Where to watch the series nominated for the Golden Globes

Traditionally scheduled for January, the Golden Globes ceremony will take place next weekend due to the pandemic. These prizes, awarded by the foreign Hollywood press, recognize films and series that have distinguished themselves during the year. To allow you to make your own choices, here’s how to find your way among the nominees in the categories of best TV shows.

Best Drama Series

The Crown

This series depicts the life of Queen Elizabeth II and her family. The 4e The season looks back to the ’80s as Margaret Thatcher was elected first prime minister and Prince Charles married Diana Spencer. Olivia Coleman who plays Queen Elizabeth II in this season as well as Emma Corrin who lends her features to Lady Diana in the category of best actress, Josh O’Connor who plays Prince Charles is nominated as best actor while Gilian Anderson and Helena Bonham Carter who play Margaret Thatcher and Princess Margaret respectively are nominated in the Supporting Actress category.

  • Available on Netflix

Lovecraft Country

Although set in the 1950s, this series mixes the very real horror of a segregated America with the fantastic horror inspired by monsters from a work by Lovecraft. We follow Atticus Black, a man in search of his missing father, and his two traveling companions.

The Mandalorian

This series directed by Jon Favreau has led to a small technological revolution. We follow the adventures of a mercenary beyond the territories controlled by the New Republic. For the initiated, we are in an era between Return of the Jedi and The force awakens. Visually the result is spectacular.

  • Available on Disney Plus

Ozark

Marty Byrde is a financial advisor who got into trouble in a money laundering case for a Mexican drug cartel. The case turned badly and with his family he had to take refuge in a resort where other criminals and mafiosos will take advantage. Three seasons are currently available. Jason Bateman and Laura Linney who play the Byrde couple are nominated for best actor-actress in a dramatic series, as is Julia Garner, one of their accomplices, who is in the supporting role category.

  • Available on Netflix

Ratched


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This series from the prolific Ryan Murphy tells the story of the dark nurse Mildred Ratched in a psychiatric hospital who performs lobotomy. It is a prelude to the mythical work Flight over a cuckoo’s nest. Sarah Paulson who embodies it is nominated, as Cynthia Nixon who imposes herself in the supporting role of Gwendolyn Briggs, a political attaché who is in love with the nurse.

  • Available on Netflix

Best Comedy or Musical Series

Emily in Paris

Light comedy punctuated by clichés, we follow the young Emily, hired in a Parisian marketing firm to bring her American touch. Lily Collins, who plays her, also stood out as best actress in a comedy.

The Flight Attendant

This series tells the tribulations of Cassandra Bowden, a flight attendant who, after a drunken evening stopover in Bangkok, finds herself with a corpse in her bed. She resumes her flight to the United States and acts as if nothing has happened until one day she doubts her guilt. Kaley Cuoco, well known to fans of The Big Bang Theory is nominated for Best Actress in a Comedy.

The Great

This satire depicts the ascension to the throne of Catherine of Russia known as “the Great”. We focus on her youth, her marriage and the plot to kill her husband, who is recognized as dangerous. Elle Fanning and Nicholas Hoult who play the imperial couple are also nominated.

  • Available on Amazon Prime

Schitt’s Creek

A tasty comedy that illustrates the tribulations of a wealthy fallen family forced to live in a motel in a lost small town taken in as a joke. This Canadian series created by father-son duo Eugene and Daniel Levy concluded its 6th season in full glory. They are also nominated for best actor and supporting actor, just like their accomplices Catherine O’Hara and Annie Murphy who play the mother and daughter.

  • Available on Netflix and on CBC-Gem

Ted lasso

Does an American football coach have what it takes to coach a soccer team? This is what Ted tries to demonstrate when he is parachuted into his new team. Jason Sudeikis who plays him is nominated for best actor in a comedy.

  • Available on Apple TV +

Best miniseries or film for television

Normal People

A phenomenon in Great Britain, this series tells the complex relationship between two Irish students from different backgrounds. Marianne is rich, but unsociable and sharp, while Connell comes from a very modest background, but loved. Their relationship is as secret as it is complex, tender and heartbreaking. Daisy Edgar-Jones who plays Marianne caught the attention of the academy.

  • Available on CBC-Gem

The Queen’s Gambit


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This magnificent series has rekindled global interest in chess. We follow Beth Harmon, an introverted orphan who will become a chess champion in the 60s when no woman indulged in it. The presence of Anya Taylor-Joy allows her to land a nomination.

  • Available on Netflix

Small Ax

A historic five-part miniseries by Steve McQueen that still proves to be up-to-date. It chronicles events suffered by the black community of London between 1969 and 1982 and the demands of activists who rose up against acts of systemic racism which led to riots. John Boyega, the Finn of Star wars, is named for his portrayal of Leroy Logan, one of the first black policemen in the English town.

  • Available on Amazon Prime

The Undoing

This thriller with an atypical narration plunges us into the heart of a prominent New York couple while the husband, an eminent child oncologist, is suspected of the murder of a young woman. Nicole Kidman and Hugh Grant also inherit nominations, as does Donald Sutherland, for his supporting role.

Unorthodox

This miniseries describes the journey of Etsy, a young woman from an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn who decides to flee her community after a forced marriage to find a new life in Berlin. Shira Haas, who lends her her features, is nominated for best actress.

  • Available on Netflix

Golden globes – Sunday, February 28 at 8 p.m. on CTV and NBC

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Where to watch the series nominated for the Golden Globes

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