Apple TV+ Wins Golden Globe Award for ‘Black Bird’

Apple TV+ on Tuesday won one of its six nominations for the 2023 Golden Globe Awards, as Black Bird star Paul Walter Hauser took home the honour of “Best Supporting Actor in Television Limited Series/Motion Picture.”

Black Bird, inspired by actual events, tells the story of Jimmy Keene (Taron Egerton), a high school football hero and decorated policeman’s son who is sentenced to 10 years in a minimum-security prison. While incarcerated, Keene is given the choice of a lifetime — enter a maximum-security prison for the criminally insane and befriend suspected serial killer Larry Hall (Paul Walter Hauser), or stay where he is and serve his full sentence with no possibility of parole.

Black Bird was one of two Apple TV+ Originals recognized at this year’s Golden Globe Awards, the other being the sci-fi workplace thriller Severance. Apple TV+’s six nominations included:

  • Severance — Best Drama Series
  • Black Bird — Best Limited Series, Anthology Series, or Television Motion Picture
  • Adam Scott, Severance — Best Actor in Drama Series
  • John Turturro, Severance — Best Supporting Actor in Television Series
  • Taron Egerton, Black Bird — Best Actor in Limited Series, Anthology Series or Television Motion Picture
  • Paul Walter Hauser, Black Bird — Best Supporting Actor in Television Limited Series/Motion Picture

Apple TV+ is coming off the heels of a strong showing at the 2022 Golden Globes. The network won multiple awards last year, including “Best Television Actor in a Musical or a Comedy” for Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis.