The cast and crew of Netflix’s royal family drama The Crown have been honoured today with an impressive six Golden Globe nominations for its newest series, released in November 2020.
The Crown led the television category with its six Golden Globe nods, and Netflix as a whole dominated with a huge 42 nominations for its programmes.
Series four of The Crown was nominated for best dramatic television series alongside Lovecraft Country, The Mandalorian, Ozark, and Ratched.
The Queen, otherwise known as Olivia Colman, will battle it out against Diana, Princess of Wales (Emma Corrin) in the “Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama” category. Others nominated for the award include Jodie Comer in Killing Eve, Laura Linney in Ozark, and Sarah Paulson in Ratched.
Josh O’Connor, who returned to portray the Prince of Wales in series four, was honoured for best actor in the TV drama category alongside Jason Bateman in Ozark, Bob Odenkirk in Better Call Saul, Al Pacino in Hunters, and Matthew Rhys in Perry Mason.
Also scoring nominations were Gillian Anderson for her portrayal of Margaret Thatcher, and Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret, who will compete for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television” against Julia Garner in Ozark, Annie Murphy in Schitt’s Creek, and Cynthia Nixon in Ratched.
Series four of the popular historical drama has been a massive hit for Netflix, with the fourth series breaking a record for the highest single-week total in streaming rankings in its premiere week last November.
The show also has created a social media firestorm in recent months with viewers angry about the series’s historical accuracy and the United Kingdom Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden even requesting that Netflix add a disclaimer to the beginning. The streaming giant released a statement saying they “have no plans — and see no need — to add a disclaimer.”
This year’s Golden Globes, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, will air live on 28 February at 8 p.m. EST in the United States on NBC.