The Golden Globes may have been mired in questions about diversity and the bizarre technical issue, but one thing’s for sure: it was another good night for the Brits.
Continuing the trend of British talent and projects invading award ceremonies in Hollywood, the Brits won 10, or 40%, of the 25 Globes on Sunday night after winning a quarter of the nominations. This included six of the 11 television awards and four of the 14 movie awards.
If the British charge was led by anything, it was The crown, the Netflix series that made Blighty part of its DNA. Peter Morgan’s Royal Drama featured a compelling performance with four awards, including Best TV Drama.
There were also statues for Gillian Anderson, for her performance as Margaret Thatcher; Josh O’Connor, for his second round as Prince Charles; and newcomer Emma Corrin for playing Princes Diana.
Meanwhile, Anya Taylor-Joy won the award for Best Actress in a Limited TV Series for Netflix. The queen’s gambit. Taylor-Joy has American and British citizenship and has earned her stripes on shows like Peaky Blinders and Effort.
Other notable winners including Sacha Baron Cohen, who picked up two gongs after dusting his gray suit for Amazon Next movie Borat, and John Boyega, who won his first Globe for Best work in Steve McQueen’s BBC / Amazon anthology series Small ax.
Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah) and Rosamund Pike (I care a lot) were also recognized in the performance categories.