Amazon returned to another awards show and took home more prizes Sunday night, as the tech giant won again at the Golden Globe Awards.
CEO Jeff Bezos was on hand at the annual Hollywood party to see Amazon Studios win two Golden Globes. The studio received a total of nine nominations.
Rachel Brosnahan, star of the Prime Video series “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” won Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Series. Brosnahan also won an Emmy Award last fall for the role, for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
— The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (@MaiselTV) January 7, 2019
While Brosnahan was thanking “the team at Amazon” from stage, cameras caught Bezos beaming at his table.
live shot of Jeff bezos making $28,000 pic.twitter.com/iG1hGNg80T
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) January 7, 2019
Amazon’s other win came earlier in the night when Ben Whishaw captured Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for “A Very English Scandal.”
— Amazon Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) January 7, 2019
Amazon shows no signs of slowing down in the ultra-competitive streaming TV battle. Reports last year said the company was expected to spend about $5 billion on video content in 2018, with an emphasis on big-budget original shows and sports rights.
While its chief rivals are Netflix and Hulu, Amazon is likely to be up against more competition soon as traditional media companies such as Disney and and AT&T are expected to launch their own streaming services.
Speaking of Netflix, they had a good night, too, on the strength of eight nominations in the TV category and five in film.
The film “Roma” won Best Foreign Language Film and Best Director for Alfonso Curan.
— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) January 7, 2019
“The Kominsky Method” picked up two wins, for Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy and for star Michael Douglas for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy.
Richard Madden won Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama, for Netflix’s “Bodyguard.”
Netflix also won for best tweet of the night, in our opinion, considering its platform and the audience watching on traditional broadcast TV:
shoutout to everyone who is watching commercials for the first time in several months
— Netflix US (@netflix) January 7, 2019