The Night Manager and The Crown Win Golden Globes


The television categories for Golden Globes have been dominated by the BBC’s TV series, The Night Manager, and the Netflix epic, The Crown, scooping coveted acting and best drama awards.

The People v OJ Simpson: America Crime Story and Atlanta also did well winning two awards each.

The musical La La Land had a record breaking night in the film category winning seven awards.  This is an unparalleled achievement for any film.

The Golden Globes are seen as an indicator to who will win at The Oscars.  The Golden Globe Awards are run by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and honour film and TV from the previous year.

The Night Manager, an adaptation from the novel by John Le Carre was made by the BBC and US network AMC.

Tom Hiddleston won best performance by an actor in a mini-series where he played a hotel manager who is recruited by the British secret service to infiltrate the inner circle of an arms dealer.

In his acceptance speech he dedicated it to the aid workers in South Sudan.  He had met humanitarian personnel who had watched the programme while sheltering from shelling.

Olivia Coleman, who played his handler, won best supporting actor in a mini-series.  She was not at the ceremony to collect her award.

The arms dealer was played by Hugh Laurie who won best supporting actor in a mini-series.

On collecting his award, he took the opportunity as did many award winners to criticise Donald Trump.  He said, “Thank you to the HFPA for this amazing honour. I suppose made more amazing by the fact that I’ll be able to say I won this at the last ever Golden Globes.

“I don’t mean to be gloomy. It’s just that it has ‘Hollywood’, ‘foreign’ and ‘press’ in the title.”

The Crown, Netflix’s epic about the early reign of Elizabeth II, beat Game of Thrones and Stranger Things to take the prestigious best TV drama title.  Claire Foyle, the show’s star won the best TV drama award.