When I think of Amazon, I think of the one-stop-shop for pretty much everything I need in life. They even do groceries now. I certainly do not think of a movie studio along the lines of Paramount or The Weinstein Company. Now I have to reevaluate.
At the 2017 Golden Globes, Casey Affleck, the star of Amazon’s best picture contender, “Manchester by the Sea” won the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama. (This despite an 11th hour campaign to discredit Affleck over long-forgotten sexual assault allegations). Furthermore, Billy Bob Thornton, who also appeared in this year’s “Bad Santa 2,” won the award for Best Actor in a Drama TV Series for starring in Amazon Prime’s streaming show “Goliath.”
Amazon has won Golden Globes in the past for critical darlings like “Mozart in the Jungle,” but this is the first year it earned a statue for making content more widely viewed. “Manchester by the Sea” was also considered a favorite for Best Picture. It was upset by “Moonlight,” a drama that seems to have nothing to do with the ’80s show that propelled Bruce Willis to stardom.
WATCH The Trailer For ‘Manchester By The Sea‘: