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‘The Morning Show’ Gives Apple its First-Ever Golden Globe Nominations [u]

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A long-sought awards season has finally arrived for Apple.

According to a new report from Variety, Apple’s The Morning Show, which streams on the tech giant’s Apple TV+ subscription service, earned three Golden Globes nods Monday morning. The show picked up a nomination for best drama series, and its stars — Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon — were both nominated for lead actress in a drama series.

Both Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon are also up for best performance by an actress in a TV drama, alongside Olivia Coleman, Jodie Comer, and Nicole Kidman.

That makes three nominations in total for The Morning Show, putting Apple ahead of both Showtime, BBC America, and USA Network in total nominations.

The nominations are Apple’s first for the Golden Globes, though the company had dabbled in TV before the streaming service’s launch with shows like Carpool Karaoke and Planet of the Apps.

Other shows that have been nominated in the best drama series category include The Crown on Netflix, Big Little Lies, and HBO’s Succession.” The winners will be announced on January 5, 2020, with the awards being telecasted live on NBC.

Check out all the nominations for the 77th annual Golden Globe awards here.



Update 12/9: Apple has commented on its Golden Globe nominations:

“Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for today’s historic nominations,” said Zack Van Amburg, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video, in a statement. “After the debut of Apple TV+ just last month, today’s nominations are a true testament to the powerful storytelling that went into ‘The Morning Show,’ as well as all of our Apple Originals.”

“‘The Morning Show’ is resonating with audiences all around the world and today’s recognition from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association further reinforces how timely and special this series is,” said Jamie Erlicht, Apple’s head of Worldwide Video, in a press releasee. “Congrats to Jennifer Aniston, Reese Witherspoon, Michael Ellenberg, Kerry Ehrin, Mimi Leder and the unparalleled cast and creative minds behind this project. We cannot wait to continue exploring the world of ‘The Morning Show’ into season two.”

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