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21st Century Fox, Netflix win big at Golden Globes

21st Century Fox Inc. and Netflix Inc. were the big winners at the 76th annual Golden Globe Awards.

Fox properties, which will become part of Walt Disney Co. when its deal to purchase myriad Fox assets is completed, claimed six Golden Globes at the Jan. 6 ceremony, three apiece for TV and film.

FX Network (US), leading the TV pack with 10 nominations, notched the best drama award for the final season of "The Americans," with the spy series topping the network’s "Pose," BBC America (US)'s "Killing Eve," Netflix's "Bodyguard" and Inc.'s Prime Video series "Homecoming."

The cable network also won two awards for "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story." "Versace" won best limited series or movie made for television, and Darren Criss won the category's best performance by an actor award.

Fox's "Bohemian Rhapsody," the biopic of Queen singer Freddie Mercury, meanwhile, was hailed as the best motion picture, drama, with Rami Malek recognized as best actor for his portrayal of the rock group's late frontman. Olivia Colman had the best performance by an actress in a musical or comedy motion picture for Fox Searchlight Pictures Inc.'s "The Favourite."

Netflix, which allocated some $13 billion on original TV productions and film projects in 2018, also garnered Globes from both sides of the creative aisle. "The Kominsky Method," for instance, won for best comedy series, with Michael Douglas recognized as the best actor in that genre.

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Richard Madden collected the best TV actor drama trophy for "Bodyguard," which premiered on BBC One (UK) before becoming accessible on Netflix. Netflix also won for best foreign film with "Roma," while Alfonso Cuarón won the best director award for his semiautobiographical film.

Rachel Brosnahan captured the best performance by an actress in a television series, musical or comedy for her work as the title character in Prime Video's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel." Ben Whishaw was the best actor in a supporting role in limited series or motion picture made for television with his part in "A Very English Scandal," which premiered on BBC One.

Sandra Oh, who co-hosted the NBC (US) telecast with Andy Samberg, took home the lead actress in a drama award for her work in "Killing Eve."

On the premium side, AT&T Inc.'s HBO, which was tied with Amazon for the second most TV nominations with nine, scored one Globe as Patricia Clarkson’s meddling, malicious matriarchal turn in "Sharp Objects" merited the best supporting actress in a limited series.

CBS Corp.'s Showtime also took home a trophy with Patricia Arquette hailed as the best actress in a limited series for "Escape at Dannemora."

While BBC One notched a pair of wins for "Bodyguard" and "A Very English Scandal," U.S. broadcasters, which only had four nominations, were shut out.

Comcast Corp.'s Universal Pictures was the leader on the film side, collecting four Golden Globes. "Green Book" garnered awards for best comedy or musical and best screenplay, with Mahershala Ali taking best supporting actor. "First Man" had the best original score for a motion picture.

A complete list of the nominees and winners can be found here.

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