Where to stream the 2020 Golden Globe winners in Australia
2020 winners include Fleabag, Succession, The Crown and Chernobyl.
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Keeping up with TV shows and movies in this day and age can be a complicated endeavour. More streaming services are available than ever before, each producing content at an alarming rate for the casual viewer. However, when a series starts collecting awards, it may be time to pay attention.
The Golden Globes, which reward both series and movies, were an interesting affair in 2020. Host Ricky Gervais delivered a controversial opening monologue, Beyoncé proved once again that she knows how to make an entrance and Tom Hanks got choked up while accepting the Cecil B. DeMille Award for outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment.
Once the dust settled, the winners proved to be quite surprising. Netflix, for instance, didn't dominate the night despite leading when it comes to nominations. It's important to note that on the movie front most winners aren't available to stream in Australia yet, as they're still running in theatres.
1917 took home the prize for Best Drama, beating out The Irishman (Netflix), Marriage Story (Netflix), Joker and The Two Popes (Netflix). For the Best Musical/Comedy category, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood came out on top, with nominees also including Dolemite Is My Name (Netflix), Jojo Rabbit, Knives Out and Rocketman.
As for lead acting accolades, these went to Renée Zellweger for Judy, Awkwafina for The Farewell (available to buy/rent from digital retailers), Joaquin Phoenix for Joker and Taron Egerton for Rocketman. Brad Pitt won in the Supporting Actor category for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, while Laura Dern won Best Supporting Actress for Marriage Story. Quentin Tarantino won Best Screenplay for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Sam Mendes won Best Director for 1917.
Things get more interesting on the television side, where the majority of the shows are on streaming platforms, so you can easily binge your way through some quality content. If you're looking for new titles to add to your watch list, you can go wrong with these Golden Globe-approved series.
Best Television Series – Drama
Succession took home the award for Best Drama. This addictive series follows the Logan family, known for controlling the biggest media company in the world. In other words, they're ridiculously rich. Watching them grapple for even more power is an absolute delight. Both seasons are available on Foxtel Now.
- Big Little Lies – Foxtel Now
- The Crown - Netflix
- Killing Eve – ABC iView & Stan
- The Morning Show – Apple TV+
Best Television Series – Comedy
On the comedy side, beloved series Fleabag won the night. If you're unfamiliar, the show follows the titular character, Fleabag, as she navigates life in London, dealing with a difficult family and some unresolved issues. There's also a hot priest in Season 2. Both instalments are on Amazon Prime Video.
- Barry – Foxtel Now
- The Kominsky Method – Netflix
- The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel – Amazon Prime Video
- The Politician – Netflix
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Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Chernobyl won for best miniseries, which was almost expected given the show's incredible popularity in 2019. The story follows the events surrounding one of the worst nuclear disasters in the history of mankind. You can stream it on Foxtel Now.
Television Acting Awards
Competition was tight in the television acting categories. Olivia Colman won Best Actress in a Drama for Netflix's The Crown, while Phoebe Waller-Bridge won Best Actress in a Comedy for Fleabag. Michelle Williams won for Best Actress in a Limited Series for Fosse/Verdon.
Brian Cox won Best Actor in a Drama for Succession and Russell Crowe took home the award for Best Actor in a Limited Series for The Loudest Voice. A pleasant surprise was Ramy Youssef winning Best Actor in a Comedy for Ramy, a delightful series about a first-generation American Muslim. You can stream it on Stan.
Patricia Arquette won for her supporting role in The Act, which unfortunately is currently unavailable to stream, while Stellan Skarsgard took home the award for Best Supporting Actor for Chernobyl.
For extra credit, here's a list of other nominated shows that didn't get awards, but you might want to check out nonetheless:
- Dead to Me – Netflix (Christina Applegate nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy)
- On Becoming a God in Central Florida – SBS On Demand (Kirsten Dunst nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy)
- Russian Doll – Netflix (Natasha Lyonne nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy)
- Catherine the Great – Foxtel Now, Amazon Prime Video (Helen Mirren nominated for Best Actress in a Limited Series)
- Game of Thrones – Foxtel Now (Kit Harington nominated for Best Actor in a Drama)
- Mr. Robot – Foxtel Now (Rami Malek nominated for Best Actor in a Drama)
- Pose – Foxtel Now (Billy Porter nominated for Best Actor in a Drama)
- Living With Yourself – Netflix (Paul Rudd nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy)
- The Spy – Netflix (Sacha Baron Cohen nominated for Best Actor in a Limited Series)
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