Amazon, Netflix Stream Gold

Streaming services Amazon and Netflix were well represented among the winners at last night’s 2017 Golden Globes ceremony.

Amazon’s The Night Manager won three top prizes. Tom Hiddleston was named best actor in a mini-series or television movie for his role as Jonathan Pine, a hotel night manager turned British spy. Olivia Colman took best supporting actress for her portrayal of intelligence operative Angela Burr; and Hugh Laurie won best supporting actor as the cold-hearted arms dealer Richard Roper (not to be confused with real-life Chicago Sun-Times movie critic Richard Roeper).

Billly Bob Thornton won best actor in a drama for Amazon’s Goliath. Thornton plays disheveled, hard-drinking Billy McBride, a once high-powered lawyer who, having hit hard times, reluctantly takes on a new case that immediately endangers his life.

Finally, Netflix’s The Crown, which dramatizes the early reign of Queen Elizabeth II, was recognized as best drama series, and Claire Foy won best actress for her portrayal of the monarch.

You can watch The Night Manager and Goliath with an Amazon Prime membership. The Crown is available with a Netflix subscription.

Here’s Tom Hiddleston’s acceptance speech from last night’s ceremony:

(Note: Our featured image was obtained via a screen grab from YouTube.)

About Larry Greenberg

A former local beat reporter and film critic, co-founder Lawrence Greenberg has more than 25 years’ experience as a writer and public relations executive.

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