Amazon bested top competitor Netflix in Golden Globe nominations for the first time this year.
The two streaming services would have tied with six nominations each but Amazon’s “Manchester by the Sea” raked in an additional five nods.
Amazon purchased the distribution rights to “Manchester” for $10 million shortly after the film’s acclaimed Sundance debut. Amazon also scored a nomination in the foreign film category for “The Salesman.” Netflix’s “Divines” was nominated in the same category.
Amazon’s “Transparent” and “Mozart in the Jungle” both scored nominations for Best Musical or Comedy Television Series, along with HBO’s “Veep.” Amazon took home two Golden Globes for “Transparent” last year.
Actors on those two series also landed nominations this year but Amazon’s other series, like “The Man in the High Castle” and “Crisis in Six Scenes” were conspicuously absent.
Netflix, traditionally the streaming leader at the Golden Globes, saw a decline in nominations. Last year, Netflix originals landed nine nominations while this year it only has six.
“The Crown” and “Stranger Things,” Netflix’s two big bets of the year, carried the nominations.
HBO — which airs on TV but has a strong streaming presence thanks to HBOGo and stand-alone service HBONow – landed 12 nominations. “Game of Thrones,” “Westworld,” “Veep,” and “The Night Of” were HBO’s top-performing originals.