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 ‘: