Apple TV+ is steadily gaining recognition as evident by the three Golden Globes nominations that it has received for ‘Ted Lasso’ and ‘Wolfwalkers’. ‘Ted Lasso’ has been nominated for best television series, and best performance by an actor in a television series, while ‘Wolfwalkers’ has been nominated for best motion picture, animated.
This is not the first time that an Apple TV+ series or movie has been nominated for Golden Globes. The Morning Show had received three Golden Globes nominations – one for best television series, drama, and two for best actress in a drama television series, for Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon. The streaming service also won Emmys for ‘Ghostwriter’ and ‘Peanuts in Space’ last year.
Three Golden Globes nominations for Apple TV+ in 2021
Apple TV+ is no stranger to award nominations. Last year, the streaming service received 18 Primetime Emmy Award nominations in its first year of launch, for The Morning Show, Defending Jacob, Beastie Boys Story, Home, Central Park, and The Elephant Queen. The quality of content on the streaming service has been increasing rapidly, with new releases getting more viewership than before. The recently released movie “Palmer” had the most-watched weekend ever with the streaming service. Other upcoming releases like CODA and Lessons in Chemistry also hint at what is yet to come to Apple TV+.
For this year’s Golden Globes, there is tough competition in each of the categories that Apple TV+ productions have been nominated in. Here is the list of categories that Apple TV+ is competing in, and other nominations that they are up against:
Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy
- “Emily in Paris” (Netflix)
- “The Flight Attendant” (HBO Max)
- “The Great” (Hulu)
- “Schitt’s Creek” (CBC)
- “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus)
Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
- Don Cheadle (“Black Monday”)
- Nicholas Hoult (“The Great”)
- Eugene Levy (“Schitt’s Creek”)
- Jason Sudeikis (“Ted Lasso”)
- Ramy Youssef (“Ramy”)
Best Motion Picture – Animated
- “The Croods: A New Age” (Universal Pictures)
- “Onward” (Walt Disney Pictures)
- “Over the Moon” (Netflix)
- “Soul” (Walt Disney Pictures)
- “Wolfwalkers” (Cartoon Saloon)
Golden Globes 2021 winners will be announced on February 28, and the awards will be hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler.
Ted Lasso has also been nominated for three Critics Choice Awards, while its second season is in production.