The world’s favorite streaming giant, Netflix is rarely not in the midst of the action. From streaming mind blowing original content to making bellies all over the world hurt from laughter with their snarky twitter feed, they sure live up to their potential, whether online or offline.
Recently, the international streaming service made it a point to remind people how beneficial they are.
Netflix, has no chill
In what looked like a humorous jibe at the Golden Globes Award ceremony telecast, Netflix took a moment to remind us of the fact that, thanks to them, we don’t need to deal with nasty intrusive commercials while watching our favourite shows.
The snarky comment was interpreted in quite a few ways though, and Twitter was abuzz with tongue in cheek humour. Here are a few reactions:
One particular mom actually thanked the media giant in a way.
The 76th Annual Golden Globe awards ceremony aired on T.V on the sixth of January 2019. You can still catch up with it if you’ve missed it on the golden globes website. This year, the hosts were Grey’s Anatomy, star Sandra Oh and Brooklyn Nine-Nine’s Andy Samberg.
Netflix was the star
The awards ceremony was one to watch, thanks to the hosts and unpredictable action onstage as usual. Netflix apparently had a good time at the ceremony as its original show, The Kominsky Method, won an award in the ‘Best Comedy Series’ category.
Like this wasn’t enough, leading actor of the series Michael Douglas took home the award for ‘Best Lead Actor in a comedy series’. Here’s what he said on accepting the award
Streaming has made television much more acceptable to film people. That’s why you’re seeing so many film actors go in…
That’s why now you’re seeing situations like The Kominsky Method, a half-hour comedy which can be 25 minutes long or 40 minutes long.
You can say anything you want. There are no commercials. It’s as close as you can get to a short film. For me, at this point in my career and at my age, this is fantastic. I love it.Michael Douglas
All about inclusiveness
In truth, like Douglas’ remarks, streaming indeed has changed the platform for many actors. This years Golden Globes ceremony highlighted not just the change in platform, but also the change in diversity in tinseltown. Host, Sandra Oh made quite the point in her opening act of the ceremony.
I said ‘yes’ to the fear of being on this stage tonight because I wanted to be here to look out at this audience and witness this moment of change.Sandra Oh
Among the other attractions of the ceremony , Lady Gaga bagged an award for ‘Best Original Song’ for the motion picture Shallow. Host, Sandra Oh won an award for best performance by an actress in a television series drama.
Fighting back tears post her acceptance speech she went back to hosting while cracking a joke about how she has ‘no idea’ of what’s going on anymore.
The 76th Annual Golden Globe awards definitely one to watch. If you’ve missed it on T.V, you can check out the Golden Globes website to catch up.