Transparent and Oscar Nominees Steal Golden Globes Limelight

The Golden Globe winners gave a sneak peek of the potential Oscar nominees, with Amazon and other online media entertainment companies gaining recognition for their production work.


golden globesThis year’s Golden Globes shared the spotlight with world events including the hacking of Sony and the terrorist attack on the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo, but the event’s hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did not allow the event to be overshadowed by gloomy news and light-heartedly poked fun at both North Korea and Hollywood.


Boyhood and Amazon were the big winners of the event. Boyhood took over 12 years of filming with the same cast which proved worthwhile when the film received three Golden Globes, including Best Drama and Best Director. The Grand Budapest Hotel was also honoured as one of the top films of 2014 and received a Golden Globe for the best film in the comedy or musical category.


The series Transparent, which is produced by Amazon, won two Golden Globes, one for Jeffrey Tambo who received the award for Best Actor in a TV comedy, and the other reward was to the show as the Best Musical/Comedy TV series of 2014. The Golden Globes serve as a barometer for which films to look out for in the Oscar nominations which will be released on the 15th of January, according to Rentrak Corporation’s senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian.

Transparent is a TV series which tells the story of a 70-year old man who tells his family that he identifies himself as a woman. The series is not only revolutionary in that it follows the life of a transgender protagonist, but it also shows that TV is changing.The two awards for Transparant are Amazon’s first Golden Globe awards and have proved that the online service is fit to compete against traditional television networks. “This is much bigger than me,” Tambor said from the stage during his acceptance speech in which he dedicated the award to the transgender community.


Kevin Spacey won the award for the best actor in a TV drama for his role in House of Cards, which is a show produced by the internet streaming company Netflix. “We will see a lot more stepping forward,” Spacey said in an interview backstage. “We will see companies that are portals for entertainment become producers.”