Sweeping five Golden Globes this Sunday with The Komnisky Method and Roma each winning multiple awards, Netflix has established itself as the most triumphant streaming service at the event. Amazon Prime video, its streaming rival, followed Netflix by winning two awards. Not all awards were exactly well received by critics. But the consecutive victories of Netflix at the Emmys and now at the Golden Globes 2019, are clearly indicative that investment in original content is paying off well.
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This critical acclaim proved to be financially auspicious for America’s leading streaming service. Monday, Netflix shares rose by more than 5.5 %. Last September too, the streamer won 23 Emmy awards gaining a good 4.9% in stocks on September 18th.
Roma, The Kominsky Method Galore As Winners
On Sunday night Netflix scored two movie awards, each for Roma. The film was technically in eligible to compete in the main Roma race owing to an entirely Spanish-Mexican script. However, it still managed to bring Netflix the award for the best foreign film and direction. Komnisky Method, a fresh comedy by Chuck Lorre bagged the awards for the Best Comedy. Its lead star Michael Douglas; meanwhile, was pronounced the Best Actor In A Comedy Series. The Komnisky Method wasn’t around when the Emmys aired. And only via its debut season it was able to topple over major players like Barry and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel.
Netflix added another TV feather to its cap when the Golden Globes 2019 recognized Richard Madden, the lead star of the British Netflix drama Bodyguard, as its Best Actor In a TV Drama. Madam emerge as a winner facing from competition from fan beloved heroes like Jason Bateman, Matthew Rhyss and Stephen James.
Foreign Content Gives Netflix An Edge
The coming year is expected to be harsh for streamer. Disney will withdraw all original content from the streaming service to bloat its own digital network. Moreover, web platform will have to pay about $100 million to retain its rights to broadcast Friends through 2019. Netflix’s independent victory at the Golden Globes 2019 appears to have salvaged it from the upcoming calamity. Creative experiments are working and remote content is being just as lucrative as local content. The victories of Roma and Bodyguard reflect that its international originals are just as important as its American work.