations, while “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” and “Nomadland” were the motion pictures to win the most Golden Globe Awards. One of the night’s most notable wins was celebrated by Chloé Zhao, who became the second woman in Golden Globes history to be awarded the Best Director prize for her work on “Nomadland”. In another historic first, the 78th awards ceremony featured the highest number of female Golden Globes nominees in the Best Director category.

The night of the streaming services

In 2021, the Golden Globes were hosted in a semi-virtual, bi-coastal, and overall unprecedented format due to the pandemic. The ceremony and the HFPA’s selection processes both had to be adapted, resulting in extended eligibility periods and consideration of films that did not have a theatrical release. This decision accelerated one of the most visible shifts in power dynamics in the entire media and entertainment business, namely the rise of streaming services: Netflix received the highest number of nominations and wins per television network at the 78th Golden Globe Awards, with the period drama “The Crown” scoring more wins than any other TV series or program. With four awards under its belt, Netflix also had the highest number of wins per movie distributor at the 2021 Golden Globes. Amazon Studios’ “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” became the first streaming title to win for Best Picture – Musical/Comedy, one of the night’s most acclaimed film prizes, ringing in a new era for the recognition of streaming services in the United States and worldwide.

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Golden Globes - statistics & facts

The annual Golden Globe Awards recognize excellence in film and television both in the United States and worldwide. Usually held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in California in early January, the event kickstarts the annual awards season and serves as a good indicator for who will win the top accolades at the Academy Awards. In a break from tradition, however, the 78th Golden Globes were held in March 2021, in a mostly virtual setting, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. As laureates received their awards and delivered their acceptance speeches remotely instead of on the big stage, the NBC telecast drew its smallest TV audience to date. With only 5.4 million viewers tuning in to watch the live event, the number of Golden Globes viewers plummeted to a record low in 2021 after several years of viewership decline.

Golden Globe winners and nominees

The Golden Globes honor cinematic achievements in 25 categories – 14 in film and 11 in television. Nominees and winners are both voted on by members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), a non-profit organization comprised of about 90 entertainment journalists from around the world. In 2021, David Fincher’s “Mank” scored the highest number of Golden Globe film nominations, while “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” and “Nomadland” were the motion pictures to win the most Golden Globe Awards. One of the night’s most notable wins was celebrated by Chloé Zhao, who became the second woman in Golden Globes history to be awarded the Best Director prize for her work on “Nomadland”. In another historic first, the 78th awards ceremony featured the highest number of female Golden Globes nominees in the Best Director category.

The night of the streaming services

In 2021, the Golden Globes were hosted in a semi-virtual, bi-coastal, and overall unprecedented format due to the pandemic. The ceremony and the HFPA’s selection processes both had to be adapted, resulting in extended eligibility periods and consideration of films that did not have a theatrical release. This decision accelerated one of the most visible shifts in power dynamics in the entire media and entertainment business, namely the rise of streaming services: Netflix received the highest number of nominations and wins per television network at the 78th Golden Globe Awards, with the period drama “The Crown” scoring more wins than any other TV series or program. With four awards under its belt, Netflix also had the highest number of wins per movie distributor at the 2021 Golden Globes. Amazon Studios’ “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” became the first streaming title to win for Best Picture – Musical/Comedy, one of the night’s most acclaimed film prizes, ringing in a new era for the recognition of streaming services in the United States and worldwide.

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