FX's limited series "The People v. O.J. Simpson:
American Crime Story," which won big at the Emmys earlier this
year, led all contenders with five nominations for its
dramatization of the 1995 double murder trial of football star
In the best drama series field, the top Globes TV prize, there
were four new contenders - HBO's sci-fi series "Westworld,"
heart-tugging family drama "This Is Us" from NBC, lavish British
royal series "The Crown" and 1980s sci-fi mystery "Stranger
Things," both from Netflix's.
"This Is Us," which also won nominations for supporting
actresses Mandy Moore and Chrissy Metz, marked the first Golden
Globes best drama series nomination for NBC in 10 years.
"What a morning. The last time my phone started ringing like
that at 5:30 a.m. I think my grandfather had died. This
continues to be the wildest, craziest, and most rewarding ride
for all of us," said Dan Fogelman, creator of "This Is Us."
The clutch of new shows and actors meant there was no room for
old Golden Globe favorites like Netflix's "Orange is The New
Black," "House of Cards" and "Narcos," and Showtime's "Homeland"
and "The Affair."
ABC <DIS.N> also got back into the game with modern
African-American family comedy "black-ish" landing nominations
for best comedy series and actors Anthony Anderson and Tracee
Ellis Ross. ABC also picked up two nods for drama series
"I'm 44 years old, third series in. This is a thrilling moment,
and I couldn't be prouder that it's because of 'black-ish',"
Ross said in a statement.
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"black-ish" will compete against FX's new hip hop comedy "Atlanta,"
as well as "Mozart in the Jungle" and transgender comedy
"Transparent," both from Amazon Studios.
Amazon, along with Netflix, Hulu and other digital platforms, have
revolutionized television in the past five years with bold content,
no advertiser pressure, and full seasons that are released in one
On Monday, HBO led all networks with 14 nominations, including for
its hit medieval fantasy series "Game of Thrones," White House
comedy "Veep," and mini-series "The Night Of."
FX got nine nominations, followed by ABC, Amazon, AMC and Netflix
all with five.
HBO's costly new futuristic Western series "Westworld" arrived in
October to critical acclaim after much delay, and picked up three
Golden Globe nominations.
"It's been a long, incredible journey to this point, and we are
thrilled to see this recognition," said co-creator Jonathan Nolan.
(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Sandra Maler)
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