When the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. announced the nominations for the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles this morning, streaming shows dominated the Best TV Series — Comedy category, taking four of the six slots.
Amazon’s “Transparent” and “Mozart in the Jungle,” Hulu’s “Casual” and Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” received nods, along with “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” from premium cabler HBO.
Streaming outlets also performed well in the Best Actor in a TV Series — Comedy category, earning nominations for Aziz Ansari (Netflix’s “Master of None”), Gael Garcia Bernal (“Mozart in the Jungle”) and last year’s winner, Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”).
In the Best Actress in a TV Series — Comedy, category, the streaming space’s lone representative is Lily Tomlin for Netflix’s “Grace and Frankie.”
The results for streamers in other categories were similarly unimpressive. Netflix’s “Narcos” earned nominations in the drama TV categories for Best Series and Best Actor (Wagner Moura), and its flagship series “House of Cards” earned a lone nomination for Robin Wright in the Best Actress in a TV Series — Drama category.
The only other Globe nominations for streamers are two-time Emmy-winner Uzo Aduba (“Orange is the New Black”) and Judith Light (“Transparent”) for Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited-Series, or TV Movie category and Ben Mendelsohn (Netflix’s “Bloodline”) for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited-Series or TV Movie.
Last year, Netflix scored wins for Best Actor in a TV Series — Drama (Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”) and Best Actress — TV Miniseries or Movie (Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honourable Woman”) and Amazon’s “Transparent” won Best TV Comedy or Musical and the aforementioned award for Tambor.
The 73rd Golden Globe Awards will air live on NBC on Jan. 10. Ricky Gervais will return to host for the fourth time, following three consecutive turns in 2010, 2011 and 2012. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the most recent three ceremonies.