'The Morning Show' earns three Golden Globe nominations for Apple TV+ [u]

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in General Discussion edited December 2019
The Apple TV+ drama series about an early morning TV news show has been nominated for best television drama series and has two nods for best actress. It's the first Apple TV+ show to gain award nominations.


Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon in "The Morning Show.". (Photo courtesy of Apple)


The nominations for the 77th Golden Globes have been announced, and Apple TV+ has received three nods for "The Morning Show." Stars Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon have been nominated for Best Actress in a Television Series - Drama. The show itself has been nominated for Best Television Series - Drama.

Apple's response

"Thank you to the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for today's historic nominations," said Zack Van Amburg, Apple's head of Worldwide Video. "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. "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."

"I am so grateful to the members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association for recognizing The Morning Show' and Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon's outstanding performances," said Michael Ellenberg, executive producer of "The Morning Show." "A huge thank you to Apple TV+ for their incredible partnership and the remarkable cast and crew, who I'm honored to share this nomination with."

Apple, awards, and the Golden Globes

While Apple has previously won Emmys for its "Carpool Karaoke," and a technical Emmy for Siri integration into Apple TV hardware, this is the first time it has been eligible for the Golden Globes.

To be nominated for the Golden Globe Awards that will be presented on January 5, 2020, shows or films must be aired or released within the calendar year 2019. Apple TV+ launched on November 1, 2019, so its flagship series such as "See," "The Morning Show," "Dickinson" and "For All Mankind" were all released on that date.

Consequently they were all within the eligibility period. Theoretically, so was the short-run series "Truth Be Told," but in practice its release on December 6 means it was too late for consideration. It will, however, be eligible for the Screen Actors Guild nominations in January 2020.

Similarly, "Servant" may have missed out because it debuted on November 28, but it had been tipped to be in the running for all of the acting categories as well as Best Drama Series.

"The Morning Show" was believed to be a contender for the supporting acting categories as well as a possible Best Actor for Steve Carell. While "See" and "For All Mankind," had been considered likely to get nods for Best Drama Series.

Industry experts had also predicted that "Dickinson" might be nominated as Best Comedy and Best Comedy Actress for Hailee Steinfeld along with supporting actors Toby Hess and Jane Krakowski.

Prior to the announcement, Apple was known to be aiming to produce films, in particular, that are award contenders.

Dakota Fanning announcing
Dakota Fanning announcing "The Morning Show" Golden Globe nominations


Apple is also believed to be planning to release films theatrically ahead of their screening on Apple TV+ in order that they can qualify for other awards.

The 77th Golden Globes were announced live today and featured 25 categories across film and television. "The Morning Show" was the sole Apple TV+ series to gain nominations.

Update December 9, 1:29 PM Eastern Time: Added remarks from Apple in regards to the nominations.
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Comments

  • Reply 1 of 11
    Enjoying the content thus far. After the complimentary subscription ends,  I will be willing to oay the monthly subscription. Well played Apple.
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  • Reply 2 of 11
    Same here. I really like "The Morning Show" and the latest episode of "For All Mankind" was just jawdropping. It started slowly over the first 2-3 episodes, but it's picking up pace and there seem to be plots shaping up around all the different characters.
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  • Reply 3 of 11
    The show is okay. Jennifer Anniston is a bit over the top but I would recommend it. 
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  • Reply 4 of 11
    The show is okay. Jennifer Anniston is a bit over the top but I would recommend it. 
    You knew the show was going to get nominations even before one episode aired. All you need is big names in your cast. It’s why Big Little Lies got a bunch of nominations. And why Tom Hanks will most likely win for supporting actor in a movie.
  • Reply 5 of 11
    StrangeDaysStrangeDays Posts: 11,385member
    The show is okay. Jennifer Anniston is a bit over the top but I would recommend it. 
    You knew the show was going to get nominations even before one episode aired. All you need is big names in your cast. It’s why Big Little Lies got a bunch of nominations. And why Tom Hanks will most likely win for supporting actor in a movie.
    Uh no. BLL got nominated because it’s good, more due to its quality source material (a novel) than anything else. Plenty of stupid shows with stars that don’t get nominated. I can’t count all the stupid shows in TV history without Emmy’s. 
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  • Reply 6 of 11
    The “See” series, which started out as a pretty good looking show (irony noted) has become a bit of a depressing slog. In their attempt to mimic the formula of Game of Thrones something has been lost in the translation. I’m about to give up on this series.
  • Reply 7 of 11
    MacProMacPro Posts: 19,334member
    The “See” series, which started out as a pretty good looking show (irony noted) has become a bit of a depressing slog. In their attempt to mimic the formula of Game of Thrones something has been lost in the translation. I’m about to give up on this series.
    I agree about See it is seeming to run out of steam.  Loving the Morning Show despite assuming it was going to be a women's soap before I saw it.
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  • Reply 8 of 11
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 22,994member
    MacPro said:
    The “See” series, which started out as a pretty good looking show (irony noted) has become a bit of a depressing slog. In their attempt to mimic the formula of Game of Thrones something has been lost in the translation. I’m about to give up on this series.
    I agree about See it is seeming to run out of steam.  Loving the Morning Show despite assuming it was going to be a women's soap before I saw it.
    Me too. Kinda liked it originally but the last two episodes seem lacking. 


    EDIT: Haven't watched any more of The Morning Show since the first two episodes, and in fact not all the 2nd one IIRC. Wasn't a fan of it.  Might give that one another look with the positive comments I'm seeing. 
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  • Reply 9 of 11
    asdasdasdasd Posts: 5,652member
    The “See” series, which started out as a pretty good looking show (irony noted) has become a bit of a depressing slog. In their attempt to mimic the formula of Game of Thrones something has been lost in the translation. I’m about to give up on this series.
    See is the one major misfire. The rest are ok to very good. In general I’m impressed. 
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  • Reply 10 of 11
    My favorite Apple TV+ show is For All Mankind.  Every episode has been solid.

    I concur about the latest Morning Show episode.  They tackled an exceptional risky topic and really hit a sweet spot.  Too bad it had an (appropriate) spoiler/warning at the top of the show.  I get why they did, but it was still a spoiler.

    And yeah See is kinda dragging.  
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  • Reply 11 of 11
    kevin keekevin kee Posts: 1,291member
    I don't watch Jennifer Aniston as I kinda find her annoying, but ironically I like her in Morning Show. And yes, the series started off slow but is getting better whereas See is the opposite, it started off strong but is getting a bit lost at the moment. For All Mankind has been solid, Dickinson is still entertaining.
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