Amazon takes 3 Golden Globes, including big ‘Borat’ win, as annual event goes mostly virtual

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Amazon captured one other three Golden Globe awards Sunday evening because the annual celebration of movie and tv took on the look of a long-running Zoom assembly from the houses of a few of Hollywood’s largest stars.

Amazon Studios gained two awards for “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” together with greatest image musical or comedy — a primary for a streaming service — and greatest actor in musical or comedy for star Sacha Baron Cohen.

John Boyega gained a greatest supporting actor Globe for his position in “Small Axe.” He thanked Amazon Prime in his video-conferenced acceptance speech.

Amazon was nominated for 10 awards general, essentially the most for the tech large since 2017. Netflix led the best way on Sunday evening, profitable 10 trophies throughout a yr by which the pandemic impacted how we devour media, with most movies bypassing theatrical releases and binge watching of TV turning into a quarantine life saver.

The present was hosted in bicoastal vogue by Tina Fey, in New York, and Amy Poehler, in Los Angeles. Some presenters appeared in individual, however all winners accepted remotely, and the small, in-person viewers on the usually glitzy affair was made up of first responders.

Poehler joked that it was arduous to inform which nominees have been for motion pictures or tv as a result of theaters have been closed and we watched every thing on our telephones this yr. Fey gave a nod to all of the improbable TV reveals we binge-watched this yr — “together with zoom channels about your colleges being closed.”

There have been some audio and technical glitches throughout the distant divide. “Are you able to hear me now?” actor Daniel Kaluuya requested as he appeared muted whereas profitable the primary award of the evening.

Some nominees have been dressed casually at dwelling whereas others pulled out their red-carpet greatest. Youngsters and spouses joined on couches to makes components of the occasion really feel particularly household pleasant.